May 12, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

The objection that the
hon. member has in mind is so general in its terms that it hardly requires an
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additional ruling, if I may use the term, because the ruling which I have given would refer only to an incident similar in character to that with which it deals. Of course, it is open to the incumbent of the Chair from time to time to give his ruling as particular incidents may arise, subject always, of course, to its meeting with the approval of the House. If the hon. member has more particular reference to the circumstance of the Speaker ruling that a certain letter be deleted from the revised edition of Hansard, I may say that there are already precedents not only in the Canadian House of Commons but in the British House which give that authority to the Speaker.
PRIVILEGE-Mr. ROBB

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMAGINARY LETTERS-SPEAKER'S RULING
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