May 11, 1948

PRIVILEGE

HOCKEY-WINNING OF MEMORIAL CUP BY PORT ARTHUR BRUINS

LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. DANIEL McIVOR (Fort William):

I am rising to a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker. I should like to pay tribute to the city from which the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Howe) comes. It has produced perhaps the best team the world has known. They have gone through their league in splendid form. It may be that some day when I become a cabinet minister I will allow a private member to pay tribute to my city. The Port Arthur Bruins have gone through the finals of this league in four straight games. The outstanding feature of this team is that they are home brews and Simon-pures. That is something which cannot be said of any other team in Canada. Of course an outsider could not have any chance of getting a place.

On Saturday night I saw this team play, and I thought they were called by the wrong name. They should be called antelope or deer instead of bruins.

Why do we men support hockey?

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Subtopic:   HOCKEY-WINNING OF MEMORIAL CUP BY PORT ARTHUR BRUINS
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. McIVOR:

I would ask you, Mr. Speaker, to pardon me for a moment. Why do we support hockey, baseball or rugger? It is because when a boy gets a place on the team, it is his first experience of democracy. If more clergy, members of parliament and social workers knew what the boys and girls go through when they lose a game, and realized that they then have a better chance of speaking to them than they have from the pulpit or the public platform, the better it would be.

In the Port Arthur News-Chronicle of May 8 appeared an article under the heading, "Boys played hockey, no time for crime, McKitrick states".

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. McIVOR:

The article reads in part as follows:

Judge McKitrick said that while the West End Bruin juniors were away winning the Canadian championship and the Memorial cup in a

sportsmanlike but also decisive manner, a record was being marked up by young boys at home; it had not been found necessary to send one single boy from here to a training school last year.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Sit down.

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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order.

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LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. McIVOR:

If you will not pardon me, Mr. Speaker, why did you pardon the hon. member who spoke yesterday?

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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think the hon. member has already stated his question of privilege.

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LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. McIVOR:

I thank you, sir, for giving me as much time as you have.

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STANDING COMMITTEE

RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES- CHANGE IN PERSONNEL

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport) moved:

That the name of Mr. Marier be substituted for that of Mr. Lesage on the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.

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Motion agreed to.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

MOTION TO RESTORE TO ORDER PAPER A BILL CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE AND NOT REPORTED


Mr. EDOLTARD R1NFRET (Outremont): I wish to bring to the attention of the house the proceedings of the committee of the whole on Friday last, May 7, which have not been reported to the house. At that time the committee was considering Bill No. 151. Section 1 of the bill was called by the chairman, and at page 3735 of Hansard I find: Some hon. Members: Carried. Some hon. Members: On division. After that a vote was taken and the section was negatived. Then I asked that section 2 of the bill should stand. There was no decision.


LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. Since the house is supposed to ignore anything that happened in committee, I would suggest that the hon. member put his motion before making any explanation. I suggest that he move the motion first and give the explanation later.

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Biisiness oj the House

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Subtopic:   MOTION TO RESTORE TO ORDER PAPER A BILL CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE AND NOT REPORTED
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May 11, 1948