March 26, 1931

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I am compelled to raise a point of order, Mr. Speaker. This house must not fall into the practice of having speeches made on the asking of questions. That has been made perfectly clear in the past, and I now ask for a ruling.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member for

West Elgin (Mr. Hepburn) seems to be extending his question a little beyond the usual limits. I would ask him to come to the point and put his question.

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LIB

Mitchell Frederick Hepburn

Liberal

Mr. HEPBURN:

Having regard to the statement, we promised to take up the St. Lawrence waterways question-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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LIB
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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LIB
CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Will the hon. member-

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LIB
CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

The hon. member might sit down.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member has

not yet addressed the house in the present debate, and t'he proper means of putting before the house what he now wishes to say will be afforded him when he then speaks. The hon. member is not asking a question. He is perfectly aware that ministers do by courtesy answer questions at this time, but the house is not in a mood to listen to a long dissertation or speech, and it is against the rules to make one. The hon. member in his present very responsible position should understand that.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Sit down.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Unless the hon. member

is prepared to ask 'his question-

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LIB
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Unless the hon. member is prepared to ask his question forthwith I shall have to ask him to put it on the order paper.

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LIB

Mitchell Frederick Hepburn

Liberal

Mr. HEPBURN:

I ask the indulgence of

the house to complete the question. I shall be brief. Is this promise more humbug-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Sit down.

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March 26, 1931