July 3, 1919

UNION

James Alexander Calder (Minister of Agriculture; Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. CALDER:

With the unanimous consent of the House I desire, on behalf of the Prime Minister, to ask for leave to introduce Bill No. 178, to amend the Dominion Elections Act. Its purpose is to provide for the by-elections.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

This motion requires the unanimous consent. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion.

Motion agreed to and Bill read the first time.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.
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MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,

UNION

Arthur Meighen (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN:

I beg leave, with the unanimous consent of the House, to move that Bill No. 179, from the Senate, for the relief of Margaret Grey, be placed on the Order Paper this day for first reading, and that Rules 25, 28a, 96 (subsection 3) and 115 be suspended for that purpose. I believe there is no objection to this divorce, so far as any one has heard, and unless this course is taken the Bill cannot go through this session.

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Subtopic:   MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,
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L LIB

Thomas Vien

Laurier Liberal

Mr. VIEN:

What rules will be suspended by the motion?

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Subtopic:   MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,
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UNION

Arthur Meighen (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Unionist

Mr. MEIGHEN:

The rules that provide for a day's notice to get the Bill on the

Votes and Proceedings, another day's notice to get it on the Order Paper, and another day's notice for its submission to the Private Bills Committee.

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Subtopic:   MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,
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L LIB

Joseph Archambault

Laurier Liberal

Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

I understood the minister to say there was no objection to this divorce.

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Subtopic:   MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,
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UNION

Arthur Meighen (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Unionist

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Not that I have heard of.

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Subtopic:   MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,
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L LIB

Joseph Archambault

Laurier Liberal

Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

If there is no objection on the part of the parties to the divorce there must be collusion.

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Subtopic:   MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,
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UNION

William Alves Boys

Unionist

Mr. BOYS:

I might say to my hon. friend that as a member of the Private Bills Cbm-mittee I was present at the hearing of the case and heard the respondent give evidence in his own behalf.

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Subtopic:   MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,
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UNION
UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

The motion must be either accepted or rejected. It can only be accepted by unanimous consent.

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Subtopic:   MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,
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Motion agreed to.


UNION

William Alves Boys

Unionist

Mr. BOYS:

I move that Bill 179 be placed on the Order Paper for this day and read a first time.

Motion agreed (to and Bill read the first time.

On the motion of Mr. Boys that Bill No. 179 be read a second time and referred to the Select Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills.

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Subtopic:   MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,
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UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

The motion requires unanimous consent.

Mr. MeKENZIE: I would only consent to the motion on the undertaking by the hon. member that if the respondent has counsel he be notified that the Bill is coming before the Private Bills Committee.

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Subtopic:   MARGARET GREY DIVORCE BILL,
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UNION

William Alves Boys

Unionist

Mr. BOYS:

I will give my own undertaking to notify Mr. Gleeson, who acted for the respondent before the Divorce Committee of the Senate.

Motion agreed to and Bill read the second time.

On the motion of Hon. Mr. Calder the House adjourned at 1.15 a.m. (Friday).

Friday, July 4, 1919.

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July 3, 1919