January 26, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)


John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID (Grenville).

I am a member of that committee, and I did not receive a notice of this meeting at which I understand this resolution was passed. I think at a meeting where you are proposing to change the number, we should all have an opportunity of being present and discussing it. This year especially, when tne Bank Act is coming up, perhaps one of the most important Acts that has ever

been before that committee, it is hardly fair that the members of that committee should be reduced just at this time. 1 think the Prime Minister should ask the mover of this resolution to let it stand, m order that we may have an opportunity of discussing it at a fuller meeting of the committee. I do not agree that the numbers should be reduced. We are all interested in everything that is going on in that committee, and in knowing what is going on. I think, therefore, that there should be no hesitation in withdrawing this resolution, or letting it stand until we have another meeting of the committee, where we can thrash the question out, and if a majority agrees that the number should be reduced, I am willing to fall in line.

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