April 25, 1950

ANZAC DAY

COMMEMORATION OF SERVICES OF PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IN TWO WORLD WARS

PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, before proceeding with the order of business, I am sure that hon. members would wish to join in the commemoration of a day that means a great deal to the sister dominions of Australia and New Zealand. As everyone is aware, this is Anzac day, which not only commemorates the landing in Gallipoli, but also is celebrated in every part of Australia and New Zealand as a day of commemoration of the services given by their people to the cause of freedom in two world wars.

It was thirty-five years ago this morning that the troops of Australia and New Zealand landed on the beaches at Gallipoli, which they held for many months in one of the most trying and tragic battles of the first world war. I have risen simply to express my own respect for the traditions which they keep alive so carefully, and to convey to all our friends in Australia and New Zealand, and particularly those who have come to this country to live, our feeling of admiration of the gallant efforts of their men and women in a common service in which our own men and women bore their full share.

For us, too, this is one of those memorable days which stand out on the pages of history as evidence of the extent to which people are prepared to sacrifice everything for the preservation of their own freedom.

Topic:   ANZAC DAY
Subtopic:   COMMEMORATION OF SERVICES OF PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IN TWO WORLD WARS
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I join with the leader of the opposition (Mr. Drew) in commemorating that famous day, April 25, at Gallipoli. I happened to land with the Australians and New Zealanders at Gaba Tepe on that day, and I well recollect the first two attacks on Egypt by the Turks and Germans in which engagement the New Zealanders and Australians took part.

I join in every word my good friend has said with respect to the contribution made by our sister dominions in that great struggle

of 1914-18. I am sure that if liberty is ever again at stake, all decent and free peoples will see to it that the free institutions given to the world, in the main by our people, will be maintained so that freedom may prevail in the days to come.

Topic:   ANZAC DAY
Subtopic:   COMMEMORATION OF SERVICES OF PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IN TWO WORLD WARS
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RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES FIRST AND SECOND REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. L. O. Breilhaupt (Waterloo North) presented the first and second reports of the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines, and moved that the first report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY TABLING OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS

LIB

George Prudham (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. George Prudham (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources and Development):

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Resources and' Development I should like to lay on the table two copies of the trans-Canada highway agreement, signed yesterday, April 24, by the government of Canada and six provincial governments.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY TABLING OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS
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MOTOR VEHICLES

REPORTED IMPORTATIONS FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Donald Ferguson Brown

Liberal

Mr. D. F. Brown (Essex West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of National Revenue (Mr. McCann) of which, I regret, I have not given notice. Because of its importance, however, I would appreciate an answer. Have any automobiles, trucks or other motor vehicles recently been imported into Canada from Czechoslovakia? If so, by whom and for what purpose?

Topic:   MOTOR VEHICLES
Subtopic:   REPORTED IMPORTATIONS FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. Unless there is some urgency in the matter I believe that is a question which should be put on the order paper.

Topic:   MOTOR VEHICLES
Subtopic:   REPORTED IMPORTATIONS FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA
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LIB

Donald Ferguson Brown

Liberal

Mr. Brown (Essex West):

I think there is sufficient urgency to require an answer from the minister.

Inquiries of the Ministry CANADA SHIPPING ACT

Topic:   MOTOR VEHICLES
Subtopic:   REPORTED IMPORTATIONS FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA
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RADIO EQUIPMENT

QUESTION AS TO INTRODUCTION OF AMENDMENTS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. Angus Maclnnis (Vancouver East):

I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Transport. Is it the intention of the minister to bring down a bill to amend the Canada Shipping Act, as indicated in the speech from the throne? If so, will there be an amendment to section 706, which deals with radio equipment?

Topic:   RADIO EQUIPMENT
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO INTRODUCTION OF AMENDMENTS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

I believe I answered a similar question last Friday, at which time I stated that I did intend to introduce a bill at this session to amend the Canada Shipping Act. It is now in course of preparation, and I hope it will be on the order paper in the not too distant future. There are some amendments affecting the question my hon. friend has in mind. Whether or not they will meet with his approval, I am unable to say.

Topic:   RADIO EQUIPMENT
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO INTRODUCTION OF AMENDMENTS
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GRASSHOPPERS

April 25, 1950