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


Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)


That is what I was about to remark. The House had no explanation; the House was misled. The matter should have been corrected at once, and, for the reason suggested by my hon. friend from Pictou (Mr. E. M. Macdonald), the fact of these proceedings not having been reported day bv day, prevented hon. members from making reference to the proceedings of the committee. One might think there was a certain connection between the alteration and the result of the alteration as argued by my hon. friend from Pictou. That hon. gentleman took the point at once: there is no report of the proceedings of this committee, and, therefore, the matter cannot be referred to. Why is there no report of the proceedings of the committee? Because the recommen-

dation of the committee was altered. The hon. member tor Pictdu is very quick to take the point, and gives us a clue, perhaps as to why the alteration was made. It is a very astute point, but rather an obvious one; I think it must have occurred to almost every member of the House before my hon. friend (Mr. Macdonald) had the remarkable candour and frankness to raise it.

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