June 6, 1950


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


Mr. Fournier (Hull):

Tomorrow we will take up third reading of Bill No. 265, respecting the units of electrical and photometric measure; then the resolution which appears in today's Votes and Proceedings to provide and maintain a residence for the Prime Minister

which the Minister of Trade and Commerce will wish to advance as far as possible. I am told that there are some amendments from the Senate to the Income Tax Act which may come up. I have not seen the Minister of Finance but I am announcing them in case it is possible to go ahead. We will proceed with Bill No. 209, to amend the Prairie Farm Assistance Act, 1939, if the Minister of Agriculture is in Ottawa. Then Bill No. 133 and Bill No. 134 concerning national defence and the Militia Pension Act. There is also a resolution in the name of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to amend, consolidate and clarify the Indian Act. If time is left we will take up the estimates of veterans affairs. On Thursday it is our intention to proceed with national defence estimates.


At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. [The following items were passed in committee of supply]:


528. Departmental administration, $2,175,279. 529. District administration, $2,894,311. 530. Veterans' welfare services, $3,494,538. 531. Treatment services, $34,389,177. 532. Prosthetic services, $983,450. Canadian pension commission- 533. Administration expenses, $2,132,824. 534. Veterans bureau, $436,791. 535. War veterans' allowance board-administration, $203,960. 536. Veterans' insurance, $77,495. Payments to or for veterans and dependents- 537. Pensions for disability and death, including pensions granted under the authority of the civilian government employees (war) compensation order P.C. 45/8848 of 22nd November, 1944, which shall be subject to the Pension Act, $99,739,000. 538. Newfoundland special awards, $46,000. 539. War veterans' allowances, $21,715,000. 540. Assistance fund (war veterans' allowance), $750,000. 541. Unemployment assistance, $50,000. 542. Hospital and other allowances, $3,720,000. 543. Gallantry awards-world war XI, $18,000. Miscellaneous payments- 544. Employers liability compensation, $150,000. 545. Last Post fund, $125,000. 546. Grant to Canadian Legion, $9,000.


June 6, 1950