February 17, 1959

COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

PC

Robert Hardy Small

Progressive Conservative

Mr. R. H. Small (Danforlh):

I have the honour to present the first report of the standing committee on industrial relations. With unanimous consent of the house I move:

That the first report of the standing committee on industrial relations presented this day be now concurred in.

Topic:   COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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LIB

Alexis Pierre Caron

Liberal

Mr. Alexis Caron (Hull):

I do not want to divide the house on this matter because it has been discussed at length, but for the same reasons we stated earlier we do not care to decide right away that we should sit while the house is in session. I oppose the motion.

Topic:   COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The hon member is not opposing the motion being put today? The hon. member is not withholding unanimous consent, but is stating his objection to the motion? Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

Topic:   COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

On division.

Topic:   COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to, on division.


VETERANS AFFAIRS

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST

PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. G. Dinsdale (Brandon-Souris):

have the honour to present, in English and French, the first report of the standing committee on veterans affairs. By unanimous consent I move:

That the first report of the standing committee on veterans affairs, presented this day, be now concurred in.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

By unanimous consent Mr. Dinsdale, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, moves that the first report of the standing committee on veterans affairs presented this day be now concurred in.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

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

Mr. Speaker, we take the same exception to this procedure with respect to obtaining permission to sit while the house is sitting as we have taken to the previous reports from committees. But in order to retain the nonpartisan approach in this house to the

extremely important question of veterans affairs we will suffer in silence on this occasion.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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LIB

George James McIlraith

Liberal

Mr. G. J. Mcllrailh (Ottawa West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to raise a point of order here. You have stated in connection with this motion and previous ones that by unanimous consent the motion is made, and you have proceeded to read the motion. Unanimous consent is something that is given or withheld by the hon. members of the house, and it seems to me that the right to withhold unanimous consent should not be taken away. It seems to me that a request should be made for unanimous consent. So there will be no confusion at the moment in the mind of anyone, Mr. Speaker, I may say that I am quite prepared to give unanimous consent on this occasion. However, I do not like the practice being adopted of taking away our right to withhold unanimous consent.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

On the point of order may I say that each member who has asked leave to make a motion has prefaced his motion by the expression "by unanimous consent". If any member objects, of course the motion cannot be proceeded with. Also, in putting the motion I have indicated that it must be by unanimous consent. As I understand it, unanimous consent is given to the motion being put but of course that does not mean that the motion is carried by unanimous consent. The motion, in the last two cases, has been carried on division. Is that the point to which the hon. member refers?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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LIB

George James McIlraith

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

No, Mr. Speaker. My point was that neither the person moving the motion in each instance today nor Mr. Speaker-and I submit this with deference -asked for unanimous consent. Your Honour stated as a statement of fact, "by unanimous consent" and the mover in one case used the word "by" and in the other the word "with".

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

It might be more correct to separate the stages. When I state "by unanimous consent" and hear no objection, I proceed to put the motion. Does the house give unanimous consent that this motion be now proceeded with?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

1080 HOUSE OF

Tabling of Reply Respecting Peace Treaty

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Agreed. Mr. Dinsdale, seconded by Mr. Montgomery moves:

That the first report of the standing committee on veterans affairs presented this day be now concurred in.

Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Some hon. Members:

On division.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to, on division.


February 17, 1959