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

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

If we could get into a reasonable frame of mind in regard to business, and possibly cut out some matters of rather a trivial character that are frequently brought up and consume a good deal of time, I daresay the proposal of my right hon. friend might result as he anticipates; but of course the number of members in this House is very much greater than the number in the Ontario House, and members naturally have regard to their usefulness and the importance of the constituencies which they represent. I am afraid it would be rather difficult to get through the business of the session by sitting only between the hours of three and six. In the United States they meet in the forenoon.

Topic:   SITTINGS AT TWO O'CLOCK.
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