February 21, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

Perhaps I should poinl out that the motion for the first reading of a Senate Bill is not debatable, but in this instance, inasmuch as the first reading is, in effect, the introduction of the measure to this House, I felt it was due to members that a Prime Minister should have the right of making his explanation, hence the rule in that respect was relaxed. Should the leader of the Opposition or the hon. member for Marquette (Mr. Crerar) desire to make- any remarks on the motion, I am quite sure the House will grant the same indulgence to them.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT
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