March 21, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)


George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of ihe Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that it is expected that this will be the last day before the house rises for the Easter holiday, I should1 like to refer to a matter on a question of privilege, in view of the fact that I was not in the house the day that this matter arose.
On March 12, as reported on page 1133 of Hansard, a question asked by the hon. member for Labelle (Mr Courtemanche) was passed as an order for return. Had I been here I would have objected to that procedure, because a question in precisely the same form was asked and answered by the hon. member for York East (Mr. McGregor), with regard to certain developments at Sept lies. The wording was precisely the same, the other question was answered, and I am sure this is a question that should have been answered. The hon. member for Labelle has been seeking the information and has not been able to obtain it. We shall now be adjourning for the holiday, and I should like an explanation why this question was made an order for return when a question in the same form with respect to another project was answered a short time ago. I should like to know why the information has not been made available.

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