Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister) moved:
That on Monday, September 4, 1950, government notices of motions shall take precedence over the motion for an address to His Excellency the Governor General in reply to his speech at the opening of parliament.
My purpose in presenting this motion now is not to interfere with the debate on the address but to provide an opportunity for calling certain resolutions which are required as a preliminary to the introduction of government bills, so that the recommendation of the crown thereon may be expressed to the house at once. The motions that follow in each case will of course be that the house resolve itself into committee at the next sitting to consider these resolutions.
There seems to be some likelihood that the address will be disposed of in the course of the day. In that event, after disposing of questions and motions for production of papers, it would be the next order of business to have these resolutions considered so that the house may have them before it for its attention.
Subtopic: PRECEDENCE OF GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTIONS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4