May 31, 1956

STANDING ORDERS

CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

John Hornby Harrison

Liberal

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

that the second report of the standing committee on standing orders, presented to the house on May 28, be concurred in.

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Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

MOTION THAT ORDERS OF THE DAY BE NOW READ

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 move:

That the orders of the day be now read.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Shame!

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Subtopic:   MOTION THAT ORDERS OF THE DAY BE NOW READ
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

How many more closures?

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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

You are in an awful hurry to bail out Trans-Canada before it is found out.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

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

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Subtopic:   MOTION THAT ORDERS OF THE DAY BE NOW READ
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?

Some hon. Members:

No.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Those who are in favour of the motion will please say yea.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION THAT ORDERS OF THE DAY BE NOW READ
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?

Some hon. Members:

Yea.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Those who are opposed will please say nay.

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Some hon. Members:

Nay.

And more than five members having risen: Mr. Speaker: Call in the members.

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

I was paired with the hon. member for Cape Breton South (Mr. Gillis). Had I voted, I would have voted for the motion.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I declare the motion carried.

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Subtopic:   MOTION THAT ORDERS OF THE DAY BE NOW READ
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NORTHERN ONTARIO PIPE LINE CORPORATION

PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

On a point of order, I submit to you, sir, that this motion made by the Prime Minister is not in order and cannot be received or put to the committee. In what I shall have to say I shall be asking hon. members of the committee to consider the position of parliament itself. We have all witnessed scenes here in the past ten days or so about which all of us must be gravely concerned. It is my earnest submission to you, sir, and through you to the committee and through the committee to the house, that the house itself, in connection with the point of order I am about to raise, should give very serious consideration to its position with respect to the procedure we are now being asked to follow and must assess the point of order I raise from the point of view of the interests of parliament itself which, I submit to you, sir, transcend the interests of party or of government and are inherent and essential to the interests of the nation itself.

My point of order is based upon standing order 33, and I shall read standing order 33 because it is necessary to consider the terms of that whole order in order to appreciate just what the Prime Minister is asking us to do and to what extent it is out of order and a contravention of our rules by which the government is bound just as much as any member or other party in the house.

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CONSTITUTION OF CROWN COMPANY TO CONSTRUCT PIPE LINE, MAKE SHORT-TERM LOANS, ETC.

May 31, 1956