June 4, 1952

LIB

John Horace Dickey

Liberal

Mr. J. H. Dickey (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production):

Mr. Speaker, the orders for returns are in the course of preparation. I might advise the hon. member and the house that in order to make complete answers to these returns it is necessary for us to communicate with all the district offices across Canada and to get the figures from them.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   CONTRACTS FOR SUITCASES, TRUNKS, BERETS, ETC.
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

PROVISION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE FROM TERRACE TO KITIMAT, B.C.-CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport) moved

the second reading of and concurrence in the amendment made by the Senate to Bill No. 192, respecting the construction of a line of railway by Canadian National Railway Company from Terrace to Kitimat, in the province of British Columbia.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE FROM TERRACE TO KITIMAT, B.C.-CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

May we have a statement on the effect of the amendment?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE FROM TERRACE TO KITIMAT, B.C.-CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Mr. Speaker, in the other place, in considering this bill, it was decided to strike out the last section of the bill, which was the section which purported to absolve the railway from any damages arising because of non-fencing; it also relieved the railway

from the obligation to fence this line all the way from Kitimat to Terrace. The government has no objection to that amendment.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE FROM TERRACE TO KITIMAT, B.C.-CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Mr. Speaker, the opposition are glad to approve of the amendment. We tried to get a similar amendment put through when the bill was before the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines, but were unable to do so. Fortunately the Senate has been able to overcome the difficulty.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE FROM TERRACE TO KITIMAT, B.C.-CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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Motion agreed to, amendment read the second time and concurred in.


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minisier of Transport) moved

that the house go into committee to consider the following resolution:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to provide, among other things, that the Minister of Finance (a) shall release the Canadian National Railway Company from certain claims by Her Majesty in exchange for preferred stock of the company; (b) shall release the Canadian National Railway Company from certain other claims by Her Majesty in exchange for an obligation of the company in respect of which interest shall not be payable for a period of ten years commencing on January 1, 1952; (c) shall, out of the consolidated revenue fund, from time to time purchase additional preferred stock of the Canadian National Railway Company to provide a portion of the money required for additions and betterments of the Canadian National Railways system; and (d) shall transfer to the Canadian National Railway Company all the shares of the Canadian National Railway securities trust that are held, by him in exchange for no par value shares of the Canadian National Railway Company.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Mr. Speaker, will the minister make a statement on this resolution?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Mr. Speaker, I was going to raise again the point which I raised once before and which the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) discussed the other day on his resolution concerning the library. It was that I be allowed to make my statement in committee of the whole. The statement is not a lengthy one. The advantage of making it in committee of the whole is that questions can be asked on the various pertinent parts of the resolution.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

They could be asked, anyway.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.
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LIB

Leslie Alexander Mutch (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Mulch:

Not on the resolution.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

That is the point that I should like to avoid raising, if I could, because there is in this house a substantial opinion with regard to the interpretation of standing order 60.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

Mostly on one side of the house, is it not?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

No, it is not. From the interpretation of that section, it would appear that really what we are discussing now is the motion that Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair, and the debate would be not so much on the merits or demerits of this resolution as on the negative aspect of it, whether or not members were against it, leaving it to the discussion in committee of the whole to deal with the merits or demerits.

Again may I say that I do not want to spend any time in discussing a matter of procedure; but when the Prime Minister raised the point the other day, he asked that some consideration be given to it so that perhaps at a later date a ruling might be given in the matter. I am still in the hands of the house. If the house feels that I should make the statement now, I will do so.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.
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?

Some hon. Members:

No.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

For my part, I think the better time to make it would be in committee of the whole.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROVISION TO RELEASE CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS FROM CERTAIN CLAIMS BY HER MAJESTY IN EXCHANGE FOR PREFERRED STOCK, ETC.
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June 4, 1952