March 25, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, speaking in
the same spirit as that which has inspired my right hon. friend, I desire to thank him and the hon. members on his side for their suggestions, some of which have been embodied in the bill. I think this serves to show that this government is open minded when it comes to dealing with public business. I can assure my right hon. friend that when any private bill is introduced under the provisions of this measure, it will be dealt with with the same broad mindedness and spirit of justice.
With regard to the closing remarks of my right hon. friend, may I say that possibly if this matter had been dealt with and settled under the provisions of the existing law, when the application was made the governor in council would not have had as guidance the recent events which have occurred in and the statements which have come from the United States with regard to this question. On the whole I think all is well that ends well, and the house will do well to vote for the third reading of this bill.
Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed on division.

Topic:   ELECTRIC POWER
Subtopic:   TRANSFER TO PARLIAMENT OF CONTROL OF EXPORT EXCEPT IN INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY
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