June 30, 1948

CCF

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

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

Mr. Chairman, may I say just a word in connection with this section. I am not forgetting that three or four hours ago I told the house that I did not plan to say anything more today, but there has been called to my attention a press dispatch which I should like to draw to the attention of the Minister of Finance. It relates to one of the items in schedule A to the bill. This clause 2 is the clause that validates schedule A, hence my speaking about this matter now. Last evening, in one of our many discussions about the plight of superannuated civil servants, the minister told me and the house once again that he felt the government should not be asked to do something which private employers are not doing. My hon. friend the member for York West has made an interjection which indicates that he knows the report which I have in my hand, issued by the Canadian Press, under yesterday's dateline, which I am quoting from today's Ottawa Journal, to the effect that the Canadian Pacific Railway Company is giving a small supplement to its pensioners in the lower brackets.

This house knows very well my complaint against the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in the matter of pensions. This house knows the score on behalf of many of my constituents which still has to be settled; yet even that company, which I have castigated in this house many times, is now recognizing the plight of its pensioners in the lower brackets. As a matter of fact, the company is making a shameful admission in recognizing that it has employees on pensions of $30 and $40 a month. At any rate, all credit to the company for this gesture; it is providing a

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supplement of $5 a month to those whose pensions are less than $40 a month, and to those whose pensions are between $40 and $45, a sufficient supplement to bring those pensioners up to $45.

I make this further plea-perhaps it is^ the *last plea of the session-to the Minister of Finance, and I ask him once again to consider the plight of superannuated civil servants, particularly those in the lower pension brackets. I said to him last night, as I have said before, it seems to us that the government should be a model employer. Here is one private corporation which has made a gesture in this direction, and I would hope that the Canadian government would not fall behind the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in this matter.

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Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

I am not familiar with the pension plan of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, but I doubt very much whether it is as generous as the government's superannuation plan.

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

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

I can support what the minister is saying about deficiencies in the Canadian Pacific Railway Company pension plan, and perhaps at this hour of the night it would not be well for him to start me on that, or I might try to raise the question about which I am still concerned, and if it were in order I would do so. My point is that when a company which has the record that this company has is prepared to do at 'least this little bit, the government ought to be able to do the same. May I remind the Minister of Finance that there are superannuated civil servants down in these same brackets. I have given the figures to him before. And even those who are in brackets higher than these are having real difficulty.

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Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

May I remind my hon. friend that there are hundreds of thousands of people in this country who are neither eligible for, nor do they receive, superannuation from any superannuation plan,

Mr. KNOWLES1: Shame to the government for that too.

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Section agreed to. Sections 3 to 6 inclusive agreed to. Schedules agreed to. Preamble agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill reported, read the third time and passed.


MINISTRY

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

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

It is customary, Mr. Speaker, to announce resignations from and changes in the ministry. One resignation has been handed to me today. It is that of the Minister of Justice (Mr. Ilsley). I have replied to the Minister of Justice stating that in the circumstances which are mentioned in his letter to me I would advise His Excellency to accept the minister's resignation. It is true that the resignation does not take effect until midnight tonight, but as the house will not be sitting tomorrow, and as probably the exchange of correspondence would not find its place in the official records if left over until the next session, I would ask that I might be permitted to table tonight the correspondence which has passed beween us. I would also ask that the correspondence might appear in Hansard, in its record of today's proceedings.

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James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Is it the pleasure of the house to give the Prime Minister such leave?

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Agreed.

Mr. HOWARD C. GREEN (Vancouver South): On behalf of the official opposition, Mr. Speaker, I should like to say just a word in appreciation of the services that the Right Hon. J. L. Ilsley has rendered to this nation. We watched him during the war years when he carried such a heavy load as Minister of Finance. We saw him bear that burden with courage and with great distinction. I think from coast to coast Mr. Ilsley is highly respected by Canadians of all parties. On behalf of my colleagues in the Progressive Conservative party, I am only too glad to be able to pay him that small tribute this evening. I trust that in his professional life he will have, not only great success but also great happiness. He has done a grand job for Canada, and I am sure we all appreciate that fact.

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Mr. M. J. COLD WELL@Rosetown-Biggar

I, too, Mr. Speaker, should like to join in the expressions of appreciation of the work of the Right Hon. J. L. Ilsley. I think no man in public life in Canada stands higher in public esteem than the former Minister of Justice. No matter in what quarter of the house we sit, there are certain people whom we can respect. Mr. Ilsley, through his devoted services during the war, the manner in which he did not spare himself, and by his unquestioned integrity

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and honesty, made a contribution to the public life of Canada of which I think not only he but the nation itself can be proud.

4 am glad that this opportunity was afforded to us to express the general feeling of admiration and respect that we feel for the Minister of Justice whose resignation is before us tonight. Regardless of Mr. Ilsley's party associations, I think his retirement is a loss, not only to the Liberal party but to the country as a whole. The country can ill afford to spare men of the type of the former Minister of Justice. Speaking on behalf of those associated with me and of myself personally, may I say we feel that his retirement is indeed a distinct loss, not only to the government and to the party, but to the entire country.

Tonight I listened to a discussion between the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. Pouliot) and the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King). I presume, from what was said, that in all probability this is the last time that we shall see the Prime Minister in the position of leader of the Liberal party, at least; I am not quite clear with regard to the other high position which he occupies. In any event, I should like to add this comment before I sit down. I think we can say to him that we wish him well in retirement from the one office or from the two offices, whichever he himself may decide, and as to which we shall probably know when the house assembles in the autumn, or after Christmas, or whenever the new session may be called.

Mr. SOLON E. LOW (Peace River): I should like to associate myself, Mr. Speaker, and those who sit with me with all the good things that have been said with regard to both the former Minister of Justice (Mr. llsley) and the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King). We greatly admire both these gentlemen for their high personal qualities and their integrity. We hate to see them leave public life. We feel that they have set a great example. In my associations with both of them I personally have had pride in the fact that I received the utmost satisfaction with regard to anything that I have taken before them. I feel that the country is losing from those two high offices men of great ability and outstanding qualities.

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Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. ANGUS MacINNIS (Vancouver East):

Despite the fact, Mr. Speaker, that the leader of this group spoke for the group when he referred to the Minister of Justice (Mr. llsley), whose resignation we have received,

I should like to state personally my own great feeling of loss as a result of the fact that Mr. llsley has decided first of all to give up his portfolio and later on his membership in

this house. It is a loss that this country can ill afford. Mr. llsley, in all the offices he has filled in the ministry, has, I think, proved himself to be one of the greatest cabinet ministers Canada has ever had. There was nothing spectacular about him; but his integrity and earnestness were so manifest that no one who watched him, as I did from my seat almost across from him, could help being impressed. As I said before, I feel that his leaving public life is a loss to this country as well as to the party, of which he has been an ornament and a useful servant for so many years.

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Antoine-Philéas Côté

Independent Liberal

Mr. A. PHILEAS COTE (Matapedia-Matane):

Mr. Speaker, may I be permitted to say a few words in French, not on behalf of all French-speaking members of the house, for I 'have no authority to do so, but in my own name. I should like to voice and put on record my heartfelt wishes.

I hope that during the August convention, the right hon. Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King), who seems to be enjoying good health, will hear a unanimous appeal to remain by our side, if not as leader of the Liberal party, then at least as prime minister.

I have no objection to another party leader being chosen when the right hon. Prime Minister decides to withdraw from that position but, to my mind, there never was a time When we needed the right hon. Prime Minister Mackenzie King more than we do today. Political events of recent elections have made that Obvious.

Since the people on the whole place their trust in the Right Hon. Mr. Mackenzie King, I honestly believe that he could do the country no greater service than by remaining in office as prime minister as long as he wishes, rather than by becoming governor general. Knowing that his successor is already chosen, he could resign whenever it suited him to do so.

In the meantime, I hope I speak on behalf of most if not all the members in saying to the Right Hon. Mr. Mackenzie King: "Long live the King".

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, When I asked to be permitted to table instead of to read the correspondence whidh passed between the Minister of Justice and myself today, I had in mind the desire of hon. members to bring proceedings to a close as speedily as possible. As words have been expressed by others in reference to my colleague the Minister of Justice, I should like to read the correspon-

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dence if I may be permitted to do so. It helps to reveal my own feelings toward my colleague, as well as those of other members of the government and of the parliament of our country. May I say I think in Mr. Usley's resignation from the government our country is losing one of the greatest .public servants any country has ever possessed. I do not think it is possible to pay the Minister of Justice too much in the way of praise for his fine integrity, indefatigable industry and great ability and for the splendid public service he has rendered our country in time of peace and of war.

The letter I received from Mr. Ilsley today is as follows:

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Ottawa, 30th June, 1948. My dear Prime Minister,-

Pursuant to our conversations at the beginning of the session and to the statement which I made to the press a few weeks ago, I now beg to tender my resignation as a member of the government.

As I have already stated, my reason for taking this step is that it is necessary for me to give attention to my personal affairs. I need hardly say that it is with many regrets that I leave a government with which I have been associated for so long, whose members I like and respect so much and with whose policies I am so completely in accord.

I should like also to express my appreciation of the privilege of serving under your leadership for so many years of your long and distinguished career as Prime Minister.

With kind personal regards, I am,

Yours sincerely,

J. L. Ilsley.

The Right Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King,

Prime Minister of Canada,

Ottawa.

To Mr. Ilsley's letter I replied as follows:

Office of the Prime Minister Canada Ottawa,

June 30, 1948.

The Right Hon. J. L. Ilsley, P.C., K.C., M.P.,

Minister of Justice,

Ottawa.

My dear Ilsley:

I have received your letter of today in which, in accordance with your intentions as intimated to me in personal conversations at the beginning of the session, and in a statement to the press a few weeks ago, you tender your resignation as a member of the government.

You know, without words, how profound is the regret repeatedly expressed by our colleagues and myself, that you should, for any reason, have felt it necessary to contemplate retiring from the ministry in which for almost thirteen years, you have held successively the portfolios of National Revenue, Finance and Justice. As, however, you state that it has

become necessary for you to take this step in order to give attention to your personal affairs,

I feel I have no alternative but to submit your resignation to His Excellency, and to advise its acceptance.

The regret felt by our colleagues and myself at your retirement will, I know, be shared by the people of Canada whose interests you have served so honourably and with such exceptional ability and fidelity in times alike of peace and war. Indeed warm appreciation of the strength which your presence in its councils has brought to the government of our country has already been expressed in parliament by the people's representatives irrespective of party affiliation. The devoted service you have given Canada, as a minister of the crown, will be remembered with gratitude.

As one with whom I have been so closely associated in public life since your election to parliament twenty-two years ago, and the one who today is my senior colleague in the cabinet,

I cannot begin to express to you how deeply, both on personal and public grounds, I regret your retirement. I can only thank you for all that your helpful counsel and close co-operation have meant to me in the discharge of the heavy responsibilities which together we have been called upon to share.

As you resume the practice of your chosen profession, may I extend to you every possible good wish on the part of all our colleagues in the government and myself.

With warm personal regards,

Yours very sincerely,

W. L. Mackenzie King.

May I express my very sincere thanks to the leader of the C.C.F. party and to the other hon. members who have so kindly made reference to my own approaching retirement from the leadership of my party and also from the leadership of the government, both of which, may I say without any reservation, will have taken place before another session of parliament. I thought I had made myself clear in that regard; I should be sorry if anyone thought there was any reservation. What I have sought to convey in regard to the time of tendering my resignation to His Excellency the Governor General is that this will not necessarily be at the same time I cease to be leader of my party; that it may be a matter of weeks or a month or two thereafter. But this is the last moment I expect to be present in this House of Commons in the position I have had the honour to occupy as Prime Minister and leader of the government for now in all over twenty-one years. I am happy indeed to think that after that length of time it is possible for me to feel that I am parting with members of all parties in the house with their good will. I thank one and all.

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PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT


A message was delivered by Major C. R. Laimoureux, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, as follows: Mr. Speaker, the Right Honourable the Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General desires the immediate attendance of this honourable house in the chamber of the honourable the Senate. Accordingly, Mr. Speaker with the house went up to -the Senate chamber. In the Senate chamber, the Right Honourable the Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in His Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills:


BILLS ASSENTED TO


An Act respecting The Bell Telephone Company of Canada. An Act respecting The Ruthenian Catholic Mission of the Order of Saint Basil the Great in Canada. An Act to incorporate the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. An Act to incorporate The Canadian Association of Optometrists. An Act respecting Canadian Marconi Company. An Act respecting Canadian Slovak Benefit Society. An Act to incorporate The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League. An Act to incorporate Rinker Finance Corporation. An Act to incorporate Canadian Co-Operative Processors Limited. An Act respecting the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act. An Act to amend The Mail Contracts Supplemental Payments Act. An Act to amend The National Housing Act, 1944. An Act to amend The Judges Act, 1946. An Act to incorporate The National Fire and Casualty Insurance Company. An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Race Meetings). An Act to amend the Loan Companies Act. An Act respecting the Reclamation and Development of Marshlands in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, -and Prince Edward Island. An Act to amend the Dominion Succession Duty Act. An Act to amend the Land Titles Act. An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act. An Act to amend the Yukon Act. An Act to amend the Tariff Board Act. An Act to provide for carrying into effect the Treaties of Peace between Canada and Italy, Roumania, Hungary and Finland. An Act to amend an Act respecting the National Battlefields at Quebec. An Act respecting the supplying of Electrical Power in the Northwest Territories. An Act to amend the Railway Act, the Exchequer Court Act and The Judges Act, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 1934. An Act to amend The Excise Act, 1934. An Act to amend the Customs Tariff. An Act to amend the Yukon Placer Mining Act. An Act to amend The Saskatchewan Natural Resources Act. An Act to amend The Canadian and British Insurance Companies Act, 1932, and The Foreign Insurance Companies Act, 1932. An Act to amend the Quebec Savings Banks Act. An Act respecting the Revised Statutes of Canada. An Act to amend The Veterans Insurance Act. An Act to -amend The Veterans Rehabilitation Act. An Act to authorize the provision of moneys to meet certain capital expenditures made and capital indebtedness incurred by the Canadian National Railways System during the calendar year 1948, -and to authorize the guarantee by His Majesty of certain securities to be issued by the Canadian National Railway Company. An Act to amend The War Veterans' Allowance Act, 1946. An Act to amend the Yukon Quartz Mining Act. .An.Act to provide for the Investigation, Conciliation and Settlement of Industrial Disputes. An Act to amend The Dominion Elections Act, 1938. An Act to amend The Diplomatic Service (Special) Superannuation Act. An Act to amend the Salaries Act. An Act to amend the Customs Act. An Act to amend the Criminal Code. An Act to amend the Lord's Day Act. An Act to amend The Agricultural Prices Support Act, 1944. An Act to amend The Civilian War Pensions and Allowances Act. An Act to amend the Department of National Defence Act. An Act to amend the Income War Tax Act. An Act to amend The Manitoba Natural Resources Act. An Act respecting an Income Tax Agreement between Canada and New Zealand, signed at Ottawa, in Canada, on the Twelfth day of March, 1948. An Act to amend The Foreign Exchange Control Act. An Act to amend The Emergency Exchange Conservation Act. An Act respecting Income Taxes. An Act for the relief of Florence Joyce West Shannon. An Act for the relief of Alice Cecilia Anne Magniac Bailey. An Act for the relief of Valerie Jean Lewis Samson. An Act for the relief of William Neville Buckingham. An Act for the relief of Marguerite Elsie D-unan Currie. An Act for the relief of Ellen Catherine Holder. An Act for the relief of Doris Amy Peate Taylor. An Act for the relief of Kenneth Elliott Mitchell. The Royal Assent An Act for the relief of Margaret Craig Carmichael Nicholson. An Act for the relief of Hilda Emily Brown. An Act for the relief of Joan Ruth Grimble Campbell. An Act for the relief of Raymond Masse. An Act for the relief of Barbara Mary Day Duffy. An Act for the relief of Joseph Dunn. An Act for the relief of Rena Victoria Rabin Wolfe. . . An Act for the relief of Frederik Smith. An Act for the relief of William Thomas Wright. _ . An Act for the relief of Marie Antoinette Aubut dit Cimon Charron. An Act for the relief of James Arnold Wells. An Act for the relief of Magdalena Kleiziute Testart. _ , An Act for the relief of Hazel Shirley Elizabeth Hart Layton. An Act for the relief of Irene Morgan Neilson. An Act for the relief of Elerick Montgomery Barton. An Act for the relief of Adelaide Margaret Munn Bain. An Act for the relief of Gwendolyn Beulah Russell Denenfeld. An Act for the relief of Miriam Salomon Starr. An Act for the relief of Laura Krause Suffnn. An Act for the relief of Jean Fullarton Craig Walker. . . , , An Act for the relief of William Hesketh. An Act for the relief of Janet Alice Smith Bennett. , . An Act for the relief of Gwendoline Elizabeth Hunt Edmund. An Act for the relief of Ret a Mabel Welch Gilbert. . An Act for the relief of Leah Shnmer Schanker. An Act for the relief of Doris Mary Stratton Stuart. An Act for the relief of Hellmut Hans Karl Polcorny. An Act for the relief of Bella Wine Rapps. An Act for the relief of Winifred Anthony Leith. An Act for the relief of Eugene Alden Anderson. . An Act for the relief of Shirley Leighton Pawson Milligan. An Act for the relief of Mary Josephine Ruth Girard Rosenberg. . An Act for the relief of Leah Marcelle Pettitt Reeve. An Act for the relief of Marie Yvette Fran-coise Bayard Savard. An Act for the relief of Simone Boily White-law. An Act for the relief of Ernest Alfred Coker. An Act for the relief of Clarence William Henry Hodgson. An Act for the relief of Vera May Paulson Ward. An Act for the relief of Ruth Ethel Attwood McVicar. An Act for the relief of Henry George Halsey. An Act for the relief of George Crosby-Wilson Gray. An Act for the relief of Joseph David Ernest Paul Maysenhoelder. An Act for the relief of Myrtle Macdonald Heale Daniluk. An Act for the relief of Robert Grincill Barnet Jones. An Act for the relief of Gertrude Katherine Margolis Bird. An Act for the relief of Cecilia Maud Wood Marshall. An Act for the relief of Beatrice Doris Haggerty Goodier. An Act for the relief of Joyce Knowles Ledoux. An Act for the relief of Robert Ernest Beadie. An Act for the relief of Grace Davie Park Parr. An Act for the relief of Jeanne Crete Benoit. An Act for the relief of Sarah Cummings Menzies Carlin. An Act for the relief of Annie Goldenberg Schulman. An Act for the relief of Clarice Jean Field Campbell. _ * _ An Act for the relief of Georgina Claire Williscroft Bovard. _ An Act for the relief of Saul Jack Costin. An Act for the relief of Mary Shore Bernstein. An Act for the relief of Saul Ettinger. An Act for the relief of Lloyd Arthur Davies. An Act for the relief of Alfred Keeley. An Act for the relief of Marie Albina Ethel Dubois Howick. An Act for the relief of Ignaty (Ignas) Sokolovsky. An Act for the relief of Laura Grace Hanley Huggenberger. An Act for the relief of Eva Wolfoviteh Zlotv, otherwise known as Eva Wolfoviteh Gold'. . . . An Act for the relief of Sheila Lightstone Marcus. , An Act for the relief of Lea Alvina Mary Boulay Orr. An Act for the relief of Armand Lapierre. An Act for the relief of Georgette Ruth Cote Geller. „ . , , An Act for the relief of Mary Elizabeth Ell wood Blackburn. An Act for the relief of Annie Elisabeth Horseman Charters. An Act for the relief of Sarah Ann Older An Act for the relief of Anna Martha Koko-jachuk Waugh. An Act for the relief of Elsie Mark Farley. An Act for the relief of Lela May Begley Hall. An Act for the relief of Marguerite Isaacs Katz. An Act for the relief of Delilah May Jacobs Button. An Act for the relief of Ruth Shkurnik Gilbert. An Act for the relief of Goldie Tessler Wise. An Act for the relief of Martha Norman McCairns. An Act for the relief of Marien Rita Kendall O'Donahoe. An Act for the relief of Gertrude Mae McLean Cole. An Act for the relief of Freda Gertrude Parkes McMillan. An Act for the relief of Alma Petrides Prysky. An Act for the relief of Jean MacDonald Di Falco. An Act for the relief of Betty Yossem Edel-stein. The Royal Assent



An Act for the relief of Leonard Carlton Matthews. An Act for the relief of St. Kilda McKay McLean Anderson. An Act for the relief of Nellie Polistuck Levac. An Act for the relief of Ellen Rose Gray Lawson. An Act for the relief of Frieda Kimelfild Solomon. An Act for the relief of Gordon Merrill Fuller. An Act for the relief of Phyllis Joyce Brad-field Ainsworth. An Act for the relief of Michael Charles Parr. An Act for the relief of Edna Birch Drimer. An Act for the relief of Elinore Oakes Forgues. An Act for the relief of Mary Gwozdecka Carter. An Act for the relief of Ralph Woodall. An Act for the relief of Joseph Onfroy Pilon. An Act for the relief of Thelma May Heggie May. An Act for the relief of Molly Renetta Fry Bist. An Act for the relief of Patricia Potter Parker. An Act for the relief of Helen May Smith Saunders. An Act for the relief of Jean Duncan Girard. An Act for the relief of Evelyn Sylvia Jones Bowen. An Act for the relief of Joseph Eugene Ernest Bourbonnais. An Act for the relief of Mildred Frances Batten Gzowski. An Act for the relief of Irene Nellie Kon Ballantyne. _ An Act for the relief of Theophile Gobeille. An Act for the relief of Violet Mary Cowper Preston. An Act for the relief of Virginia Grace Borland Langton. An Act for the relief of Ethelwyn Lillian Flynn Budd. An Act for the relief of Alfred Winston Savage. An Act for the relief of Elizabeth Frances Mary Liddle McClelland. An Act for the relief of Rose Landes Clopoff. An Act for the relief of Micheline Desautels Dooney. An Act for the relief of William Roydon Slator. An Act for the relief of Marie Eva Thibodeau Buelow. An Act for the relief of Margaret Sleno Staines. An Act for the relief of Jean Hume Munro Auburn. An Act for the relief of Gilles Henault. An Act for the relief of Edward Gordon Jakeman. An Act for the relief of Kathleen MeKeown Stevenson. An Act for the relief of Alice Mary Gallant Currie. An Act for the relief of Muriel Frances Marks Buchanan. An Act for the relief of Leona Selma Cutway Hall. An Act for the relief of Avery Patricia Gill Reinhold. An Act for the relief of Poppy Catherine Hayaka'wa Smith. An Act for the relief of Dolores Margaret Paul Warner. An Act for the relief of Norma Bernstein Levee. An Act for the relief of Eileen Sophie McNamara Sepchuk. An Act for the relief of Mary Rowan Young Conway. An Act for the relief of Ethel Margaret Tweddell Cartmel. An Act for the relief of Winnifred Audrey Meyer Holton. An Act for the relief of Chester Adam Hart. An Act for the relief of Marie Marguerite Cecile Gagnon Lescadres. An Act for the relief of Samuel Reinhardt Lewis. An Act for the relief of Ersilia Pace Imonti. An Act for the relief of Helen Rose Noel Steele. An Act for the relief of Edith Saltzman Rash-kovan. An Act for the relief of Ida Malfara Roman-elli. An Act for the relief of Francis Clyde Peachey. An Act for the relief of Harriet Dodd Mc-Laehlan Cummings. An Act for the relief of Phyllis Smith Curtis. An Act for the relief of Jacqueline Louise Waddington Skinner. An Act for the relief of George Malouf. An Act for the relief of Sonja Anna Margaret van der Walde Brown. An Act for the relief of Richard Edward Welsh. An Act for the relief of Violet Maude Mitchell. An Act for the relief of Elsie Williams Lodge. An Act for the relief of Joseph Albert Aldee Leveillee. An Act for the relief of Ella Margaret McLaughlin Baisley. An Act for the relief of Mavis Aurelia Leney Ogilvie Walker. An Act for the relief of Joanna Wright Farrell. An Act for the relief of Margaret Patricia Jones Gavey. An Act for the relief of Selma Rattner Frid-handler. An Act for the relief of Lueien Menard. An Act for the relief of Sheila Trench Thomson Ellis. An Act for the relief of Alexandre Hebert. An Act for the relief of Anne Greenblatt Pliss. An Act for the relief of Sonnie Levitt Shereek. An Act for the relief of James Young. An Act for the relief of Hazel Violet Camp Mace. An Act for the relief of Adah Elizabeth Jeffries Heinz. An Act for the relief of Mabel Findlay Turner Rollo. An Act for the relief of Anna Dagmar Dahl. An Act for the relief of Florence Evelyn White Marshall. An Act for the relief of Kathryn Mae Richardson Rowe. An Act for the relief of Margaret Dawson Jamieson Turnbull McKay. An Act for the relief of Margaret Elizabeth Dunn Vezina. The Royal Assent An Act for the relief of Elizabeth Craig Blair. An Act for the relief of Charles Henry Ken-nell. An Act for the relief of Muriel Frances Pratt Fiddes. An Act for the relief of Leah Zieger Kudenko. An Act for the relief of Ruth Harris. An Act for the relief of Eva Booth Morrison McCormick. . An Act for the relief of Naomi Evelyn Mas-terangelo Kosenstein. An Act for the relief of Jean Lauder Rutledge. An Act for the relief of Henry George Chartier. An Act for the relief of Francis Russell Stone. . __ An Act for the relief of Mathilda Welter Jackson. An Act for the relief of Joseph Thomson Mowat. An Act for the relief of Mary Hrychuk Fleury. An Act for the relief of Anna Kathleen Burnie Beebe. . An Act for the relief of Jenny Muriel Pressley Scott. . . _ An Act for the relief of Mary Pappas Gigantes, otherwise known as Maria Papadatos Gigantes. . An Act for the relief of Gilbert Brxnton Campbell. „ „ An Act for the relief of Helen McGregorHanley. ,, ,An Act for the relief of Yudit Mary de Bartok Richardson. An Act for the relief of Abraham Schechter. An Act for the relief of Caroline Alice Woods Mayhew. An Act for the relief of Giana Stephen Cant-lie Lyman. An Act for the relief of James Gustov Reed. An Act for the relief of Elizabeth Ruth Maitland Harley. An Act for the relief of Daisy Elizabeth May Fishlock Wallis. An Act for the relief of Gertrude Agnes Dorothy Cunningham McLarnon. An Act for the relief of Jeannette Ore Paige. An Act for the relief of Reva James Nathau-son. An Act for the relief of Gerald Roderick Bartlett. An Act for the relief of Dorothy Jardine Palmer Petrie. An Act for the relief of Nellie Maisie Wing-ham Carphin. An Act for the relief of Beatrice Gertrude Corbin Simand. An Act for the relief of Margaret McC-allum Cameron Baird Brine. An Act for the relief of Leila May Willett Aseah. An Act for the relief of Joseph Ulrie Stanislas Caron. An Act for the relief of Edith Elizabeth Walker. An Act for the relief of Yvonne Jeanne Leslie. An Act for the relief of Bertha (Brana) Hindes Ramer. An Act for the relief of Ellen Gertrude Hinks Fairhurst. An Act for the relief of Shirley Marder Berman. An Act for the relief of Vera Maude Thayer Gunn. , An Act for the relief of Joseph Chiarella. An Act for the relief of Merle Allene Dalton. An Act for the relief of George Nestor Cloutier. An Act for the relief of Rufina Olga Soltysik Leshchynski. . , An Act for the relief of Rhea Lillian Appel Ostroff. , An Act for the relief of Alice Elizabeth Tucker Shaw. , An Act for the relief of Libby Raikles Lerner. _ , . An Act for the relief of Beatrice Catherine McCabe Sowerby. An Act for the relief of John Morrell. An Act for the relief of Lily White Borgan. An Act for the relief of James Donald Bacon. An Act for the relief of Laurel Gwendolyn Wilbancl Walsh. An Act for the relief of Lillian Eileen Rendle Nadler. . . ... ,An Act for the relief of Claire Alice Tucker Vincent. .... „ ,An Act for the relief of Audrey Beryl Fryer. An Act for the relief of Marguerite Pichette Sanzone. „ _ , . , -, .An Act for the relief of Frederick Edward Sherman. . . . _ , _ ,, T „ An Act for the relief of Joseph Leopold Joffre Viau. __ „ _ An Act for the relief of Olga Timofy Ewas- An Act for the relief of Leie Snideman Tuch-sneider, otherwise known by the name of Lilly Schneidman Schneider. An Act for the relief of William Francis Dunphy. An Act for the relief of Alice Hoare Dubeau. An Act for the relief of Jennie Leibovitch Margolese. An Act for the relief of Hugh Cyril Harvey. An Act for the relief of Barbara Yuile. An Act for the relief of Violet Mae Ruth Johnson Menaker. relief of John Clayton An Act for the Sturgeon. An Act for the Townsend Hawker. An Act for the relief of Rae Bellam Baron. An Act for the relief of David Ewing Jackrelief of Alice Deborah auii. An Act for the relief of Olive Turnidge Burns Turner. An Act for the relief of Dorothy June Wilson Weedmark. An Act for the relief of Kate Henny Wacker Prengel. An Act for the relief of Jeannette Racine Garneau. An Act for the relief of Gladys Gwendolyn Goode Buttress. An Act for the relief of Gladys Victoria Lewis White. An Act for the relief of Madge Reynard Lambton. An Act for the relief of Cornelia Barendrecht Nickel. An Act for the relief of Paul Charbonneau. An Act for the relief of Samuel Lankszner. An Act for the relief of Audrey Maude Victoria Giles Findlay. An Act for the relief of George Elias Heyden-reich. The Royal Assent



An Aet for the relief of Guiseppina Cannuli Catalfamo. An Act for the relief of Ann Laurie Willett Allan. An Aet for the relief of Leon Schechter. An Act for the relief of Beatrice Evelyn Tutill Bobinsky. An Act for the relief of Una Mary Phillips Slavin. An Act for the relief of Margaret Laidley Lawrie Burke. An Act for the relief of Albert Kenworthy. An Act for the relief of Esther Leibof Kaufman. An Act for the relief of Harold Clarence Simkin. An Act for the relief of Winnifred Emily Ford Salmon. An Act for the relief of Arthur Herbert John Louth. An Act for the relief of Frank Potts. An Act for the relief of Kenneth Wright Williamson. An Act for the relief of Ida Goldman Adel-stein. An Act for the relief of George Cohen. An Act for the relief of Katharine Lillian Cornish Mullin. An Act for the relief of Orville Lester Bennett. An Act for the relief of May Holmes Martin. An Act for the relief of Georgette Mathias. An Act for the relief of Gladys Odella Sweet Elliott. An Act for the relief of Robert Charles Dela-fosse. An Act for the relief of Adelaide Jardine McDonald. An Act for the relief of Edith McLaehlan Ward. An Aet for the relief of Eva Lamothe Paquin. An Act for the relief of Elizabeth Iris Lobar Kmnon. An Act for the relief of Jeanne Obodofsky Newton. An Aet for the relief of Philip Sidilkofsky. An Aet for the relief of Rhoda Marjorie Beacom Sadler. An Aet for the relief of Becky Herscovitch Moscoviteh. An Act for the relief of Veronica Conriclc Pelley. An Act for the relief of William Bryan Hazel. An Act for the relief of Victorien Tremblay. To these bills the royal assent was pronounced by the 'Clerk of the Senate in the following words: In His Majesty's name the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General doth assent to these bills. Then the Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons addressed the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General as follows: May it please Your Honour: The Commons of Canada have voted supplies required to enable the government to defray certain expenses of the public service. In the name of the Commons, I present to Your Honour the following bill: An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1949. To which bill I humbly request Your Honour's assent. To this bill the Clerk of the Senate, by command of the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General, did thereupon say: In His Majesty's name, the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General thanks his loyal subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to this bill.


GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH

June 30, 1948