March 29, 1954

TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT, AUDITORS' REPORT AND BUDGETS TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, by leave of the house I desire to move that the annual report of Trans-Canada Air Lines for the year 1953, tabled on March 15, the auditors' report in respect of Trans-Canada Air Lines for the year 1953, tabled on March 16, and also the revised budget for the year 1953, and the capital budget for the year 1954, and the operating budget for the year 1954 in respect of Trans-Canada Air Lines tabled March 26, be referred to the sessional committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT, AUDITORS' REPORT AND BUDGETS TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


ATOMIC ENERGY CONTROL ACT

AMENDMENTS CONSOLIDATING ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to withdraw the resolution relating to the amendment of the Atomic Energy Control Act standing in my name as item No. 6 under "Government Orders" on the order paper. I am now handing over to the Clerk for insertion in Votes and Proceedings notice of a bill which will be entitled "An act to amend the Atomic Energy Control Act."

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY CONTROL ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS CONSOLIDATING ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Will the minister explain the reason for this change?

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY CONTROL ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS CONSOLIDATING ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

The bill to amend the Atomic Energy Control Act as originally drawn required a resolution, as it involved expenditure of money. The bill as at present drawn does not require a resolution and the government has decided to withdraw the resolution and present the bill in the form as now revised.

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY CONTROL ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS CONSOLIDATING ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Order discharged and resolution withdrawn.

Topic:   ATOMIC ENERGY CONTROL ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS CONSOLIDATING ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT
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STANDING ORDERS

MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FOURTH REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

John Hornby Harrison

Liberal

Mr. J. H. Harrison (Meadow Lake) moved

that the fourth report of the standing committee on standing orders presented to the house on Friday, March 26, 1954, be concurred in.

Topic:   STANDING ORDERS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FOURTH REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

AMENDMENT TO REDUCE VOTING AGE

CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 390, to amend the Canada Elections Act (age of voters).

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO REDUCE VOTING AGE
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO REDUCE VOTING AGE
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to reduce the age of voters under the Canada Elections Act from 21 to 18.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO REDUCE VOTING AGE
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PRIVATE BILL

FIRST READING

March 29, 1954