ORDERS IN COUNCIL EFFECTING CERTAIN TRANSFERS TO NATIONAL FILM BOARD AND WAR SERVICES DEPARTMENT
SENATE AND HOUSE OF COMMONS
AMENDMENT OF ACT RESPECTING ELIGIBILITY OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO SERVE IN AIR FORCE
Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 102, to amend the Senate and House of Commons Act.JUNE 12, 1941
He said: I should like to ask the leave of the house to introduce a bill which I think will receive general approval. A couple of days ago the leader of the opposition (Mr. Hanson) drew my attention to section 12 of the Senate and House of Commons Act which provides that service in the naval or military forces shall not render a member ineligible to sit in parliament. When that section was enacted there was no air force, and there is a possibility that some doubt might arise if the word "air" were not added to the section. There are members of the present house who are serving in the air force. This amendment merely adds the word "air" to section 12, and adds another section that the act shall be deemed to have come into force on the tenth day of September, 1939.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East) moved the second reading of the bill.
Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, considered in committee, reported, read the third time and passed.
(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)
BUILDING OF WOODEN SHIPS ON PACIFIC COAST