May 29, 1917

CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT RESPECTING INSURANCE.


Hon. C. J. DOHERTY (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 54, to amend the Criminal Code respecting insurance. He said: This Bill is intended to complement the Bill introduced a few days ago by the hon. Minister of Finance (Sir Thomas White), the new Insurance Act. It was considered that the carrying on of business not in compliance with certain requirements of that proposed Act would involve so serious public wrong as to justify its being dealt with as a matter of criminal law. Further, it is considered desirable that it should be made quite evident that in dealing with the mattar Parliament was dealing with it as a matter of criminal law, and this because of certain views that were expressed in connection with the litigation arising out of the previous Insurance Act. Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time. PENNY [BANK ACT AMENDMENT. Sir THOMAS WHITE (Minister of Finance), moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 55, to amend the Penny Bank Act. He said: The object of this Bill is to authorize the boards of directors of penny banks to invest the funds of these banks in Dominion Government securities, subject to the approval of the Minister of Finance.


LIB
CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

No.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


BANK ACT AMENDMENT.


Sir THOMAS WHITE (Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 50, to amend the Bank Act. He said: This Bill is to authorize banks to loan money to farmers on live stock, taking a simple form of security therefor, under section 88 of the Bank Act,


LIB
CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

Legislation is to be introduced by which the law giving

authority to banks to make loans upon chattel mortgage upon live stock will be repealed.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


BUSINESS PROFITS WAR TAX.


Sir THOMAS WHITE moved for leave tc introduce Bill No. 57 to amend the Business Profits War Tax Act, 1916. He said: This Bill is founded on a resolution which has already been concurred in by the House. Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


PRIVATE BILLS.

FIRST READING OF SENATE BILLS.


Bill No. 51. An 'Act for the relief of Ilelbert Ralph O'Neil.-Mr. Buchanan. Bill No. 52. An Act for the relief of Edward Austin Barnwell.-Mr. Bennett (Calgary).


TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY. REMOVAL OF RAILS FOR USE IN FRANCE.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER:

I desire to read a telegram which has relation to the taking up of the Grand Trunk track:

Pochahontas, Alberta, May 25, 1917. Hon. Frank Oliver,

Ottawa, Ont.

Section men have started uncoupling: track. Advise how we shall be taken care of.

Jasper Park Collieries.

I desire to advise the House that the Jasper Park collieries represent a capital investment of $600,000. Their April output was 7,700 tons. The collieries have a capacity of 12,000 tons a month, They have 116 men on the payroll, and their April payroll amounted to $11,846. During the past year the Grand Trunk bought from the Jasper Park ^collieries 82,450 tons of coal, and that road will need from these collieries 100,000 tons, this year. I desire to ask the Minister of Railways how it is proposed to handle the output of this mine when the railway track is torn up.

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

The collieries have

been informed that they will be looked after and that their business will not be interrupted.

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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

I give notice that on a later occasion I will ask for leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing this matter.

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May 29, 1917