February 2, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)


William Erskine Knowles



When the matter is proceeded with, the onus will be on myself to show that it is urgent. I was asked by telegraph to take this matter up. I accept the counsel of the hon. Minister of Trade and Commerce in a very kindly spirit, but in view of the urgency of the matter, and in view of the very short time that I purpose taking, I would like to avail myself of the privilege of Rule 39, which says:
. If objection is taken, the Speaker requests those members who support the motion to rise in their places.
I am sorry that my hon. friend does not have sufficient confidence in me to think that I would not first be assured that it is necessary to bring this matter up now. I realize, as he says, that we are nearing the end of the debate, but this discussion will take only a very short time and the matter is one of most urgent importance.

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