April 14, 1943

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

MOTION FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING SITTING

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:

That on Wednesday, the 14th of April, 1943, the sitting shall in every respect be under the same rules as provided for other days.

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Subtopic:   MOTION FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING SITTING
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Motion agreed to.


EASTER RECESS-INQUIRY AS TO FURTHER LEGISLATION


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

In view of the fact that we are nearing the Easter recess, will the Prime Minister be in a position some time before the house rises for the recess to indicate what additional legislation the government contemplates bringing down before the end of the session? I am speaking, of course, of legislation which does not appear already on the order paper. I do not know whether the Prime Minister is in a position at this time to give such information to the house, but we would like to know as early as possible what the complete programme will be.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I mentioned a day or two ago that it was hoped we might be able to begin the Easter recess on Friday of this week. I have been careful, on each occasion that I have referred to the Easter recess, to say that whether we would adjourn on Friday evening would depend upon the progress we might make between the time of the making of the statement and Friday evening. I must say it looks at present as though it were not going to be possible by that time to get before the deputy of his excellency for assent, the bills arising out of the resolutions on the budget. The government is most anxious, if at all possible, to have royal assent given to these measures before the Easter recess. If we are able to conclude the discussions in both houses on the resolutions, and have the bills ready for royal assent on either Friday or Saturday of this week, we may find it possible to adjourn for the Easter recess this week. If not, it will be necessary, I think, for us to continue on into next week-and as

Price Control

far into next week as may be necessary to make the progress we should like to have made.

The leader of the opposition has asked me what further legislation the government may have to bring down, notice of which has not already appeared on the order paper. The government will require a little time to give thought to some of the measures which may still have to be introduced before the close of the session. One purpose of having a recess of a fortnight, as I explained some time ago, is to afford the government that opportunity. In the circumstances it is intended, whenever adjournment comes, to hold to a recess of a fortnight. But whether that recess will begin on Friday night or some day next week will depend upon the progress we may make from now on. I am not in a position now, nor shall I be in a position until after the recess, to answer my hon. friend's question. However, after the Easter recess I shall seek to give the house such information as I may then be in a position to give with respect to the question the leader of the opposition has asked.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. COLDWELL:

Did I understand the

Prime Minister to say that if we did not conclude on Friday evening we would sit on Saturday?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

No; I said if we did not conclude on Friday evening we would continue on into. the next week. In making reference to Saturday I was assuming that discussions might be concluded by Friday night; if not in time for assent at night, we might arrange for assent to the bills on Saturday. But that would have to be by consent of the house, or by a formal resolution. Otherwise we would continue on into Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. COLDWELL:

I had in mind a formal resolution. If so, notice would have to be given.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Yes. I would place a notice on the order paper if I were perfectly sure of sufficient progress between now and Friday. Not being in a position to decide the point is the reason I say a Saturday assent would have to be by consent, if all else were concluded.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. COLDWELL:

I had in mind the

advisability of sitting on Saturday, rather than extending into next week, because many hon. members have made arrangements to go home to take part in the victory loan campaign.

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PRICE CONTROL

INSPECTORS IN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC-GRADES AND SALARIES


On the orders of the day: Mr. JEAN-FRANGOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Mr. Speaker, I hold in my hand a return tabled to-day in response to a request for the names of the inspectors of the wartime prices and trade board in the province of Quebec and each of the other proyin.ces, and the grade and salary of each inspector. The return contains only a part answer; salaries are given, but not grades. Will it be necessary for me to ask a second question to learn the grades of each one, or will it be possible for the minister to have the return completed? I would ask the Secretary of State (Mr. McLarty) to tell me when another return, in which I ask for the names of all inspectors throughout Canada connected with a certain department, will be tabled?


LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance):

With regard to the hon. member's first question, if any information was asked and not given, I will see that it is given in the form of a supplementary return. The hon. member seems to assume that there are grades such as grade 1, grade 2, grade. 3 and so on, as applied' to investigaters. I do not think that is so, and it is my belief that that is the reason the grades are not given. But if I am wrong about that I will see that the hon. member gets the information.

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CANADIAN FORCES

NATIONAL RESOURCES MOBILIZATION ACT-SERVICE IN JAMAICA AND NEWFOUNDLAND


On the orders of the day:


April 14, 1943