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


Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)


I have done so. I have gone to the hon. gentleman who moved the motion and he says the printed document is exactly as he moved it. He
is as certain of that as any one can be of any fact. The hon. member for Pictou has a very extraordinary idea of what we should do. First, he suggests that when the recommendation of a committee is brought before this House in terms other than those in which they passed, the matter cannot be raised in this House. In other words when a committee recommends that its proceedings shall be reported to the House from aay to day, and when that recommendation has been omitted from the report without a word, of explanation, we cannot raise the question in this House because the committee has not reported, and it has not so reported because that recommendation has been omitted for some mysterious reason. Is that my hon. friend's argument? If so, I do not think it would commend itself to any one.

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