Mr. John Hunter (Parkdale):
Mr. Speaker, it is my duty to refer to you an appeal from my ruling as chairman of the banking and commerce committee. Mr. Knight has stated that in his view the banking and commerce committee should immediately report Bill No. 51 to the House of Commons, even though the Canadian Consumer Loan Association has only started making its representations, and he accordingly moved, seconded by Mr. Regier:
That the banking and commerce committee immediately report Bill 51 to the House of Commons.
I, as chairman of the banking and commerce committee, ruled that the motion was out of order since Bill 51 had not yet been carried by the committee section by section, nor had the title been carried nor the bill carried. Mr. Regier appealed my ruling.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO HOUSE OF APPEAL FROM RULING OF CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE