Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture) :
Mr. Speaker, since the subject matter of this motion has been before the house previously and the names of the members of
Farm Implements Committee
the committee have been considered by all groups, I would ask leave of the house to move, without notice:
That a select special committee of the house he appointed to continue and complete an inquiry begun by the standing committee on agriculture and colonization, pursuant to a resolution of the house on March 2, 1936, into the causes underlying the high prices of farm implements, with particular reference to the advance in prices in the year 1936.
That the said select special committee shall have the power to send for persons, papers and records, to examine witnesses under oath, and to report from time to time.
That the said select special committee be authorized to engage the services of counsel, auditors, technical advisers, clerks, stenographers and investigators to aid and assist the said committee in the inquiry, and to print the evidence, proceedings and documents received by the committee.
That standing order 65 be suspended in relation thereto, and that the select special committee shall consist of twenty-five members and the following be appointed members of the said committee: Messrs. Bouchard, Brooks, Cochrane, Coldwell, Davidson, Donnelly, Fraser, Gardiner, Golding, Johnston (Lake Centre), Lacroix (Beauee), Leader, Macdonald (Brantford City), McLean (Melfort), MeNevin, Needham, Perley (Qu'Appelle), Reid, Robichaud, Senn, Stevens, Taylor (Norfolk), Thorson, Tolmie, Ward.
And furthermore, that the records, exhibits and evidence received and taken by the standing committee on agriculture and colonization during the last session of parliament be made available to the said select special committee.
Subtopic: APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INQUIRE