March 19, 1954 (22nd Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

When the committee rose last night I had made a few remarks with regard to this clause and I had drawn the attention of the committee to the fact that here again we are up against the problem to which we have grown so accustomed, namely, handing over power in large instalments to the executive. I wondered last night whether perhaps I am getting a little bit hipped on this. I am quite sure many people in the committee think I am, but I must confess that, for some reason I am not quite able to explain, it did hit me last night in a much more emphatic way than it has for some time; and I might have come today in a repentant mood, Mr. Chairman, I might have come and almost apologized for what I said last night, if it had not been that in the interval there came into my hands a book on parliament called "The Passing of Parliament", written by a man who would appear to be a responsible authority and whose words might command some attention. He is Professor G. W. Keeton, professor of English law at University College, London. As I read what he had to say about the passing of parliament, and particularly the words that I am going to ask the committee to listen to-those who are interested in this-

Topic:   EXPORT AND IMPORT PERMITS ACT
Subtopic:   EXTENSION OF CONTROL OF STRATEGIC MATERIALS
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