March 13, 1939

ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

To-morrow we shall take up the second reading of Bill No. 38, to establish a defence purchasing board, standing in the name of the Minister of National Defence (Mr. [\Ir. Euler.]

Mackenzie); and also, in committee of ways and means, the trade agreement, as well as any other bill standing on the order paper if we dispose of those items.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

About ten days ago, I

think, or perhaps a littler longer, I mentioned in the house that one of our members was going to move an amendment on going into supply. There has been no motion for some time to go into supply and, if possible, we should like to have that motion to-morrow. If we cannot have it to-morrow, possibly it could be done on Wednesday, but there is no motion for committee of supply on Thursday and Friday. In justice to hon. members I think the government should move to go into supply on such days as Monday or Tuesday, because that is the one opportunity when hon. members may deal with important subjects not on the order paper. If possible, I should like the minister to consider this matter. So far as I am concerned, he can advise me in the morning whether the government considers it possible to move to go into supply to-morrow in order to give an opportunity to one of our members to move an amendment, notice of which I gave from my place in the house I think ten or twelve days ago.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

I shall bring that suggestion to the attention of the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King). I think the purpose is to move along with the bills under consideration in order to get them finished so that they may be sent across to the other house. In any event, I assume we would be moving to go into supply not later than Monday of next week. While the urgency of the matter suggested by the leader of the opposition (Mr. Manion) may be considerable, it probably could stand until the beginning of next week. However, I shall bring this to the attention of the Prime Minister in the morning and ask his office to advise the leader of the opposition.

At 11.05 p.m. the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order.

Tuesday, March 14, 1939

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March 13, 1939