July 4, 1955

HENLEY REGATTA

SEMI-FINAL VICTORY OF VANCOUVER ROWING CLUB

PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Howard C. Green (Vancouver-Quadra):

Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege, I should like to draw the attention of the house to the achievements of the University of British Columbia eight-oared crew sponsored by the Vancouver rowing club in defeating the Russian crew at Henley on Dominion day and in rowing a great race the following day against the University of Pennsylvania. These young men are the pride of British Columbia; they come from various parts of the province and are truly a British Columbia crew. I am sure that their wonderful spirit and true sportsmanship have been an inspiration to young Canadians, and some who are not so young, from coast to coast. I know that hon. members will join me in extending to them the congratulations of Canada's parliament.

Topic:   HENLEY REGATTA
Subtopic:   SEMI-FINAL VICTORY OF VANCOUVER ROWING CLUB
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. Fulton (Kamloops):

Mr. Speaker, perhaps I may be permitted to associate myself with the remarks of the hon. member. While it is true that the crew was sponsored by the Vancouver rowing club, hon. members will be interested in knowing that with one exception they came from rural areas of British Columbia and I am proud to say two of them came from my own constituency.

Topic:   HENLEY REGATTA
Subtopic:   SEMI-FINAL VICTORY OF VANCOUVER ROWING CLUB
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SUGGESTED PROVISION OF SUMMER UNIFORMS FOR OFFICERS AND MESSENGER STAFF


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. Earl Rowe (Dufferin-Simcoe):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the likelihood of the session lasting several weeks, will the acting leader of the government give consideration to providing summer uniforms for the officers and messenger staff of the house who are now undergoing this extreme heat in their winter uniforms?

Topic:   SUGGESTED PROVISION OF SUMMER UNIFORMS FOR OFFICERS AND MESSENGER STAFF
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Perhaps the Minister of Public Works should consider providing winter overcoats for the members of the opposition who seem to be troubled with cold feet.

Topic:   SUGGESTED PROVISION OF SUMMER UNIFORMS FOR OFFICERS AND MESSENGER STAFF
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rowe:

We expect to finish before that.

I Later:l

Topic:   SUGGESTED PROVISION OF SUMMER UNIFORMS FOR OFFICERS AND MESSENGER STAFF
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUDDEN DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER FOR MACKENZIE

LIB

John Hornby Harrison

Liberal

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

might rise, Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege, I think all members of the house will be sorry to learn that about two and a half hours ago my former roommate, the former member for Mackenzie, passed away. I understand, from a phone conversation with his son Russell, that his mother is standing up fairly well and that his father passed away quietly.

I may say that I had the privilege of rooming with Mr. Ferrie for some four years, and found him unceasing in his efforts for the welfare of his constituents. Under that rough, bluff exterior, he had a heart of gold. I cannot add very much to that, Mr. Speaker. I can only say that I regret his passing greatly.

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUDDEN DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER FOR MACKENZIE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I am grateful to the hon. member for informing the house about this sad news. All hon. members, especially those of us who have known Mr. Ferrie, the former member for Mackenzie, feel great sorrow at his passing. I can assure hon. members that I will make it a point to send expressions of sympathy of all of us to his wife and other members of the family.

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUDDEN DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER FOR MACKENZIE
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COMMITTEE ON ESTIMATES

REFERENCE OF ESTIMATES OF DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to move:

That items numbered 112 to 127 inclusive; and item 539, in the main estimates 1955-56; and items 653 to 656 inclusive, and items 789 and 795 in the supplementary estimates 1955-56, relating to the Department of Finance, be withdrawn from the committee of supply and referred to the special committee on estimates, saving always the powers of the committee of supply in relation to the voting of public moneys.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON ESTIMATES
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ESTIMATES OF DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

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

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON ESTIMATES
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ESTIMATES OF DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. M. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

This comes as a surprise. It was mentioned some time ago, it is true, but I had rather thought it was dropped. So far as I know there has been no formal notice of this. I certainly hope that it will be dropped. Some time ago it was discussed, and while I do not know that

Special Committee on Estimates any formal arrangement was made not to go on with it, I certainly thought it had been dropped. Then it was raised a week or more ago; and as I say, without any formal assurance on the point, I had hoped that it was being dropped. Now it comes as a surprise at this moment, with no notice.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON ESTIMATES
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ESTIMATES OF DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

May I ask the minister a question? The reason I ask the question is that some of the members of that committee might not be here today. Is it intended that the committee shall meet today? If the committee meeting is to be held today, with the unanimous consent of the house I trust we could replace any hon. members who are absent.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON ESTIMATES
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ESTIMATES OF DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Harris:

We shall of course replace any members that the opposition want replaced and that this side may wish to be replaced. It would not be the intention to meet today; it would be tomorrow.

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON ESTIMATES
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ESTIMATES OF DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
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PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

Why is it felt necessary to bring this up? It seems very clear that the intention was to drop it. It had been dropped in effect for a good many weeks. May I ask why it is thought necessary at this time, when we are supposed to be trying to get ready to close this session, to bring this up again?

Topic:   COMMITTEE ON ESTIMATES
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ESTIMATES OF DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
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July 4, 1955