March 20, 1950 (21st Parliament, 2nd Session)


Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)


Mr. Fournier (Hull):

Mr. Speaker, tomorrow being government day we shall move to go into supply, and if that motion carries we shall call four departments: finance, transport, veterans affairs and trade and commerce. In committee of supply we shall consider the further supplementary estimates for the year now closing, with the supply bill. Then the Minister of Finance will also ask for interim supply. I understand he has spoken to the leaders of the opposition parties on these matters.
Then we should very much like to conclude the debate on the motion of the Minister of National Health and Welfare (Mr. Martin) to set up a committee on old age security. If we were fortunate enough to complete that business we would take up the motion of the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Pearson) to refer his estimates to the external affairs committee.

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