April 12, 1962 (24th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The facts are as I have clearly indicated them, and I have done so as calmly as I could under the circumstances. If there is any delay, if there is any holdup in the business of the house, it is because of the confusion that exists on the other side

of the house. It is because of the fact that there is no orderly decision as to what the business shall be. One day we are on legislation and the next we take supplementary estimates. Again we are on legislation and later back again to supplementary estimates. If the supplementary estimates had been continued as they should have been without interruption, then in my opinion we would have been beyond them a long time ago.
I conclude my question of privilege by saying this. Before we agree to postpone consideration of item 729 we are entitled to an assurance that the committee will dispose of last year's supplementary estimates, the ones we are now on, before going on with other business.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL RESOURCES
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