February 10, 1939


Mr. C. G. MacNEIL (Vancouver North) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 18, to amend the Militia Act. He said: This is in identically the same terms as the bill I introduced last session. Cattle Shipments The purpose of the bill is to amend the Militia Act to make it conform with the present constitutional status of Canada as recognized by the resolutions of the imperial conference, especially in 1926, and by the statute of Westminster, 1931. Its object, further, is to provide that Canada shall not become involved in any war beyond Canada without the sanction of parliament. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. NATIONAL DEFENCE ACT


CONSTRUCTION OF WORKS AND PRODUCTION OF ARMAMENTS THROUGH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES


Mr. E. J. POOLE (Red Deer) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 19, to amend the Department of National Defence Act.


LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Explain.

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SC

Eric Joseph Poole

Social Credit

Mr. POOLE:

The purpose of the bill is to provide that moneys voted by parliament for national defence purposes shall be spent by the government, through its own agencies and under its own control.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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NATIONAL FILM BOARD

REVIEW OF GOVERNMENT FILM ACTIVITIES-INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE TO CENTRALIZE DISTRIBUTION


Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Transport, for the Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to introduce a measure to create a national film board empowered and directed to review and report on government film activities and to discharge such other duties as the governor in council may request; and to authorize the governor in council to appoint, and determine the salary of, a commissioner, to be the chief executive officer of the board. Also to provide for the appointment of an interdepartmental committee to centralize government film distribution. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


RADIO BROADCASTING

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER ANNUAL REPORT AND REVIEW AIMS AND POLICIES OF CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Transport) moved:

That a select committee be appointed on radio broadcasting to consider the annual report of

the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and to review the policies and aims of the corporation and its regulations, revenues, expenditures and development, with power to examine and inquire into the matters and things herein referred to and to report from time to time their observations and opinions thereon, and to send for persons, papers and records; and that the said committee shall consist of the following members: Messrs. Ahearn, Beaubien, Bertrand (Laurier), Bouchard, Dupuis, Factor, Hamilton, Heon, Howe, Isnor, Johnston (Bow River), Lawson, MacKenzie (Neepawa), MacMillan, Martin, Patterson, Pottier, Ross (Moose Jaw), Slaght, Stevens, Thompson, Turgeon, Woodsworth, and that the presence of at least nine members shall be a quorum of the said committee and that standing order 65 be suspended in relation thereto.

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Motion agreed to.


ROYAL VISIT TO CANADA

SUGGESTED STRIKING OF SPECIAL DECORATION FOR DEFENCE FORCES AND EX-SERVICE MEN


On the orders of the day:


CON

Frank Exton Lennard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. F. E. LENNARD (Wentworth):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the government. In view of the fact that a British reigning sovereign has never before been in Canada, and in view of the approaching visit of their majesties this year, will not the government consider the striking of a special decoration, to be awarded to all members of the defence forces of Canada and all ex-service men in Canada?

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

I suggest that this question be accepted as a notice of motion. The hon. member will receive an answer at the proper time.

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CATTLE SHIPMENTS

QUOTA PERMITTED TO ENTER UNITED STATES UNDER TERMS OF TRADE AGREEMENT


On the orders of the day:


February 10, 1939