June 18, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PRO

Arthur John Lewis

Progressive

Mr. LEWIS:

It seems to me there is
another anomaly. If a member from the West goes home because of illness in his family, it takes him fifteen days to get there and back. If the House sits only fifty-five days, under the new rule that member will lose his right to get the full sessional indemnity. Moreover, the House has to be forced to sit sixty-five days before any member who has taken fifteen days leave of absence can get in his full time. I do not know that it is wise always to force the House to sit sixty-five days if the business to be transacted does not call for it.

Topic:   JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION
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