September 11, 1950 (21st Parliament, 3rd Session)


Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Knowles:

To what extent is this legislation tied to the bill that was before the house this afternoon by virtue of the fact that the preamble to this bill seems to rely on what is contained in the preamble to the other bill? In asking that question I have in mind the fact that we had quite a discussion this afternoon as to the constitutional validity of measures of this kind. I also have in mind the fact that this afternoon it was stated that the test of the kind of materials that would come under the other bill would be defence. The preamble of this bill ties it to the other bill and I should like to know if there is any significance in that. Will the classes of goods covered by this bill have the test of defence applied to them, or what is the situation?

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