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

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I regret that either I seem to have a very imperiect realization of what took place, or else the hon. gentleman has. I am not talking about the order of the House, but about the recommendation of the committee, which it was the duty of the hon. gentleman to report to this House in the terms in which it passed the committee. The motion which passed the committee was as follows:
Mr. Lennox moved that the committee recommend that their proceedings and the evidence taken by them be printed and reported to the House from day to day, which wag
agreed to.
That is plain, is it not? But here is the way in which the chairman of the committee reported that resolution:
Your committee recommends that their proceedings and any evidence taken by them be printed from day to day.
Carefully leaving out the important words ' and reported to the House.' What has the order of this House to do with the matter? The hon. gentleman had nothing

to do with the order of this House, but only with the recommendation of the committee, words which were essential to it, omit from the recommendation of the com-mitee, words which were essential to it, and he has given no explanation for that omission which can be regarded as satisfactory.

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