May 14, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I am quite familiar with the passage in the book to which the hon. member refers. Whether the house sits on public holidays or not lies within its own discretion. It has not chosen to adjourn for this holiday, and the sitting is in order. If the hon. member who has just spoken or any other hon. member did not wish the house to sit to-day it was his privilege to move the adjournment. However, that has not been done. The hon. member should not attempt to stress the point when he has been called to order.

Topic:   ASCENSION DAY
Subtopic:   QUESTION OF PROPRIETY OF SITTING ON RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY-MOTION TO ADJOURN FOR ASCENSION DAY
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