Walter Edward FOSTER

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June 12, 1950

Sir George Foster:

I move, seconded by Mr. Carvell:

"That the orders in council, copies of which were laid on the table of the house on the 2nd of April, be concurred in."

Topic:   THE REGULATIONS ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR UNIFORM SYSTEM OF PUBLISHING REGULATIONS AND LAYING THEM BEFORE PARLIAMENT
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June 12, 1950

Sir George Foster:

Yes.

Topic:   THE REGULATIONS ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR UNIFORM SYSTEM OF PUBLISHING REGULATIONS AND LAYING THEM BEFORE PARLIAMENT
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June 12, 1950

Sir George Foster moved

that the orders in council laid on the table of the house on the 2nd April, 1918, be concurred in. He said: The orders in council which have been issued and laid on the table form a long list of two pages. They are formal to a certain extent, but the law requires that these orders in council when passed shall be laid on the table of the house within a certain time.

That is the situation at the present time. Orders in council have to be laid on the table of the house generally fifteen days after they are passed, or if parliament be not then sitting, within fifteen days of the commencement of the next session. Then Sir George Foster continued:

I think they are not law until they are so laid on the table of the house, and thereafter if approved by the house.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier replied:

These orders in council, as I understand the law, have to be submitted to the house and ratified by the house.

Topic:   THE REGULATIONS ACT
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR UNIFORM SYSTEM OF PUBLISHING REGULATIONS AND LAYING THEM BEFORE PARLIAMENT
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January 25, 1940

Mr. SPEAKER:

I will have it read by the clerk assistant.

Honourable Members of the Senate:

Members of the House of Commons:

During the months which have elapsed since the close of the special session, my ministers have given unremitting attention to the organization and prosecution of Canada's war effort. The government has been in constant consultation with the government of the United Kingdom, and the measures adopted have been those which it is believed will best serve the common cause.

Vigorous action has been taken through all branches of the armed forces to provide for the security and defence of Canada, and for cooperation with the allied forces on land, on sea and in the air.

For the effective prosecution of the war, Canada's industrial, financial and other resources are being steadily mobilized and all war activities coordinated. The production and marketing of agricultural and other primary products have been given constructive direction; and safeguards have been provided against undue enhancement, under war conditions, of the prices of food, fuel and other necessaries of life.

Since last you met the developments of the war have made increasingly clear the nature of the struggle in which we are engaged. The very existence of nations that cherish independence and democratic ideals is menaced by enemy forces of ruthless aggression which aim to dominate mankind by terror and violence. The Canadian people have shown their determination to share with Britain and France to the utmost of their strength in the defence of freedom.

My ministers are of the opinion that the effective prosecution of the war makes it imperative that those who are charged with the grave responsibility of carrying on the government of Canada should, in this critical period, be fortified by a direct and unquestioned mandate from the people. My advisers, accordingly, having regard to existing conditions and the stage of the life of the present parliament, have decided upon an immediate appeal to the country.

Honourable Members of the Senate:

Members of the House of Commons:

In all that pertains to the discharge of your responsible duties, may Divine Providence be your strength and guide.

Topic:   GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH
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January 25, 1940

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have appointed John Laundy to be acting deputy sergeant at arms during the present session.

Topic:   ACTING DEPUTY SERGEANT AT ARMS
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