March 16, 1951

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY NEXT REFERENCE TO MEMBER FOR FORT WILLIAM

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Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. Robert Fair (Battle River):

On a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker, I should like to say that for many years past the hon. member for Fort William (Mr. Mclvor) and I have made representations annually to the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) and the late prime minister, Mr. W. L. Mackenzie King, for the adjournment of the house so that Irishmen and their friends might properly celebrate St. Patrick's day. This year the seventeenth of March falls on a Saturday, so that it will not be necessary to make that request; it is coming automatically. We, with the hon. member for Saskatoon city (Mr. Knight), invite all Irishmen and their friends to celebrate as they should because Saturday is followed by Sunday, and Sunday will be the day for recuperation.

I have one other request to make on behalf of, perhaps, the Irish. We have had with us for the past fifteen or sixteen years the hon. member for Fort William (Mr. Mclvor). Recently he celebrated his seventy-eighth birthday. He was applauded, I believe, by members on all sides of the house. He is not only my friend but is a friend of all of us. Having given the very best of services during the week to humanity in this house, he has also gone out on Sunday and looked after the spiritual welfare of many sections of this country. The other day on looking over a list of the members of the other place and their occupations, I found that there was not one clergyman among them. I am now suggesting that, inasmuch as we have several clergymen around this corner of the house who can also minister to the needs of the other sections of it, it would be a splendid gesture on the part of the Prime Minister to allow the hon. member for Fort William to go to the other place so that he may look after the members there.

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. Fair:

I am glad that there is applause on all sides of the house, and I hope that the Prime Minister will give this suggestion careful and favourable consideration.

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Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. Daniel Mclvor (Fort William):

On a

question of privilege, Mr. Speaker, may I say that I enjoy the House of Commons too much to leave it, and I am not yet old enough for the Senate.

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TRANSFER OF DUTIES

NATIONAL FILM BOARD

LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

I beg leave to table copies of

order in council 1178 of 15th of March, 1951, passed under the provisions of the Public Service Rearrangement and Transfer of Duties Act, transferring the control and supervision of the functions and duties of the microfilming unit of the national film board from Hon. Robert H. Winters to the Secretary of State, and transferring the said unit and all microfilming equipment and incidentals used by the said unit, except one Recordak enlarger and one Pako print washer to be retained by the national film board, from the national film board to the Department of Public Printing and Stationery.

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FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FEDERAL AID TO EDUCATION-CORRESPONDENCE WITH PREMIER OF MANITOBA

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Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

I should like to table, as return No. 37, the documents called for by the motion of the hon. member for Saskatoon (Mr. Knight), which was passed on March 12 last:

For a copy of all correspondence exchanged between the government of Manitoba or any minister or department thereof and the federal government or any minister or department thereof, in reference to the question of federal aid to education, dated at any time since January 1, 1947.

In response to the notice of motion with respect to the correspondence exchanged between the government of Manitoba and the federal government, there was a letter from the premier of Manitoba dated November 18, 1950, in which the subject of federal aid to education was referred to. This letter was tabled in the house on January 29, and is part of the correspondence that was published as an appendix to Hansard.

I am now tabling the exchange of letters between the premier of Manitoba and myself dated January 31 and February 6, 1951, in which the subject is also mentioned in the memorandum attached to Premier Campbell's letter. But this would form part of the

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Inquiries of the Ministry correspondence dealing with the dominion-provincial conferences, and perhaps hon. members would wish you, Mr. Speaker, to direct that this correspondence be printed as an appendix to today's Hansard.

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Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Agreed?

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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

(For text of correspondence referred to, see appendix A, pages 1361-3.)

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VALLEYFIELD BRIDGE


PROVISION FOR CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works) moved the first reading of Bill No. 148 (from the Senate) respecting the construction and maintenance of a bridge over the St. Lawrence river at or near the town of Valleyfield, in the province of Quebec. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 149, for the relief of Rose Pap Bernstein.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 150, for the relief of Albert William Stone.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 151, for the relief of Yvette Bar-naby Shang.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 152, for the relief of Minnie Engle Fitleberg.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 153, for the relief of Carol Elizabeth Chute Levesque.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 154, for the relief of Lillian Cohen Turner.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 155, for the relief of Georgina Catherine Christie Savage.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 156, for the relief of Irene Bour-geau Morin.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 157, for the relief of Anne Cohen Bialer.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 158, for the relief of Josephine Gibson Clark Mayou.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 159, for the relief of Henry John Lawrence.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 160, for the relief of Grace Shirley Kraminsky Levy.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 161, for the relief of Bella Rashkin Deutsch.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 162, for the relief of Gladys Eliza Cartwright Jones.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 163, for the relief of Grace Helen Potts Worall.-Mr. Winkler.


PUBLIC BUILDINGS

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.-INQUIRY AS TO PROPER- TIES PURCHASED, ETC.


On the orders of the day:


March 16, 1951