Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport):
Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table the budget of the Canadian National Railways and Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for the calendar year 1945 and to move:
That the budget of the Canadian National Railways and Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for the calendar year 1945 be referred to the sessional committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, together with the annual report of Trans-Canada Air Lines for the year 1944, which was laid on the table of the house on April 11, 1945, and the following annual reports for the year 1944, which were laid on the table of the house on April 12, 1945:
Canadian National railway system;
Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited;
Canadian National Railways Securities Trust;
Auditors' report to parliament;
together with the following items of estimates for 1945-46:
Vote 377. Maritime Freight Rates Act, Canadian National Railways;
Vote 378. Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Canadian National;
Vote 421. Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals deficit, 1945.
And that the resolution passed by the house on the 7th September, 1945, referring certain estimates to the committee of supply, be rescinded in so far as the said resolution'relates to votes Nos. 377, 378 and 421.
Subtopic: REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORTS AND CERTAIN ESTIMATES TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE