Mr. Mac T. McCutcheon (Lamblon-Keni):
Far be it from me to attempt to give advice pertaining to the rules of this house. However, it is my understanding that the matter to be decided now is the necessity or urgency of debate at the present time. Is there or is there not a matter of urgency in and for the national interest relating to housing? In order to decide on the urgency of the debate I suggest a valued judgment must take place regarding how accurate and reliable are the reports of the economic council. If we assume that the advice of the economic council should be heeded-I for one believe that it should-then we need not only refer to the last and most recent report but we must refer to the previous reports made by this body a year ago. At that time a warning was issued to the government of an impending catastrophe in the housing situation. I submit that having largely ignored these warnings for well over a year the government has allowed a crisis of major importance to develop.
[DOT] (3:30 p.m.)
In view of the unpardonable delay, I suggest that there is now urgency of debate in regard to this matter of extreme national concern.
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