August 7, 1958

SPEECH FROM THE THRONE

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ADDRESS IN REPLY

PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received a message from His Excellency the Governor General, signed by his own hand, reading as follows:

Government House,

Ottawa.

4th August, 1958.

Members of the House of Commons:

I have received with great pleasure the address that you have voted in reply to my speech at the opening of parliament. I thank you very sincerely.

Vincent Massey

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RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES


Eighth report of standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.-Mr. Fraser.


FINANCE

"CANADIAN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR 1958" FURTHER INQUIRIES OF MINISTRY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Essex East):

May I ask

the Minister of Trade and Commerce if he could tell the house whether or not the following quotation from an article published in the Ottawa Journal of August 4, written by Mr. James McCook, is without foundation. The article-

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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. Yesterday I disapproved of a similar question. If the hon. member has a further question than that which he has asked it may be in order, but simply to ask a minister to verify the correctness of a quotation from a newspaper is not in order at this stage of the proceedings.

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

I thank you for your very valuable and helpful correction, Mr. Speaker. Could the minister say whether or not his attention has been drawn to an article in the Ottawa Journal of August 4, which reads as follows:

Mr. Churchill told the Journal outside the house that he had taken only these steps when informed of the article published in Toronto:

1. Asked for the number of copies of the confidential report issued and the distribution list.

57071-3-200i

2. Asked for the names of those who prepared the report.

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Some hon. Members:

Question.

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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. The hon. member has not modified his question. He has simply asked the minister whether his attention has been drawn to the article-

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

May I ask the

minister if his attention has been drawn to this article-

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An hon. Member:

That is the same thing.

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Mr. Speaker, this whole issue was dealt with in a debate on Monday and Tuesday of this week, and the hon. member for Essex East has no right whatever to raise it again on the orders of the day. This period is reserved for asking urgent questions. This is nothing of that kind; it is simply an attempt to follow up the debate concluded two days ago.

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Marlin (Essex East):

On the point of order, Mr. Speaker, it is true that the general subject matter was discussed, but this is a report in a newspaper which appeared on the second day, and I am now asking the minister if his attention has been directed to this report, and I am also asking whether or not the investigation which was to be made, according to that report, has been made by him.

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Some hon. Members:

Order.

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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member has not addressed himself to the point of order. He has modified his question, but as he asked it the second time I would consider it not to be an appropriate question. I do not say the hon. gentleman does not have the right to direct a question based on the report, but both the questions he asked were, in my opinion, not questions that should have been asked. Had the hon. gentleman asked whether a certain investigation referred to in the report had been carried out I would have considered that a proper question.

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Marlin (Essex Easl):

Then I ask the minister whether the investigation referred to in the report has been carried out and whether he would advise the house of the result of his investigation to date?

Inquiries of the Ministry

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August 7, 1958