July 7, 1967

FINANCE

DEPOSIT INSURANCE REGULATIONS-TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH QUEBEC

LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Minister of Finance):

With the leave of the house I should like to table correspondence I have exchanged with the prime minister of Quebec-the letter I wrote to him on June 22, and his reply to me of June 30-relating to deposit insurance.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   DEPOSIT INSURANCE REGULATIONS-TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH QUEBEC
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Will the house allow the hon. minister to table these papers?

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   DEPOSIT INSURANCE REGULATIONS-TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH QUEBEC
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   FINANCE
Subtopic:   DEPOSIT INSURANCE REGULATIONS-TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH QUEBEC
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UNITED NATIONS

TABLING OP REPORT ON WITHDRAWAL OF EMERGENCY FORCE


Mr. Gerard Pelletier (Parliamentary Secretary to Secretary of State for External Affairs) tabled the report of the secretary general on the withdrawal of the United Nations emergency force, in both French and English.


LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Has the parliamentary secretary consent to table these documents?

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   TABLING OP REPORT ON WITHDRAWAL OF EMERGENCY FORCE
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

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Subtopic:   TABLING OP REPORT ON WITHDRAWAL OF EMERGENCY FORCE
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

LIB

Allan Joseph MacEachen (Minister of National Health and Welfare; Minister of Amateur Sport; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. A. J. MacEachen (Minister of National Health and Welfare) moved:

That the house adjourn immediately following the giving of Royal Assent to the supply bills referred to in paragraph (5) of the special order made Monday, June 26, 1967, and to any other measures, and that the house shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 25, 1967, at

2.30 o'clock p.m.; provided always that if it appears to the satisfaction of Mr. Speaker, after consultation with Her Majesty's government, that the public interest requires that the house should meet at an earlier time during the adjournment, Mr. Speaker may give notice that he is so satisfied, and thereupon the house shall meet at the time stated in such notice, and shall transact its business as if it had been duly adjourned to that time; and

That, in the event of Mr. Speaker being unable to act owing to illness or other cause, the Deputy Speaker shall act in his stead for the purpose of this order.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

The hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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An hon. Member:

Smile, you're on candid camera.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I am made speechless by that blinding flash.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

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Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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NDP

Stanley Howard Knowles (N.D.P. House Leader; Whip of the N.D.P.)

New Democratic Party

Mr. Knowles:

May I assure the Minister of Transport who led that round of applause that I have tremendous powers of recovery when it comes to making a speech.

Mr. Speaker, I am opposed to one aspect of the motion which the leader of the house has just moved, and if I cannot persuade the house to accept an amendment to it I shall have to oppose the motion for the reason I shall specify.

First may I make it clear that I am not opposed to the idea of parliament taking a

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recess. Editorial writers in some of our newspapers notwithstanding, I think parliament should take a recess, that we should have the benefit of being back among our constituents and other benefits which flow from a few weeks away from Ottawa. But I object as strongly as I can to the idea of our breaking for a summer recess without dealing with the question of the pensions of retired civil servants. The motion now before us has been worded in such a way as to make it impossible for this question to be dealt with before we recess.

[DOT] (11:40 a.m.)

I wish to point out that this motion is somewhat different from the usual motion which is made to provide for a break in a session of parliament. On occasion such a motion has been made without notice, requiring unanimous consent. The government was quite right in anticipating that such consent might not be forthcoming today, for I would not have agreed. On other occasions when a motion has been put on the order paper to provide for a recess there have been consultations among the house leaders. Let me make it clear, Mr. Speaker, that there were consultations with regard to the date that we are to come back, namely, September 25. I for one agreed to that date, so I am not now objecting to it. But unlike other occasions I was not shown the form of this motion until I saw it on the notice paper attached to yesterday's Votes and Proceedings.

When I look at the motion I note it is drafted in such a way that once the government has arranged for the Deputy to His Excellency the Governor General to come and give royal assent to the supply bills we passed last night, nothing further can be done in this House of Commons. I object to this way of doing it. I object to our not being consulted as to the form of this motion, and I object very strongly to the government's performance with respect to the question of increasing the pensions of retired civil servants.

As I indicated a moment ago, I intend to move an amendment to this motion which would accept the fact of adjourning, which would accept the fact of a recess until September 25, but which would require that before adjourning we deal with the question of the pensions of retired civil servants.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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An hon. Member:

Blackmail.

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Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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July 7, 1967