April 27, 1949


Section agreed to. On section 2-Definitions.


LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

I happen to be sponsoring a bill of one of these private companies. I want assurance that it will not be run through tonight because, apart from the Prime Minister and the leader of the Social Credit party, most hon. members who have spoken have mumbled and could not be heard. I want assurance that these bills will not be passed tonight.

Topic:   PIPE LINES ACT
Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Si. Laurent:

There are no private bills to be passed tonight.

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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

If we had a loud speaker in this chamber we could hear all hon. members.

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Section agreed to. On section 3-General rules as to construing.


PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Section 3 provides for the special acts. Will these acts be referred to the committee on railway, canals and telegraph lines?

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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

I am sorry that the chairman of the standing orders committee is not here. He has been dealing with that. My understanding is that this came before the committee on standing orders today and that a motion was made covering the point. I am not in a position to say whether the bills will be going before that committee, but I presume the usual practice will be followed.

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Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

When the bill was up for second reading it was suggested by members of the various opposition parties that not only this foundation bill but also the special acts should be referred to that committee, and I would ask that that be done.

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Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Standing order 104 makes it compulsory.

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Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

I am informed that they will be referred to the committee.

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Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

The committee to which the minister referred is the committee that considered petitions. It dealt with certain irregularities which were said to exist in the form of the petitions.

Topic:   PIPE LINES ACT
Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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Section agreed to. Section 4 agreed to. On section 5-Board may order inspection or inquiry.


PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Apparently the board of transport commissioners is given wide powers to regulate these companies and to carry out the regulations under the bill. Has the board any staff who can do that work? It does seem to me that it would be necessary to have experts if the job is to be done properly and if this work is not to be merely a formality.

Topic:   PIPE LINES ACT
Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Of course the board of transport commissioners will get additional staff if it is required; but there would be no object in taking on staff until it is known what companies are going to proceed. We do know that one company is anxious to proceed immediately the legislation goes through. In so far as the others are concerned there is no knowledge, and there would be no object in setting up a large staff until it is known what will be required of the board. There are sufficient engineers now to deal with one application, and if more are required they will be obtained.

Topic:   PIPE LINES ACT
Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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Section agreed to. Section 6 agreed to. On section 7-Powers of company.


PC

Douglas King Hazen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hazen:

When land is taken without the consent of the owner where is provision found in the bill for taking the land?

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Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Section 30 deals with that point.

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Section agreed to. Sections 8 to 28 inclusive agreed to.


SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. Low:

Mr. Chairman, this is not a relay race. There has been so much noise that we could not tell when you were calling any

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special clause. May I ask that you revert to section 24?

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LIB

William Ross Macdonald (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The Chairman:

That has been passed.

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Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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April 27, 1949