February 2, 1944

PARLIAMENTARY RESTAURANT

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 a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this house has appointed the Honourable the Speaker and Messrs. Black (Yukon), Dupuis, Edw-ards, Farquhar, Furniss, Goulet, Howden, Jaques, Laflamme, Lafontaine, Macdonald (Brantford City), Maclnnis, McGregor, Mclvor, Mayhew, Pinard, Purdy, Rheaume, Thauvette, Tucker and Tustin a committee to assist His Honour the Speaker in the direction of the restaurant so far as the interests of the House of Commons are concerned, and to act as members of a joint committee of both houses on the restaurant.

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Motion agreed to.


LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT

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 a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this house has appointed the Honourable the Speaker and Messrs. Adamson, Aylesworth, Black (Chateau-guay-Huntingdon), Bruce, Cardiff, Casselman (Grenville-Dundas), Castleden, Coldwell, Emmer-son, Eudes, Factor, Farquhar, Fontaine, Fournier (Maisonneuve-Rosemont), Gershaw, Goulet, Graham. Green, Hansell, Henderson, Howden, Hurtubise, Jaques, Jean, Lizotte, Macdonald (Halifax), Mackenzie (Neepawa), Mackenzie (Lambton-Kent), Macmillan, Marier, Martin, Mayhew, Moore. Poirier, Pouliot, Purdy, Raymond, Reid, Rickard, Ross (St. Paul's), Thauvette, Warren. Winkler and Wood a committee to assist His Honour the Speaker in the direction of the library of parliament so far as the interests of the House of Commons are concerned, and to act on behalf of the House of Commons as members of a joint committee of both houses on the library.

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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

May I ask the Prime Minister whether or not it is within the purview of this committee's reference to inquire into the question of a national library for Canada? I realize that the wording of the reference indicates that it has to do with nothing more than simply the library of parliament. There has been quite an agitation in Canada and considerable pressure has been brought to bear for the establishment of a national library for Canada. I wonder if this committee, which has never been very busy in the past, might take this matter into consideration. It appears to have some importance in the mind of the public at the present time.

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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 do not think the question of a national library for Canada would properly come within the purview of this committee. The committee's functions are confined to matters relating immediately to parliament. That does not, however, preclude discussion on the question of a national library on some estimate or some appropriate occasion.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

May I ask the Prime Minister a supplementary question? Has consideration been given recently to the appointment of a successor to the late Hon. Martin Burrell?

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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:

Yes, consideration has been given to the filling of the vacancy mentioned, and I hope to be able to announce an appointment before very long.

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Motion agreed to.


PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT

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 a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this house will unite with them in the formation of a joint committee of both houses on the subject of the printing of parliament, and that the members of the standing committee on printing, viz,-Messrs. Bertrand (Terrebonne), Bonnier, Bourget, Casselman (Grenville-Dundas), Castleden, Chambers, Chevrier, Corman, Crete, d'Anjou, Denis, Dubois, Dupuis, Durocher, Edwards, Emmerson, Esling, Evans, Fauteux, Ferland, Fraser (Peterborough West), Furniss, Gillis, Goulet, Grant, Green, Kealy, Hlynka, Hoblitzell, Hurtubise, Kuhl, Leader, Mac-Diarmid, MacKinnon (Kootenay East), MacLean (Cape Breton North-Victoria), McGregor, McNevin (Victoria, Ont.), Mills, Moore, Mulock, Purdy, Rheaume, Ross (St. Paul's), Sinclair, Sissons, Soper, Tripp, Tucker, Tustin, Weir, White, Whitman, Winkler and Wood will act as members on the part of this house, on the said joint committee on the printing of parliament.

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Motion agreed to.



Business of the House-Legislation


CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD

POWER TO CONDUCT SALE OPERATIONS WITHOUT PAYING COMMISSIONS TO AGENTS


Mr. ROBERT FAIR (Battle River) moved for leave to introduce bill No. 3, to amend tlie Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935.


NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Might we have an

explanation?

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SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Air. FAIR:

Under the present act -the board is compelled to use the services of the selling agencies now established. I believe better work can be done in other ways, and for that reason the bill provides that no commissions shall be paid to these agencies but that the Canadian wheat board shall set up its own selling agencies.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

February 2, 1944