December 18, 1987 (33rd Parliament, 2nd Session)


Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)


Mr. Gray (Windsor West):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. There have been some consultations with respect to the order of speakers. It is my understanding that the Prime Minister (Mr. Mulroney) wants to speak this morning, and we would be happy to hear him.
I would like to propose that it be understood that the Hon. Member for Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Lachine East (Mr. Allmand) complete his speech, then the Prime Minister would be recognized, followed by the Leader of the Official Opposition who would then be followed by the Leader of the New Democratic Party. Of course, Question Period would begin at the usual time, as would Routine Proceedings.
What I have in mind is that this would mean it would be likely that the Prime Minister, if he wished to do so, would conclude his remarks at 11 o'clock. We would then go into the rest of the Routine Proceedings and Question Period. Following Question Period the Leader of the Opposition would be heard, and then the Leader of the New Democratic Party.

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