March 2, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Lewis Johnstone Lovett

Liberal

Mr. L. J. LOVETT (Digby and Annapolis):

Mr. Speaker, I did not intend to take part in this debate; but owing to the complications that now surround the question under discussion in the form of a main motion, an amendment and an amendment to the amendment, I find myself in a very embarrassing position in regard to my vote. For instance, supposing I wish to vote for the main motion, naturally I will vote against the amendment and the amendment to the amendment. But if the amendment to the amendment or the amendment carries, I would be debarred from voting for the main motion. Therefore, the only course open to me is to place myself fairly on record as being in favour of the resolution moved by the hon. member for Brant (Mr. Good). If I have an opportunity I shall certainly vote for that resolution, and in doing so I feel I shall be carrying out the wishes and desires of a majority of the people whom I have the honour to represent.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   RACE TRACK BETTING
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