April 8, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)

PC

William Gourlay Blair

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Blair:

I should also like to register my objections to this clause. I agree with the hon. member who has just spoken. I think the minister could very well amend this act. I realize that an amendment moved by me would be out of order. All that is required is a change in one simple word. In place of "six", simply write in the word "five". The province of Ontario made concessions to enter this agreement and deviated from their original plan. One can conceive of this legislation remaining inactive, with nothing done about it, until another province comes into this scheme.
We need this act. We want it. However, I would not want to see it held up on account of the lack of one province. Already the minister has a majority of the people of this country in the five provinces which have agreed to the present suggestion. I therefore suggest to the minister, in registering my objection, that he reconsider the matter, and that in subclause 2 of clause 6 he make his own amendment by striking out the word "six" and putting in the word "five".
Health Insurance

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENTS FROM CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND
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