December 5, 1960

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

REPLY TO MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATIONS ON BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

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John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, the house will recall that on November 30 a resolution of congratulations and good wishes was unanimously passed to Right Hon. Sir Winston Churchill, K.G. on the occasion of his birthday.

I have now received a message from him which reads as follows:

Right Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, M.P.,

Prime Minister of Canada.

I am deeply grateful to the Canadian House of Commons for the resolution which they have passed on my 86th birthday. Would you please convey to the house my respectful and warm thanks for the honour they have paid me.

Winston S. Churchill

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Subtopic:   REPLY TO MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATIONS ON BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY
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FIRE LOSSES REPLACEMENT ACCOUNT ACT

AMENDMENT EXTENDING APPLICATION OF ACCOUNT


Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. C-47 to amend the Fire Losses Replacement Account Act. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


INCOME TAX

AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND NORWAY FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION


Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. C-48 to implement a convention between Canada and Norway for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


RAILWAYS, AIR LINES AND SHIPPING ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMITTEE ON RAILWAYS, AIR LINES AND SHIPPING OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT


On the order: Government notices of motion: That a sessional committee on railways, air lines and shipping owned and controlled by the government be appointed to consider the accounts, 90205-6-32 estimates and bills relating to the Canadian National Railways and Trans-Canada Air Lines, saving always the power of the committee of supply in relation to the voting of public monies, and to consider the pension rights of existing or retired Canadian National Railways employees with respect to anomalies which may have resulted from breaks in the continuity of service, and also to consider the arrangements for turn around benefits for employees of the Canadian National Railways, and the said committee should be empowered to send for persons, papers and records and to report from time to time, and that notwithstanding standing order 67, the said committee shall consist of twenty six members.


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Jacques Flynn (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Pursuant to section 2 of standing order 21 this government notice of motion stands transferred to and ordered for consideration under government orders at the next sitting of the house.

Topic:   RAILWAYS, AIR LINES AND SHIPPING ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMITTEE ON RAILWAYS, AIR LINES AND SHIPPING OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT
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MOTION FOR PAPERS

U.S.-CANADA BILATERAL AIR AGREEMENT


Motion No. 11-Mr. Chevrier: For a copy of the bilateral air agreement signed by Canada and the United States on June 4, 1949 together with the exchange of notes dated November, 1955, and the exchange of notes dated April, 1959, and any other letters, documents or correspondence relating to air rights and privileges between the two countries.


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Howard Charles Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, there is no difficulty about the bilateral air agreement signed by Canada and the United States and the two exchanges of notes which are listed in this notice of motion.

The second portion of the motion calls for a copy of:

-any other letters, documents or correspondence relating to air rights and privileges between the two countries.

There is no objection to that but it would be subject to having obtained the necessary consent. It may not be possible to do so.

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Subtopic:   U.S.-CANADA BILATERAL AIR AGREEMENT
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Jacques Flynn (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

Subject to the reservation expressed by the minister, is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   U.S.-CANADA BILATERAL AIR AGREEMENT
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Motion agreed to.


HEALTH AND WELFARE

December 5, 1960