Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Speaker: 1926 and Last Night Not Different

From Hansard:
Mr. Michel Gauthier (Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean, BQ): Mr. Speaker, earlier during oral question period, the Leader of the Government attempted to demonstrate that the 1926 example was completely different from the motion on which the House will be voting this evening. In a ruling last week, Mr. Speaker, you said the following: reviewing the precedent from June 22, 1926, ....which can be found in the Journals at pages..., an amendment containing assertions clearly damaging to the government of the day was successfully moved to a motion for concurrence in the report of a special committee. I find this example to be not markedly different from the one the House is faced with now.