May 14, 1964

PROCEDURE

FOURTH REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

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Maurice Bourget (Speaker of the Senate)

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to present, in English and in French, the fourth report of the special committee on procedure and organization. It deals with two subjects that are the concern of the subcommittee on organization chaired by the hon. member for Edmonton West (Mr. Lambert).

Topic:   PROCEDURE
Subtopic:   FOURTH REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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DEFENCE

PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

LIB

James Edgar Walker (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mr. J. E. Walker (York Centre) moved:

That the special committee on defence appointed May 8, 1964, be composed of Messrs. Asselin (Notre Dame de Grfice), Bechard, Brewin, Deachman, Fane, Granger, Groos, Hahn, Harkness, Lambert, Langlois, Laniel, Lessard (Lake St. John), Lloyd, MacLean (Queens), MacRae, Martineau, Matheson, McMillan, Nielsen, Pilon, Smith, Temple and Winch.

Topic:   DEFENCE
Subtopic:   PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

SIX DEPARTMENTS TO BE TAKEN UP ON NEXT MOTION

LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice) moved:

That, notwithstanding standing order 56 (5), on the next occasion when a motion for an order for supply is called, the estimates of six departments of the government instead of three be taken up and entered for consideration and that the said motion be deemed to be the fourth supply motion in the current session.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   SIX DEPARTMENTS TO BE TAKEN UP ON NEXT MOTION
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Motion agreed to.


HOURS OF SITTING OVER HOLIDAY WEEK END

LIB

Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Guy Favreau (Minister of Justice) moved:

That on Friday next, the hours of sitting shall be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. without interruption, and when the house adjourns that day, it shall stand adjourned until Tuesday, May 19, 1964, at 2.30 p.m.; and that in relation thereto, the provision of standing orders 2 and 6, shall be suspended.

Topic:   HOURS OF SITTING OVER HOLIDAY WEEK END
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Motion agreed to.


TRANSPORT

PROVISIONS RESPECTING BRANCH LINES, GRAIN FREIGHT RATES, ETC.

LIB

George James McIlraith (Minister of National Revenue; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Hon. G. J. Mcllraith (for the Minister of Transport) 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 authorize the implementation of certain recommendations of the royal commission on transportation with respect to the rationalization of branch lines of railways and passenger train services and the fixing of freight rates under and consistent with a national transportation policy suited to modem transportation conditions; to establish a branch line rationalization authority and a branch line rationalization fund to be continued for fifteen years to assist in the establishment of an orderly program for the improvement of the efficiency of railway branch lines; to provide authority for public funds to be used where assistance of a type similar to that provided by the branch line rationalization fund may be required after such 15 year period; to provide for payments out of the consolidated revenue fund on a reducing scale for a period of five years commencing with 1964 to compensate railways under the jurisdiction of parliament for passenger train deficits incurred in Canada during such period; to authorize payments to maintain the prevailing level of freight rates on western grain moving by rail to export positions; to permit the lapsing of the subsidy (known as the "bridge" subsidy) now provided for the maintenance of the trackage of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company between Sudbury and Fort William and the corresponding trackage of the Canadian National Railway Company between Capreol and Fort William and between Cochrane and Armstrong; to authorize agreements relating to the carriage by rail of Her Majesty's mail, and members of the Canadian forces and police travelling on Her Majesty's service and to provide further for other matters consequential upon or related or incidental to any of the foregoing.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   PROVISIONS RESPECTING BRANCH LINES, GRAIN FREIGHT RATES, ETC.
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Motion agreed to.


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May 14, 1964