June 4, 1951

PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

It seems to me there were things said by the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar and the hon. member for Peace River with respect to the position of members of parliament that should call for reply and correction.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT PASSING OF MEASURE AT WESTMINSTER CONSEQUENTIAL CANADIAN LEGISLATION
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?

An hon. Member:

You are not the leader yet.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT PASSING OF MEASURE AT WESTMINSTER CONSEQUENTIAL CANADIAN LEGISLATION
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

It is not customary to allow a debate on a statement made at this stage of the proceedings. I have allowed the leader of the opposition and the leaders of the other two groups to speak, but it is not customary to permit other hon. members to do so.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT PASSING OF MEASURE AT WESTMINSTER CONSEQUENTIAL CANADIAN LEGISLATION
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker, may I suggest that there are reasons why the latitude you have authority to extend should be given in order to permit the discussion of something which in effect changes the whole plan of the business of this house, which introduces an entirely new concept of the extent of the time that members will have to stay in Ottawa, and which generally may change the whole attitude of many prospective candidates for office toward the possibility of having to separate themselves from their families and their other occupations for the best part of a year. This is an announcement that goes far beyond any matter of ordinary procedure, and in view of its importance and its possible effect upon the future membership of this house I earnestly suggest that it would be highly desirable, sir, that you exercise your discretion and permit certain suggestions to

Old Age Pensions

be put forward for the consideration of the government.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT PASSING OF MEASURE AT WESTMINSTER CONSEQUENTIAL CANADIAN LEGISLATION
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The difficulty is that I am bound to see that the rules of the house are observed, and there is no motion before the house at the present time. It is probable that an opportunity will be given hon. members to discuss the matters the leader of the opposition has mentioned, which are very important matters; but at the present time that is not permissible. It could only be allowed by unanimous consent.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT PASSING OF MEASURE AT WESTMINSTER CONSEQUENTIAL CANADIAN LEGISLATION
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Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO B.N.A. ACT PASSING OF MEASURE AT WESTMINSTER CONSEQUENTIAL CANADIAN LEGISLATION
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RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

Léonard-David Sweezey Tremblay

Liberal

Mr. L. D. Tremblay (Dorchester) moved:

That the name of Mr. MacDougall be substituted for that of Mr. Thomson on the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.

That the name of Mr. Goode be substituted for that of Mr. Weaver on the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.

Topic:   RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILL

FIRST READING


Bill No. 356, respecting Canadian Pacific Railway Company.-Mr. Decore.


CRIMINAL CODE

AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO RACING ASSOCIATIONS CONDUCTING PARI-MUTUEL BETTING

LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (for the Minister of Agriculture) moved

the first reading of Bill No. 357 (from the Senate), to amend the Criminal Code (race meetings).

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO RACING ASSOCIATIONS CONDUCTING PARI-MUTUEL BETTING
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QUESTIONS

ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY

PC

Mr. Courtemanche:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have any plans been prepared for the construction of the St. Lawrence deep waterway?

2. If so, are such plans preliminary or final?

3. By what company were they prepared?

4. What was the cost of such plans?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

Plans of the St. Lawrence deep waterway have been prepared concurrently with, and as a natural consequence of, the discussions that have taken place over the years between Canada and the United States in regard to the project. Some of these are preliminary and some may be final. All such plans drawn in Canada are the work of

Questions

government engineers. So far as cost of the plans is concerned, the special projects division of the Department of Transport have different engineering duties to perform and accounting records are not maintained in a way that would show the cost of servicing any one particular project.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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EMPLOYEES OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TRANSFERRED TO PERMANENT POSITIONS

June 4, 1951