November 8, 1962

DOMINION CONTROVERTED ELECTIONS ACT

CERTIFICATE OF JUDGMENT RESPECTING CONSTITUENCY OF ST. JOHN'S WEST

PC

Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received from Hon. Mr. Justice R. S. Furlong and Hon. Mr. Justice H. A. Winter, both of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, the two judges appointed for the trial of a petition pursuant to the Dominion Controverted Elections Act, a certificate of judgment in the matter of an election in the electoral district of St. John's West, Newfoundland. The certificate is as follows:

In the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

In the matter of

The Dominion Controverted Elections Act

and

In the matter of the election of a member of the House of Commons for the constituency of St. John's West, holden on the 18th day of June, 1962.

To the honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons:

We, the undersigned judges, appointed to try the above petition, do certify:

Following the trial of the petition we determined as follows:

1. The respondent, Richard Cashin, the member whose election was complained of, was not duly elected or returned,

2. The election of a member to the House of Commons for the electoral district of St. John's West holden on the 18th day of June, 1962, was void.

Such determination was made and filed in the registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland on the 25th day of October, 1962.

Now after the expiration of eight days from the day we gave our decision we hereby certify to the honourable the Speaker that our decision and determination is as set forth in paragraphs numbered 1 and 2 above and we append hereto

(a) a copy of the notes of evidence;

(b) Copies of our individual reasons.

Dated the 5th day of November, 1962.

R. S. Furlong Chief Justice H. A. Winter Judge.

I also have the honour to inform the house that pursuant to section 69 of the Dominion Controverted Elections Act, chapter 87, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1952, I have issued my warrant to the chief electoral officer to make out a new writ of election for the said electoral district.

Topic:   DOMINION CONTROVERTED ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   CERTIFICATE OF JUDGMENT RESPECTING CONSTITUENCY OF ST. JOHN'S WEST
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PRIVILEGE

MR. BATTEN REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF QUESTION AND MOTION ON ORDER PAPER

LIB

Herman Maxwell Batten

Liberal

Mr. H. M. Batten (Humber-St. George's):

rise on a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker. On the order paper there are two items under the name of Mr. Cashin. These items are question No. 310 dated October 17, and notice of motion No. 48 dated October 22. May I ask for the unanimous consent of the house to have these items continued under my name.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. BATTEN REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF QUESTION AND MOTION ON ORDER PAPER
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Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

The house has heard the request of the hon. member.

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Subtopic:   MR. BATTEN REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF QUESTION AND MOTION ON ORDER PAPER
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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 (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

Is it not the practice, Mr. Speaker, to drop such questions and reintroduce them in the name of the hon. member who is taking them over? If that is done, I suggest that the one dealing with the forestry corps be reworded, because it cannot be answered in the form in which it is now.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. BATTEN REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF QUESTION AND MOTION ON ORDER PAPER
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Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Is it, then, agreed that they shall be withdrawn?

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Subtopic:   MR. BATTEN REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF QUESTION AND MOTION ON ORDER PAPER
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisfa-Twil-lingate):

If I may say a word, Mr. Speaker, I think if there is not unanimous consent they automatically come off the order paper. All my hon. friend requested was unanimous consent, and that does not seem to be forthcoming.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. BATTEN REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF QUESTION AND MOTION ON ORDER PAPER
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Marcel Joseph Aimé Lambert (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

They are withdrawn.

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COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE

RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. W. M. Howe (Wellingfon-Huron) presented the first report of the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


BANKING AND COMMERCE

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. G. H. Aiken (Parry Sound-Muskoka) presented the first report of the standing committee on banking and commerce, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.



Direct Lending for Housing HOUSING


STATEMENT RESPECTING DIRECT LENDING BY CORPORATION

PC

Edmund Davie Fulton (Minister of Public Works)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. E. D. Fulton (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, on November 2 I informed the house that the government would ask parliament at this session to amend the National Housing Act to extend by two years the expiry date for partial debt cancellation on loans made to municipalities for sewage treatment projects.

Today I should like to make a brief statement concerning the direct lending activities of the federal housing agency, Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, under section 40 of the act.

Hon. members are aware that this section authorizes the corporation to make any type of loan that may be made by an approved lender under the act, where in the opinion of the corporation a loan is not available to a satisfactory applicant through an approved lender. The maximum amount of funds authorized for direct lending by the corporation is set by parliamentary vote and on September 29, 1961, parliament increased this amount to $2 billion from $1.5 billion.

Government policy concerning direct lending by the corporation is subject to continuing review, and changes are made from time to time as market conditions and other considerations warrant. Current policy ensures that any creditworthy prospective home owner anywhere in Canada is able to obtain National Housing Act financing for new construction. Furthermore, direct loans by the corporation are also available to builders where the houses have been presold to satisfactory purchasers but loans are not obtainable from approved lenders.

The effect of this policy is twofold. It extends the home ownership facilities of the National Housing Act to all of Canada, and ensures that the corporation's direct lending to builders will not contribute to the creation of a surplus of unsold houses in any community. Including loans to limited dividend companies for the construction of low rental housing projects for families and elderly persons of low income, the corporation financed 23,628 dwelling units in 1961 and an additional 12,761 units up to October 26 of this year.

The house will recall that in October of 1960 special assistance was given to builders in the form of direct loans, not subject to the presale requirement, to permit construction of display houses as an aid to their merchandising programs. A total of 2,215 loans were made for this purpose.

Representations have been made to the government that the special assistance given

to builders in 1960 in the form of direct loans for display houses be repeated this year. The government believes that this step would again be particularly helpful to smaller builders outside the metropolitan areas and would provide additional employment opportunities during the winter months. We are also advised that construction of one or two display houses during the winter months is a most effective aid to builders, since prospective purchasers are thereby given the opportunity to visit sites and examine prototypes of new models.

The government anticipates that demand for loans for the construction of display houses will not exceed 2,000 units. Accordingly, Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation has been authorized to make two direct loans, not subject to the presale requirement, to any builder anywhere in Canada with respect to applications received prior to January 1, 1963.

It is anticipated that this will be of assistance to builders everywhere, but particularly in smaller communities where the assistance of conventional lending is not as readily available as in the larger communities, and so will be of assistance to employment generally.

I might say, Mr. Speaker, I expect to make a further announcement on housing policy in the near future.

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November 8, 1962