June 8, 1951

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

The Toronto Telegram. Mr. Speaker: Order.

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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

In the Ottawa Journal of the same date I find an editorial under the heading: "Device for Higher Indemnities". Then in the Globe and Mail-

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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

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Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker, I must say that the attitude displayed by the government- and in this case I say the government because the hilarity greeting these references is being led by the members of the government-

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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

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An hon. Member:

That is not right.

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Ralph Melville Warren

Liberal

Mr. Warren:

The hon. member is too modest.

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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker, I can assure you that I am patient and that I have no intention of being diverted, by the interruptions, from what I propose to say.

On the same day I find an editorial in the Globe and Mail under the heading "The $240,000,000 Question", and it deals with the same subject. Lest there should be any thought that I am confining my remarks only to eastern Canada, I would point out that in the Calgary Herald on May 29, much earlier than this, I find an editorial under the heading "Double Pay for Half the Effort".

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

Bring out the Toronto Telegram.

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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker, I said and I repeat that no matter what the intention may be, these and other papers-and they are not confined to those which have expressed any one political point of view-across this country have been interpreting this procedure as a device to have a double payment of indemnity simply by arranging for an adjournment and then having a second session.

I am prepared to support any proposal frankly placed before this house for the purpose of providing indemnities which will appropriately indemnify members who serve the various constituencies of Canada here in this House of Commons. But they should be discussed as indemnities and they should be paid as indemnities for a regular session each year. No matter what the intention may have been, at a time like this particularly we should not be left open, any one of us, to the suggestion that there has come from the government of Canada, at a time like this, a proposal that has as its purpose the payment of higher indemnities-

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George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

Nonsense.

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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

-under any device which does not state that that is the purpose.

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George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

Mr. Speaker, again I hate to rise on a point of order.

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An hon. Member:

Sit down.

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George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

No, I will not sit down.

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Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

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George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

The leader of the opposition is imputing motives. When he says, as I understand he is, that he is expecting any indemnity to be duplicated, whether it is qualified for or not, he is imputing motives on the part of the government or on the part of private members.

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William Duncan McKay Wylie

Social Credit

Mr. Wylie:

It is too bad there is not a resolution before us now.

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Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

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June 8, 1951