May 20, 1918

L LIB

Georges Henri Boivin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Laurier Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

The amendment to 358a which has just been adopted, adds after the word "branded" on line 25, the following words, "or otherwise indicated on the outside or top or on a label or tag attached thereto."

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Amendment agreed to, and clause as amended agreed to.


CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

I move

To amend clause 358 (d) by adding after

sub-paragraph (c) the following words:

"(d) to any articles held in stock by a wholesale or .retail dealer prior to the coming into force of this Act.

(e) to packages containing two avoirdupois ounces or less, which -packages shall be exempt from marking in terms of weight.

(f) to packages containing one fluid ounce, or less, which packages shall ,be exempt from marking in terms of measure.

(g) to any article the sale of which as regards the weight or marking thereof is already provided for under other statutes.

(h) those food commodities which may at the .time thiis AJct comes into force, or which thereafter may be subject to any regulation or order of the Canada Food 'Control Board as respects the weight of such commodity or the weight or proportion of ingredients used in the manufacture of such commodity.

(i) those food commodities held in stock at the time that such regulations of the Canada Food Board referred to in paragraph (h) become inoperative."

Section as amended agreed to.

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CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

I move to strike out clause 2 dealing with the weight of eggs.

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An hon. MEMBER:

Who will take care of the eggs?

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CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

The hens will take care of them.

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Amendment agreed to, and Bill reported and read the third time.


COMPANIES ACT AMENDMENT.


On the motion of the Hon. Mr. Burrell Bill No. 106 (from the Senate) to amend the Companies Act in various particulars was read a second time and the House went into committee thereon.


UNION

John Gillanders Turriff

Unionist

Mr. TURRIFF:

What is the object in adding the last three words- to th-e title " in various particulars "? It -seems to me altogether unnecessary. Will the minister explain the object of the addition.

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UNION

Martin Burrell (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

Mr. BURRELL:

I do not think that I can offer any further explanation beyond the fact that there was another Bill put through the Senate recently which provided for an amendment to the Government Act. This is a Senate Bill.

Bill reported.

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SUPPLY.


THE TAKING OF THE SOKDEEKjS' VOTE AT LAST ELECTION. On the motion, of Hon. A. K. Maclean that the House go into Committee -of Supply.


L LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp

Laurier Liberal

Mr. A. B. COPP (Westmorland):

On Saturday last, I notified the Prime Min-isted that I intended to discuss on the first convenient opportunity a matter I considered of .some importance, and as I have not heard from him, I presume it is satisfactory to him to proceed this afternoon. The matter, IMr. Speaker, I desire to bring to the attention of Parliament is in reference to the taking of the soldiers' votes in th-e elections held on December 17 last.

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CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Ilf my hon. friend will excuse me, it is stated that there was an understanding that this matter should not come up until to-morrow. The Prime Minister, especially, wished to he present.

I am not sure whether my hon. friend expected, or understood, that he should receive- word with reference to it. He -says he has not, and, of course, that goes without saying. But if he has not, it was from a misunderstanding or -some little neglect. The Prime Minister is engaged this afternoon on a very important matter with high authorities in -connection with our defence. Under the circumstances, if my hon. friend would -allow it to go over until to-morrow h-e would consult very much the convenience of the Prime Minister.

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L LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

The Prime Minister asked me to confer with him regarding the business of the House, and going over the various -matters I informed him that we intended to bring up the

matter of the soldiers' votes, about which my hon. friend from Westmorland had notified him. The Prime Minister told me that perhaps it would be more convenient for him to have the discussion to-morrow.

1 understand that the Prime Minister did not intend to take part in the discussion.

I immediately notified my hon. friend (Mr. Copp) that he might he called upon to postpone his motion until to-morrow. Under the circumstances, we cannot refuse to accede to the request that the discussion of this matter Ibe postponed, but in view of the fact that the time of the House may be well taken up to-morrow with the debate on titles, and possibly other matters. I suggest that if this motion be not proceeded with tomorrow afternoqn, it be taken up on Wednesday morning. *

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CON
L LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp

Laurier Liberal

Mr. COPP:

As I have said, I communicated with the Prime Minister regarding my intention to make this motion, and as I did not hear from him, I supposed that it was all right to go on with it.

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L LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

It is understood, then, that if it is too- late to take this matter up to-morrow afternoon, we shall proceed with it the first thing Wednesday morning?

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CON

May 20, 1918