Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)
Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition) :
I greatly regret that I cannot agree to this motion, although I suppose that is not of very much importance. Quite a number of members not only on this but on the other side of the house, in view of the fact that notice was not given until after the beginning of the week, made engagements for this evening of a long-standing character, one of which was to pay honour and tribute to that distinguished colleague of the Prime Minister who attaches to his name the title of Minister of Labour. That is my recollection of the circumstances, and in view of these facts I think the Prime Minister should substitute the word "nine" for the word "two" in this motion. I know he is anxious to dispose of public business; we are in the same position, but in view of the circumstances which I have mentioned I trust he may be induced to let this motion go until next Wednesday evening.
Subtopic: WEDNESDAY EVENING SITTINGS