January 29, 1963

PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I think the hon. member will recognize he is inviting a controversy, and also asking the minister to comment on a statement made by a person outside of this house, which is quite wrong.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   WELLAND CANAL
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO IMPOSITION OF TOLLS
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INQUIRY AS TO AMENDMENT TO RAILWAY ACT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Prime Minister and ask him what has happened to the bill which, on January 21, he said would be introduced and placed on Votes and Proceedings, having to do with an amendment to the Railway Act based on the recommendations of the royal commission on transportation?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO AMENDMENT TO RAILWAY ACT
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, that bill has been drafted, but after consultation with the premiers of the western provinces a request was received from them, and also from other interested groups in the western provinces, for an opportunity to discuss generally some of its terms. I think that meeting is to take place this coming Friday.

Inquiries of the Ministry POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO AMENDMENT TO RAILWAY ACT
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INQUIRY AS TO STATEMENT BY ASSOCIATION OF EMPLOYEES


On the orders oi the day:


LIB

Azellus Denis

Liberal

Mr. Azellus Denis (St. Denis):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Postmaster General, but before I do so may I remind the house that yesterday was her birthday anniversary. I know that it is not very polite to remind a lady that she has got older, but in this case it is polite because it does not show. I wish her health and happiness, in a sick and unhappy government.

Is the Postmaster General aware of the statement issued last week end by the executive of the federated association of postal employees after a week of deliberations and, if so, will she comment on it?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO STATEMENT BY ASSOCIATION OF EMPLOYEES
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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough (Postmaster General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Ellen L. Fairclough (Postmaster General):

Mr. Speaker, I am afraid I do not know the statement to which the hon. member refers. I would be pleased to answer him, particularly in view of his complimentary remarks, but I am at a loss to know what it is to which he refers. If he would like to send me a message-

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO STATEMENT BY ASSOCIATION OF EMPLOYEES
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO STATEMENT BY ASSOCIATION OF EMPLOYEES
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. In any event I think any comments on such a report might not be quite in order at this time, but after all those complimentary remarks perhaps anything was fair to the hon. member.

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Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO STATEMENT BY ASSOCIATION OF EMPLOYEES
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FINANCE

REQUEST FOR INCREASED FAMILY ALLOWANCES


On the orders of the day:


SC

Raymond Langlois

Social Credit

Mr. Raymond Langlois (Megantic):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Prime Minister.

Does the government accept the principle of an increase in family allowances?

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED FAMILY ALLOWANCES
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

That question is one of policy and a rhetorical one at the moment.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASED FAMILY ALLOWANCES
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TRANSLATION INTO FRENCH OF WORK BY BEAUCHESNE


On the orders of the day:


SC

Bernard Dumont

Social Credit

Mr. Bernard Dumont (Bellechasse):

On a

point of order, Mr. Speaker. In view of the tremendous number of questions from this corner of the house that are ruled out of order, could not the printing of the French edition of Beauchesne's be speeded up?

Topic:   TRANSLATION INTO FRENCH OF WORK BY BEAUCHESNE
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PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

It seems to me one has but to study the official report to know the kind of questions that are to be asked at this stage of the proceedings.

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Topic:   TRANSLATION INTO FRENCH OF WORK BY BEAUCHESNE
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January 29, 1963