June 5, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)


John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. W. DANIEL (St. John).

As a question of privilege I desire to refer to some of the remarks made by the Minister of Finance last night when I was not present in the House. Referring to me and to the subject I brought to the attention of the House yesterday he said :
At an early stage of the session the hon. gentleman placed a notice on the paper intimating his intention to bring this matter before the House and he had abundant opportunity to do so but for his own reasons he did not avail himself of it, and months passed, and now in the seventh month of the session he has brought up the question at a time and in a manner which certainly is not calculated to advance the cause he claimed to have at heart. ... It was quite evident that the object of my hon. friend was not so much to invite the attention of the House to the matter as to join his friends in that policy of delaying the business of the House which in their judgment they have seen fit to pursue.
With regal'd to the latter statement I have to state that it is untrue in fact.

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