June 8, 1954

AGNES CAMPBELL MACPHAIL

MEMORIAL TO HONOUR THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I am very pleased to communicate to the house the decision of the internal economy commission regarding a memorial in honour of the late Agnes Mac-phail.

The commissioners of internal economy have had before them for consideration representations from the lady members of the Senate and House of Commons and from senators and members of parliament generally, as well as from various women's organizations, suggesting that the election to the House of Commons of the first lady member be suitably commemorated.

The commissioners have also been informed that a bronze bust by Felix Weihs de Weldon, sculptor, of Miss Agnes Campbell Macphail, the first woman elected to the House of Commons of Canada, has been graciously offered to the House of Commons by Mrs. Meredith Reany, of Palmerston, Ontario, and Mrs. Hugh Bailey of Toronto, sisters of Miss Macphail.

The commissioners have had this matter under consideration and have recommended: (a) that to commemorate this historic event, a bronze bust of the first woman member, Miss Agnes Macphail, be placed on a pedestal in the vicinity of the chamber of the House of Commons; and (b) that for this purpose the bronze bust of Miss Macphail offered by her two sisters, be gratefully accepted.

Several appropriate dates together with arrangements for the unveiling ceremony are still under consideration and will be announced later.

Topic:   AGNES CAMPBELL MACPHAIL
Subtopic:   MEMORIAL TO HONOUR THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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LOSS OF MARKETS

MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31


Kon. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition): Mr. Speaker, I desire to ask leave to move, seconded by the hon. member for Prince Albert (Mr. Diefenbaker), the adjournment of the house under standing order 31, to discuss a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely, the need for an immediate declaration of government policy with respect to the loss of farm markets for wheat and the means to be taken to protect the Canadian producers from the detrimental policies and practices of other countries.


LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I will have to ask the Leader of the Opposition to move this motion before the orders of the day are called. I have to call routine proceedings. This is not the proper moment. Perhaps he could keep his motion and move it later.

Presenting reports by standing and select committees.

Topic:   LOSS OF MARKETS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

PRESENTATION OF FOURTH REPORT

LIB

Walter Adam Tucker

Liberal

Mr. W. A. Tucker (Rosthern):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the fourth report of the special committee on veterans affairs.

The Clerk Assistant:

The special committee on veterans affairs begs leave to present the following as a fourth report.

Your committee has considered Bill No. 339, an act to amend the Pension Act, and has agreed to report same with amendments.

With respect to clauses 10, 11, 12 and 18, as certain amendments contemplated therein would, to meet the views of the committee, result in an increased charge upon the public, your committee feels that it has no option, under the rules of the house, but to report these clauses without amendment. The committee would, however, recommend that the government consider the advisability of substituting the words and figures "1st day of May, 1954" for the words and figures "1st day of January, 1954" where they appear in the said clauses.

With respect to clauses 8 and 13 your committee has agreed to the deletion of the provisions contained therein. However, other amendments contemplated thereto would, to meet the unanimous views of the committee, also result in an increased charge upon the public.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF FOURTH REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 21
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George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker, I cannot hear what is being read.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF FOURTH REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 21
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Some hon. Members:

Dispense.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF FOURTH REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 21
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

It may be that proper order was not being kept, but it has been our practice lately to dispense with the reading of a report in which it is not intended to move concurrence the same day. The reason why I have not asked consent for the deputy clerk to dispense with the reading of this report is that the first paragraph is of some importance in that it deals with a bill to

Veterans Affairs

which an amendment is being proposed. Perhaps the deputy clerk would read the first part of the report again, and may I ask hon. members to pay attention to what is being read.

The Clerk Assistant:

Your committee has considered BUI No. 339, an act to amend the Pension Act, and has agreed to report same with amendments.

With respect to clauses 10, 11, 12 and 18, as certain amendments contemplated therein would, to meet the views of the committee, result in an increased charge upon the public, your committee feels that it has no option, under the rules of the house, but to report these clauses without amendment. The committee would, however, recommend that the government consider the advisability of substituting the words and figures "1st day of May, 1954" for the words and figures "1st day of January, 1954" where they appear in the said clauses.

With respect to clauses 8 and 13 your committee has agreed to the deletion of the provisions contained therein. However, other amendments contemplated thereto would, to meet the unanimous views of the committee, also result in an increased charge upon the public. Therefore, in obedience to the rules of the house your committee here again feels it has no option but to delete the said clauses. The committee would, however, recommend that the government consider the advisability of amending subsection (3) of section 31 and subsection (3) of section 42 of the Pension Act by striking out the words "in respect of service during world war II" where they appear in the said subsections.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

Walter A. Tucker, Chairman.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF FOURTH REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 21
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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, the house has just heard the report with respect to the Pension Act. By leave, I should like to move:

That Bill No 339, an act to amend the Pension Act, be considered in committee of the whole this day, and that standing order 21 be suspended in relation thereto.

May I by way of explanation add that this does not apply to the report as such, but only to the bill.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF FOURTH REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 21
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PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

One recommendation was made by the committee unanimously yesterday, and it requires the approval of the cabinet. I wonder whether it would be covered if we agreed to this procedure now?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF FOURTH REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 21
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Motion agreed to.


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Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

Mr. Speaker, the bill will not be considered until His Excellency in council has had an opportunity to consider the amendment suggested in the report, and we will convey to the house the result of that consultation.

[Mr. Speaker.!

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF FOURTH REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 21
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LOSS OF MARKETS-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31

CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I ask leave, seconded by the hon. member for Humboldt-Melfort (Mr. Bryson) to move the adjournment of the house under standing order 31 for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of public importance, namely-

Topic:   LOSS OF MARKETS-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The item under routine proceedings intituled "motions" has not yet been concluded.

Topic:   LOSS OF MARKETS-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31
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June 8, 1954