August 30, 1950


The house resumed at 9.30 p.m.


THE ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following communication:

Ottawa, August 30, 1950

Sir:

I have the honour to Inform you that the Honourable Patrick Kerwin, judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber today, the 30th of August, 1950, at 9.45 p.m., for the purpose of giving royal assent to a bill.

I have the honour to be, sir,

Your obedient servant,

J. F. Delaute

Assistant Secretary to the Governor General

Business of the House ORDERS IN COUNCIL

TABLING OF SUMMARY JUNE 1, 1950, TO

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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I would ask that I might have permission to revert to motions and to table the summary of the orders in council passed during the period June 1 to July 31, 1950.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

During the recess, I met the leaders of the various groups and from my conversation with them I gathered that the most appropriate procedure by which to deal with the speech of His Excellency would be to have the mover and the seconder move and second the mbtion for an address in reply, and then to have them followed by the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Pearson) to give an account of the international situation referred to in the speech from the throne and by the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Claxton) who would follow him and put before the house a statement of the measures the government is recommending as being required for increased national security and international co-operation. From that moment on the customary order of participation in the debate might be followed.

In view of the fact that there are only three minutes before the Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General will be here, it might be convenient not to commence the debate on the speech from the throne until afterwards. Then if it were the feeling of the house that after this long and arduous day we might rise and proceed with the consideration of His Excellency's speech at three o'clock tomorrow afternoon, I think that probably would meet with the convenience of most hon. members.

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PLACING OF DIVISION BELLS IN RESTAURANT AND CAFETERIA

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

It has been brought to my attention that when the division bells rang this afternoon before one division took place in the house, the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell) and possibly other hon. members were either in the restaurant or in the cafeteria and the division bells could not be heard there. Accordingly I am giving instructions that a bell be placed both in the cafeteria and in the restaurant so that on future occasions every hon. member will hear the bell.

The Royal Assent

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Joseph-Arsène Bonnier

Liberal

Mr. Bonnier:

I was in the restaurant. I heard the bell; I left my table and I came down to vote.

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Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

Mr. Speaker, I think my hearing is pretty good, but I did not hear the bell.

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THE ROYAL ASSENT


A message was delivered by Major C. R. Lamoureux, 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 the house went up to the Senate chamber. And being returned': Mr. Speaker informed the house that the Deputy Governor General had been pleased to give in His Majesty's name the royal assent to the following bill: An act to provide for the resumption of operations of railways and for the settlement of the existing dispute with respect to terms and conditions of employment between railway companies and their employees. On motion of Mr. Howe the house adjourned at 10.05 p.m.



Thursday, August 31, 1950


August 30, 1950