January 29, 1963

LIB

John Ross Matheson

Liberal

Mr. Matheson:

On the occasion on which I was introduced to the twenty fourth parliament a day in June of 1961-

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An hon. Member:

A sad one.

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LIB

John Ross Matheson

Liberal

Mr. Matheson:

My friend on the government side says it was a bad thing.

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An hon. Member:

A sad thing.

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LIB

John Ross Matheson

Liberal

Mr. Matheson:

However, on that sad or bad occasion my introduction to parliament was to observe the present Minister of Justice, then rejoicing in the portfolio of minister of finance, telling the country how he felt compelled to get rid of Mr. Coyne. This formed in my mind an unforgettable impression.

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PC

Rémi Paul (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Deputy Chairman:

I am sure that the hon. member in his remarks will give his co-operation and that he will try to limit them to the amendment moved by the hon. member for Montmagny-L'Islet.

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LIB

John Ross Matheson

Liberal

Mr. Matheson:

What I am saying is this, Mr. Chairman. Perhaps partly as a result of being elected in four general elections which covered 22 years, we know what this means. As a party we know what this means.

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PC

Rémi Paul (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Progressive Conservative

The Deputy Chairman:

Order. I would suggest to the hon. member that he read

National Economic Development Board article 35 of the rules. I would ask him to make his comments relevant to the amendment under consideration.

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Neil Alexander Matheson

Mr. Maiheson:

Mr. Chairman, I will be entirely relevant. What I am saying to the committee is this. It is our Liberal tradition and our attitude to honour appointments made, to work with people who are in the public service and to do so co-operatively and fully. In order to do this we think it is rather important that there not be a return to this type of Coyne episode, one which shook this country and shook the financial structure of Canada not very many months ago and which was perhaps the beginning of a sharp economic decline-and certainly a monetary decline.

We naturally expect that appointments will be made in these dying hours. We expect that situation. There have been many such appointments in these dying hours of this twenty fifth parliament. We are going to work with these people who may be appointed. We are going to work with them as honourably and in as trusting a manner as possible. We are going to work with all people who have served Canada faithfully in the public service and are not going to deride them and tear them to pieces. It is our tradition to treat these people as some of the great people of Canada. But we have a responsibility now, with a key position, the appointment of an economic chairman who will be influencing the economic destinies of this country-

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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

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LIB

John Ross Matheson

Liberal

Mr. Matheson:

Mr. Chairman, may I call it ten o'clock.

Clause 4 stands.

Progress reported.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

May I inquire what the house will do tomorrow and the rest of the week?

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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

We will be on estimates, Mr. Speaker, starting with the Department of Labour. If that department is completed, then we shall take the Post Office Department.

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Does that mean that we shall be on estimates on Thursday and Friday as well?

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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

Mr. Churchill:

I think that is quite likely. If we complete those departments, we will call another one.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

May I ask the house leader if he can tell the house whether there will be a supply motion on Monday, as he has already indicated to the press.

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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

I think everybody was anticipating a supply motion on Monday and I can say that is the present intention.

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At ten o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order.



Wednesday, January 30, 1983


January 29, 1963