May 1, 1964 (26th Parliament, 2nd Session)

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker;

I think this is a rather important point, and therefore I should put the question.
The hon. member for Yukon, rising on a question of privilege, proposed to move:
"That this house condemns the action of ministers from time to time in announcing outside of the house policy decisions which should be announced in the house, an example of which being the announcement yesterday outside the house by the Minister of Transport of air policy, such action being a flagrant disregard of the custom, practices and privileges of this house and its members."
The Chair, having stated that the motion as drafted was in the nature of a grievance rather than a question of privilege and as such an opportunity to raise the question should be available on Monday next, ruled that the motion could not be put at this time.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. NIELSEN STATEMENT BY TRANSPORT MINISTER ON TELEVISION RATHER THAN IN HOUSE
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