December 15, 1926 (16th Parliament, 1st Session)


William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)



May I remind the House that we are through with the formalities attendant on the opening of the session, we are through with the debate on the address, and we will be at the point on February 8 that in previous years has not been reached until well on in February or March. So by reopening the session on February 8 we will really be very much in advance of what we have been for many years past at that period of the year. I would not ask the House to support the motion as introduced if I could not say honestly that we have given the matter very, very careful consideration and feel that in the public interest we should ask for an adjournment until that date.

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