November 14, 1951

THE ROYAL TOUR

MESSAGE OF THANKS FROM HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH

LIB

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

Liberal

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

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to read to the house a letter I have received from Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth. It is dated from St. John's, Newfoundland, the eleventh of November, 1951, and is as follows:

My dear Prime Minister:

Before leaving I want to tell you how grateful my husband and I are to you and to your colleagues for having given us so great an experience on this journey across Canada. The welcome we received on all sides has far exceeded anything we could have believed possible, and we have been given a picture of the rich variety of Canadian life which we shall never forget, and which has interested us profoundly.

It has given us infinite pleasure to have had the chance of meeting and talking to so many Canadians in every walk of life, and we have been happy to have had with us at various times on our journey your colleagues in the cabinet. Their advice has been invaluable, and we have much enjoyed getting to know them, particularly as they have given us an insight into Canadian affairs.

I hope that you will convey our thanks and appreciation to all members of the three services who have done so much to make our tour a success. We are very glad that you made it possible for us to travel in two ships of the Royal Canadian Navy, and in an aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force. We know also how much the army has done at all times for us. Our visits to navy, army and air force establishments impressed us greatly and we are proud to have been saluted by so many guards of honour of all three services throughout the length of our journey.

I am sure I need not tell you that this, our first visit to Canada, has made us wish to come back before too long to see more of the country and its people. I hope very much also that I will soon have the chance of meeting you again.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth

Topic:   THE ROYAL TOUR
Subtopic:   MESSAGE OF THANKS FROM HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH
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COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE


RAILWAYS, CANALS AND [DOT] TELEGRAPH LINES Second report of standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.-Mr. McCulloch.


RADIO BROADCASTING

CHANGE IN PERSONNEL

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. Coldwell be substituted for that of Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North) on the special committee on radio broadcasting.

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   CHANGE IN PERSONNEL
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Motion agreed to.


BILLS OF EXCHANGE ACT

AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO CLOSING OF BANKS ON SATURDAYS

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 ihe Minister of Finance) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 19, to amend the Bills of Exchange Act.

Topic:   BILLS OF EXCHANGE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO CLOSING OF BANKS ON SATURDAYS
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   BILLS OF EXCHANGE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO CLOSING OF BANKS ON SATURDAYS
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LIB

James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance):

The purpose of the bill is to amend those provisions in the Bills of Exchange Act which prevent the chartered banks from closing on Saturdays. I should like to make it clear that this bill does not authorize the five-day week for banks. It merely removes those provisions which have up to now prevented the banks from operating on a five-day week.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   BILLS OF EXCHANGE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO CLOSING OF BANKS ON SATURDAYS
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QUESTIONS

ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY

LIB

Mr. Balcom:

Liberal

1. Has an investigation taken place in respect to the cost of the St. Lawrence power and seaway?

2. If so, what is the estimated cost of the whole

project?

3. Has the estimated cost been broken down by object, that is, as between the power development and the seaway?

4. What is the estimated cost to the government of Canada?

5. Will the power phase of the project be financed by the government of Canada?

6. In respect of the seaway, what are the estimated revenues and from what source, in relation to estimated operating and capital costs?

7. What is the expected effect of the project (a) on industrial development, identifying the areas affected; (b) in the creation of new traffic: (c) on established routes for Canadian domestic traffic; (d) on Canadian import and export trade through Canadian Atlantic ports?

He said: Mr. Speaker, as I should like to make several revisions to this question I would ask permission to withdraw it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Dropped.

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Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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QUESTION AS TO QUANTITY HELD BY WHEAT BOARD

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

How many bushels of No. 5, No. 6 and feed grades of wheat were held by the wheat board at October 15, 1951, or the most recent date for which figures are available?

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO QUANTITY HELD BY WHEAT BOARD
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November 14, 1951