Mr. Speaker, you will
recall that during the last session of the house I performed a similar duty, and I received some justifiable criticism from various members of the house because I apparently seemed too anxious to have this legislation passed by this body. I believe it was the general consensus of opinion then that some time should elapse so that public reaction to the bill could be ascertained by the members of the house. Since that time public reaction certainly has been duly ascertained.
Subtopic: PROPOSED OBSERVANCE OF DOMINION DAY AND VICTORIA DAY ON MONDAYS FOLLOWING JUNE 30 AND MAY 23