On the order: Government notices of
February 5-The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration-The following proposed motions-
That a joint committee of the Senate and House of Commons be appointed to examine and consider the Indian Act, Chapter 149, R.S.C., 1952, and
amendments thereto, and to suggest such amendments as they may deem advisable, with authority to investigate and report upon Indian administration in general and, in particular, on the social and economic status of the Indians;
That 24 members of the House of Commons, to be designated at a later date, act on behalf of the house as members of the said committee, and that standing order 67(1) of the House of Commons be suspended in relation thereto;
That the said committee have power to call for persons, papers and records and examine witnesses under oath; to sit while the house is sitting, and to report from time to time; and to print such papers and evidence from day to day as may be ordered by the committee and that standing order 66 be suspended in relation thereto;
And that a message be sent to the Senate requesting that house to unite with this house for the above purpose, and to select, if the Senate deems advisable, some of its members to act on the proposed joint committee.