March 18, 1949

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY

TEXT OF PROPOSAL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SIGNATURE IN WASHINGTON

LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to lay on the table of the house the text, in French and English, of a document which I trust will become of historic importance. It is the proposal for a North Atlantic treaty which is to be considered and, if found acceptable, signed in Washington during the first week of April. Copies are available for hon. members, but for greater convenience I would ask that it be printed also as an appendix to Hansard of today so that it may be available to all those who receive Hansard and get their documentary information from its pages.

At the same time I would call attention to notice of a resolution appearing on page iii of the Votes and Proceedings of yesterday. Hon. members will see from the recitals of that resolution that a conference is to be held in Washington early in April for the purpose of completing such a treaty among the states named; and it is hoped that the situation in parliament will permit a brief discussion of this resolution before the date fixed for this meeting in Washington, so that the sense of the house may be obtained. I should hope it would be the sense of the house that Canada should be represented at this conference in Washington and continue to put forth its best endeavours to bring about the signature of the pact along the lines of this proposal.

(For text of proposed North Atlantic treaty, see Appendix, page 1671.)

Topic:   NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY
Subtopic:   TEXT OF PROPOSAL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SIGNATURE IN WASHINGTON
Permalink

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

ANNUAL REPORT FOR YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

I desire to lay on the table the following reports in English and in French:

Annual report of the Canadian National Railway System for the year ended December 31, 1948.

Annual report of the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for the year ended December 31, 1948.

Auditor's report to parliament for the year ended December 31, 1948, in respect to the Canadian National Railway System and Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited.

All these reports are being distributed today.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   ANNUAL REPORT FOR YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
Permalink

PRIVATE BILL

FIRST READING


Bill No. 84, respecting the pension fund society of the Bank of Montreal.-Mr. Rinfret.


PRIVILEGE

REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "FINANCIAL TIMES"


On the orders of the day:


SC

Frederick Davis Shaw

Social Credit

Mr. F. D. Shaw (Red Deer):

Mr. Speaker,

I rise on a question of personal privilege. I have before me the issue of the Financial Times of March 18, in which appears a column under the name "Tempus." That column seals the fate of sixteen of the seventeen members of parliament from Alberta. I alone am left to suffer suspense, uncertainty and agitation. This, I contend, warrants a bill of rights to prohibit discrimination against politicians.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "FINANCIAL TIMES"
Permalink

REFERENCE TO STANDING ORDER 43


On the orders of the day:


PC

Arthur Leroy Smith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. L. Smith (Calgary West):

I rise on a question of privilege which I think affects hon. members of this house, including myself, though I am not putting it on personal grounds. I want to call attention, with a view to guidance in future debates, to standing order 43, which reads:

(1) No member may speak twice to a question except in explanation of a material part of his speech which may have been misquoted or misunderstood, but then he is not to introduce any new matter, and no debate shall be allowed upon such explanation.

(2) A reply shall be allowed to a member who has moved a substantive motion, but not to the mover of an amendment, the previous question, or an instruction to a committee.

The next paragraph is important:

(3) In all cases Mr. Speaker shall inform the house that the reply of the mover of the original motion closes the debate.

Yesterday's incident is completely closed, but I am calling to your attention, Mr. Speaker, for the future guidance of the house

1B06 HOUSE OF

Inquiries of the Ministry in debate, that this latter rule must be complied with before a member may be refused the privilege of speaking.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO STANDING ORDER 43
Permalink

TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES REMOVAL OF EMPLOYEES FROM WINNIPEG


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Has the Prime Minister received a telegram from the Winnipeg chamber of commerce asking that notices of removal to certain Trans-Canada Air Lines employees in Winnipeg be suspended pending consideration of the matter by a committee of this house? If so, can the Prime Minister say what action he has taken in response to that telegram?

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES REMOVAL OF EMPLOYEES FROM WINNIPEG
Permalink
LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

I shall look into it. I do not remember that any such telegram has been brought to my personal attention. However, I shall inquire and be in a position to answer the hon. member's question at the next sitting of the house.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES REMOVAL OF EMPLOYEES FROM WINNIPEG
Permalink

March 18, 1949