June 27, 1951

OLD AGE PENSION

VETERANS

LIB

Mr. Laing:

Liberal

1. How many pensioned veterans will be eligible for the universal old age pension of $40 per month by virtue of having attained, at January 1, 1952, the age of seventy years?

2. How many pensioned veterans will be in the age group 65-69 as at January 1, 1952?

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSION
Subtopic:   VETERANS
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LIB

Leslie Alexander Mutch (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Mutch:

Statistical records show the

year of birth of pensioners; to ascertain the date of birth would necessitate a review of over 160,000 cases.

Moreover, in forecasting the number of pensioned veterans who would be eligible for the universal old age pension, a factor is an estimate of the number of deaths during the intervening period.

The following figures show the estimated number of all disability pensioners, including those resident outside Canada, who reach the

ages stated:

Age 70 and higher during 1952.. 11,331

Age 65-69 during 1952 11,364

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSION
Subtopic:   VETERANS
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

SUBSIDIES OR OTHER ASSISTANCE TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS

PC

Mr. Fulton:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many boards or agencies of government are in existence now or have been in existence since January 1, 1946, which have paid any form of production or market subsidy or assistance to agricultural producers?

2. What is the name of each such board or agency?

3. What is the total that has been paid to recipients in each province by each such board or agency since January 1, 1946, or since the date of establishment of the board or agency if established after that date?

4. How much has been paid by the government to provincial governments or apple growers in each province for tree removal and tree planting in each year since January 1, 1946?

Topic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   SUBSIDIES OR OTHER ASSISTANCE TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

CAPLAN RIVER, QUE., WHARF

PC

Henri Courtemanche

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Courlemanche:

For a copy of the payrolls and a statement of materials and equipment purchased in connection with the construction and repair work on Caplan river wharf, during the years 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1950.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   CAPLAN RIVER, QUE., WHARF
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WORK AT MOUTH OF FOX RIVER, QUE.

PC

Henri Courtemanche

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Courlemanche:

For a copy of the payrolls and a statement of materials used in connection with the work done at the mouth of Fox river (Riviere au Renard), county of Gaspe, during the year 1950.

Topic:   WORK AT MOUTH OF FOX RIVER, QUE.
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

ADJOURNMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 9, 1951, ON COMPLETION OF CURRENT BUSINESS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE

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Right Hon. L. S.@

That when this house adjourns on completion of its current business after returning from attending on the giving of ro^al assent in the Senate to the bills which will have been passed, this house stand adjourned until October 9, 1951, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, provided always that if it appears to the satisfaction of Mr. Speaker, after consultation with His Majesty's government, that the public interest requires that the house should meet at an earlier time during the adjournment, Mr. Speaker may give notice that he is so satisfied, and thereupon the house shall meet at the time stated in such notice, and shall transact its business as if it had been duly adjourned to that time.

He said: Mr. Speaker, since the notice of this motion was published, some hon. members have asked why the hour of eleven o'clock on Tuesday, October 9, was being fixed instead of the hour of three o'clock in the afternoon. The reason is that this house adopted a motion providing that during the remainder of this session it shall meet at eleven o'clock in the morning instead of three

Business of the House o'clock in the afternoon. An additional reason is that we hope by meeting at eleven o'clock in the morning that we can have prorogation by noon; that parliament can be prorogued until three o'clock that afternoon, and the opening of the new session can take place the same day, thus saving one day in the time required for the usual formalities. Needless to say, the adjournment will make it possible for Mr. Speaker to call parliament together should anything occur in the international or even in the domestic situation before October 9 which will make it desirable for parliament to meet.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ADJOURNMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 9, 1951, ON COMPLETION OF CURRENT BUSINESS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

Then do we understand that October 9 is a firm date, unless it is found necessary to call the house together before that time?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ADJOURNMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 9, 1951, ON COMPLETION OF CURRENT BUSINESS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

It is a firm date for the reconvening of this session, and I hope the situation will be such that, within an hour or so after reconvening, parliament can be prorogued until three o'clock in the afternoon for the opening of the new session.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ADJOURNMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 9, 1951, ON COMPLETION OF CURRENT BUSINESS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald M. Fleming (Eglinton):

In connection with the current business, may I ask if the select committee to assist Mr. Speaker in connection with the proposed revision of the rules of the house is expected to meet before October 9, so that with the opening of the new session some experiments may be made with changes in the rules, particularly with respect to the hours of sitting?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ADJOURNMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 9, 1951, ON COMPLETION OF CURRENT BUSINESS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

I think some experimental changes will be tried out during the new session, but I would not hope for so much as a complete and definite report by the committee at the very opening of that session. I can give the house immediately the assurance that it would be the desire of the government to move as early as possible in the next session for the reconvening of that committee, and I trust nothing may happen in the interval to make it necessary to change its personnel.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ADJOURNMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 9, 1951, ON COMPLETION OF CURRENT BUSINESS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of Ihe Opposition):

I should like to offer a suggestion which I think might be of some assistance to that committee, whether it meets during the intervening period or not until the opening of the new session. It is our good fortune to have here in Ottawa a man who I am sure holds the complete confidence of members in all parts of the house. I refer to Dr. Arthur Beauchesne. We follow his rules on procedure. While the committee must be entirely responsible for any recommendations, I believe it would be highly desirable if Dr. Beauchesne could in some way be brought into the general discussion

Business of the House and asked to prepare recommendations, out of his long experience, for the consideration of the committee when it meets.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ADJOURNMENT UNTIL OCTOBER 9, 1951, ON COMPLETION OF CURRENT BUSINESS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE
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June 27, 1951