The purpose of this bill is to amend section 12 of the Indian Act to ensure that from the day of the passage of the bill it will not be possible to strike off the Indian register those who are now registered, on the ground that they are alleged to be heirs of those who received half-breed lands or script.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
Topic: INDIAN ACT
Subtopic: AMENDMENT RESPECTING NAMES ON INDIAN REGISTER
Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Laurier suggested that he would like to have these notices of motions for production of papers called now before we proceed with government notices of motions. If that procedure is acceptable to the house I would ask that you act accordingly.
On that point, Mr. Speaker, may I say this. When we get back to government notices of motions I trust that all that will happen at the first stage is that the notice will be transferred to government orders so we shall still have orders of the day. In other words, it really is not necessary to delay government notices of motions, is it?
ST. LAWRENCE RIVER Motion No. 48-Mr. Chevrier:
For a copy of all letters, telegrams, plans and other documents exchanged, since July 1, 1954, between the federal government and the government of the province of Quebec, and/or Hydro
Quebec, concerning the carrying out of works, including the development of power in the Lachine section of the St. Lawrence river.
member it is understood that the reference to works in the Lachine section of the St. Lawrence river means the Lachine section of the St. Lawrence seaway including the development of power, and on this basis, together with the usual reservation as to the consent of the province, there is no objection to the motion.
Motion No. 50-Mr. Gauthier (Lake St. John):
For a copy of all correspondence and other documents exchanged from January 1, 1954 to January 15, 1958, between the government of Canada or any of its departments and the municipal authorities of the town of Alma, relating to the laying out and construction of a municipal airport at the town of Alma, (St. Joseph d'Alma), Quebec.
Motion agreed to.
DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS MEASURE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ATLANTIC PROVINCES, ETC.
Donald Methuen Fleming
(Minister of Finance and Receiver General)
Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance) moved
that the house go into committee later this day 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 financial assistance to the Atlantic provinces by authorizing the payment, out of the consolidated revenue fund, for each of the four fiscal years commencing on the first day of April, 1958, of an annual grant of seven and one-half million dollars to each of the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, and an annual grant of two and one-half million dollars to the province of Prince Edward Island, and also to provide as an interim measure that in its application to the fiscal year commencing on the first day of April, 1958, the definition of ' standard individual income tax" in the Federal-Provincial Tax-Sharing Arrangements Act, shall for the purposes of that act and any agreements made thereunder be read and construed as if for the words 'TO per cent" therein there were substituted the words "13 per cent".
Topic: DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS MEASURE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ATLANTIC PROVINCES, ETC.