May 24, 1956 (22nd Parliament, 3rd Session)

CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

I am very happy to help you, Mr. Chairman. I thought I dealt with that on the second or third occasion I was speaking this afternoon. Yes, citation 691 says:
The consideration of a clause may, on motion made, be postponed-
But I submit that there has to be consideration before consideration can be postponed. It may be satisfactory to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, it may be satisfactory to the Liberals generally that the Minister of Trade and Commerce has given the matter consideration, but for the rest of us that is consideration by only one man; it is not consideration by parliament and that is what is called for.
I wish to remind you, sir, that there is another citation which I think applies very appropriately to clause 3, and to the attempt to postpone consideration of that clause. After all, it is the clause which establishes the Northern Ontario Pipe Line Crown Corporation. Without this clause, there is no bill. The pith of the bill is here in clause 3. May, at the top of page 537, in his fifteenth edition says this:
A proposal to postpone the only effective clause of a bill until the subordinate clauses have been considered, or to postpone part of a clause, is out of order.
Do I need to emphasize those words?

Topic:   NORTHERN ONTARIO PIPE LINE CORPORATION
Subtopic:   CONSTITUTION OF CROWN COMPANY TO CONSTRUCT PIPE LINE, MAKE SHORT-TERM LOANS, ETC.
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