July 4, 1917

MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.

REPORT OP SPECIAL. COMMITTEE NAMED TO CONSIDER CORRECTNESS OF AN ENTRY IN THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS.


Mr. W. B. NORTHRUP (East Hastings) presented the report of the Special Committee named to consider correctness of an entry in the Votes and Proceedings, as follows: Your committee beg to report that they have had certain witnesses before them, to wit: His Honour the Speaker, Dr. T. B. Flint, Clerk of the House, Mr. Arthur Beauchesne, Assistant Clerk of the House, and Mr. R. P. King, Chief Clerk of Votes and Proceedings, and find as follows:- That the proposed amendment to the amendment submitted by the hon. member for Ber-thier (Mr. Barrette) was written both in French and English, the French version being as follows: Que tous les mots du dit amendment apr&s le mot "suivants" soient retranchfis et rem-places par ce qui suit: ,'Ce Bill ne soit pas maintenant lu une deuxiSme fois, mais qu'ii soit lu une deuxiSme fois dans six mois de ce lour," and the English translation reading as follows : That all the words of the said amendment after the word "therefore" be left out and replaced by the following: "this Bill be not now read a second time, but it be read a second time this day six months." That the English rendering is a correct translation of the French. That the proper official being of the opinion that the language could be improved so as to accord with precedent, and accordingly making the change deemed by him necessary, had the amendment to the amendment inserted in the Votes and Proceedings as follows: "M. Barrette propose comme amendement au dit amendement: "Que tous les mots du dit amendement aprSs le mot "que" soient1 retrenches et rem-plaeSs par les suivants: "Ce Bill ne soit pas maintenant lu une deuxiSme fois, mais qu'ii soit lu une deuxi&me fois dans six mois de ce jour." "That all the words of the said amendment after the word "that" be struck out and the following substituted therefor: "This Bill be not now read a second time, but that it be read a second time this day six months." The committee are of the opinion that the change referred to was made in good faith, without any idea on the part of the official in question that it would alter the substance of the remainder of the amendment to the amendment. . The committee recommend that authority be given by the House to change the wording of the amendment to the amendment as it ap- [Mr. Burrell.) pears in the Votes and Proceedings, and also in Hansard, by inserting the amendment to the amendment in the actual form in which it was handed to His Honour the Speaker and submitted by him to the House, and that such alterations be made.


LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I suppose this does not settle the point of order raised?

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   REPORT OP SPECIAL. COMMITTEE NAMED TO CONSIDER CORRECTNESS OF AN ENTRY IN THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS.
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

It has no bearing on the point of order.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   REPORT OP SPECIAL. COMMITTEE NAMED TO CONSIDER CORRECTNESS OF AN ENTRY IN THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS.
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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

All the committee did was to ascertain the facts and report to the House.

On the motion of Mr. Northrup the report was concurred in.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   REPORT OP SPECIAL. COMMITTEE NAMED TO CONSIDER CORRECTNESS OF AN ENTRY IN THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS.
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QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks.)


J. H. LEWIS.

LIB

Mr. DELISLE:

Liberal

1. Is -there any one named J. H. Lewis employed in the stores branch of the Post Office Department?

2. If so, is he a British subject?

3. Has the Government been informed that a person employed under the name is a reservist of the German army and the name of Lewis under which he is known is not his real name?

4. If the Government has been so informed, has it ascertained correctness or otherwise of such information?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   J. H. LEWIS.
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CON

Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes, for a period of over thirty years.

2. Yes, having been born in the United States but father being a British subject by birth and descent.

3. The Government has been informed that Mr. Lewis was a reservist of the German army, but has ascertained that Mr. Lewis is not a German subject, and is not now and never has been in any way connected with the German army, and is therefore not a reservist; and that Lewis is his real name.

4. Answered by No. 3.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   J. H. LEWIS.
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS.

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

For a statement of rails and all other material taken from the Transcontinental Railway, the Intercolonial and any other railroad, shipped to France or ready to be shipped, giving a description of each locality, and maps, where above material was taken from. Also a statement showing to what Government rails have yet to be delivered.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS.
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DAYLIGHT SAVING BILL.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Hon. WILLIAM PUGSLEY (St. John):

I should like to call the attention of the Minister of Trade and Commerce to Bill No. 82, which stands on the Order Paper for second reading. This Bill, which is to provide that the time in Canada be advanced during the summer months, is not being proceeded with as rapidly as the summer is going. My object in rising is to ask whether it is the intention of the Government to proceed with the Bill this session. I have had a good deal of correspondence from gentlemen in various parts of the country who would like an opportunity to be heard by the Government before the Bill gets its second reading.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DAYLIGHT SAVING BILL.
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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

On account of the debate on the Military Service Act, which is taking up the time of the House and takes precedence over other business, it has been found impossible to proceed with the Bill during the last fortnight, but when that debate passes away, as in due time we hope it will, the Daylight Saving Bill will follow in its wake.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DAYLIGHT SAVING BILL.
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GOVERNMENT GRAIN ELEVATORS.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. W. E. KNOWLES (Moosejaw):

Has *the Minister of Trade and Commerce decided whether he will accept my Bill in connection with Government elevators in the West, relating to claims made by injured workmen and that sort of thing?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT GRAIN ELEVATORS.
Sub-subtopic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT AMENDMENT.
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July 4, 1917