April 21, 1947


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. DIEFENBAKER (Lake Centre):

I wish to ask the Minister of Justice a question, arising out of the resolution of which notice was given today, to make provision for the payment of pensions or superannuation benefits to senior appointeees of the Department of External Affairs serving outside Canada. In view of the fact that Mr. Justice Davis, the new ambassador to China, has left to take up his duties, is the minister in a position to say whether he has tendered his resignation as judge of the court of appeal of Saskatchewan?

Topic:   AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE SUPERANNUATION BENEFITS -MR. JUSTICE DAVIS
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Justice):

I am not in a position to give that information. I am not aware of the resignation. I am not in a position to say definitely.

Topic:   AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE SUPERANNUATION BENEFITS -MR. JUSTICE DAVIS
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PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION

QUESTION OF EXTENSION TO BRITISH COLUMBIA


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. FULTON (Kamloops):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Can he say whether a bill extending the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act to British Columbia this year will be introduced this session?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION
Subtopic:   QUESTION OF EXTENSION TO BRITISH COLUMBIA
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture):

There is really no bill under consideration to extend the P.F.R.A. to British Columbia, but there has been under consideration the possibility of introducing two bills which would extend the principle of P.F.R.A. to all Canada. That is still under consideration and possibly will be brought in this session.

Emergency Powers

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance) moved that the house go into committee of supply. '

Motion agreed to and the house went into committee of supply, Mr. Golding in the chair.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION
Subtopic:   QUESTION OF EXTENSION TO BRITISH COLUMBIA
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FINANCE


57. Departmental administration, $83,703.


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

May the item stand?

Item stands.

Topic:   FINANCE
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FISHERIES


75. Departmental administration, $184,000.


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

The item will stand.

Item stands.

Topic:   FISHERIES
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


95. Departmental administration, $224,092.


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

Stand.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. MacINNIS:

Before the item stands, I do not think this is quite in accordance with the promise given to the house. The item should not have been, called, let alone allowed to stand. The Secretary of State for External Affairs, the acting leader of the house, gave this undertaking, as reported at page 1870 of Hansard:

I shall not ask to open more than two departments unless at the time I have the consent of the house to open more.

I think the house showed commendable restraint today in not raising any question but in allowing the government to go on with its business. We should be satisfied with the two items that have already been called and allowed to stand.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

If there is any objection I at once accede to the hon. member's suggestion, but there were three departments mentioned by my right hon. colleague. I move that the committee rise and report progress with respect to the two items that have been allowed to stand.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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LIB

William Henry Golding (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN:

Cutting out Justice?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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April 21, 1947