February 27, 1948

PRIVILEGE

MR. ARGUE-REFERENCE TO REPORT IN MONTREAL


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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. ARGUE (Wood. Mountain):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege arising out of an article appearing in the Montreal Gazette of Friday, February 27. It is headed "H. A. Argue gives dig at Saskatchewan government on Wheat Board Act". My initials, Mr. Speaker, are not H. A., but H. R. Further, I was not digging at the Saskatchewan government, and my further point of privilege is contained in the first sentence of the article, which reads:

With an election in the offing in Saskatchewan the government's forthcoming resolution to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act to provide for controls over oats and barley similar to those now on wheat "is a good political gesture at this time." H. A. Argue (PC)-

I object, Mr. Speaker, to that very degrading indication that I am a member of the Progressive Conservative party.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. ARGUE-REFERENCE TO REPORT IN MONTREAL
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GRAYDON:

On the same question of privilege, Mr. Speaker, there is no rule so far as I know which prevents any person from paying a compliment to a member of the house.

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RAILWAY GRADE CROSSING FUND

INCREASE IN AMOUNT TO BE APPROPRIATED FOR NINE YEARS FROM APRIL 1948


Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution: That it is expedient to introduce a measure to increase the amount to be appropriated for the railway grade crossing fund from $200,000 to $500,000 each year for nine years, commencing on the first day of April, 1948. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


CZECHOSLOVAKIA

THREE-POWER STATEMENT-EFFECTS OF RECENT CHANGES ON CANADIAN RELATIONS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Peel):

Mi. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs, of which I have given notice to his parliamentary assistant, having been unable to reach the minister. The minister may want to defer an answer until later or make a statement now. Does the government endorse and approve the three-power statement issued yesterday by Great Britain, France and the United States respecting Czechoslovakia? What immediate effects, if any, will the recent change in the Czechoslovakian government have on our relations with that power in the diplomatic, financial and trade fields?

Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): To the first question all I can say is that the statement published in the newspapers has not been before the government for consideration. To the second question, the matter of our future relations, financial and otherwise, with Czechoslovakia is now under consideration, and that consideration probably will not be completed until we get more accurate and fuller official information. When it is completed and a decision has been arrived at, it will be announced to the house.

Topic:   CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Subtopic:   THREE-POWER STATEMENT-EFFECTS OF RECENT CHANGES ON CANADIAN RELATIONS
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CRIMINAL CODE

AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SUPERNUMERARY JURORS


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

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

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. Today's press reports a circumstance that has been recurring with some frequency of late, namely, criminal trials having to be declared abortive because of illness of one or more jurymen. The question I wish to ask the minister is this: is consideration being given to amending the criminal code to the end that one or two supernumerary jurymen will be sworn in at

Inquiries oj the Ministry

[DOT] the time a criminal jury is empanelled so that the difficulty I have mentioned will be obviated?

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SUPERNUMERARY JURORS
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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) :

Consideration has been given to taking some steps by way of amendment to the criminal code to meet the situation complained of, but whether the steps will be those outlined by my hon. friend remain to be seen.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SUPERNUMERARY JURORS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Something will be done?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Consideration is being given to something being done.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SUPERNUMERARY JURORS
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PC

John Thomas Hackett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HACKETT:

Will the minister say whether there is any hope that the revision of the criminal code which has been under discussion for some time may be initiated this year?

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING SUPERNUMERARY JURORS
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February 27, 1948