May 21, 1951


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Centre):

I

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Public Works. For the visit of the president of France four flags were made and placed in the anteroom of the memorial chamber, and they have since been removed. I ask the Minister of Public Works whether he will give consideration to having them placed there as a permanent memorial of that historic occasion, the visit of the president of France.

[Mr. Mclvor.)

Topic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   VISIT OF PRESIDENT OF FRANCE-SUGGESTED PLACING OF FLAGS IN MEMORIAL CHAMBER
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works):

I will certainly submit that request to my colleagues and do my best to meet the hon. member's wishes.

Topic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   VISIT OF PRESIDENT OF FRANCE-SUGGESTED PLACING OF FLAGS IN MEMORIAL CHAMBER
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FISHERIES

SALTFISH MARKETS AND PRICES SUPPORT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Charles-Arthur Dumoulin Cannon

Liberal

Mr. Charles Cannon (Iles-de-la-Madeleine):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Fisheries. In his statement to the house yesterday the minister said:

It is only under special conditions that government action under the support act should be contemplated. There is, in our opinion, no need for such special action at this time.

Will the minister tell the house whether this statement applies only to the 1951 catch or also to the 1950 catch?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   SALTFISH MARKETS AND PRICES SUPPORT
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LIB

Robert Wellington Mayhew (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. R. W. Mayhew (Minister of Fisheries):

The hon. member gave me notice of the question. I think it is quite apparent from the statement I made that I was referring to the 1951 catch. We have already given support to the 1950 catch in buying Labrador codfish. We have also agreed to make an investigation of returns to fishermen on shore fish for 1950. That investigation is now proceeding, and it will probably be July before it is finished. We are not going back on anything that we have promised to do. In my statement I was referring only to the 1951 season.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   SALTFISH MARKETS AND PRICES SUPPORT
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INQUIRY AS TO SITTING ON VICTORIA DAY


On the orders of the day:


SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. Roberi Fair (Baffle River):

I should like to ask the Prime Minister whether the house will sit on Thursday, May 24.

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime

Minister): The matter has not received any special consideration. In conformity with the practice that has been followed over many years past, I think it would be the desire of hon. members to sit on that day.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO SITTING ON VICTORIA DAY
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SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. Fair:

I have no objection whatever to the house sitting. In fact, I should like to do that, but because civil servants across the country will have a holiday on May 24 I should like to know whether consideration will be given to giving the members' stenographers staff Saturday morning off to make up for having to work on Thursday.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO SITTING ON VICTORIA DAY
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

The Prime Minister has no control over the stenographic staff of the House of Commons.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO SITTING ON VICTORIA DAY
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WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT

ORDER FOR SECOND READING OF BILL 193 DISCHARGED AND BILL WITHDRAWN


On the order: Second reading of Bill No. 193, an act respecting weights and measures.-The Minister of Trade and Commerce.


LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. G. J. Mcllraiih (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, before the motion for second reading is put I should like to move:

That the order for second reading of Bill No. 193, an act respecting weights and measures, be discharged and the bill withdrawn.

The reason for the motion is that the bill provides for the primary standards of length and weight. Earlier today we introduced a bill providing for those primary standards in another way. The provision therefore will be withdrawn from the Weights and Measures Act. The consequence of the withdrawal of that provision from the weights and measures bill involves some changes in the language of a great many sections as well as one main section. It was considered that it would be fairer to all members that they have before them the weights and measures bill that we are asking the house to consider rather than another bill to which many amendments would have to be made in committee.

Motion agreed to and bill withdrawn.

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
Subtopic:   ORDER FOR SECOND READING OF BILL 193 DISCHARGED AND BILL WITHDRAWN
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WAYS AND MEANS


The house in committee of ways and means, Mr. Beaudoin in the chair.


INCOME TAX ACT

May 21, 1951