May 21, 1956

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

TRIBUTE ON OCCASION OF CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAY

LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, today Canadians in every part of this land are celebrating officially the birthday of our gracious sovereign, *Queen Elizabeth.

As members of this house we will, as in [DOT]other years, be demonstrating our devotion to Her Majesty by carrying out our duties as the representatives of Her Majesty's Canadian subjects and giving our attention to the public business of the nation.

However, before proceeding to the business of the day, the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Drew) and I would like to suggest, with your permission, Mr. Speaker, that we all stand and sing together the first verse of *"God Save the Queen".

Whereupon the members of the house rose and sang

God Save the Queen BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

Topic:   HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
Subtopic:   TRIBUTE ON OCCASION OF CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAY
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PIPE LINES

NOTICE OF MOTION THAT DEBATE

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 wish to give notice, pursuant to standing order 33, that at the next sitting of the house, immediately before the order of the day is called for resuming the debate on the motion for the second reading of Bill No. 298, an act to establish the Northern Ontario Pipe Line Crown Corporation, and on any amendments thereto, I will move that the said debate shall not be further adjourned.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   NOTICE OF MOTION THAT DEBATE
Sub-subtopic:   BE NOT FURTHER ADJOURNED
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Shame.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   NOTICE OF MOTION THAT DEBATE
Sub-subtopic:   BE NOT FURTHER ADJOURNED
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

The gag again.

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   NOTICE OF MOTION THAT DEBATE
Sub-subtopic:   BE NOT FURTHER ADJOURNED
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Why don't you do away with parliament entirely?

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   NOTICE OF MOTION THAT DEBATE
Sub-subtopic:   BE NOT FURTHER ADJOURNED
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

What a way to honour the Queen!

Topic:   PIPE LINES
Subtopic:   NOTICE OF MOTION THAT DEBATE
Sub-subtopic:   BE NOT FURTHER ADJOURNED
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MOTION FOR PAPERS

LOW LEVEL BRIDGE, BURLINGTON, ONT.


Motion No. 80-Mr. Lennard: For a copy of the original agreement with the province of Ontario or other authorities regarding the maintenance of a low level vehicle and pedestrian bridge over the Burlington channel.


LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Public Works):

To my knowledge, there was no written agreement. The only undertakings were oral, as set forth in the correspondence tabled in the house and as indicated in Votes and Proceedings for Thursday, May 17.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   LOW LEVEL BRIDGE, BURLINGTON, ONT.
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PC

Frank Exton Lennard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Lennard:

No, Mr. Speaker, I have reference to the original agreement, which might have been 60 or 70 years ago. I refer to the original agreement relating to the original bridge that was built over the Burlington channel.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   LOW LEVEL BRIDGE, BURLINGTON, ONT.
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Motion agreed to.


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day: Mr. M. J. Cold well (Rosetown-Biggar): Has the attention of the Secretary of State for External Affairs been drawn to the report of a speech by the Earl of Home, the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, regarding United States investments in Canada and would he not consider, in view of the circumstances now existing in Canada, this to be an intrusion into Canadian domestic discussions?


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, my attention has been drawn to the statement in question. It was made, not as part of a speech but as an answer to a question at a press conference. I think my hon. friend attaches too serious an importance to the statement in question.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   UNITED STATES INVESTMENT IN CANADA- STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS
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On the orders of the day:


May 21, 1956