June 6, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

PRO

Thomas Alexander Crerar

Progressive

Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Marquette):

Mr. Speaker, I recognize at once the weight of the authorities which you have quoted in support of your ruling, notwithstanding that our practice has developed from a misunderstanding by Mr. Speaker Smith in 1858, and under ordinary conditions I would be the last member to question your decision. I submit, however, that the con-
ditions which obtain to-day in this House justify a departure from our customary practice. We are the second largest party here, and I think we should have the opportunity of formally expressing our views in the manner I suggested yesterday. Therefore, Mr. Speaker, with the greatest possible respect for your person and for the high office which you so ably fill, I wish to appeal against your ruling to the judgment of the House.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF THE DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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