May 6, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)


Donald MacBeth Kennedy

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. D. M. KENNEDY (Peace River):

rise to a question of privilege. The Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) is reported in Hansard, page 1807, as having yesterday made the following statement:
If hon. gentlemen opposite between them wish to draft an amendment with a view to trying to embarrass the government politically, that is their own lookout, but I can tell the people of this country and particularly the people of western Canada that as far as this Peace River outlet is concerned, the government does not believe that tactics of the kind will help the project.
I do not think there is anything wrong in an hon. member seeking the advice of any other hon. member, but it happens in this case that I did not submit the amendment to any other member of the House of Commons, and until it was read from the Chair I believe the Speaker was the only member of the house who knew what the nature of the amendment was.

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