April 5, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

This motion is made under Rule 39, and I shall take the liberty of adding that fact to the motion. Under Rule 39, subsection 4, it is my duty to determine as to whether, in the first instance, a motion so proposed is in order. It does seem to me that in view of all the circumstances the motion of the hon. member is peculiarly within the meaning and scope of this rule and, in my judgment, it is in order. Having so ruled, my responsibility ends. There is a further question as to the propriety, or perhaps I had better say the desirability, of discussing a matter of such grave importance. That is for the House, and I shall submit the question to the House as

to whether it is their wish that the hon. gentleman should proceed. Is it the pleasure of the House that the hon. gentleman have leave to move this motion?

Topic:   THE QUEBEC DISTURBANCES.
Subtopic:   MOTION OF MR. J. A. CURRIE FOR LEAVE TO ADJOURN THE HOUSE TO DISCUSS.
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