January 29, 1963 (25th Parliament, 1st Session)


Gérard Légaré


Mr. Legare:

Mr. Chairman, it seems to me that my hon. friend intends to put on the record all the evidence which was wholly or partly given before the divorce committee of the other place.
May I point out to my hon. colleagues that in these precincts some of the page boys are barely 13 years old. When I look at the record of our discussions last week, more particularly on page 3087, I wonder if these youngsters could not do better than to hear us speak of adultery, cohabitation or concubinage.
Perhaps it would be a good idea to ask the youngest among them to leave the room, or to replace them by older pages. I am convinced that should the parents hear our debates, we might meet with some difficulties in our future recruiting of page boys.
It seems to me that my suggestion is in order. Let my hon. friends put into the record whatever evidence they please, but not in the presence of the youngest boys.

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