William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)
Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:
That when this house adjourns on Thursday, 6th April, it stand adjourned until Tuesday, 11th April, 1939.
He said: Mr. Speaker, I have asked the
whips about the views of hon. members with respect to the Easter vacation, and I gather that they have had difficulty in reaching any agreement. The general opinion seems to favour the shorter rather than the longer recess. In the circumstances I believe I should allow the motion to stand as it appears on the order paper.
I have observed there seems to be an impression in certain quarters-I do not know how correct the report was-that the government is anxious to continue the session on until the summer. I should like to assure hon. members that governments are usually anxious to get through sessions as quickly as possible, and this government is no exception in that particular.
Subtopic: EASTER ADJOURNMENT