Mr. STANLEY KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):
In view of the seriousness of present conditions and the possibility that it might be desirable to call parliament or some of its committees together, may I ask the Acting Prime Minister whether consideration has been given to the suggestion of not proroguing parliament but adjourning it, as was done during the war.
Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Acting Prime Minister): No consideration has been given to the suggestion that parliament be adjourned instead of prorogued. I mentioned it to one or two, and there would be some rather serious objection to that course at this time. It was felt that if conditions required the meeting of parliament it could be brought together with sufficient dispatch to care for any situation that might arise.
INQUIRY AS TO DATE OF OPENING OF NEXT SESSION On the orders of the day:
Mr. W. CHESTER S. McLURE (Queens): I wish to direct a question to the Acting Prime Minister. Now that we know prorogation takes place to-day, will he inform us when the opening of the next session will take place?
Right. Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Acting Prime Minister): I can add nothing to what was said in the house by the Prime Minister on that subject.
Subtopic: SUGGESTED ADJOURNMENT INSTEAD OF PROROGATION