Mr. Deputy Speaker:
The difficulty the Chair has, of course, as I indicated initially, is that it would appear the motion in the name of the hon. member for Saskatoon-Biggar is not procedurally in order. I suggested at that time that it does reach back into the act itself. It goes beyond the scope of the bill before the House for consideration.
Hon. members who have directed their remarks to assist the Chair on this matter have not quarrelled with that submission. Some of them have, however, on the
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other hand, indicated that there was some degree of consent or agreement among hon. members and that this might be considered notwithstanding the fact that the Chair might find the motion is not in order procedurally. The hon. member for Regina East (Mr. Burton) has quoted Hansard of May 9 and the words of the House leader of the government, but I would think with respect, that those statements were predicated upon amendments being in order before they could be accepted unless there is consent of all hon. members.
I gather from the hon. member for Crowfoot (Mr. Horner) and the parliamentary secretary that there would not be such consent. In the absence of the consent of hon. members I would have to find, as I indicated earlier on the basis of the citation in May's Seventeenth Edition, page 549, that the amendment is not in order.
Subtopic: AMENDMENTS RESPECTING DETERMINATION OF PAYMENT FOR WHEAT-EXTENSION OF APPLICATION TO FLAXSEED, RYE AND RAPESEED