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


George Perry Graham



Sitting here night after night is wearying work, and <a man cannot do as good work the next day as he could if he had had the ordinary hours of rest. At one time I had the honour to be the leader of the Liberal party in the province of Ontario when the late Sir James Whitney was Premier, and without any undue

publication we made an arrangement by which we sat only three nights a week during that one session. The result was that the members were all fit for work the next day, the business was just as well done, and the session was no longer than it otherwise would have been. I would suggest that it would not be a bad idea for the Government to try an experiment of that kind next session, perhaps having the programme in better shape when the House meets, and cutting out the night sessions partially, and nearly all of the late hours.

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