Sir ROBERT BORDEN:
I do not understand my hon. friend's argument. The hon. member for Quebec East says
that they are required to come here and plead for their rights. They are not required so to plead. The usages and practice which have prevailed since Confederation are being observed now as they have been in the past. There is absolutely no occasion for reproach or suggestion of unfairness. The only difference is that in respect to certain days, usage has been converted into law, and in respect of other days usage is carried out exactly as it has been carried out in the past.