May 30, 1956 (22nd Parliament, 3rd Session)

CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Knowles:

I rise on a point of order, Mr. Chairman. My point of order, which I am prepared to argue now or to argue at
Northern Ontario Pipe Line Corporation another time if you think it more appropriate, is that the notice which the Prime Minister has sought to give is invalid and cannot be acted upon at the next sitting of the house. I am prepared to give my reasons based on the wording of standing order 33; based also on the explanation of closure given by Arthur Meighen in 1913; based also on three precedents, one of them in 1913 and two in 1917; and based also on my answer to the mistaken use of closure perpetrated by Mr. Bennett in 1932. Whether you wish to have that argument now or when the Prime Minister attempts to make the motion I leave in your hands. However, I felt that unless I registered objection immediately you might tomorrow say that I had no right to object. My point of order is that this motion could not be moved without the remaining clauses, namely 5, 6 and 7, having been called at least once and postponed.

Topic:   NORTHERN ONTARIO PIPE LINE CORPORATION
Subtopic:   CONSTITUTION OF CROWN COMPANY TO CONSTRUCT PIPE LINE, MAKE SHORT-TERM LOANS, ETC.
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