October 5, 1945

NATIONAL EMERGENCY

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.


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Has the bill been printed?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: Yes.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   NATIONAL EMERGENCY
Subtopic:   BILL TO CONFER CERTAIN POWERS UPON THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL
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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.


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Schedule I:

The agreement in schedule I of the bill provides for the settlement of differences which have arisen between the dominion and the province as to the effect of the natural resources transfer agreement and

Alberta Natural Resources

the ownership and control of three developed power sites on the Bow river lying within or adjacent to the Stony Indian reserve. The three sites known as the Horseshoe, Kananaskis and Ghost sites were developed by the Calgary Power Company Limited and are being operated under authorizations issued by the dominion government in the years 1909, 1912 and 1929 respectively, when they were under exclusive dominion jurisdiction prior to the transfer of natural resources in 1930.

The agreement in schedule I provides that the land and water power at the two sites in which the Indian interest predominates, namely Horseshoe and Kananaskis, are to remain under dominion jurisdiction, while the Ghost site, where the provincial interest is substantial, shall be deemed to have passed to the province at the time of the transfer of the natural resources. The Minister of Mines and Resources will issue all three licences which are to replace the existing authorization and will continue to administer the Horseshoe and Kananaskis developments, while the province will be responsible for administration of the Ghost development as soon as the final licence is issued.

Topic:   ALBERTA NATURAL RESOURCES
Subtopic:   CONFIRMATION OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA
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Schedule II:

Under the Alberta Natural Resources Transfer Act, 1930, certain public shooting grounds and bird sanctuaries were preserved. Many of them have now dried up or are otherwise unsuitable for the purposes for which they were originally set aside. The agreement in schedule II provides that these reservations may be cancelled by agreement between the two responsible ministers concerned with the approval of the governor in council and the lieutenant-governor in council

Concurrent legislation by the dominion parliament and the legislature of Alberta will be necessary.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   ALBERTA NATURAL RESOURCES
Subtopic:   CONFIRMATION OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AND GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA
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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.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

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.


HOUSING

INQUIRY AS TO USE OF AVAILABLE MILITARY CAMPS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Louis Orville Breithaupt

Liberal

Mr. L. O. BREITHAUPT (Waterloo North):

I should like to ask a question of the Minister of National Defence which is definitely related to a national housing emergency, particularly as it relates to returning service personnel.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO USE OF AVAILABLE MILITARY CAMPS
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. When a question is put on the orders of the day the hon. member is not allowed to make a statement. The question must be brief and to the point.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO USE OF AVAILABLE MILITARY CAMPS
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October 5, 1945