Thomas Langton Church
May I point for the consideration of Your Honour that the rule of anticipation is not relevant here. The rule about asking leave to move the adjournment of the house provides that the subject must not have been discussed in the house before during that session, meaning a substantive motion. There has been no substantive motion on housing. True, questions on housing have been asked, and there was some comment on housing in the debate on the address. The matter I wish to bring before the house is one of very great urgency, and I would point out to Your Honour that I have had no opportunity of bringing it before the house as an amendment to the motion for supply because
we have not had a motion for supply in the last few weeks. Surely this is an emergency question, and might I not have the leave of the house to speak on it for only a few minutes? I suggest that I be given five minutes to point out the urgency of the situation in Toronto. There are only forty-eight hours left in which to take action. That is the reason for the urgency.