May 27, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)


Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)


That would be a good idea. The only reason I suggested a new rule is that if you have a certain procedure pointing out the absolute necessity of setting out special facts; then it may be observed. If you do not have that, but merely have a general rule, and there is universal knowledge that this may be departed from, you are apt to have petitions in this careless and slovenly form. However, I dare say we can get on as my right hon. friend (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) suggests without any further rule.

Topic:   S719 COMMONS
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