April 12, 1962

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Neil Alexander Matheson

Mr. Malheson:

Before bringing this matter forward, I followed the suggestion of this gentleman who taught political economy at British universities and I did a little research on the matter. As a result I think I can say with confidence that never before has a document of this character been published by a Canadian government and I believe this is a misuse of public funds.

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John Andrew W. Drysdale

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drysdale:

We never had any rights under the Liberals.

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Neil Alexander Matheson

Mr. Malheson:

I think I can say with authority that never before has there been a prime minister who has used his office in this particular way. In my opinion the answers that have been given by the government and their failure to answer other questions indicates their acknowledgment that really this document should have been published as Progressive Conservative party literature. If we are going to have a bill of rights in which all Canadians take pride as something resulting from the deliberations of parliament, then I believe we should think of it in that capacity only and not in a political sense.

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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinlon):

Mr. Chairman, first of all I should like to make this observation with regard to the bill of rights. This was something which was introduced into this house by the Prime Minister. It was a cause in which he led the fight for years and the bill was passed in the face of derision from hon. members opposite.

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John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

That is not true at all.

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Murdo William Martin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Marlin (Essex Easl):

On a point of order, Mr. Chairman, the bill of rights was not passed with derision-

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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinlon):

This is a continuation of the same kind of sabotage.

Business of the House

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

Mr. Chairman, since you allowed the minister to go on may I complete my sentence?

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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinton):

I have a sentence or two to complete myself.

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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. Martin (Essex East):

The bill of rights was improved as a result of suggestions made by members of the Liberal party and over the opposition of the Conservatives.

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Gordon Campbell Chown (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Deputy Chairman:

Order.

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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinton):

Will you allow me to say this-

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Gordon Campbell Chown (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Deputy Chairman:

Order.

Item stands.

Resolutions adopted in committee of supply this day reported and concurred in.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

May I inquire from the acting house leader, the sub-acting house leader, what the business will be for tomorrow and, while he is stating it, could he direct his attention to next week as well?

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George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

Mr. Speaker, with the speed we made tonight I do not think there is much necessity of dealing with next week. We had better deal with the business from minute to minute and hour to hour. The business for tomorrow will be continuation of the debate on the supplementary estimates which we have been considering this evening. When that is concluded we shall proceed with the legislative items which were announced by my colleague, the house leader, last evening. If by any chance there should be any change in the order with which they are to be dealt with tomorrow, I am sure there will be sufficient time in the morning to announce such change so that all hon. members-who are perfectly conversant with the items because they have been on the order paper day after day and week after week-will know about it.

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

I am very grateful to the acting house leader for his enlightening remarks but I wonder could I ask him if, during the course of the time that will elapse from now until the hour we meet tomorrow at 11 o'clock, the government does change its mind, he would at least have the courtesy to advise us half an hour before the house meets.

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George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

I have sat in opposition for nine years and no opposition has ever been treated with the courtesy which the present opposition has received.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Mr. Speaker, I cannot allow that remark to go unchallenged because that is not a fact. It is not a fact simply because

this government has not been able to make up its mind with reference to the orderly conduct of business, and has had to change it on several occasions-

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April 12, 1962