April 4, 1950

TRANSFER OF DUTIES

RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT-DEPUTY MINISTER AS DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Acting Prime Minister):

I desire to lay on the table order in council P.C. 1675, of March 31, 1950, which transfers to the deputy minister of resources and development the powers, duties and functions vested in the deputy minister of reconstruction as a director of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Section 6 of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act provides that the deputy minister of reconstruction shall be one of the directors of the corporation. As the department of reconstruction has now passed out of existence, it is necessary that the powers, duties and functions of the deputy minister of reconstruction under section 6 be transferred to the deputy minister of resources and development. The deputy minister of justice has expressed the view that the transfer is necessary.

Topic:   TRANSFER OF DUTIES
Subtopic:   RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT-DEPUTY MINISTER AS DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION
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RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING


Second report of special committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government.-Mr. Cleaver.


FISHERIES

HALIBUT-RECIPROCAL PORT PRIVILEGES TO CANADA AND U.S. FISHERMEN-TABLING OF CONVENTION

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of Stale for External Affairs):

On March 27 last the hon. member for Vancouver-Quadra (Mr. Green) inquired whether it would be possible to have tabled a copy of the convention for the extension of port privileges on the Pacific coast of the United States and Canada, signed in Ottawa on March 24 last. I promised that the convention would be tabled as soon as it was mimeographed and translated. Accordingly, I should like to table a copy now.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   HALIBUT-RECIPROCAL PORT PRIVILEGES TO CANADA AND U.S. FISHERMEN-TABLING OF CONVENTION
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY OF CERTAIN ESTIMATES APPROVED BY RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

I should like to move, seconded by the Minister of National Health and Welfare (Mr. Martin):

That items 493, 494, 558 and 559 of the estimates for 1950-51, approved and reported upon on Tuesday, April 4, 1950, by the special committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, be referred to the committee of supply.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY OF CERTAIN ESTIMATES APPROVED BY RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY OF CERTAIN ESTIMATES APPROVED BY RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Gordon Benjamin Isnor

Liberal

Mr. Isnor:

Before the motion is carried I should like to ask the Minister of Transport whether-

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY OF CERTAIN ESTIMATES APPROVED BY RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I do not think it is

customary to debate motions of this kind. The motion is that these items be referred to the committee of supply.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY OF CERTAIN ESTIMATES APPROVED BY RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Gordon Benjamin Isnor

Liberal

Mr. Isnor:

I understand that the report was made today, Mr. Speaker, and I am raising a question with regard to the report.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY OF CERTAIN ESTIMATES APPROVED BY RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The motion is not to approve the report. The motion is to refer certain items to the committee of supply. I do not think it is customary to debate that matter in the house. I have no objection to the question being asked if the house would like to permit it.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY OF CERTAIN ESTIMATES APPROVED BY RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Gordon Benjamin Isnor

Liberal

Mr. Isnor:

Then I shall wait until the report is before the house.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY OF CERTAIN ESTIMATES APPROVED BY RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


COAL SUPPLY

RUNNING TIME OF OCEAN LIMITED

April 4, 1950