May 24, 1961 (24th Parliament, 4th Session)


Edmund Davie Fulton (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

The subject itself has been under intensive study and consideration by members of this house for over a year, ever since the bill of the hon. member for York-Scarborough (Mr. McGee) came up for debate in February of last year.
I know that hon. members are under considerable pressure. Members of parliament are hard-working and conscientious persons; but I doubt very much whether their consideration of these matters would be more thorough if we waited for a day, for 24 hours or for 48 hours than their consideration has been up to the present time. I sense rather, on the other hand, a desire on the part of hon. members in all quarters of the house
to get on with the detailed consideration of the bill as early as possible in order that this excellent measure may become law at the earliest possible moment.

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