February 11, 1927 (16th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Leader of the Opposition):

In order that the committee
may not overlook the point, I think it would be well if they would take into consideration, in addition to the matters that were considered by the former committee, the method in which divisions are recorded in this chamber. As a rule it takes from twenty-five to thirty-five minutes to record the vote of a House of two hundred and forty-five members, whereas in the parliament of Great Britain that operation is performed, on the average, in eight minutes although the membership of that body is something over six hundred. Now, the conditions here are especially favourable to the adoption of the English system; we have lobbies adjacent which can be utilized, and I trust that the committee which meets this session will consider the suggestion. Motion agreed to.
CARILLON POWER DEVELOPMENT Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister): I desire to lay on the
table copies of orders in council relative to power development on the Ottawa river at Carillon falls, which were requested by the hon. leader of the opposition.

Topic:   RULES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER REVISION
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