March 11, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Before the orders of the day are called, I would like to direct the attention of the right hon. the Prime Minister to an extraordinary mistake which seems to have been made by the chairman of the committee now engaged in making an investigation into the charges preferred by Mr. Lumsden. On looking at the proceedings of the committee, it will be seen, at page 3, that the following resolution was passed:
Mr. Lennox moved that the committee recommend that the proceedings and evidence taken by them be printed and reported to the House from day to day.
This was agreed to, but for some reason which I cannot understand, the chaiiman of the committee, in reporting that to the House,'left out the very important words and reported to the House so that the committee is represented to have recom-. mended only that the proceedings and evidence taken by them should be printed. That seems to be an extraordinary step for the chairman of the committee to have taken, and I think we should have an explanation from him why such an omission was made, and have that omission immediately rectified.

Topic:   THE LUMSDEN INVESTIGATION.
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