May 23, 1951

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   RULES RESPECTING STRANGERS IN THE GALLERY AND SUBJECTS OF QUESTIONS OF PRIVILEGE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I am grateful to the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell) for bringing this matter to my attention. I have noticed this breach, which has become almost a practice in the house. I will give consideration to the remarks which the hon. member has made and which, I understand, meet with the approval of the members of the house, and will make a statement with regard to the matter in the near future.

Topic:   RULES RESPECTING STRANGERS IN THE GALLERY AND SUBJECTS OF QUESTIONS OF PRIVILEGE
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INCREASE OF PRICES IN CAFETERIA

TEA AND COFFEE

LIB

James Hendrick Rooney

Liberal

Mr. J. H. Rooney (Si. Paul's):

Mr. Speaker, on a matter of privilege, I should like to ask a question. Within the last three days- yesterday or the day before, I believe-there was an increase in prices in the cafeteria. I am not complaining of the increase in prices in the restaurant. I was wondering if the committee which has to do with the matter could not see their way clear to making no increase in the price of coffee or tea. If this committee would sit down and consider the matter, they might decide to leave coffee and tea at the former price. To my mind, it is a matter that affects only the workers here-the page boys and many others-who have to do without certain things; and this increase means a good deal to them. ,

I speak of this because during the depression, through my clubs in Toronto, we distributed thousands of cups of tea and coffee, and perhaps the odd biscuit. I know what it means to people when they have to deprive themselves of a cup of coffee because it is priced at ten cents instead of five. We should be able to avoid that by raising the prices on some other things. Possibly this committee can sit down and correct their

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budget. If they cannot correct it themselves they might call in the Minister of Finance for some advice.

Topic:   INCREASE OF PRICES IN CAFETERIA
Subtopic:   TEA AND COFFEE
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STANDING ORDERS


Second report of standing committee on standing orders.-Mr. MacLean (Cape Breton North and Victoria).


MEAT PACKING INDUSTRY

DECLARATION OF INDUSTRY AS WORKS FOR THE GENERAL ADVANTAGE OF CANADA

CCF

Alistair McLeod Stewart

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 333, to declare the meat packing industry works for the general advantage of Canada.

Topic:   MEAT PACKING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   DECLARATION OF INDUSTRY AS WORKS FOR THE GENERAL ADVANTAGE OF CANADA
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   MEAT PACKING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   DECLARATION OF INDUSTRY AS WORKS FOR THE GENERAL ADVANTAGE OF CANADA
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CCF

Alistair McLeod Stewart

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North):

The purpose of this bill is to make that part of the meat packing industry which carries on operations in two or more provinces subject to paragraph (g) of section 53 of the Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act. In matters of collective bargaining the industry will then be able to negotiate on a national basis and the government of Canada will have the authority to deal with disputes in an industry whose smooth functioning is essential to the national economy.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   MEAT PACKING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   DECLARATION OF INDUSTRY AS WORKS FOR THE GENERAL ADVANTAGE OF CANADA
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DIVORCE JURISDICTION ACT

EXCHEQUER COURT TO HAVE JURISDICTION IN ACTIONS ORIGINATING IN QUEBEC AND NEWFOUNDLAND

CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 334, to provide for the jurisdiction of the Exchequer Court of Canada in matters of divorce.

Topic:   DIVORCE JURISDICTION ACT
Subtopic:   EXCHEQUER COURT TO HAVE JURISDICTION IN ACTIONS ORIGINATING IN QUEBEC AND NEWFOUNDLAND
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   DIVORCE JURISDICTION ACT
Subtopic:   EXCHEQUER COURT TO HAVE JURISDICTION IN ACTIONS ORIGINATING IN QUEBEC AND NEWFOUNDLAND
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Knowles:

The purpose of this bill is to free parliament from the necessity of processing individual divorce cases, a practice we all dislike, and at the same time to put an end to any agitation for the establishing of divorce courts in provinces where they are not wanted.

This bill does not establish divorce courts in Quebec or Newfoundland. It does not make available to persons residing in those provinces any facility not now available to them. It merely transfers the hearing of Quebec and Newfoundland divorce petitions from parliament to the Exchequer Court of Canada.

This is the same bill I have introduced on two previous occasions, except that it has

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one additional clause which provides categorically that the exchequer court shall exercise its right to hear divorce cases only at the city of Ottawa. I have added this clause to make that point crystal clear.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   DIVORCE JURISDICTION ACT
Subtopic:   EXCHEQUER COURT TO HAVE JURISDICTION IN ACTIONS ORIGINATING IN QUEBEC AND NEWFOUNDLAND
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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 323, for the relief of Jane Stirling Stephens.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 324, for the relief of Mavis Elizabeth Thomas Wrathall.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 325, for the relief of Ida Courland Rubin Flesch.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 326, for the relief of Yvonne Winifred Kathleen Walker Andrews.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 327, for the relief of Elizabeth Cochrane Aitchison Lalonde.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 328, for the relief of Violet Taylor Carey.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 329, for the relief of Julia Saykaly Hajaly.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 330, for the relief of Doris Auclair Gingras.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 331, for the relief of Georges Paquin.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 332, for the relief of Marion Agnes Kelsch Cleghorn.-Mr. Winkler.


May 23, 1951