May 28, 1956 (22nd Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Notwithstanding what may be the purpose of the Leader of the Opposition's motion, he has not convinced me that the person himself, that is the chairman of committees, would not, in the course of the debate on this motion, have his conduct criticized and I still say that it is not possible to divorce the two. If certain hon. members want to blame the government for the conduct of the chairman, well, that is their privilege; but if, in the motion in which they want to do that, the chairman of committees is to be involved, he has the right to have his own conduct properly debated in a separate and distinct motion, and that is the procedure I outlined a moment ago. Now, I would hope that hon. members would rally themselves to that procedure rather than to follow the indirect course which is submitted in this motion. In any event-

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES-INQUIRY AS TO DECISION BY FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION
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