May 9, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)


George Halsey Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)


I certainly had no intention of hurting the feelings of anybody in this House. I simply wanted to put myself right in regard to this matter. I have no objection whatever to this vote, I think it is right and proper. The hon. member for Guysborough (Mr. Sinclair) said that we had no reason to think there would not be a vote. For myself I think that when the Prime Minister asked for the names of five members, and did not say anything about a vote, anybody would take it for granted that there would be no vote. That is why I felt justified in saying to the members by whom I was asked that the selection was to be made from those members who intended to go to the coronation any way. I simply rose to put myself right, and to say that a mistake was made by the Prime Minister weeks ago, or months ago, when he failed to say that he intended to bring in a vote for this purpose.

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