April 11, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:

That on Wednesday, the 12th of April, 1939, and all subsequent Wednesdays until the end of the session, the sittings shall in every respect be under the same rules provided for other days.
Mr. ANGUS MaoINNIS (Vancouver East): Mr. Speaker, I think this small group will have to oppose the motion at the present time. It is a motion which comes at some time during each session, but I have never known it to come as early in the session as it has this year. In previous years it has come when the business of the session is near the end, or when the end of the session is in sight. There is no indication at the present time that the business of the session is nearing its end. There is plenty of business on the order paper. The budget is yet to be brought down, and there may be some new legislation.
Speaking for this small group, may I say that we particularly feel the need of Wednesday evenings. Being a small group in the house I suppose we may have to work harder than other larger groups, certain members of which may specialize on certain work.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   WEDNESDAY EVENING SITTINGS
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