March 8, 1960

PRIVILEGE

MR. HOWARD REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT NOTICE ON ORDER PAPER

CCF

Frank Howard

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

Mr. Frank Howard (Skeena):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to raise a matter of privilege. I do so at this stage because it has just come to my attention this morning and it affects the house and every member in it as well as the official publications of the house. I refer to today's Routine Proceedings and Orders of the Day at page 4, the government order or notice of resolution No. 10 in the name of the Prime Minister with respect to the proposed new section 99 of the British North America Act. Subsection 1 makes reference to "the judges of the superior district and county courts" without any comma between the words "superior" and "district". This would indicate that the desire is to establish a new type of court, namely the superior district and county court.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. HOWARD REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT NOTICE ON ORDER PAPER
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

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CCF

Frank Howard

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

Mr. Howard:

My hon. friends can say "oh, oh" if they like, but I would point out that there are great discrepancies in what is indicated in Routine Proceedings and Orders of the Day and what is reported in Hansard for the day this resolution was transferred to government notices of motion, and also in the correspondence that the Minister of Justice has entered into with the provinces, which correspondence has also been tabled in Hansard.

I raise the matter at this time in the hope that these discrepancies may be cleared up so it will be clear precisely what the Prime Minister is hoping to do by proposing this amendment.

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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I am not just sure what specific complaint the hon. member has to make. Is it the commas to which he has referred?

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CCF

Frank Howard

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

Mr. Howard:

The fact that there is a discrepancy between what appears in Routine Proceedings and Orders of the Day and what appears in Hansard for the day on which this resolution was transferred to government notices of motion. It revolves around the

lack of commas which, as you can appreciate, could indicate other than what was originally intended.

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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I take it that the hon. member who raises this important point does not impute the change to any deliberate action on the part of any member of the house.

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CCF

Frank Howard

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

Mr. Howard:

Oh, no.

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RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES


Second report of standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines-Mr. Howe.


URANIUM

REPORTED PURCHASE BY JAPAN FROM BRITISH ATOMIC AUTHORITY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Leader of ihe Opposition):

I should like to ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce whether he would care to comment on a report in the press this morning from London dated March 7 to the effect-and it has just been brought to my attention or I would have given him notice- that Japan has placed orders for a ten year uranium supply from the British atomic authority.

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Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gordon Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I have not seen the report.

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NATIONAL DEFENCE

D.E.W. LINE-REPORTED WITHDRAWAL OF U.S. PICKET SHIPS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Hazen Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence arising out of a news report that the United States navy, with the approval of the United States chiefs of staff, has ordered the withdrawal of 32 destroyer picket ships from the D.E.W. line system. Would the minister say whether Canada was consulted before this decision was made, and would he comment upon the report that the United States joint chiefs of staff overrode the commander of NORAD in authorizing this change?

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March 8, 1960