April 12, 1939

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

If I may interrupt, let me say that since my hon. friend has not obtained his return, this item may stand and I shall see that the return is brought down immediately.

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

My remarks were on the minister's own statement three or four minutes ago. I have the floor.

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LIB

Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Order. The item stands.

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

I had not finished what I had to say about the load-line. I have something yet to say about this item. I have the floor.

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LIB

Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

The hon. member is out of order. The item stands.

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

The rest of what I have to say will be relevant to this very item.

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LIB

Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

The hon. member must resume his seat.

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

The item stands whenever anyone wants to say anything.

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LIB

Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Order.

Item stands.

mines and resources

118. Departmental administration, $178,735.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

The estimates of this

department are now being considered for the first time?

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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

How many other departments are there whose estimates have not yet been considered for the first time?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

I cannot say at the moment. I do not think there are many.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

I do not wish to delay the proceedings, but this is the one occasion, when the government does choose to move to go into supply, when hon. members might possibly bring up some subject for redress. I will not object to the estimates of this department being introduced at the present time, but I do not think it should be done too often in this way at the last moment.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

It has not been done very frequently, I think.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

As a matter of fact, never has.there been a government that I know of while I have been in this house which has moved so seldom to go into supply as this government. This government has done so as rarely as possible, apparently for the purpose of dodging the possibility of some private member bringing up a controversial subject.

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LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

My hon. friend said supply was not important.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

I have explained that. I said estimates were only fillers in, and that is correct; but I do not want them filled in quite so easily all the time, because there may be an occasion when we wish to take up some subject. However, I do not wish to delay the introduction of the estimates of this department getting in. I have nothing in view in regard to moving an amendment, but I hope that one of these days the government will move to go into supply and give us an opportunity if we wish to bring up anything.

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LIB

Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Shall the item carry?

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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

No, the item will not carry. We will discuss that next time.

Item stands.

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April 12, 1939