February 1, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

I think that if my hon. friend would do that it would result in better economy of the time of the House. It has been the practice in this House to have very little discussion upon the first reading and especially not to introduce documents or the like of that. It all has to be gone over again on the second reading, and it duplicates time and expense. I think the Speaker has been very generally in accord with that idea, and has always suggested that the first reading be limited to a mere explanation of the Bill without the introduction of arguments.

Topic:   ONTARIO AND MINNESOTA POWER COMPANY.
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