BILL TO CONFER CERTAIN POWERS UPON THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL
Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce bill No. 15, to confer certain powers upon the governor in council during the national emergency following the war.
He said: This is the bill to which I made some reference in my remarks to the house on Tuesday night. It is in terms somewhat similar to the War Measures Act although more limited in scope. It is designed to remain in force for one year only unless parliament should choose to extend it beyond that period.
ALBERTA NATURAL RESOURCES
CONFIRMATION OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA
Hon. J. A. GLEN (Minister of Mines and Resources) moved for leave to introduce bill No. 16, to amend the Alberta Natural Resources Act.
He said: The purpose of this bill is to confirm the agreements between the government of Canada and the government of Alberta set out in schedules I and II.
RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY
ESTABLISHMENT OF DEPARTMENT TO ASSUME FUNCTIONS OF RECONSTRUCTION AND MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:
That it is expedient to present to the house a bill to establish a department of government under a minister of the crown to be known as the Department of Reconstruction and Supply to which will be transferred the functions of the Department of Reconstruction and the Department of Munitions and Supply, and that
provision be made in the bill for the appointment of a deputy minister and officers, clerks and employees of the department.
He said: His Honour the Deputy Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.
Motion agreed to.
THANKSGIVING DAY ADJOURNMENT
Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs) moved:
That when this house adjourns this day, it stand adjourned until Tuesday the 9th instant.
Motion agreed to.
INQUIRY AS TO USE OF AVAILABLE MILITARY CAMPS
On the orders of the day: