November 29, 1957

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION ON ORDER PAPER

LIB

William Hector McMillan

Liberal

Mr. W. H. McMillan (Welland):

Mr. Speaker, I would ask leave of the house to withdraw notice of motion No. 8 on the order paper, which reads:

That, in the opinion of this house, the government should consider the advisability of encouraging reasonable early vesting of pension rights of employees by disallowing in whole or in part the employer's claims for a deduction of the expenses of pensions for income tax purposes where reasonable vesting provisions are not adopted.

I might say that I would like to discuss this matter on the appropriate estimates or on a motion to go into supply. It does not seem to me that we will reach this notice of motion this session. If it remains on the order paper it might be considered out of order to discuss early vesting of pension rights because of anticipatory discussion on the order paper. I would therefore ask unanimous consent of the house to drop this motion.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION ON ORDER PAPER
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Has the hon. member leave to drop this motion?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION ON ORDER PAPER
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Motion dropped.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION ON ORDER PAPER
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MORNING AND SATURDAY SITTINGS ON AND AFTER DECEMBER 4


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Andrew Wesley Stuart

Liberal

Mr. A. W. Stuart (Charlotte):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the house leader. When does the house leader expect to suggest morning and Saturday sittings to provide more time to discuss the government's estimates and further legislation?

Topic:   MORNING AND SATURDAY SITTINGS ON AND AFTER DECEMBER 4
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Minister of Public Works):

Well, Mr. Speaker, we are planning to put a notice of motion on the order paper today which will appear on Monday, and which will ask for sittings on Wednesday mornings, Thursday mornings, Friday evenings and on Saturdays in the morning and afternoon only until the end of the session.

Topic:   MORNING AND SATURDAY SITTINGS ON AND AFTER DECEMBER 4
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LIB

BUFFALO AND FORT ERIE PUBLIC BRIDGE COMPANY

AMENDMENTS RESPECTING CANADIAN MEMBERS, DESIGNATION OF AUTHORITY, ETC.

PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance) moved

the first reading of Bill No. 194 (from the Senate), to amend an act respecting the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Company.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   BUFFALO AND FORT ERIE PUBLIC BRIDGE COMPANY
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING CANADIAN MEMBERS, DESIGNATION OF AUTHORITY, ETC.
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AGRICULTURE

ALLEGED CRISIS IN INDUSTRY

CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I ask leave, seconded by the hon. member for Kindersley, to move the adjournment of the house under standing order 26 for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely the continuing crisis in the agricultural industry brought about by depressed prices of farm products, increasing costs of production and loss of markets, together with the inexcusable delay of the government in taking steps to provide farmers with guaranteed prices for their products at a level to create parity with other prices and to assure farmers a fair share of the national income as promised in the recent election, and the need for immediate action by parliament to deal with this grave emergency.

If I may, Mr. Speaker, I would add that one further reason prompting this motion is the fact that the government will not announce a date when it is prepared to advance its own legislation.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ALLEGED CRISIS IN INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 26
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I would simply refer to government order No. 9 on the order paper, which reads in part:

Resolved, that it is expedient to introduce a measure to establish a system of guaranteed prices for agricultural commodities to be named therein and to provide that prices may be guaranteed for any other agricultural commodity-

-and so on. I am not going to read the entire resolution. That resolution-

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ALLEGED CRISIS IN INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 26
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SC

Thomas James Irwin

Social Credit

Mr. Irwin:

Mr. Speaker, on a point of order, please-

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ALLEGED CRISIS IN INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 26
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LIB

Pierre Gauthier (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mr. Gauthier (Portneuf):

Just one minute.

1658 HOUSE OF COMMONS

Agricultural Industry-Alleged Crisis

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ALLEGED CRISIS IN INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 26
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SC

Thomas James Irwin

Social Credit

Mr. Irwin:

We have not yet had your decision, sir, as to whether or not this is a matter of urgent public importance.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ALLEGED CRISIS IN INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 26
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November 29, 1957