February 20, 1961

PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Is the hon. member content to drop the motion?

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1955
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LIB

Gabriel Roberge

Liberal

Mr. Roberge:

Yes.

Order discharged and motion withdrawn.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1950 Motion No. 48-Mr. Roberge:

For a copy of the insurance coverage manual issued in January 1950 by the unemployment insurance commission.

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PC

Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of Labour):

The same observation applies to this motion, and I would ask the hon. member to consider dropping it.

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CCF

Harold Edward Winch

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

Mr. Winch:

May I ask the same question? Why is there so much secrecy about these documents?

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

May I ask the minister to let this motion stand? His suggestion that it has always been the practice to regard these documents as privileged is not fully accepted at this moment, and I do not think that is the practice, in the particular context.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1955
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The motion is not debatable. If the hon. member in whose name it stands is not content to have it withdrawn, it should stand.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1955
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

On a point of order, the hon. member for Essex East does not accept the minister's statement that it is a privileged document, I do not believe it is within the competence of the hon. member to reject the statement made by a minister of the crown. It is a matter for the disposition of the house.

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CCF

Harold Edward Winch

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

Mr. Winch:

In view of the fact that the minister-

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1955
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order; this is not a debatable motion.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1955
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CCF

Harold Edward Winch

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

Mr. Winch:

The point of order is debatable, sir.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1955
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

When a motion is called it is open to a minister whose department is concerned to object to the production of a document on the ground that the production is contrary to public policy. It is open to the house to disregard that objection and pass the order, but it is not a debatable motion.

Motions for Papers

As I understand it, the hon. member lor Megantic wishes this motion to stand.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1955
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PC

Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Siarr:

Under the circumstances I would have to refuse the motion.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1955
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Does the hon. member wish to proceed with the motion?

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1955
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LIB

Gabriel Roberge

Liberal

Mr. Roberge:

Under the circumstances I will withdraw the motion.

Order discharged and motion withdrawn.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MANUAL, 1955
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ROADS TO RESOURCES PROGRAM, QUEBEC


Motion No. 49-Mr. Martel: For a copy of all contracts and agreements entered into by the federal government and the province of Quebec with respect to the roads to resources program, together with copies of all riders and schedules pertaining thereto.


PC

George Ernest Halpenny (Minister Without Portfolio)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. G. E. Halpenny (Minister without Portfolio):

I wonder if this motion could stand, since the minister is unable to be present this afternoon?

Motion stands.

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ORDERS IN COUNCIL FIXING DUTIES


Motion No. 50-Mr. Benidickson: For copies of orders issued by the Minister of National Revenue since December 1, 1958, under the provisions of section 38 of the Customs Act for the purposes of fixing duties.


PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Georgs C. Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue):

This is acceptable, subject to the usual reservations.

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February 20, 1961