March 8, 1951

HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATES

OFFICIAL REPORT


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EDMOND CLOUTIER, C.M.G., O.A., D.S.P. PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY CONTROLLER OF STATIONERY 1021 HOUSE OF COMMONS


Thursday, March 8, 1951


ATHLETICS

REFERENCE TO AWARD TO THE MEMBER FOR TRINITY

LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. Daniel Mclvor (Fort William):

Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege and admiration, may I say that never in the last fifty years has there been a House of Commons which had among its membership so many outstanding athletes as has this one. We have a champion wrestler, a rugby champion, a soccer champion, champion curler and champion tennis player. My question of privilege is that we in this house have a champion boxer, champion rugby and champion hockey and lacrosse player in the person of the hon. member for Trinity (Mr. Conacher). He is hailed across Canada as the greatest athlete of our time.

Topic:   ATHLETICS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO AWARD TO THE MEMBER FOR TRINITY
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LIB

Lionel Pretoria Conacher

Liberal

Mr. Lionel Conacher (Trinity):

Mr. Speaker, it was very kind of the hon. member for Fort William (Mr. Mclvor) to bring to the attention of the house the fact that I was awarded this mythical title covering the last fifty years in sport. I should like also at this time to thank the hon. member for Athabaska (Mr. Dechene) for his kind remarks on my behalf the other day.

I realize that this house has before it too many important problems to be concerned with such matters as this. However, I should like to say that I believe that sport has its proper place in our way of life, and. that, while overdone in many instances, it has served a useful purpose, particularly among the younger generation, as it helps them to develop their bodies; and a healthy body, I am sure we all agree, develops a healthy mind.

I should like to say that in the last fifty years I have played with and against many great teams; and on more occasions than one I was in the position of either starting or helping to stop the attack. In my present position in this house I have been relegated to the bench, in a sense; but I feel quite satisfied with this position on such a fine team as we have here, which is quite capable of carrying the heavy burden placed on its shoulders in these trying days.

I should like to thank the house for bearing with me in the time I have taken in acknowledging the kind remarks of the hon. member for Fort William.

Topic:   ATHLETICS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO AWARD TO THE MEMBER FOR TRINITY
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BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION


Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister): Mr. Speaker, I should like to lay on the table the French translation of correspondence between the Minister of Justice (Mr. Garson) and provincial premiers, of which the English version was placed on the table on March 6.


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB-PRO

William Gilbert Weir (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal Progressive

Mr. W. G. Weir (Portage-Neepawa) moved:

That the name of Mr. Campney be substituted for that of Mr. Winkler on the select standing committee on public accounts.

Topic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Subtopic:   CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


EXPORT AND IMPORT PERMITS

AMENDMENT TO EXTEND LIFE OF ACT UNTIL


July 31, 1954


LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved

the first reading of Bill No. 130 (from the Senate) to amend the Export and Import Permits Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   EXPORT AND IMPORT PERMITS
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND LIFE OF ACT UNTIL
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March 8, 1951