December 5, 1949

CRIMINAL CODE

PORTRAYAL OF CRIMES

LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to table correspondence between the provincial attorneys general and others, and myself as Minister of Justice, relating to Bill No. 10, dealing with crime comics.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PORTRAYAL OF CRIMES
Sub-subtopic:   TABLING OF CORRESPOND- ENCE WITH PROVINCIAL ATTORNEYS GENERAL AND OTHERS
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GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION ACT

AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR COMPENSATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH P.E.I. ACT

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (for the Minister of Transport) moved

the first reading of Bill No. 220 (from the Senate), to amend the Government Employees Compensation Act, 1947.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR COMPENSATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH P.E.I. ACT
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Motion agreed to.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

QUESTION AS TO SATURDAY EVENING SITTING


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):

Can the Minister of Public Works or the Prime Minister give an answer now as to whether we sit tonight?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SATURDAY EVENING SITTING
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I do not think the answer to this question can be given by the Minister of Public Works or by the Prime Minister. A resolution having to do with sittings on Saturdays was adopted by this house, and to depart from the terms of that resolution would require the unanimous consent of the house, not merely the consent of the Minister of Public Works or of the Prime Minister.

I think hon. members feel that a great deal of public business has been transacted this week, in a manner that did not slight the consideration it was proper to give to that business. I am sure that hon. members are anxious to have due consideration given i.o the remaining public business, and that it be dealt with as expeditiously as may be consistent with their responsibility to see that it receives proper consideration.

I imagine that it will be much easier this afternoon for hon. members to give unanimous consent to adjournment at six o'clock if they feel at that time that the progress made during the week has been continued during the day. I suggest that a request for unanimous consent be made at six o'clock, and I hope that what will have been done in the course of the day will make everybody feel it is appropriate to give that unanimous consent.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SATURDAY EVENING SITTING
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I am not going to press the point, but I suggest it is desirable that hon. members know in advance if the house is not to sit this evening, so that they may make their arrangements accordingly. It should be remembered that members of parliament are human beings, with human associations and contacts. If we are not to sit tonight, a resolution to that effect could be adopted unanimously this morning. If we are to sit, it would be helpful to hon. members to know it now.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SATURDAY EVENING SITTING
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Would it not also be fair to the staff that they should know now or not later than three o'clock whether or not we are to sit tonight?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SATURDAY EVENING SITTING
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

If there is not to be a sitting tonight, the decision, if it is to be helpful to hon. members, should be made known this morning. Otherwise we might just as well sit tonight. The motion might well be put now.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SATURDAY EVENING SITTING
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CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. Maclnnis:

I think we had better take the statement of the Prime Minister at its face value. I suggest to the leader of the opposition that he make his plans to go to a show tonight.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SATURDAY EVENING SITTING
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INQUIRY FOR RETURN

IMMIGRATION-JAPANESE NATIONALS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Howard C. Green (Vancouver-Quadra):

I should like to ask the Secretary of State when I may expect a return to an order standing in my name which was passed on November 21, 1949.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION-JAPANESE NATIONALS
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December 5, 1949