To refer to what the Minister of Justice (Mr. Garson) has said, there is of course a decisive difference between those measures which the government announces that it is going to introduce and subjects which are only referred to by way of general reference. It should be pointed out that in the speech from the throne there is no statement that the government is going to introduce something or in what form it will be introduced. The nearest that it comes to an indication that anything might be brought before the house is to be found in these words:
. . . amendments which may require to be submitted to you before the close of the present session.
That, Mr. Speaker, is just simply a general statement with regard to the possibility of something which may or may not be introduced. I can only repeat that, if a decision of this kind were reached, it would only be necessary for the government to set down a list of things which it did not think it was going to introduce and say "we may introduce them"; then when the speech from the throne was finished, all discussion of them by way of resolution or amendment to a motion of this nature would be precluded, and the ordinary rights of the opposition to introduce subjects for discussion in this way would be terminated by a decision of this kind.
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