May 23, 1958

BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

CCF

Douglas Mason Fisher

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

Mr. D. M. Fisher (Pori Arthur) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-13, to amend the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1952, with respect to the readjustment of representation in the House of Commons.

Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
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Some hon. Members:

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Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
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CCF

Douglas Mason Fisher

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

Mr. Fisher:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to introduce into subsection 1 of section 51 of the act the words "independent of the parliament of Canada" so that the readjustment of representation in the House of Commons will be done in future by an independent body rather than by a committee of the House of Commons.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
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COMPANIES ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING COMPANIES IN DEFAULT ON RETURNS

CCF

Douglas Mason Fisher

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

Mr. D. M. Fisher (Pori Arthur) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-14, to amend the Companies Act (annual returns).

Topic:   COMPANIES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING COMPANIES IN DEFAULT ON RETURNS
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Some hon. Members:

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Topic:   COMPANIES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING COMPANIES IN DEFAULT ON RETURNS
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CCF

Douglas Mason Fisher

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

Mr. Fisher:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to require companies in default in filing their annual returns to give information to the Secretary of State, and to provide for the Secretary of State annually to present a list to parliament of the companies that are in default.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   COMPANIES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT RESPECTING COMPANIES IN DEFAULT ON RETURNS
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CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

EXTENSION OF RIGHT TO VOTE AT ADVANCE POLLS

CCF

Douglas Mason Fisher

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

Mr. D. M. Fisher (Pori Arlhur) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-15, to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting at advance polls).

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF RIGHT TO VOTE AT ADVANCE POLLS
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Some hon. Members:

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Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF RIGHT TO VOTE AT ADVANCE POLLS
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CCF

Douglas Mason Fisher

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

Mr. Fisher:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of the suggested amendment to the act is to

extend advance polling privileges to all electors who believe they will for any reason be absent from their polling divisions on the ordinary polling day.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF RIGHT TO VOTE AT ADVANCE POLLS
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CANADIAN PACIFIC STEAMSHIPS

BRITISH COLUMBIA


On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Labour or alternatively to the Minister of Transport. In view of the increasing seriousness of the strike in the steamship services on the west coast, which I understand is paralysing that service, what steps is the government taking with regard to the seamen's strike, which is also isolating Vancouver island from the mainland with very serious results?

Topic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sub-subtopic:   TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT
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PC

Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I have been given notice by the hon. member for Skeena of his intention to ask a similar question and probably I can answer both hon. members at the same time.

I wanted to say, Mr. Speaker, that the representative of the Department of Labour on the west coast has already approached both parties and offered his services for further negotiations between the two parties with a view to settlement of the strike. We have asked our chief conciliation officer on the west coast to continue his efforts to bring the parties together back into negotiation.

Topic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sub-subtopic:   TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT
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May 23, 1958