October 9, 1951

HIS MAJESTY THE KING

EXPRESSION OF GRATIFICATION AT PROGRESS TOWARD RECOVERY

LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, before you ordered a moment ago that the doors be opened you led us all in our usual prayers, including that for the health and well-being of His Majesty the King, which I am sure we all followed with special fervour this morning.

We have each one of us been so relieved at the constant good news of the king's progress towards a speedy recovery since the grave surgical operation which he underwent two weeks ago-good news that was confirmed to me by Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth when I had the honour of welcoming her and the Duke of Edinburgh at Dorval yesterday-that I am sure we would all wish you, sir, to convey to His Majesty on our behalf, with the expression of our respectful duty and of our loyal devotion, our gratification at his constant progress towards recovery and our sincere good wishes.

After conferring with the leader of the opposition (Mr. Drew) and the leaders of the other groups as to what might be the best way of giving public expression to our sentiments in that regard at this time, in a manner in which each one of us would feel he had some personal part, I venture to propose, with your permission, that we do now rise and sing together "God! Save the King".

Whereupon the members of the house rose and sang

God Save the King

Topic:   HIS MAJESTY THE KING
Subtopic:   EXPRESSION OF GRATIFICATION AT PROGRESS TOWARD RECOVERY
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PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following communication:

Ottawa, September 22, 1951

Sir:

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Thibaudeau Rinfret, Chief Justice of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday, the 9th October, for the purpose of proroguing the fourth session of the twenty-first parliament.

I have the honour to be, sir,

Your obedient servant,

J. F. Delaute,

Assistant Secretary to the Governor General.

Topic:   PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT
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NEW MEMBERS

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that during the adjournment the Clerk of the House has received from the chief electoral officer certificates of the election and return of the following members, viz.:

Of Gordon Churchill, Esquire, for the electoral district of Winnipeg South Centre.

Of J. Angus MacLean, Esquire, for the electoral district of Queens.

Of Howard Meeker, Esquire, for the electoral district of Waterloo South.

Of Walter Dinsdale, Esquire, for the electoral district of Brandon.

Topic:   NEW MEMBERS
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NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCED


Gordon Churchill, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Winnipeg South Centre, introduced by Mr. George A. Drew and Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker. J. Angus MacLean, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Queens, introduced by Mr. George A. Drew and Mr. W. Chester S. McLure. Howard Meeker, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Waterloo South, introduced by Mr. George A. Drew and Mr. L. E. Cardiff. Walter Dinsdale, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Brandon, introduced by Mr. George A. Drew and Mr. J. A. Ross.


VACANCY

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that during the adjournment I received the resignation of Arthur LeRoy Smith, Esquire, as member for the electoral district of Calgary West.

Accordingly I have issued my warrant to the chief electoral officer to make out a new writ of election for the said electoral district.

Topic:   VACANCY
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COUNCIL OF EUROPE

INVITATION TO SEND OBSERVERS TO OCTOBER SESSION

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received a communication from Mr. P. H. Spaak, president of the consultative assembly of the Council of Europe, in which he invites the Canadian parliament to send observers to the second part of the current session of the assembly

Council of Europe

which will open at Strasbourg on October 15. I have written to Mr. Spaak thanking him for this invitation and advising him that I would bring it to the attention of parliament. I also informed him that as parliament would not open until October 9 it might not be possible to make the necessary arrangements to have observers appointed. I did, however, assure him that the members of the Canadian parliament would be deeply interested in what takes place at Strasbourg.

Topic:   COUNCIL OF EUROPE
Subtopic:   INVITATION TO SEND OBSERVERS TO OCTOBER SESSION
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ORDERS IN COUNCIL

TABLING OF SUMMARY, JUNE 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 1951

LIB

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

Liberal

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

I should like to lay on the table the summary of orders in council passed during the period June 1 to September 30, 1951.

Topic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
Subtopic:   TABLING OF SUMMARY, JUNE 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 1951
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EMERGENCY POWERS ACT

TABLING OF FOUR ORDERS IN COUNCIL

LIB

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 four orders under the Emergency Powers Act which have not yet been published. They are Nos. 3417, 3484, 4558, and 5122. No. 3417 of July 4, 1951, relates to the disposition of offences committed prior to the coming into force of the code of service discipline; P.C. No. 3484 of August 8, 1951, concerns the operation of certain radio stations in Canada by the United States government, notwithstanding the provisions under the Radio Act; P. C. No. 4558 of August 29, 1951, appointed the transport controller; No. 5122 of September 26, 1951, concerns weighing over of grain at elevators. I am sure that these have already been brought to the public notice but as yet they have not been published in Orders and Regulations. I thought it would be convenient for members to have them available on the table of the house.

Topic:   EMERGENCY POWERS ACT
Subtopic:   TABLING OF FOUR ORDERS IN COUNCIL
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October 9, 1951