January 30, 1958

PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

I may remind the hon. gentleman, Mr. Speaker, that such undertakings have always been given in connection with motions for interim supply. One was given by my predecessor, Mr. Harris, in March last when he asked for supply for the month of April, yet there was a dissolution in April.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

May

I ask the minister if he did not go further than Mr. Harris. Is it not true that Mr. Harris said "when the estimates come before the committee of supply"-and I stress the word "when"-there would be full discussion. But the present minister said they would come before the committee.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

The undertaking was given in the usual terms.

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I do not feel that this matter should be pursued. The record is there. It may be a matter for argument, and that is what hon. members are proceeding to do. but that is not the function of the question period as I understand it.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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LIB

Walter Adam Tucker

Liberal

Mr. W. A. Tucker (Rosthern):

May I direct a question to the house leader. Does he not think that in bringing business before the house he should give consideration to the solemn undertaking made on behalf of the government that all estimates would be laid before the house before the session ends?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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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):

We are doing our best to get these estimates considered.

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

I

should like to address a question to the Postmaster General in an effort to assist in restoring the emotional equilibrium of the house. I apologize for not having given him notice, but my question is occasioned by my observation of the minister since he came into the chamber. In view of the colour of his present haberdashery, would the minister

Inquiries of the Ministry admit the influence of the representations of this group upon decisions of cabinet

ministers?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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PC

William McLean Hamilton (Postmaster General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. M. Hamilton (Postmaster General):

I do not know what relationship there is between the colour of my haberdashery and the business of the house, but if hon. members will cast their minds back to my previous explanation, this is the hide of a Liberal whom we skinned at the last election. I might say we have a great deal more such material in mind and in prospect at this time.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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LIB

Maurice Breton

Liberal

Mr. Maurice Breton (Jolieffe-L'Assompfion-Montcalm):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. Having endorsed in the preface of the book called "Freedom Wears a Crown" the opinion of the late John Farthing that it is unconstitutional for a prime minister to ask within a few months of dissolution of the parliament for a second dissolution without having been defeated in the house, what will he say if the present Prime Minister intends to act in the same way Mr. King did in 1926?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I am sorry, but the hon. member's question relates to matters which are not the proper subject of questions in the house.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSURANCE AS TO DISCUSSION OF ESTIMATES
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IRRIGATION

SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Garfield Gardiner

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Melville):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture based on the speech which he is reported to have made yesterday in Montreal. The question is this. Has the government now decided to proceed with the construction of the South Saskatchewan river dam and, if so, when?

Topic:   IRRIGATION
Subtopic:   SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CONSTRUCTION START
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PC

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, as has been indicated several times in the house we are anxious to proceed with the construction of the South Saskatchewan river dam just as soon as we can get a satisfactory agreement with the Saskatchewan government with regard to the terms of construction.

Topic:   IRRIGATION
Subtopic:   SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CONSTRUCTION START
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

That sounds like the old

minister.

Topic:   IRRIGATION
Subtopic:   SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

UNEMPLOYMENT


On the orders of the day:


January 30, 1958