April 17, 1947

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


EXTERN An AFFAIRS First and second reports of the standing committee on external affairs-Mr. Bradette.


RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES- CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. L. 0. BREITHAUPT (Waterloo North) presented the first report of the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines, and moved that the report be concurred in.


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Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

I should like to ask the

chairman of this committee whether it is the custom to consider in secret a bill which has been sent to the committee after second reading, as was done this morning in con* sidering an important railway bill? What is the policy of the committee in regard to procedure?

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Louis Orville Breithaupt

Liberal

Mr. BREITHAUPT:

The committee does not meet in private. There was a quorum this morning of the twenty members as required by law, and all discussion was perfectly in order.

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Motion agreed to.


PRIVILEGE

MR. MARTIN-STATEMENT OF LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION RESPECTING OLD AGE PENSIONS

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Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. PAUL MARTIN (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

Mr. Speaker,

I wish to bring to the attention of the house a matter concerning the privileges of the house. Last night the leader of the opposition (Mr. Bracken) made a speech to the nation, in which among other things he used these words, as reported in the morning press:

Mr. Bracken said nearly everyone agreed that old age pension payments should be increased. Yet the government refused to do this in open parliament and sought power by order in council so it could decide behind parliament's back what increase-if any-was to be made.

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An hon. MEMBER:

That is right.

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Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

Mr. Speaker, that statement is absolutely untrue. In the speech from the throne, as I said yesterday, and as the hon. gentleman I am sure upon reflection will note, the government made known its intention to introduce, not by orders in council but by a bill in open parliament, amendments to the Old Age Pensions Act.

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An hon. MEMBER:

When?

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Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

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Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

During this session.

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Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

That statement was repeated twice by the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King), twice by the Minister of Justice (Mr. Ilsley) and yesterday afternoon by myself,-

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An hon. MEMBER:

Where is the bill?

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Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

-seven hours before the hon. gentleman spoke.

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An hon. MEMBER:

Where is the bill?

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Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

So that, Mr. Speaker,-

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April 17, 1947