January 22, 1953

BANKING AND COMMERCE

FIRST AND SECOND REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. Hughes Cleaver (Halion) presented the first and second reports of the standing committee on banking and commerce, and moved that the first report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST AND SECOND REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. H. W. Winkler (Lisgar) presented the first and second reports of the standing committee on miscellaneous private bills, and moved that the first report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


QUESTION

MUNICIPAL POLICE SERVICE, SASK.-CHARGES BY R.C.M.P.

CCF

Mr. Wright:

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

1. What increases have taken place in the charge per man by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for police services to municipalities in the province of Saskatchewan, since January 1, 1951?

2. What increases have taken place in the rentals or other services required by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in these municipalities?

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Subtopic:   MUNICIPAL POLICE SERVICE, SASK.-CHARGES BY R.C.M.P.
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LIB

Mr. Garson: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. No general increase has taken place between January 1, 1951 and December 31, 1952. The charge per man per annum was increased to the town of Eston from $1,200 to $1,400 on -the 1st November, 1952, and the rate to the city of North Battleford was increased from $1,000 to $1,400, effective the 1st November, 1951.

2. Certain municipalities have been required to pay the sum of nine cents per mile for each mile travelled on municipal duty by R.C.M. Police transport. Certain municipalities not providing office accommodation have been required to pay an appropriate amount in lieu of such accommodation.

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Subtopic:   MUNICIPAL POLICE SERVICE, SASK.-CHARGES BY R.C.M.P.
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SUPPLIES

LIB

Samuel Rosborough Balcom

Liberal

Mr. Balcom:

What contracts over $100 for medical and surgical supplies have been awarded Nova Scotia drug or surgical instrument companies by the Canadian Commercial Corporation?

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Subtopic:   MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SUPPLIES
Sub-subtopic:   CONTRACTS TO NOVA SCOTIA COMPANIES
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APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. Si. Laurent (Prime Minister) moved:

That a select committee to be designated be appointed to consider with Mr. Speaker the procedure of this house for the purpose of suggesting any changes that may be desirable to assure the more expeditious dispatch of public business, with power to send for persons, and papers and to report from time to time its findings and recommendations to the house.

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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald M. Fleming (Eglinton):

Mr. Speaker, I have not checked to see if this motion follows the same form as the motions in the last two sessions dealing with the appointment of this particular committee, and I wonder if the Prime Minister would tell us if the purposes outlined here are sufficiently broad. We are all concerned about the more expeditious dispatch of public business but it may be that there will be other matters that should be considered by the committee and which would not come strictly under the heading of the more expeditious dispatch of public business.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Si. Laurent:

I think these words are identical with the words of previous motions. I know that last year the motion was to continue the work -that had been done by a previous committee and the report of that previous committee was referred to the committee to be set up. It was felt this time that it would be in order to have the language as general as possible. I am quite sure that if the committee finds that there is something that it wishes to do that is not covered by this reference, there will be no hesitancy on the part of the house to accept its recommendations that the terms of reference be enlarged. I would undertake to bring that before the house without any delay whatsoever.

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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

I wish to thank the Prime Minister. I take it that we can agree that

Inquiries of the Ministry the purpose of the motion is to provide wide terms of reference for the committee.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. SI. Laurent:

Oh, yes. I would hope that these terms of reference would be quite sufficient to enable the committee to consider the principle of the bill introduced to amend the constitution with respect to the quorum of this house, if that bill or the subject matter of the bill is referred to the committee. I can give the hon. gentleman assurance that there is no desire to circumscribe the terms of reference of this committee in any manner whatsoever. Should the committee find that it requires some modification in the terms of reference in order to permit it to make the kind of recommendation it feels would be proper, I shall do my best to bring it before the house at the earliest possible moment and recommend that it be considered. We want the members of this committee to have full opportunity to consider the rules and make such recommendations as they hope will commend themselves to the majority of the members of the house.

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Motion agreed to.


January 22, 1953