May 22, 1961

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

DECLARATION OF LOYALTY ON CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAY

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John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, this being the date on which the birthday of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is celebrated, we in this house will show our devotion by carrying on with business as usual. However, with a view to giving tangible evidence of our affection and devotion to Her Majesty, the Acting Leader of the Opposition, the hon. member for Laurier, and myself suggest that with your leave the members stand and sing the first verse of "God Save the Queen".

Whereupon the members of the house rose and sang

God Save the Queen EXPORT CREDITS INSURANCE ACT

Topic:   HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
Subtopic:   DECLARATION OF LOYALTY ON CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAY
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AMENDMENTS RESPECTING LIMITS OF LIABILITY UNDER SECTION 21

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Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gordon Churchill (for the Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Export Credits Insurance Act to provide that the two hundred million dollar limit of liability specified in section 21B of the act, now applicable to both contracts of insurance entered into by the corporation under section 21 and instruments guaranteed by the corporation under section 21A, be made applicable solely to contracts of insurance entered into under section 21; and further to provide a separate limit, in the amount of two hundred million dollars, on the liability of importers under outstanding instruments guaranteed by the corporation under section 21A.

Topic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING LIMITS OF LIABILITY UNDER SECTION 21
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Motion agreed to.


JUDGES ACT AND EXCHEQUER COURT ACT

AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL JUDGES

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Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gordon Churchill (for the Minister of Justice) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Judges Act and the Exchequer Court

Act, to provide one additional puisne judge of the Exchequer Court of Canada and to provide salaries for such additional judge of the exchequer court, for two additional puisne judges of the Superior Court of Quebec, for one additional judge of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, for two additional Ontario county court judges and for one additional Alberta district court judge.

Topic:   JUDGES ACT AND EXCHEQUER COURT ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL JUDGES
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Motion agreed to.


MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

DISCONTINUED RAILWAY SERVICES


Motion No. 128-Mr. Meunier (for Mr. Deschatelets): For a copy of the complete list of all railway services, discontinued in Canada by the Canadian National Railway Company and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, since July 1, 1957. (Translation):


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Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I have spoken to the mover of this motion, and he told me that he would be satisfied if he could obtain a list of the passenger trains which have been dropped. In that case, I have no objection to the adoption of the motion.

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Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DISCONTINUED RAILWAY SERVICES
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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Would the minister mind repeating his statement; the interpretation system is not working.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DISCONTINUED RAILWAY SERVICES
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Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Balcer:

I have had a chat with the mover of this motion and he has agreed to limit it to the list of passenger services. With this understanding there is no objection to the motion.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DISCONTINUED RAILWAY SERVICES
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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Subject to the alteration to which the hon. member has agreed, and which has been explained by the minister, is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DISCONTINUED RAILWAY SERVICES
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Motion agreed to.


COMBINES INVESTIGATION, NEW DRUGS DOCUMENTS USED


Motion No. 129-Mr. Howard: For a list of the names of documents to which the public has access, with bibliographic references, which were used or perused by the combines investigation branch in its inquiry regarding the selling and pricing policies of certain pharmaceutical houses in respect of new types of drugs.


May 22, 1961