March 20, 1941

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of National War Services; Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

This is probably not the time to discuss it, but there are two or three ways open for dealing with the question. One w'ay, of course, was to deal with it under the War Measures Act. We did not desire to proceed by that method because it would not have made it possible to have the kind of discussion here that members would want to have. I am quite sure that we can arrange for the kind of discussion and just as full a discussion as hon. members would have if legislation were introduced; and if the house will leave it at that until we come to it to-morrow, or whatever day we do come to it, we can have a full discussion then.

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NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

When the question comes before us, does the minister propose to make a statement himself outlining what we may expect if this goes through or will someone else have to make an opening statement?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of National War Services; Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I would hope to have an opportunity of making a statement.

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Thomas Bruce McNevin

Liberal

Mr. McNEVIN:

As a supporter of the government, I believe that this problem should be dealt with by legislation, which offers a much wider opportunity for a full review of the whole problem. It is a matter of great importance.

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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. Friday, March 21, 1941.


March 20, 1941