November 26, 1957

COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE

BANKING AND COMMERCE


Mr. John Pallet! (Peel) presented the first and second reports of the standing committee on banking and commerce, and moved that the first report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES FIRST AND SECOND REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. G. K. Fraser (Peterborough) presented the first and second reports of the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines, and moved that the first report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT OF AUTHORITY

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George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George H. Hees (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, in view of recent press reports I would like to make a brief statement.

A few weeks ago Mr. Charles Gavsie, president of the St. Lawrence seaway authority, advised me that for almost a year he had been considering accepting a position with a private law firm in Montreal and that the time was rapidly approaching when he must make a decision in this matter. He advised me he would like to resign his position as president of the St. Lawrence seaway authority on January 31 next and enter the law firm on that date.

In spite of my best efforts to persuade him to at least postpone this decision until after the opening of the seaway, he thought he could not do so without jeopardizing the opportunity now afforded him, and for this reason he is tendering his resignation effective January 31, 1958.

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UNITED NATIONS

FAO-TABLING OF SPEECH BY MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE


On the orders of the day:


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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. S. Harkness (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, some days ago the hon. member for Rosthern (Mr. Tucker) requested that I table a copy of a speech I made at the FAO conference in Rome.

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

I have now received a copy of this speech from the delegation which has returned from Rome, and table it at this time. I hope the hon. member will find it interesting.

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Lester Bowles Pearson

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Has it been censored?

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Walter Adam Tucker

Liberal

Mr. Tucker:

Have you found out what you said yourself yet?

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Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

I always knew.

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An hon. Member:

You could not tell us.

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY REGULATION TO COVER PACIFIC COAST FISHERMEN


On the orders of the day:


November 26, 1957