March 27, 1941

DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE


Hon. J. E. MICHAUD (Minister of Fisheries) presented the first report of the special committee on the defence of Canada regulations, as follows: Your committee recommends that an official stenographic report of the proceedings be taken and transcribed from day to day as the committee may decide, for the confidential use of the committee, and that seventeen copies thereof be made. Mr. MICHAUD moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING

TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORTS-APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS AND ESTIMATES OF GOVERNMENT OWNED TRANSPORTATION LINES

LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Transport; Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. P. J. A. CARDIN (Minister of Transport) :

Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table 'the following annual reports in English and French for the year ended December 31, 1940: The annual report of the Canadian National Railways; the annual report of the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited; and the annual report to parliament of George A. Touche and Company, auditors, of the accounts of the Canadian National Railway system.

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
Subtopic:   TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORTS-APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS AND ESTIMATES OF GOVERNMENT OWNED TRANSPORTATION LINES
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:

That standing order 63 of the House of Commons, relating to the appointment of standing committees of the house, be amended by adding to the standing committees of the house for the present session a standing committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, to which will be referred accounts and estimates and bills relating thereto of the Canadian National Railways, the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships, and Trans-Canada Air Lines for the present session, for consideration and report to the house; provided however that nothing in the resolution shall be construed to curtail in any way the full right of discussion in committee of supply; and that the said committee consist of Messrs. Bercovitch, Black (Cumberland), Bradette, Diefenbaker, Donnelly, Dubuc, Emmerson, Ferland, Gray, Hansell, Hanson (Skeena), Harris (Danforth), Howden, Howe, Lockhart, Maclnnis. McCulloch, Maybank, Parent, Pouliot, Ross (Middlesex East), Sanderson, Sissons.

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
Subtopic:   TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORTS-APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS AND ESTIMATES OF GOVERNMENT OWNED TRANSPORTATION LINES
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition):

Is the personnel of this committee the same as last year?

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I am informed

that it is.

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
Subtopic:   TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORTS-APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS AND ESTIMATES OF GOVERNMENT OWNED TRANSPORTATION LINES
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LIB

Olof Hanson

Liberal

Mr. HANSON (York-Suhbury):

I have no objection to the passage of this motion, but I should like to observe that we have not been consulted about this. It is a very good rule that has grown up, and I think it ought to be observed.

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
Subtopic:   TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORTS-APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS AND ESTIMATES OF GOVERNMENT OWNED TRANSPORTATION LINES
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CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HARRIS (Danforth):

I should like to see the name of the hon. member for Rose-dale (Mr. Jackman), who was on the committee last year, included in its membership again this year.

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
Subtopic:   TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORTS-APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS AND ESTIMATES OF GOVERNMENT OWNED TRANSPORTATION LINES
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

If it is desired by the leader of the opposition to change the personnel, that might be arranged at the convenience of hon. gentlemen opposite.

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
Subtopic:   TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORTS-APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS AND ESTIMATES OF GOVERNMENT OWNED TRANSPORTATION LINES
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Motion agreed to.


THE WAR

POSITION IN THE BALKANS-ANNOUNCEMENT OF COUP D'ETAT IN YUGOSLAVIA


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, with respect to the situation in Yugoslavia, the government has received official word that a successful coup d'etat took place in that country early this morning. While we are at the moment without further official report, the news received from abroad is to the effect that the government which signed the axis agreement at Vienna has been overthrown, the regency dissolved, and a new government formed under the young King, Peter II. The new government is reported to include representatives of all parties in the kingdom, and to have the support of the army.

According to the news reports from overseas, Mr. Churchill stated in London to-day that it is reasonable to expect that the new government will repudiate the pact signed with the axis powers. Mr. Churchill has undertaken, if the pact is repudiated, that Britain will recognize the new government, and if Yugoslavia is attacked, that the British will give all the aid possible.

Defence of Newfoundland

Topic:   THE WAR
Subtopic:   POSITION IN THE BALKANS-ANNOUNCEMENT OF COUP D'ETAT IN YUGOSLAVIA
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DEFENCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND

GREAT BRITAIN-UNITED STATES AGREEMENT AND SUPPLEMENTARY CANADIAN PROTOCOL RESPECTING CERTAIN LEASED AREAS


On the orders of the day:


March 27, 1941