March 1, 1955

SPEECH FROM THE THRONE

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ADDRESS IN REPLY

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received a communication from His Excellency the Governor General signed by his own hand, reading as follows:

Government House.

Ottawa, February 25, 1955.

Members of the House of Commons:

I have received with great pleasure the address that you have voted in reply to my speech at the opening of parliament. I thank you sincerely for this address.

Vincent Massey. AGNES CAMPBELL MACPHAIL

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

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I am pleased to announce that the date of the unveiling of the Macphail memorial has been fixed by the internal economy commission for Tuesday, March 8, 1955. It was on March 8, 1922, that the late Agnes Campbell Macphail, elected member for the constituency of Grey Southeast at the general elections held on December 6, 1921, took her seat in the house, the first woman to do so.

Hon. members will recall that on June 8, 1954, I communicated the recommendations of the commissioners of internal economy which were as follows: (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.

On Tuesday, March 8 next, it is proposed to adjourn the house at five p.m. Hon. senators and members are invited to gather in this chamber at 5.30 p.m. to hear the tributes which will be paid to the late Miss Macphail. Miss Macphail's close relatives have been invited to attend the ceremony on the floor of the house.

When the speeches are concluded, Mrs. Meredith Reany and Mrs. Hugh Bailey, sisters

of Miss Macphail, will proceed to the southwest corridor to declare the Macphail memorial officially unveiled.

The public is cordially invited to attend.

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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


Mr. L. Philippe Picard (Bellechasse) presented the first report of the standing committee on external affairs, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY

REPORTED OBJECTION TO USE OF WORD "ROYAL" IN NAME OF TRANSCONTINENTAL TRAIN


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George H. Hees (Broadview):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Prime Minister. In view of the fact that in Ottawa several small hotels, a tailor shop, a taxi firm, an upholstery company, a delivery service and a pool room-

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Some hon. Members:

Question.

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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

I am getting to it.

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An hon. Member:

Put it on the order paper.

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PC

George Harris Hees

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

-have all been granted the right to use the word "royal" in their title, would the Prime Minister recommend to the Secretary of State (Mr. Pinard) that he speed up the procedure to make it as easy as possible for companies like national railways to obtain the use of the title in the shortest possible time?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

It is not within my knowledge that any of the institutions mentioned by my hon. friend have obtained the right to use the word "royal". From the list he read, even if requests from them were submitted, I doubt that they would be authorized to use the word. I cannot add anything to what I said yesterday about the other matter. If and when applications are received, they will receive due consideration. If they appear to be worthy of Her Majesty's consideration, they will be forwarded for that consideration.

1596 HOUSE OF

Inquiries of the Ministry TRANSPORTATION

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REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION ON AGREED CHARGES


On the orders of the day:


SC

Charles Edward Johnston

Social Credit

Mr. C. E. Johnston (Bow River):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. It has been reported by the press that the report of the royal commission inquiring into railway agreed charges has now been submitted to the government. Will the Prime Minister tell the house when he proposes to table that report?

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March 1, 1955