May 1, 1964

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

The house has heard the decision of the Chair from which the hon. member for Yukon has appealed to the house. All those in favour of sustaining the decision of the Chair will please say yea.

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Some hon. Members:

Yea.

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Those opposed will please say nay.

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Some hon. Members:

Nay.

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And more than five members having risen:

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

Call in the members.

And the members having been called in:

Mr. Speaker put the question as follows:

The question is an appeal to the house from a ruling of the Chair, which is as follows: The hon. member for Yukon, rising on a question of privilege, proposed to move-

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Some hon. Members:

Dispense.

Division

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker;

I think this is a rather important point, and therefore I should put the question.

The hon. member for Yukon, rising on a question of privilege, proposed to move:

"That this house condemns the action of ministers from time to time in announcing outside of the house policy decisions which should be announced in the house, an example of which being the announcement yesterday outside the house by the Minister of Transport of air policy, such action being a flagrant disregard of the custom, practices and privileges of this house and its members."

The Chair, having stated that the motion as drafted was in the nature of a grievance rather than a question of privilege and as such an opportunity to raise the question should be available on Monday next, ruled that the motion could not be put at this time.

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James Elisha Brown

Liberal

Mr. Brown:

I was paired. Had I voted I would have voted to sustain Your Honour's decision.

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COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE

MARINE AND FISHERIES


Mr. C. R. Granger (Grand Falls-Whiie Bay-Labrador) presented the first report of the standing committee on marine and fisheries, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS


Mr. G. W. Baldwin (Peace River) presented the first report of the standing committee on public accounts. He said: Mr. Speaker, it has been suggested that motions for concurrence in these reports might stand until Monday, rather than ask for unanimous consent to proceed with them today.


LIB

MINES, FORESTS AND WATERS


First report of standing committee on mines, forests and waters-Mr. Godin.


ESTIMATES


First report of standing committee on estimates-Mr. Pilon.


REPORT ON MEETING IN OTTAWA OF JOINT U.S.-CANADIAN COMMITTEE

May 1, 1964