Mr. Deputy Speaker:
Perhaps I should continue with the citation to which I referred earlier. Then I shall be glad to hear the hon. member for Ottawa West. This is a ruling of Mr. Speaker Beaudoin. I will quote a little more fully from page 3790 of the debates of 1955, volume IV:
What I am concerned about is that we should not deviate from what has been the practice with respect to the raising of grievances. It must be a specific grievance. According to the remarks the hon. member for Prince Albert has just made in explanation of what he intends to bring forward, he wants to deal with markets generally and the loss of markets for farm products and then, although he has already dealt with wheat, he wants to deal with the South Saskatchewan dam. He has just indicated he wants to deal with that point because that is the point to which the editorial in the Regina Leader-Post has reference. Furthermore, he wants to deal with the low incomes with which the farmers are now being faced. Maybe the hon. member is going to conclude his remarks with an amendment to the motion to go into supply. That would certainly specify the grievance he has in mind.
If he is not going to terminate his remarks with such an amendment, then I am afraid I must say he can always deal with these various other subjects when other motions to go into supply are presented. At this moment, however, it would not be proper to initiate another budget debate, and it is certainly contrary to our practice not to have a specific grievance raised at this point.
The reason I use the citation is that it refers to a ruling with respect to the then hon. member for Prince Albert, now the Prime Minister. I think that ruling is amply supported by the reference made by the house leader. If there are any other contributions hon. members wish to make, I shall be glad to hear them.
Topic: ALLEGED LACK OF LEADERSHIP, CONFUSION AND INDECISION