January 29, 1953

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I think if the hon. member had brought that to the attention of the Speaker, those hon. members would have been called to order.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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Clayton Wesley Hodgson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hodgson:

It happened that you were not in the chair, sir.

Committee on Post Office

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I am sure that would not have made any difference.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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Clayton Wesley Hodgson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hodgson:

I abide by your ruling, sir. I think if there is any change it has to be a change for the better, and I am glad to say that I am in favour of the resolution.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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LIB

Auguste Maltais

Liberal

Mr. Auguste Maltais (Charlevoix):

Mr. Speaker, it is certainly not my intention to follow the hon. gentleman who preceded me in all the political matters about which he spoke. My comment will be very brief because some of the points I had intended to make have already been covered by my colleague the member for Portneuf (Mr. Gauthier).

One point I would like to submit for the consideration of the committee that will be set up is the fact that sometimes we meet with difficulties when we try to obtain a rural route in some of the villages in my constituency. It would appear to me that when the Postmaster General has to make a decision regarding a mail route it must be determined whether the locality concerned is to be considered a rural region or an urban region. At Ste. Anne de Beaupre, a town in my riding, we have a community that is considered to be an urban district, yet closer to the village there is what is considered to be a rural district. The department claim that under the present regulations they do not qualify as an urban area.

May I suggest that some scheme could be arrived at, or some system of delivery, which would be neither a rural courier's route nor a city service, but something in between. I hope the regulations which will be established will have such a degree of flexibility as to permit people who want a particular type of service to receive that service.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

If the minister speaks now, he will close the debate.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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PC

Charles Delmar Coyle

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Alcide Cole (Posimaster General):

Mr. Speaker, I shall be brief. I wish to repeat my appreciation for the approach to this motion taken by all members. I wish also just to say a few words to my hon. friend from Gloucester (Mr. Robichaud) who spoke in French regarding a considerable number of special cases.

(Translation):

I wish to assure my hon. friend that we examine carefully all cases. I know that a case may appear particularly worthy to the hon. member who submits it but, when that case reaches the department, it is added to all the others that must be considered on their respective merits.

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I am sure that my hon. friend saw nothing more than a coincidence in what he calls an anomaly in the proportion of Englishspeaking and French-speaking people who get mail delivery. If I understood him correctly, he is not blaming anyone; otherwise it would be an insinuation inconsistent with my hon. friend's character.

(Text):

Sir, I want to conclude by saying that this problem is more complicated than we might think. Evidence of that is already before this house, because nearly all members have a solution or a partial solution. I am sure, however, that with the atmosphere of objectivity which members have created, and with the explanation and testimony of officials and others, the proper solution will be found. I wish to thank every hon. member in the house, and all members who have participated in this debate. I am sure something good in the form of legislation will come from this committee.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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Motion agreed to.


LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Do I understand that it is the wish of the house that the names of those who will serve on the committee shall be announced this evening?

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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LIB

Alcide Côté (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. Cote (Si. Jean-Iberville-Napierville):

Yes. I move:

That the committee consist of: Messrs. Ashbourne, Beyerstein, Boucher, Brisson, Bryce, Cardiff Cardin, Coyle, Cruickshank, Dinsdale, Dumas, Dupuis, Garland, Gour (Russell), Green, Hosking, Langlois (Gaspe), MacKenzie, MacLean (Queens), McCulloch, McWilliam, Noseworthy, Robertson, Robichaud, Spence, Ward, and Welbourn.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is it agreed?

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

It is unanimously agreed that these hon. members will form the committee.

Topic:   POST OFFICE
Subtopic:   COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE
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Motion agreed to.


CROWN LIABILITY

TORTS AND CIVIL SALVAGE

LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Siuari S. Garson (Minister of Justice) moved

the second reading of Bill No. 105, respecting the liability of the crown for torts and civil salvage.

Topic:   CROWN LIABILITY
Subtopic:   TORTS AND CIVIL SALVAGE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

Topic:   CROWN LIABILITY
Subtopic:   TORTS AND CIVIL SALVAGE
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   CROWN LIABILITY
Subtopic:   TORTS AND CIVIL SALVAGE
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

No, Mr. Speaker. Is the minister not going to make a statement?

Topic:   CROWN LIABILITY
Subtopic:   TORTS AND CIVIL SALVAGE
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January 29, 1953