March 9, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)


Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. H. LENNOX (South Simcoe).

Before the orders of the day are called I desire to ask the Minister of Public Works again when we may expect the return with reference to the riding of Bonaventure. The order was made on February 1, and on one or two occasions since I have had more or less promising assurances, but nothing has come of them. We want these returns for use during the session ; and when hon. gentlemen talk of prolonging the session, I think there is no more effective way of prolonging it than by this extreme delay in bringing down important returns. We are hampered and delayed in the work of the House. There must be a great deal of matter to be returned if it requires six or seven weeks to prepare it. It is quite time that this return was made. I can do without it if necessary but I must say I think it is time this return was ready.

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