Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to table a copy of an order in council dated June 16, 1950, pursuant to the powers conferred by the Public Service Rearrangement and Transfer of Duties Act, transferring to the Minister of Resources and Development the powers, duties and functions vested in the Minister of Mines and Resources by the Northwest Territories Power Commission Act. It was thought that that was done automatically by the act establishing the Department of Mines and Resources, but the law officers felt there was some doubt about it, and it was preferable to remove that doubt by passing an order in council expressly vesting in the Minister of Resources and Development those powers which, under the terms of the statute, were given to the Minister of Mines and Resources.
Subtopic: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES POWER COMMISSION