May 25, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

For the information of the House, as well as of the public, I wish to announce that Right Hon. A. J. Balfour is expected to arrive in Ottawa on Sunday. That day will be observed by him as a day of rest. On Monday at.3 o'clock it is expected that he will address the Senate and the House of Commons. The members of the Senate will 'be our guests in this chamber on that occasion. Mr. Balfour will come here in procession from Government House by way of Sussex, Wellington and Metcalfe streets. As the space in this chamber is limited and as we wish to avail ourselves of it to the utmost, it is the purpose that the House shall meet at 2 o'clock on Monday, thus affording ample time for those who occupy seats on the floor and in the gallery to be seated when Mr. Balfour addresses the Parliament at 3 o'clock. It is hoped that the arrangement carried out on the occasion of the visit of M. Viviani will be carried out on the occasion of Mr. Balfour's visit, namely, that all those occupying seats on the floor of the House shall have the privilege of being presented to our visitor.

Topic:   RIGHT HON. A. J. BALFOUR.
Subtopic:   RECEPTION TO MR. BALFOUR BY THE PARLIAMENT OF CANADA.
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