June 7, 1956

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

I entirely agree, Mr. Speaker, that the Speakership in this country, because of the situation which is created by a new Speaker every four or five years or whatever term parliament may run to, being in the difficult position of having to pick up the traditions and having to pick up his knowledge of the office and the manner in which to conduct it-

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Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

His difficulty arises toward the end of his term, not toward the beginning.

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Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

The hon. member for Kamloops I think will agree with me that if this difficulty arose prior to this particular debate it will be necessary for hon. members of his party to explain why at this particular moment we have this particular motion. Now, I accept his leader's statement to the effect that it did arise prior to this, and I submit to him-

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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

What is that? What did you say?

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Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

What did who say?

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Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

I said what I had said a few minutes ago, that in his introductory remarks my hon. friend the Leader of the Opposition had said that criticism had arisen with respect to Mr. Speaker in the press of Canada before this debate arose.

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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Yes; that is so.

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Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

And I went on to say-I do not know whether there was or not-I would expect that criticism could only have arisen if there was criticism here in the house.

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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 Honourable the Deputy Governor General desires the immediate attendance of this honourable house in the chamber of the honourable the Senate. Accordingly, Mr. Speaker with 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 Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills; An act for the relief of Lorinc Orvos Nagy. An act for the relief of Regis Edouard Gosselin. An act for the relief of William Boychuck. An act for the relief of Edna Betty Berendt Payment. An act for the relief of Leona Jennie Xmpey Mella. An act for the relief of Joseph Elie Felix Leduc, otherwise known as Jean Leduc. An act for the relief of Florence Mintz Etinson. An act for the relief of Jeanne Yvonne Gaouyat Leroy. An act for the relief of Adrienne Rozenbaum Melzak. An act for the relief of Joan Louise Squires Connolly. An act for the relief of Carol May Burch Squires. An act for the relief of Irene Raab Agoston. An act for the relief of Joan Marshall Bougie. An act for the relief of Heather Thornton Williamson. An act for the relief of Helen Louise Hancox Fray. An act for the relief of John Wallace Herbert. An act for the relief of Angeline Sperdakos Trakas. An act for the relief of Sheelagh Duffin Bennett. An act for the relief of Ruth Alister Creighton Jones. An act for the relief of Doris Lillian Doughty Dick. An act for the relief of Joan Etta Young Campbell. An act for the relief of Doris Evelyn Hirsch Stephen. An act for the relief of Luvina Mallet Lambert. An act for the relief of Lois Margaret Clouston Willar. An act for the relief of Mona Margaret McCastlin Adams. An act for the relief of Dorothy Joanne Campbell Mockeridge. An act for the relief of Edna Gertrude Neil Fry. An act for the relief of Madeleine Tremblay St. Jean. An act for the relief of Stephen Harvan. An act for the relief of Charles Lanny Catto. An act for the relief of Simonne Trottier Breard. An act for the relief of Mary Murray Snook. An act for the relief of Ruth Katie Brigden Battersby. An act for the relief of Marie Dicerni Arcieri. An act for the relief of Laurence Turgeon, otherwise known as Laurent Turgeon. An act for the relief of Barbara Allen Deslauriers. An act for the relief of Henri Xavier Eugene Bernard. An act for the relief of Jeanette Cowan Weinstein. An act for the relief of Hina LeBreton Fleurent. An act for the relief of Hazel Annie Palmer Martel. An act for the relief of Phyllis Matilda Clayton Sawyer. An act for the relief of Leonora CancelliDesgroseilliers. An act for the relief of Eugenia Towstuk Podilchuk. An act for the relief of Rose Rother Lewartt. An act for the relief of Marie Germaine Muguette Andree Brunet Sievert. An act for the relief of Joan Noble Rusk. An act for the relief of Joseph Edouard Walter Gerard LeBlanc. An act for the relief of Marie Jeannine Eda Coderre Azaria. An act for the relief of Mary Margaret Florence Bradley Green. An act for the relief of Mary Wylie Johnston Haan. An act for the relief of Christina Walsh Mc-Brearty. An act for the relief of Marie Anne Roy Suess. An act for the relief of Ray Israel Lieder. An act for the relief of Lillias Cushnie Dowden Grande. An act for the relief of Angelina Heylen Thirion. An act for the relief of William James Munden. An act for the relief of Robert Raymond. An act for the relief of Jacqueline Gagne Brothers. An act for the relief of Nathan Fishbine. An act for the relief of Dorothea Atkinson Bosse. An act for the relief of George Evangelinelis. An act for the relief of Tatiana Holowko Kucznski. An act for the relief of May McMullin Bjornson. An act for the relief of Adrienne Cote Souliere. An act for the relief of Imogene Eva Patricia Hayes Knox. An act for the relief of Maria Domany Cap. An act for the relief of Elfrieda Eggert Nowinski. An act for the relief of Mary Valerie Dorothy Johnston Bromwich. An act for the relief of Islay Isobel Campbell Jones. An act for the relief of Audrey Joan Atkinson Hanson Hanson. An act for the relief of Marie Eglantine Victoria Laurenza Gagne Holowaty. An act for the relief of Barbara Helen Major Kaye. An act for the relief of Hazel Me Janet Thompson Stewart. An act for the relief of Patricia Marion Cook Townsend. An act for the relief of Helen Joan Franks Manley Sellen. An act for the relief of Lily Kite Herscovitch. An act for the relief of Mary Bagdonas Roselle. An act for the relief of Arthur Telford Bates. An act for the relief of Marjorie Pennell Robinson. An act for the relief of Joseph Henri Andre Lessard. An act for the relief of Sheila Joan Mencher Morantz. An act for the relief of Frances Marie Ware Ami. An act for the relief of Shirley Field Schleider. An act for the relief of Jeannine Cecile Marie Tessier Davies. An act for the relief of Madeline Mclsaac Metayer. An act for the relief of Gloria Ann Hazelton Stewart. An act for the relief of Clifford Acland Barber. 67509-305£ The Royal Assent An act for the relief of Hilda Louise Prewer Shaver. An act for the relief of Gertrude Earle Bell. An act for the relief of Leba Lee Black Lichtenstein. An act for the relief of Helen Walker Seive-wright Edwards. An act for the relief of Gertrude Hayes Renaud. An act for the relief of Isabell Jones Page. An act for the relief of Joyce Burgess Lewis Cloutier. An act for the relief of Marie Yvonne Blais Leger. An act for the relief of Jeanne Fleury Touchette. An act for the relief of Doris Cammy Lapkoff. An act for the relief of Thea Anna May Laskowski. An act for the relief of Thelma Barton Taylor McPhee. An act for the relief of Olga Pritula Memi. An act for the relief of Ethel Elizabeth Margaret Ritchie Campbell. An act for the relief of Edith May Robertson Thompson. An act for the relief of Hans Christian Anderson An act for the relief of Raffaele Polissena. An act for the relief of Hilda Evelyn Charlton Carlson. An act for the relief of Dorothy Pilkington Wilson. An act for the relief of Dorothy Nesbitt Ward Pratt. An act for the relief of Nichita Tomescu. An act for the relief of Lilly Katoffsky Schwartz. An act for the relief of Rita Beryl Gwendolyn Scott Darlington. An act for the relief of Dorothy Christie Bradley Cunniam. An act for the relief of Samuel Marks Stirling. An act for the relief of Violet Ethel Stanway Sharpe. An act for the relief of Elizabeth June Robertson Fraser. An act for the relief of Shirley Ann Joss Le Boeuf. An act for the relief of Marguerite Catherine Evans Macfarlane. An act for the relief of Agniete Stravinskaite Paskevicius. An act for the relief of Joseph Marc Bernard Levesque. An act for the relief of Kenneth Wilfred Morgan An act for the relief of Mary Helen Norali Whelehan Gondos. An act for the relief of Roger Paul Rene Hilaire Varnier. An act for the relief of Sarah Abramovsky Gordon. An act for the relief of Ruth Shirley Churchill O'Neill. An act for the relief of Edgar Ferland Theoret. An act for the relief of Therese Laure Turgeon Garson. An act for the relief of Marie Jeannine Lucette Poirier Legault. An act for the relief of Marie Rose Theresa Allain Gauvin. An act for the relief of Marie Therese Murielle Audelin Blemur. An act for the relief of Frantisek Horsky, otherwise known as Francis Horsky. An act for the relief of Anne Campbell Hogwood. An act for the relief of Maud Virginia af Ugglas Marchant. An act for the relief of Annie Eva Lewin Sutcliffe. An act for the relief of Vanda Vainoraite Lebedziunas.



House of Commons An act for the relief of Ivy Hutchcraft Fawcett. An act for the relief of Charles Edouard Racicot. An act for the relief of Jeanine Yvonne Pinatel Wells. An act for the relief of Georgina Mary Elizabeth Forcade Sheehan. An act for the relief of Bridget Ann Hamilton Limoges. An act for the relief of Mildred Jane Clendenning Dephoure. An act for the relief of Elizabeth Marie Hartwig Bensinger. An act for the relief of Beatrice Mary Lucretia Glassco Bishop. An act for the relief of Marie Therese Justine Georgette Spenard Mignault. An act for the relief of Vera Florence Gilson Shehyn. An act respecting Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway Company. An act to incorporate the Western Gospel Mission. An act to incorporate the Canadian Council of Churches. An act respecting Canadian Pacific Railway Company and certain wholly owned subsidiaries. An act to amend the Trans-Canada Highway Act. An act respecting the pension fund society of the Dominion Bank. An act to amend the Canadian Citizenship Act. An act to implement an agreement between Canada and the kingdom of Denmark for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to income tax. An act to amend the Department of Transport Act. An act to amend the Judges Act. An act to incorporate the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada. An act respecting Canadian Pacific Railway Company. An act respecting Trans-Prairie Pipelines of Canada, Ltd. An act respecting Ogdensburg bridge authority. An act respecting the construction of a bridge over the St. Lawrence river near the city of Trois-Rivieres. An act to amend the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority Act. An act to amend the National Housing Act, 1954. An act to establish the Northern Ontario Pipe Line Crown Corporation. At six o'clock the house took recess. AFTER RECESS The house resumed at eight o'clock.


MR. DREW-MOTION OF NON-CONFIDENCE IN PRESIDING OFFICER OF THE HOUSE


The house resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Drew: In view of the unprecedented action of Mr. Speaker in (a) improperly reversing his own decision without notice and without giving any opportunity for discussion; (b) repeatedly refusing to allow members to address the house on occasions when the rules provide that they have the right to be heard; (c) subordinating the rights of the house to the will of the government, this house resolves that it no longer has any confidence in its presiding officer.


LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

Mr. Speaker, may I ask how much time I have?

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William Alfred Robinson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Nine minutes.

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Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. Mclvor:

Where is the opposition?

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Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

Mr. Speaker, if the hon. member for Esquimalt-Saanich were here I would point out-and though he is not here I do it anyway-that the Ottawa Journal uses the phrase "western Tory in final criticism".

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George Clyde Nowlan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

Are there any connotations to

that?

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Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

No, none whatever.

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George Clyde Nowlan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

The hon. member for Esquimalt-Saanich is here now. Say it to him.

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June 7, 1956