February 19, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Of course, the hon. gentleman who has the floor can always allow a colleague in the House to interrupt and ask a question, but for the decorum of the debate there should not be a volley of interruptions, because the value of the argument suffers thereby when it is in print. A speaker should be allowed, as far as possible, to present his case to the House without interruption. I do not say a question is not allowed. It is generally allowed, but that this debate may be intelligible, I think it is better that every member should be allowed to present his own statement in as connected a way as possible.
{Mr. McMurray.]

Topic:   PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION IN MULTIMEMBER CONSTITUENCIES
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