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

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

That phrase for a time seemed to do my hon. friends opposite some good. I will be glad to repeat the same statement and give my hon. friends the benefit of it once more. Every member of this House and every group of members has just as much right as the majority accord to them, and no more. That is true to-day as it was true then. But the trouble is my hon. friends opposite have abused their rights. The trouble is that we have got iuto the habit of permitting an easy going method of procedure whereby hon. gentlemen opposite are permitted to delay the business of the House to an extent that would not be allowed in any civilized country outside of Canada.
Some bon. MEMBERS. Hear, hear.

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