November 6, 1951

PRIVILEGE

REFERENCE TO QUOTATION FROM "THE ENSIGN"

LIB

James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. James Sinclair (Coasl-Capilano):

I rise on a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker. Last night the hon. member for Chicoutimi (Mr. Gagnon) was kind enough to put on the record a statement concerning Vatican representation which I made to both Catholic and Protestant groups last year. The hon. member did quote my statement quite accurately, but he failed to show where my statement ended and where the comments of the newspaper reporter began. In fairness to both of us, I should like to indicate that my remarks end on page 733 of Hansard with the words "chosen from non-Catholic faiths".

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO QUOTATION FROM "THE ENSIGN"
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RAILWAY LEGISLATION

CHANGES IN PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

LIB-PRO

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

Liberal Progressive

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

That the name of Mr. Browne (St. John's West) be substituted for that of Mr. Higgins: and1

That the name of Mr. Gillis be substituted for that of Mr. Wright, on the special committee on railway legislation.

Topic:   RAILWAY LEGISLATION
Subtopic:   CHANGES IN PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS BOARD TO PRESCRIBE THE CONSTITUTION AND POWERS OF THE BOARD, AND TO PROVIDE FOR NECESSARY EXPENDITURES

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure for the establishment of an agricultural products board, to prescribe the constitution and powers of the board, to provide for the establishment in the consolidated revenue fund of an agricultural products board account and for payments out of the consolidated revenue fund for the buying, storing, transporting or processing of agricultural products (a payment not to be greater than the amount by which fifteen million dollars exceeds the balance of the agricultural products board account), and to provide for the salaries or other remuneration to be paid the members, officers, clerks and employees of the board.

He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.

Topic:   AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS BOARD TO PRESCRIBE THE CONSTITUTION AND POWERS OF THE BOARD, AND TO PROVIDE FOR NECESSARY EXPENDITURES
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Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN BROADCASTING ACT

AMENDMENT TO INCREASE NUMBER OF GOVERNORS, PROVIDE PENSIONS AND FURTHER GRANTS

LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (for fhe Minister of National Revenue) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Canadian Broadcasting Act, 1936, to increase the number of governors from nine to eleven and to provide for their tenure of office: to provide for benefits from the pension fund for members of the corporation engaged full-time in the business of the corporation and their dependents; and to provide further that the Minister of Finance may grant to the corporation out of the consolidated revenue fund the sum of four million, seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the fiscal year that began on the first day of April, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and the sum of six million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in each of the four next following fiscal years.

He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house.

Topic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO INCREASE NUMBER OF GOVERNORS, PROVIDE PENSIONS AND FURTHER GRANTS
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Motion agreed to.


DEFENCE EXPENDITURES

QUESTION AS TO MOTION FOR SETTING UP OF COMMITTEE


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of ihe Opposition):

I wish to direct to the Prime Minister a question of which I have given him notice. Is he prepared to indicate whether he will present a motion to set up a committee on defence expenditures, and if so when that motion will be introduced?

Topic:   DEFENCE EXPENDITURES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO MOTION FOR SETTING UP OF COMMITTEE
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

The government have decided, Mr. Speaker, that I shall place on the order paper a notice of a resolution for a committee on defence expenditures, and I trust that it will be in terms which the hon. gentleman will find are in conformity with the suggestions he made to me during the conference we had in my office with the leaders of the other groups. We are doing that, although we feel it will be unrealistic to expect that the committee can make very much progress during this short session, in view of the work that the other committees, already set up and in the process of being set up, have to complete during this session. It was felt that it might

Inquiries of the Ministry be advisable to have the committee set up now with the proper terms of reference, and let it get organized and make a start on its work. This would probably save some time at the next session, when it will have to be reconstituted and can then proceed, I hope for a longer period, with the important work it will be required to do under the terms of reference. I hope to have a word with the leader of the opposition (Mr. Drew) and the leaders of the other groups about that matter perhaps in the course of the day and to be able to place my notice on the Votes and Proceedings so that it may come before the house in due course.

Topic:   DEFENCE EXPENDITURES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO MOTION FOR SETTING UP OF COMMITTEE
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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

In view of the fact that the

Prime Minister has referred to a discussion which took place in his office on October 17, I would point out that the terms of reference will, of course, decide the effectiveness of the motion; and I trust that, as he has indicated, the terms of reference will embrace the type of inquiry that we had in mind. I would point out, however, that I would hope the committee will be one which will continue during each session; and therefore the sooner the committee in this case starts its activities, the more effective will be the beginning during this present session. Then in the next session it can start from there to deal with the matters that are brought before it up to the actual date of the meetings or sittings of that committee.

Topic:   DEFENCE EXPENDITURES
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO MOTION FOR SETTING UP OF COMMITTEE
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November 6, 1951