October 26, 1951 (21st Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines is the master of its own procedure, and will decide what action it will take in connection with the bills.
All I am suggesting today is that the minister's own promise, as made on June 14 of this year, should be fulfilled, namely that instead of referring the bills to a committee, he should refer the subject matter of the bills for study before second reading, anid that the reference be to the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines, rather than to a select committee which of course will be an entirely new committee.

Topic:   RAILWAY LEGISLATION
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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