Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance) moved:
That the message of His Excellency the Governor General, together with the estimates presented on January 25, 1939, be referred to the committee of supply, with the exception of items Nos. 442, 443 and 454.
He said: I might explain that the items
excepted are those which are later to be referred to the special committee on the Canadian National Railways.
Motion agreed to.
BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)
That was what I wanted to do, to take up the three government notices of motion in order that we might be in a position to bring them on to-morrow. All that is necessary is for the house to permit the ministers to state that His Excellency the Governor General has been informed of the subject matter of these resolutions and recommends them to the house. Then tomorrow they would appear under government orders, but if we cannot do that they will just stay where they are.