March 19, 1956

PRIVILEGE

MR. BRYCE REFERENCE TO EDITORIAL IN


"montreal-matin"


CCF

William Scottie Bryce

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

Mr. William Bryce (Selkirk):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. On Friday the 16th the member for Cape Breton South (Mr. Gillis) read into the record an editorial appearing in a Montreal newspaper. As will be seen from the quotation on page 2247 of Hansard of that date a part of the editorial stated, "Gaelic is a foreign language in Canada".

As a Scotsman whose mother tongue is Gaelic I resent any newspaper in this country making that kind of statement. The history of this country will show, from Cape Breton island on the east coast to the far-flung coast line of British Columbia, that Scotsmen pioneered in the settlement of this country. In western Canada, for example, had it not been for the Selkirk settlers with such names as Sutherland, Matheson, Gunn and McLeod, the development of western Canada would have been greatly hampered in the progress that was made in that part of this great country. I trust that no newspaper in the future will be so ill advised as to make the kind of statement that compels me to get on my feet today and protest.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. BRYCE REFERENCE TO EDITORIAL IN
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THE BUDGET

TABLING OF BUDGET PAPERS

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 table the budget papers in connection with the budget to be presented tomorrow night and move that they be published in today's Votes and Proceedings and tomorrow's Hansard.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   TABLING OF BUDGET PAPERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

By leave, is this motion agreed to?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   TABLING OF BUDGET PAPERS
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Motion agreed to.


IMMIGRATION

PROVISION FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE IN FAMILY SETTLEMENT

LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, I

should like to make a brief statement regarding immigration. With a view to contributing to the maintenance of the level of

immigration and in furtherance of the policy of keeping families united, the government decided, several months ago, to make assisted passage loans available for the wives and children of immigrants. With the same end in view, the government has now decided to recommend to parliament in the supplementary estimates for 1956-57 that, from April 1, 1956, assistance in family settlement be paid to each immigrant or settler at the rate of $60 a year for each child under 16 years of age residing in Canada and supported by him during the first year while family allowance is not paid in respect of such child.

This assistance will be available only to immigrants landed for permanent residence in Canada and to Canadian citizens returning to settle permanently in Canada.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE IN FAMILY SETTLEMENT
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CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

AMENDMENT TO EXTEND HOURS OF POLLING

CCF

Joseph William Noseworthy

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

Mr. J. W. Noseworlhy (York South) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 205, to amend the Canada Elections Act (hours of polling).

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND HOURS OF POLLING
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An hon. Member:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND HOURS OF POLLING
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Would the hon. gentleman explain?

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND HOURS OF POLLING
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CCF

Joseph William Noseworthy

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

Mr. Noseworlhy:

The purpose of this bill is to extend from six p.m. to seven p.m. the hours of polling at by-elections held during the months when standard time is in general operation.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO EXTEND HOURS OF POLLING
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

NATIONAL GALLERY

March 19, 1956