May 27, 1941

STANDING ORDERS


Fourth report of the standing committee on standing orders-Mr. Golding.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE . WEDNESDAY EVENING SITTINGS

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 on Wednesday, the 28th day of May instant, and all subsequent Wednesdays until the end of the session, the sittings shall in every respect be under the same rules as provided for other days.

He said: Mr. Speaker, I think there is a general desire that we should take steps at

this stage of the session to reach the period of adjournment as soon as possible. I understand that the whips had a conference in the afternoon yesterday at which it was agreed that we might resume sittings on Wednesday evenings-that would require a special motion -and also sittings on Friday evenings, which will not require any motion, because at present we simply adjourn at six o'clock on a general understanding. I rather expected from directions given that this motion would have appeared on the Votes and Proceedings of to-day. *

I understand that hon. members-very naturally-will wish to listen in this evening to the broadcast which will be made by President Roosevelt. The broadcast begins at 10.30. It might be understood, if this motion is adopted, that we would adjourn at 10.15 this evening and make up for it by sitting to-morrow night.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

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

Speaking for myself, I am quite in accord with the spirit of this motion. I think we should expedite the business of the house. I am hoping that the motion will be accepted with unanimity. It may be, of course, that certain hon. gentlemen who had no notice of the motion have made commitments, but unless some considerable body of opinion is opposed, I hope the motion will carry.

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Motion agreed to.


OIL CONTROL

INQUIRY RESPECTING ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW REGULATIONS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. A. M. NICHOLSON (Mackenzie):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Munitions and Supply. Is it a fact that new regulations affecting the oil industry are about to be announced by the oil controller? If so, will these regulations be available before the house adjourns?

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW REGULATIONS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply):

I have no knowledge of the subject matter. Had I received notice, I would have asked the oil controller; but I have had no intimation that new regulations are to be forthcoming.

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CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. NICHOLSON:

I am sorry; I sent the minister notice this morning.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I did not receive it. I have not been at my office.

Pension Act

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ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY ADDITIONAL DIVERSIONS OF WATER AT NIAGARA FALLS-REPORTS OF BOARDS OF ENGINEERS


On the orders of the day:


NAT

John Ritchie MacNicol

National Government

Mr. J. R. MacNICOL (Davenport):

May I ask the Prime Minister if he is in a position to say anything further in reference to the statement he made on May 21 as to the agreement between Canada and the United States in connection with further diversion of water at Niagara Falls?

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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):

The position is this, that any statement to be made is to be given out simultaneously here and in Washington. The President has had more important matters to attend to within the last day or two, but possibly by to-morrow he will be in a position to make a statement on the diversion referred to, in which case the same will be done here.

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THE WAR

NAVAL ENGAGEMENT ON THE ATLANTIC-SINKING OF GERMAN BATTLESHIP "BISMARCK"

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

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

Has the Prime Minister anything to report to the house and the country with respect to the state of the war, especially recent developments?

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Subtopic:   NAVAL ENGAGEMENT ON THE ATLANTIC-SINKING OF GERMAN BATTLESHIP "BISMARCK"
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May 27, 1941