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

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

It was just such difficulty that compelled the mother of parliaments to adopt a procedure which allows the majority to rule. But it is difficult to bring some people to understand why the majority of this parliament should not rule. Let it be uuderstood that if men on both sides would realize their responsibility, if they would realize their obligations to the State as well as their party interests, they would admit that this parliament has allowed a latitude and freedom of discussion which enables any half dozen men in this House to hold up any one measure the whole session. It was never supposed that any member would abuse that privilege the way hon. gentlemen opposite are doing.

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