February 1, 1961

FIRST REPORT


Mr. M. D. Morton (Davenport) presented the first report of the standing committee on banking and commerce, and asked for unanimous consent to move that the report be concurred in.


LIB

George James McIlraith

Liberal

Mr. G. J. Mcllraiih (Ottawa West):

Mr. Speaker, I am not prepared to give unanimous consent.

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MARINE AND FISHERIES

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST


Mr. L. R. Crouse (Queens-Lunenburg) presented the first report of the standing committee on marine and fisheries, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. Georges Valade (St. Mary) presented the first report of the standing committee on privileges and elections, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to. 1614 HOUSE OF Industrial Relations Committee


MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE RILLS

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORE OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. R. J. McCleave (Halifax) presented the first report of the standing committee on miscellaneous private bills, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. R. H. Small (Danforih) presented the first report of the standing committee on industrial relations and asked for unanimous consent to move that the report be concurred in.


LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Essex East):

Mr. Speaker, I do not refuse to accede to the request of the hon. gentleman for unanimous consent, but I would point out the inadequacy of this report-

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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. There is no subject matter before the house for debate at the moment. If unanimous consent is given the motion will be put and then may be dealt with; otherwise I must reject the motion. Does the house give unanimous consent that the hon. member for Danforth (Mr. Small) present this motion?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

Mr. Speaker, this report does not give a true indication of what transpired at the committee meeting. This was an organization meeting for the purpose of electing the chairman and arranging for the routine business of the committee. I may say, incidentally, that I was very happy to support the nomination of the hon. gentleman as chairman of this committee. On that one subject there was unanimity. I, of course, had a special opportunity to be able to attest to the great experience of the hon. gentleman as chairman of parliamentary committees.

However, it was proposed at the committee meeting this morning that since the committee had not been assigned any particular functions by this house, and since the committee should be put to work, we should ask the house for authority to examine into the state of the unemployment insurance fund, which is now in a perilous state.

This motion was not supported and was overwhelmingly defeated by all members supporting the government. The report of the

[Mr. Valade.)

hon. gentleman should have stated that there had been a request made by some members of the committee-

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Some hon. Members:

One.

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February 1, 1961