As members of the house can see, the report is voluminous. It contains many charts, plans and sketches, and to print it would be very, very expensive. I intend to refer the report to the committee on printing, and the committee will decide whe.her it should be printed in full or only a synopsis should be made.
Topic: SURVEY OF NATIONAL PORTS
Subtopic: REPORT OF SIR ALEXANDER GIBB TABLED
TABLING OF ORDERS IN COUNCIL PASSED UNDER AUTHORITY OF ACT
Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the Minister of Labour I beg to lay on the table the following orders in council passed under the authority of the Unemployment and Farm Relief Continuance Act; Nos. 759, 760, 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 771, 773, 774 and 785.
VACANCY IN REPRESENTATION OF M AISON NEUVE
On the orders of the day:
William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Leader of the Official Opposition)
Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):
I should like to draw the attention of the government to the fact that there has been a vacancy in the constituency of Maisonneuve ever since the sixteenth of January last. On the twenty-first of January the government issued a writ for a foy-election in Athabasca, where there was also a vacancy, but no writ was issued at the time with respect to the vacancy in Maisonneuve. I would like to ask if it was the intention of the government to allow that constituency to go unrepresented in this parliament this session; also whether the government intends to take steps to see that a writ is immediately issued.
Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Acting Minister of Fisheries) moved that the house go into committee on Bill No. 10, to amend and consolidate the Fisheries Act.
Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Cowan (Port Arthur-Thunder Bay) in the chair.
Has this bill been reprinted, Mr. Chairman? I do not see how we can go on with it if it has not. It is not on our files. There was a large number of amendments, some of considerable importance, made to the bill in the marine and fisheries committee, and I do not see how we can intelligently study the bill unless it is reprinted with the amendments.
committee did not do, but it is not customary to discuss a bill with so many amendments in committee of the whole without first having the bill reprinted, and I have never heard that it was necessary for a committee to order reprinting;, that is a matter of departmental policy. I do not-see how we can adequately
deal with this bill. We trusted the amendments would be on record; we do not know what they are. For hon. members who have spent many days discussing this matter in committee it will be unfortunate if we have to begin all over again. I would suggest either that the amendments be printed in the votes and proceedings or that the bill be reprinted.
remarks of the hon. member for Comox-Alberni in requesting the minister to comply with the suggestion. I happen to come from a constituency in which great interest is taken in this bill. Not being a member of the fisheries committee I have no idea what amendments were made, and have not had an opportunity of attending discussions in committee. Therefore for the information of hon. members who have not attended the meetings of the fisheries committee I request that the amendments be printed or be put into such shape that they may be considered by the committee of the whole.