February 5, 1963

FINANCE

PAYMENT OF GOVERNMENT BILLS AND SALARIES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Walter Lockhart Gordon

Liberal

Mr. Walter L. Gordon (Davenport):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the precarious financial position of the government-

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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinlon):

Shame on you.

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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. If the hon. member will reflect upon his opening words and try to direct his mind to standing order 39 I think he will see where he is heading.

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LIB

Walter Lockhart Gordon

Liberal

Mr. Gordon:

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Finance if he is planning to pay salaries and bills after today under the authority of governor general's warrants?

Hon. George C. Nowlan (Minister of Finance:) Mr. Speaker, if there were any precarious financial position it would have been largely contributed to by the hon. member for Davenport and his party.

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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I know there is a particular zest for debate in the house today, but perhaps we could reserve that sort of energy and desire for the resumption of the debate on the supply motion. Perhaps we could now have questions and answers more suitable to orders of the day.

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege affecting all hon. members-

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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Inquiries of the Ministry

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

-what more important function has parliament than the voting of supply?

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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I do not doubt the importance of the function. I am simply querying some of the expressions that have been used.

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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

We have been telling you that for months.

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THE SENATE

INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENTS


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Douglas Mason Fisher

New Democratic Party

Mr. D. M. Fisher (Pori Arthur):

I should like to ask the Prime Minister if he has made or is considering making today any series of appointments to the other place, or to the judiciary.

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

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, every day is a day for such appointments.

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February 5, 1963