November 8, 1919 (13th Parliament, 3rd Session)

UNION

Arthur Meighen (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Unionist

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I am not objecting to an amendment being moved 'to the motion, but the proper procedure is that the Government should express its own opinion, which is as expressed in the motion. A separate vote would be obtained if a motion were made amending this, saying that the amendment made by the Senate to clause 6 be not accepted, or that the amendments made by the Senate be accepted with the exception of that to clause 6. The fact is not that I
wish to stand in the way of the House expressing its exact opinion, but the method followed by the Government is the usual method of procedure.

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OP AMENDMENTS MADE BY THE SENATE TO BILL FOR THE ACQUISITION OP THE SYSTEM BY THE GOVERNMENT.
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