January 29, 1963 (25th Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

Mr. Chairman, it is a great relief to me to be able for once to release and relieve the blood pressure from which the hon. member for Essex East suffered. I have always said that if, when the time comes -and it will probably come very soon-the electors of his constituency see fit to relieve him of the terrific burdens he bears in this house, he could undoubtedly obtain a position as a leading tragedy or straight actor and make a reputation for himself on the stage such as he has never succeeded in making for himself in the House of Commons. I want to relieve his mind about that.
For once he has not been reading from statements made from Liberal platforms. For once he has not been reading from speeches which he himself has previously made. Tonight he has been reading from a report of the productivity council, or a committee of that council which this government has recommended to be appointed and which this government sent over. I am very happy to see that for once the hon. gentleman established his position on firm grounds as he did at length when he read from this document prepared by a committee of the productivity council which this government sent overseas.
I can reassure the hon. gentleman at once. I can relieve his mind. This bill has been considered by the representatives of the productivity council, by representatives of labour and representatives of industry, and all the problems to which he has referred in such fear and trembling have been considered by those representatives and recommended to the favourable consideration of this house.

Topic:   NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR DEFINITION OF DUTIES, APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, ETC.
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