June 16, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I think the explanation should be given now. I know that a bill will be introduced, but we miss the entire effect of it if we simply say: " Let the resolution go, and never mind what it means, do not bother about its effect, we will have a discussion on the bill." I can recall the time when an hon. member asked " What is the use of passing the resolution?" the answer by the minister was, " Oh, that is called for by the rules." Certainly it is, and there is a reason for the rule. Why should we not have a very brief explanation, which will enable us to prepare for the discussion of the bill?

Topic:   MEAT AND CANNED FOODS
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