December 6, 1960

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION

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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, may I inform the house that if it please the house I hope, barring unexpected occurrences, to introduce the supplementary budget two weeks from this evening, on Tuesday evening, December 20, at eight o'clock.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the minister whether it would not be possible to introduce this budget in time to permit of a debate in this house, in accordance with the regular custom and before the Christmas adjournment.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, it is proposed to give the opportunity. In view of the question that has been asked I think I should tell the house that it is the intention to adjourn after the sitting on December 21. That will provide an opportunity for discussion by the opposition of the measures to be referred to by the Minister of Finance.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Prime Minister if he is not aware that this would provide only one day for discussion and that would be a short day, a Wednesday.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Well, Mr. Speaker, with the leave of the house I am sure that the house would be willing to sit in the morning at eleven and might even run through until ten at night. We want to give the fullest opportunity for the opening speeches to be made.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

The fullest opportunity; one day.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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Lester Bowles Pearson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Prime Minister whether he appreciates the fact that if the budget is brought in two weeks from today it will not be possible to put into effect any of its provisions which may concern unemployment before the Christmas recess?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I can only say that will depend on the speed with which it is considered.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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Paul Theodore Hellyer

Liberal

Hon. Paul Hellyer (Trinity):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister, who has indicated that he proposes that the house shall rise on the 21st of this month. Can he indicate when he proposes that the house will resume after the Christmas recess?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, the date of the resumption of the session will be announced before the adjournment in ample time so that all hon. members will be able to govern themselves accordingly.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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Paul Theodore Hellyer

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

A supplementary question. Will the Prime Minister indicate to the house as quickly as possible when we shall resume, because many hon. members are making return reservations in their travel arrangements and it is inconvenient not to have the date.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

That is a very good suggestion. I never knew it was so difficult to get back from Toronto.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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LIB

Paul Theodore Hellyer

Liberal

Mr. Hellyer:

I ask the question out of consideration for others.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF BUDGET PRESENTATION
Sub-subtopic:   CHRISTMAS RECESS
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

REQUEST FOR REPORT OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Essex East):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Labour whether the advisory committee of the unemployment insurance commission has had any meetings since the prorogation of parliament and, if there has been a meeting of that committee, will the minister kindly table the report in accordance with the direction provided in the act?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Sfarr (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, that is exactly the way it will be tabled.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR REPORT OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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December 6, 1960