Opening a Highway to the Pacific, 1838-1846 Volume 217-219

Opening a Highway to the Pacific, 1838-1846 Volume 217-219

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...and the supporters of the bill to have it sent to a Grand Committee rather than a Committee of the Whole House. They realized that reference to the Committee of the Whole would be equivalent to defeat. Both during the debate and in the discussion outside of Parliament it had been urged that a vote to send the bill to the Committee of the Whole would be equivalent to a vote against it. Immediately after the vote on the second reading had been taken, Mr. Lehmann moved that the bill be sent to the Committee of the Whole and the motion carried by a vote of 320 to 175, a majority of 145. A majority of both Liberals and Unionists favored this procedure.' There were fifty-five Unionists, fifty-nine Liberals and four Laborites who voted for the bill on the second reading and 1 For Against Unionists................. 1 76 29 Liberals................... 124 ror Labor.................... 5 26 Nationalist................ 1 5 19 390 1 75 The Timer, July 14, 1910, p. 9. subsequently voted to bury it in the Committee of the Whole. While the supporters of the measure attempted to press the point that a vote to send the bill to the Committee of the W'hole was a vote against the bill yet there was a point of procedure involved which influenced a great many votes, especially among the Conservatives. They objected on constitutional grounds to sending a franchise measure to a Grand-Committee, believing that such an important bill should always be sent to the Committee of the Whole. It was perfectly evident, however, that there were a great many who voted for the bill and then took this opportunity to shelve it safely for the remainder of the session. But this was not accomplished without a great deal of opposition, for this debate had been taken much...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773217
  • 9781236773210