June 19, 1948

LIB

William Henry Golding (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN:

Will the hon. member ask his question?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY
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IND

Jean-François Pouliot

Independent Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I should like to know if the Palestinian problem is racial, religious or economic.

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PC

John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacNICOL:

That is a poser.

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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

A little of all three.

Mr. ST. LAURENT: The Palestine question is an unfortunate fact that must be recognized. I think it arises out of grounds that are at the same time religious, racial and economic. It would be difficult for anyone to assess exactly the proportionate influence of religious feeling, racial antagonism and economic interests in the difficulties that create that problem.

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LIB

William Henry Golding (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN:

Shall the item carry?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY
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?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

Carried.

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IND

Jean-François Pouliot

Independent Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

No. I thank the minister for what he has said, and I appreciate the fact that he has answered the question that was put to him. But I have in my hand here whait was said about the new; streamlined Conservative party-

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PC

John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacNICOL:

What is that?

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IND

Jean-François Pouliot

Independent Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

It is from the Journal. It is a dispatch of June 11 in the Journal. Today I listened to the excellent speech made by the hon. member for Broadview and to the satisfactory explanation given by the minister. But I find that the debate on external affairs has not been serious. When I consider the ability, experience, geniality and knowledge of the hon. member for Stanstead and the questions he has put, I do not think they are questions that a man of his experience and gifts should have put on such an important matter, a matter that would be one of life and death for so many citizens if we were to be at war. I read what has been said about the Progressive Conservative party in Canada:

The Progressive Conservative party in Canada has reached a point wheTe "we must have our efforts bent in a common direction," Ivan Sabourin, Quebec provincial party leader, today told the closing session of the Progressive Conservative Association of Manitoba convention.

Then he made some remarks about the Liberals, and the article continues:

He advocated a "firm, decided direction" and said that "under the efforts of our leader the ship is being righted while the Liberal ship will continue to sink."

Where was the leader of the Progressive Conservative party when this most important discussion on this matter took place? He became a backbencher.

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CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. MacINNIS:

On a point of order, Mr. Chairman, we have been sitting in this house from eleven o'clock in the morning until eleven o'clock at night, and I do not intend to stay here beyond eleven o'clock.

Item stands.

Progress reported.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

What is the business for Monday?

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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull):

On Monday we shall consider a resolution in the name of the Minister of Trade and Commerce to approve the international wheat agreement. Then we

Supply-Reconstruction and Supply

should like to move forward a step the resolution in the name of the Minister of Agriculture to continue the Agricultural Prices Support Act, 1944, for a further period. Then there is to be dealt with a resolution in the name of the Minister of Veterans Affairs to remove the time limit in which an application for pension in respect of death may be made under the Civilian War Pensions and Allowances Act; then Bill No. 362, to amend the Yukon Placer Mining Act; Bill No. 363, to amend the Yukon Quartz Mining Act, and Bill No. 364, to amend the Saskatchewan Natural Resources Act. If we conclude those different items we shall move to go into supply and take up the estimates of the departments of external affairs, agriculture, mines and resources and public works.

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PC

John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacNICOL:

May I ask the minister if he is able to tell the house how many items of supply are yet to be called?

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CCF
LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull):

All the departments are in, but we undertook to make, during the first three days of each week, a formal motion to go into supply.

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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

About half the items have been passed.

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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull):

Yes. I think more than half have been passed.

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PC

John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacNICOL:

I heard someone say today that there were three hundred or four hundred items yet to be called, but the minister is not able to tell us just how many?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull):

I can give the departments that are not completed. There are about ten or twelve items left in the Department of Agriculture; one item in the auditor general's department, and fifteen or sixteen items in external affairs. Then there is finance, fisheries, legislation, labour, mines and resources, national defence, national revenue, the Prime Minister's office, with regard to which there are few items, and public works.

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June 19, 1948