October 21, 1957

PRIVILEGE

MR. CHEVRIER REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE ON OCTOBER 18

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. On Friday of last week the hon. member for Peel (Mr. Pallett) in referring to me, said this, and I quote from page 159 of Hansard:

Perhaps, of course, his general remarks can be taken as being on the same basis of accuracy as those in which he congratulated the mover and the seconder of the address when he said that he shared the same experience on his first visit to the house. I took the liberty while he was speaking of checking Hansard and found his name did not appear in Hansard as either the mover or the seconder of the address. Maybe we should give the same attention to the rest of his remarks as is indicated by the index to Hansard with regard to that particular comment.

Mr. Speaker, on January 16, 1939, I had the honour of seconding the address in reply to the speech from the throne in this house. That is a matter of record, and if the hon. member for Peel is the person I think he is, then he will do as a gentleman would in the circumstances.

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PC

John Cameron Pallett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John Pallett (Peel):

Mr. Speaker, I

would point out that the hon. member for Laurier did not share exactly the same experience, as he implied in his remarks, because he first appeared in this house in 1936. It was in that light that I made my comment, and if the hon. member had read my remarks more closely he would have seen that I was referring to the first occasion when he entered the house.

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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Mr. Speaker, again on a

question of privilege, of course I understand the difficulty in which the hon. member found himself because I was speaking in French at the time. If the remarks are carefully followed there can be no doubt but that what I was referring to is exactly what was said at the time. If the hon. member wants to be fair to himself and to the house it seems to me he should at least take the position that the statement was made in accordance with the facts.

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PC

John Cameron Pallett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Pallett:

Mr. Speaker, the rules of this house say the house must accept what an hon. member says, and if the hon. member for Laurier says it, it must be accepted by the house.

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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I am sure the house accepts the statement of the hon. member standing in his place.

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CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING PRINTING OF BALLOT PAPERS

SC

Ray Thomas

Social Credit

Mr. Ray Thomas (Wetaskiwin) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 12, to amend the Canada Elections Act (ballot papers).

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Explain.

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SC

Ray Thomas

Social Credit

Mr. Thomas (Wetaskiwin):

Mr. Speaker, this bill is identical to one I introduced in this house on a previous occasion. The purpose is to provide that the political affiliation of candidates shall appear on ballot papers.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING PRINTING OF BALLOT PAPERS
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MEASURE TO PROVIDE CASH ADVANCES ON FARM-STORED GRAIN

PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gordon Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency.

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to provide for the making of advances on account of initial payments for grain produced in the designated area, as defined in the Canadian Wheat Board Act, prior to delivery thereof upon undertakings by the producers thereof to deliver the grain to the Canadian wheat board; and to provide for the costs, expenses and other financial obligations required in the making of such advances; such measure to include such further related and consequential provisions as are necessary to give effect to the foregoing.

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Motion agreed to.


REPORTED ANNOUNCEMENT OF GIFT TO INDIA


On the orders of the day;


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Algoma Easi):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Prime Minister whether he has any comment to make on the reported announcement made at Bombay in India by the minister without portfolio, the hon. member for St. John's West (Mr. Browne), that a large gift of Canadian wheat is to be made to India, presumably under the Colombo plan?

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Inquiries of the Ministry

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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I have not seen the report. I will examine the report and give the hon. member an answer alter having done so.

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LABOUR CONDITIONS

October 21, 1957