Mr. Speaker, may I ask for a comment on the answer given by the minister? I am not particularly interested in his reading habits, but would he kindly answer my question?
a way that I can perceive that there may be doubt as to whether I am performing my duty in an impartial manner.
No doubt something will have to be done. It was my intention, after careful consideration, to let matters go for the time being, because the climate is not such as that which can study the position of the Speaker at the moment. Some hon. members have interjected remarks which I confess I did not hear at the moment. Of those I have heard, I immediately asked clarification. But there were remarks that I did not hear; they are on the record, and it may be a little late now to ask hon. members to do anything about them.
My request to the house-and this is a request I am going to address to all hon. members-is that at the first opportunity the question of my leadership as far as the Speakership is concerned-as a matter of fact, you can go throughout my term of office-be placed before the committee on privileges and elections, and that committee be composed exclusively of members of the opposition- and I would suggest that the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre be made the chairman-
Topic: CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic: INDIAN AFFAIRS