September 16, 1919


Third Session-Thirteenth Parliament. Allan, George William-Winnipeg, S. Riding. Ames, Sir Herbert Brown, Kt.-St. Antoine. Anderson, Robert King-Halton. Andrews, George William-Winnipeg Centre. Archambault, Joseph-Chambly and Vercheres. Argue, Ira Eugene-Swift Current. Armstrong, John A. MacDonald-York, N. Riding. Armstrong, Joseph Emmanuel-Lambton, E. Riding. Arthurs, James-Parry Sound. Baldwin, Willis Keith-Stanstead. Ballantyne, Hon. Charles Colquhoun-St. Law-rence-St. George. Ball, Robert James-Grey, Southeast Riding. Beland, Hon. Henri Severin-Beauce. Best, John-Duller in. Blair, William John-Battle River. Blake, Matthew Robert-Winnipeg, N. Riding. Boivin,'George Henry'-Shefford. Bolton, Ferris-Lisgar. Bonnell, Saul-Kootenay, E. Riding. Borden, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Laird, G.C.M.G.- King's (N.S.). Bourassa, Joseph Boutin-Levis. Bowman, James-Huron, N. Riding. Boyce, George-Carleton. B oyer , Gustave-V audreuil-Soulanges. Boys, William Alves-Simcoe, S. Riding. Brien, John Webley Essex, S. Riding. Bristol, Edmund-Toronto Centre. Brouillard, Joseph Ovtde-Drummond and Artha-baska. Buchanan, William Asbury-Lethbridge. ' Bureau, Jacques-Three Rivers and St. Maurice. Burnham, John Hampden-Peterborough, W. Riding. Burrell, Hon. Martin-Yale. Butts, Robert H.-Cape Breton South and Richmond. Cahill, Frank S.-Pontiac. Calder, Hon. James Alexander-Moosejaw. . * Caldwell, Thomas Wakem-Victoria and Carleton. Campbell, J. A.-Nelson. Cannon, Lucien-Dorchester. Cardin, Pierre Joseph Arthur-Richelieu. Casgrain, Pierre Francois-Charlevoix-Mpnt-morency. Casselman, Orren D.-Dundas. Chabot, John Leo-Ottawa. Chaplin, James Deyv-Lincoln. Charlton, William Andrew-Norfolk. Charters, Samuel-Peel. Chisholm, Alexander W.-Inverness. Clark, Hugh-Bruce, N. Riding. Clark, Michael-Red Deer. Clarke, William A.-Wellington, N. Riding. Clements. Herbert Sylvester-Comox-Alberni. fCocHRANE, Hon. Francis-Tiiniskaming. CockShutt, William Foster-Brantford. ' ' Cooper, Richard Clive-Vancouver, S. Riding. Copp, Arthur Bliss-Westmorland. Cowan, Walter Davy-Regina. Crerar, Hon. Thomas Alexander-Marquette. Cronyn, Hume-London. Crothers, Hon. Thomas Wilson-Elgin, W. Riding. Croyve, Sa npord Johnston-Burrard. Cruise, Robert-Dauphin. Currie, John Alister-Simcoe, N. Riding. d'ANJOu, Joseph Emile Stanislas Emmanuel- Rimouski. Davidson, Avard Longley-Digby and Annapolis. Davis, Fred Langdon-Neepawa. Dechene, Aime Miville-Montmagny. Delisle, Michel Simeon-Portneuf. Demers, Marie Joseph-St. Johns and Iberville. Denis, Jean J.-Joliette. Desaulniers, Arthur L.-Champlain. * By-election. Introduced November 8 (p. 1940). t Deceased, September 22,


LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.


Deslauriers, Hermas-St. Mary. Devlin, Emmanuel B,-Wright. Doherty, Hon. Charles Joseph-St. Ann. Douglas, James McCrie-Strathcona. Douglas, John C.-Cape Breton South and Richmond. *Drayton, Hon. Sir Henry-Kingston. Duff, William-Lunenburg. DuTremblai', Pamphile Real-Laurier-Outre-mont. Edwards, John Wesley-Frontenac. Elkin, Stanley Edward-St. John City and Counties of St. John and Albert. Ethier, Joseph Arthur Calixte-Laval-Two Mountains. Euler, William D.-Waterloo, N. Riding. Fafard, J. Fernand-L'lslet. Fielding, Hon. W'illiam Stevens-Shelburne and Queen's. Finley,. Albert Ernest-Souris. Fontaine, Joseph Eloi- Hull. Fortier, Hyacinthe Adelard-Labelle. Foster, Rt. Hon. Sir George.Eulas, G.C.M.G.- Toronto, N. Riding. Foster, Thomas-York, E. Riding. Fournier, C. A.-Bellechasse. Fraser, Evan E-Welland. Fripp, Alfred ERNEST^Ottawa. Fulton, Frederick John-Cariboo. Gauthier, Louis Joseph-St. Hyacinthe-Rouville Gauvreau, Charles Arthur-Temiscouata. Gervais, Theodore-Berthier. Gladu, Joseph Ernest Oscar-Yamaska. Glass, Samuel Francis-Middlesex, E. Riding, t Gould, Oliver Robert-Assiniboia. Green, Robert Francis-Kootenay, W. Riding. Grlesbach, William Antrobus-Edmonton, W. Riding. Guthrie, Hon. Hugh-Wellington, S. Riding. Halladay, Howard H, Bow River. Harold, John-Brant. Harrison, Charles Robert-Nipissing. Hartt, Thomas A.-Charlotte. Hay, Thomas-Selkirk. Henders, Richard Coe-Macdonald. Hepburn, William Bernard Rickart-Prince Edward. Hocken, Horatio Clarence-Toronto, W. Riding. Hughes, Hon. Sir Sam, K.C.B.-Victoria. Hunt, Aylmer Byron-Compton. Jacobs, Samuel William-George Etienne Cartier. Johnston, J. Fred-Last Mountain. Kay, William Frederic-Missisquoi. Keefer, Francis Henry-PortArthurandKenora. Kemp, Hon. Sir Edward, K.C.M.G.-Toronto East. § Kennedy, John Wilfrid-Glengarry and Stormont. Kennedy, William Costello-Essex, N. Riding. ** King, Hon. W. L. Mackenzie-Prince (P.E.I') Knox, Andrew-Prince Albert. Lafortune, David Arthur-Jacques Cartier. Lalor, Francis Ramsey Haldimand. Lanctot, Roch-Laprairie and Napierville. Lang, Norman-Humboldt, ft Lapointe, Ernest-Quebec, East. Lapointe, Louis Audet-St. James. Lavigueur, Henri E.-Quebec County. Leduc, J. Alfred-Westmount-St. Henry Leger, Auguste Theophile-Kent (N.B.) Lemieux, Hon. Rodolphe-Maisonneuve, Gaspe. Lesage, Joseph Edmond-Hochelaga. Loggie, William Stewart-Northumberland (N.B) Long, Charles Edwin-North Battieford. Mackie, Henry Arthur-Edmonton, E. Riding. Mackie, Herbert J.-Renfrew, N. Riding. Maclean, Hon. A. K.-Halifax. Maclean, William Findlay-York, S. Riding. MacNutt, Thomas-Saltcoats. McCoig, Archibald Blake-Kent, (Ont.) McCrea, Francis N.-Sherbrooke. McCurdy, Fleming Blanchard-Colchester. McGibbon, Peter Muskoka. McGibbon, Peter Robt.-Argenteuil. McGregor, Alexander-Pictou. McIntosh, John Charles-Nanaimo. McIsaac, James-Kings, (P.E.I.) McKenzie, Daniel D.-Cape Breton North and Victoria. McLean, Hugh Havelock-Royal. McLeod, Harry Fulton-York-Sunbury. . McMaster, Andrew Ross-Brome. McQuarrie, William Garland-New Westminster, Maharg, John A.-Maple Creek. Manion, Robert James-Ft. William and Rainy River. Marcil, Hon. Charles-Bonaventure.-Marcile, Joseph Edmond-Bagot. Marshall, David-Elgin, E. Riding. -Martin, Peter Francis-Halifax. Mayrand , Hormisdas-Maskinonge. Meighen, Hon. Arthur-Portage la Prairie. Merner, Jonathan Joseph-Huron, S. Riding. [DOT]Mewburn, Hon. Sydney Chilton-Hamilton, E. Riding. Michaud, Pius-Restigouche and Madawaska. Middlebko, William Sora-Grey, N. Riding. Molloy, John Patrick-Provencher. Morphy, H. B.-Perth, N. Riding. * By-election. Introduced October 21 (p. 1176). t By-election. § By-election. Introduced November 6 (p. 1812). ** By-election. Introduced October 23 (p. 1276). ft Represented Kamouraska until October 14 (p. 994). Took seat for Quebec East Nov, 5 (p. 1748).


LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE ROUSE OF COMMONS.


vii Mowat, Herbert Macdonald-Parkdale. Munson, Charles Arthur-Northumberland, (Ont.) ' Murphy, Hon. Charles-Russell. Myers, Edward Thomas Wohdon-Kindersley. Nesbitt, Edward Walter-Oxford, N. Riding. Nicholson, Donald-Queen's, (P.E.I.) Nicholson, George Brecken-Algoma, E. Riding- Pacaud, Lucien Turcotte-Megantic. Papineau, Louis Joseph-Beauharnois. Pardee, Frederick Forsyth-Lambton, W. Riding. Parent, George-Quebec, W. Riding. Paul, William James-Lennox and Addington. Peck, Cyrus Wesley-Skeena. Pedlow, Isaac Ellis-Renfrew, S. Riding. Pelletier, Francois Jean-Matane. Porter, Edward Guss-Hastings, W. Riding. Power, Charles Gavan-Quebec, S. Riding. Prevost, Jules Edouard-Terrebonne. Proulx, Edmond-Prescott. Redman, Daniel Lee-Calgary, E. Riding. Reid, Hon. John Dowsley-Grenville. Reid, John Flaws-Mackenzie. Rhodes, Hon. Edgar N.-Cumberland. Richardson, Robert Lorne-Springfield. Robb, James Alexander-Chateauguay-Hunting-don. Ross, Duncan Campbell-Middlesex, W. Riding. Rowell, Hon. Newton Wesley-Durham. Savard,' Edmond-Chicoutimi-Saguenay. Scott, Frank Stewart-Waterloo, S. Riding. Seguin, Paul Arthur-L'Assornption-Montcalm. Sexsmith, John Albert-Peterborough, E. Riding. Shaw, Hugh Murray-Macleod. Sheard, Charles-Toronto ,S. Riding. Sifton, Hon. Arthur Lewis-Medicine Hat. Simpson, Thomas Edward-Algoma, W. Riding. Sinclair, John Ewen-Queen's, P.E.I. Sinclair, John H.-Antigonish and Guysborough. Smith, William-Ontario, S. Riding. Spinney, Edgar Keith-Yarmouth and Clare. . Stacey, Frank Bainard-Fraser Valley. Steele, Michael-Perth, S. Riding. Stevens, Henry Herbert-Vancouver, Centre. Stewart, John A.-Lanark. Stewart, Thomas Joseph-Hamilton, W. Riding. Sutherland, Donald-Oxford, S. Riding. Thompson, Alfred-Yukon. Thompson, Richard Frederick-Weyburn. Thompson, Thomas Henry-Hastings, E. Riding. Thomson, Levi-Qu'Appelle. Tobin, Edmund William-Richmond and Wolfe. Tolmie, Hon. Simon Fraser-Victoria City. Trahan, Arthur-Nicolet. Tremain, Hadley Brown-Hants. Truax, Reuben E.-Bruce, S. Riding. Tudhope, James Brockett-Simcoe, E. Riding. Turgeon, Onesiphore-Gloucester. Tweedie, Thomas Mitchell March-Calgary, W. Riding. Verville, Alphonse-St. Denis. Vien, Thomas-Lotbiniere. Wallace, Thomas George-York, W. Riding. Whidden, Howard Primrose-Brandon. White, Hon. Sir Thomas, K.C.M.G.-Leeds. White, Willlim Henry-Victoria, Alta. Wigmore Rupert Wilson-St. John City and Counties of St. John and Albert. Wilson, Gordon Crooks-Wentworth. Wilson, James Robert-Saskatoon. Wright, H. O.-Battleford. T 53: rj.r-Yrr\ A i CSc'i 1. i'iM PMC!-/ [DOT]' <*' [DOT]* -.[DOT] * d**' ¥ X "w A k * '* .... '* * S ''v - fi S' r T f$ A \ -v *v i / [DOT];, ,* ' *^xMOCl T VI3 VIA A'-i irrs*. ' 'Hilir [DOT]H.OuiBHg QHIHT [DOT]. H/£ /'/ .-: : V: : ' * [DOT] * ,) * >1 [DOT] > '-P fetj. ?:ri.'jji,/ owr !/i <-i .o'i/'f ;I a«:tiioV XiXXX^ ;^-:U 10V : i ht ot u:i>' . . [DOT]: [DOT][DOT][DOT] n. vi m r -ei - [DOT] -;*[DOT] * [DOT]r "i [DOT]' : 1 ' : \i.. j; rjra t' Stkdat HiH:.;:jpojTa'A i [DOT]at '[DOT][DOT] rraatAK yvraJtnroxE t?om ;[DOT][DOT]; -xu- :;iht oT'^aTnuri tfSgJ / I-/.


ALPHABETICAL LIST


Constituencies of the House of Commons Third Session-Thirteenth Parliament. A loom a, East-George Brecken Nicholson. Dauphin-Robert Cruise. Algoma, West-Thomas Edward Simpson. Digby and Annapolis-Avard Longley Davidson. Antigonish and Guysborough-John H. Sinclair. Argenteuil-P. Robert McGibbon. Assiniboia-Oliver Robert Gould. / Bagot-Joseph Edmond Marcile. Battleford-Henry Oswald Wright. Battle River-William John Blair. Beauce-Hon. Henri Severin Beland, Beauiiarnois-Louis Joseph Papineau. Bellechasse-C. A. Fournier. Berthieit-Theodore Gervais. Bonaventure-Hon. Charles Marcil. Bow River-Howard Haden Halladay. Brandon-Howard Primrose Whidden. Brant-John Harold. Brantford-William Foster Cockshutt. Brome-Andrew Ross McMaster. Bruce, North-Hugh Clark. Bruce, South-Reuben E. Truax. Burrard-Sanford Johnston Crowe. Calgary, East-Daniel Lee Redman. Calgary, West-Thomas Mitchell March Twecdie Cape Breton North and Victoria-Daniel D. McKenzie. Cape Breton South and Richmond-John C. Douglas, Robert H. Butts. Cariboo-Frederick John Fulton. Carleton-George Boyce. Chambly and Vercheres-Joseph Archambault. Champlain-Arthur L. Desaulnicrs. CharlevoIx-Montmorency-Pierre Francois Casgrain. Charlotte-Thomas A. Hartt. Chateauguay-Huntingdon-James Alexander Robb. Chicoutimi-Saguenay-Edmond Savard. Colchester-Fleming Blanchard McCurdy. Comox-Alberni-Herbert Sylvester Clements. Compton-Aylmer Byron Hunt. Cumberland-Hon. Edgar N. Rhodes Dorchester-Lucien Cannon. Drummond and Arthabaska-Joseph Ovide Brouillard. Dufferin-John Best. Dundas-Orren D. Casselman. Durham-Hon. Newton Wesley RowelL Edmonton, East-Henry Arthur Mackie. Edmonton, West-William Antrobus Griesbach. Elgin, E. Riding-David Marshall. Elgin, W. Riding-Hon. Thomas Wilson Crothers. Essex, N. Riding-William Costello Kennedy. Essex, S. Riding-John Wesley Brien. Fort William and Rainy River-Robert James Man ion. Fraser Valley-Frank Bainard Stacey. Frontenac-John Wesley Edwards. Gaspe-Hon. Rodolphe Lemieux. George Etienne Cartier-Samuel William Jacobs. Glengarry and Stormont-John Wilfrid Kennedy Gloucester-Onesiphore Turgeon. Grenville-Hon. John Dowsley Reid. Grey, N. Riding-William Sora Middlebro. Grey, Southeast Riding-Robert James Ball. Haldimand-Francis Ramsay Lalor. Halifax-Hon. A. K. Maclean, Peter Francis Martin. If alton-Robert King Anderson. Hamilton, E. Riding-Hon. Sydney Chilton Mewburn. Hamilton, W. Riding-Thomas Joseph Stewart. Hants-Hadley Brown Tremain. Hastings, E. Riding-Thomas Henry Thompson. Hastings, W. Riding-Edward Guss Porter. Hochelaga-Joseph Edmond Lesage. Hull-Joseph Eloi Fontaine. Humboldt-Norman Lang. Huron, N. Riding-James Bowman. Huron, S. Riding-Jonathan Joseph Merner. Inverness-Alexander W. Chisholm.



LIST or CONSTITUENCIES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS Jacques Cartier-David Arthur Lafortune. Joliette-Jean J. Denis. *Kamouraska-Ernest Lapointe. Kent, N.B.-Auguste T. Leger. Kent, Ont.-Archibald Blake McCoig. Kindersley-Edward Thomas Wordon Myers. King's, N.S. Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Laird Borden, G.C.M.G. King's, P.E.I.-James Mclsaac. Kingston-Hon. Sir Henry Drayton. Kootenay, E. Riding-Saul Bonnell. Kootenay, W. Riding-Robert Francis Green. Labelle-Hyacinthe Adelard Fortier. Lambton, E. Riding-Joseph Emmanuel. Armstrong. Lambton, W. Riding-Frederick Forsyth Pardee. Lanark-John A. Stewart. Laprairie and Napieryille-Roch Lanct&t. L'Assomption-Montcalm.-Paul Arthur Seguin. Last Mountain-John Frederick Johnston. Laurier-Outremont-Pamphile Real DuTremblay. Laval-Two Mountains-Joseph Arthur Calixte Ethier. Leeds-Hon. Sir Thomas White, K.C.M.G. Lennox and Addington-William James Paul. Lethbridge-William Asbury Buchanan. Levis-Joseph Boutin Bourassa. Lincoln-James Dew Chaplin. Lisgar-Ferris Bolton. L'Islet-J. Fernand Fafard. London-Hume Cronyn. Lotbiniere-Thomas Vien. Lunenburg-William Duff. Macdonald-Richard Coe Henders. Mackenzie-John Flaws Reid. Macleod-Hugh Murray Shaw. Maisonneuve-Hon. Rodolphe Lemieux. Maple Creek-John Archibald Maharg. Marquette-Hon. Thomas Alexander Crerar. Maskinonge-Hormidas Mayrand. Matane-Francois Jean Pelletier. Medicine Hat-Hon. Arthur Lewis Sifton. Megantic-Lucien Turcotte Pacaud. Middlesex, E. Riding-Samuel Francis Glass. * Middlesex, W. Riding-Duncan Campbell Ross. Missisquoi-William Frederic Kay. Montmagny-Aime Miville Dc'chene. Moose jaw-Hon. James Alexander Calder. Muskoka-Peter McGibbon. Nanaimo-John Charles McIntosh. Neefawa-Fred Langdon Davis. Nelson-J. A. Campbell. New Westminster-William Garland MeQuarrie. Nicolet-Arthur Trahan. Nipissing-Charles Robert Harrison. Norfolk-William Andrew Charlton. North Baitleford-Charles Edwin Long. Northumberland, N.B.-William S. Loggie. Northumberland, Ont.-Charles Arthur Munson. Ontario, N. Riding- Ontario, S. Riding-William Smith. Ottawa-Alfred Ernest Fripp, .John Leo Chabot, Oxford, N. Riding-Edward Walter Nesbitt. Oxford, S. Riding-Donald Sutherland. Parkdale-Herbert Macdonald Mowat. Parry Sound-James Arthurs. Peel-Samuel Charters. Perth, N. Riding-Hugh Boulton Morphy. Perth, S. Riding-Michael Steele. Peterborough, E. Riding-John Albert Sexsmith. Peterborough, W. Riding-John Hampden Burnham. Picrou-Alexander McGregor. Pontiac-Frank S. Cahill. Portage la Prairie-Hon. Arthur Meighen. ' Port Arthur and Kenora-Francis Henry Keefer. Portneue-Michel Simeon Delisle. Prescott-Edmond Proulx. Prince Albert-Andrew Knox. Prince Edward-William Bernard Rickart Hepburn. Prince, P.E.I.-Hon, W. L. Mackenzie King. Provencher-John Patrick Molloy. Qu'Appelle-Levi Thomson. Quebec County-Henri E. Lavigueur. t Quebec, East-Ernest Lapointe. Quebec, South-Charles Gavan Power. Quebec, West-George Parent. Queen's, P.E.I.-Donald Nicholson, John Ewen Sinclair. Red Deer-Michael Clark. Regina-Walter Davy Cowan. Renfrew, N, Riding-Herbert John Mackie. Renfrew, S. Riding-Isaac Ellis Pedlow. Restigouche and Madawaska-Pius Michaud. Richelieu-Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin. Richmond and Wolfe-Edmund William Tobin. Rimouski-Joseph Emile Stanislas Emmanuel d'Anjou. Royal-Hugh Havelock McLean. Russell-Hon. Charles Murphy. St. Ann-Hon, Charles Joseph Doherty. St. Antoine-Sir Herbert Brown Ames, Kt. St. Denis-Alphonse Verville. St. Hyacinthe-Rouville-Louis Joseph Gauthier. St. James-Louis Audet Lapointe. St. John City and Counties of St. John and Albert'-Stanley Edward Elkin, Rupert Wilson Wigmore. St. Johns and Iberville-Marie Joseph Demers. St. Lawrence-St. George-Hon. Charles Colquhoun Ballantyne. St. Mary Hermas Deslauriers. Saltcoats-Thomas MacNutt. Saskatoon-James Robert Wilson. Selkirk-Thomas Hay. Shefford-George Henry Boivin. Until October 14 {pp, 994, 1748). f From November 5 (pp. 994, 1748).


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Shelburne and Queen's-Hon. William Stevens Fielding. Sherbrooke-Francis N. McCrea. Suicoe, E. Riding-James Brocket,t Tudhope. Simcoe, N. Riding-John Allister Currie. Suicoe, S. Riding-William Alves Boys. Skeena-Cyrus Wesley Peck. Souris-Albert Ernest Finley. Springfield-Robert Lome Richardson. Stanstead-Willis Keith Baldwin. Strathcona-James McCrie Douglas. Swift Current-Ira Eugene Argue. Temiscouata-Charles Arthur Gauvreau. Terrebonne-Jules-Edouard Prevost. Three Rivers and St. Maurice-Jacques Bureau. * Timiskaming-Hon. Francis Cochrane. Toronto, Centre-Edmund Bristol. Toronto, East-Hon. Sir Edward Kemp, K.C.M.G. Toronto, North- Rt. Hon. Sir George Eulas Foster, G.C.M.G. Toronto, South-Charles Sheard. Toronto, West-Horatio Clarenco Hocken. Vancouver, Centre-Henry Herbert Stevens. Vancouver, South-Richard Clive Cooper. Vaudreuil-Soulanges-Gustave Boyer. Victoria, Alta.-William Henry White. Victoria, Ont.-Hon. Sir Sam Hughes, K.C.B. Victoria and Carleton, N.B.-Thomas Wakem Caldwell. Victoria City, B.C.-Hon. Simon Fraser Tolmie. Waterloo, N. Riding-William D. Euler. Waterloo, S. Riding-Frank Stewart Scott. Welland-Evan E. Fraser. Wellington, N. Riding-William Aurelius Clarke. Wellington, S. Riding-Hon. Hugh Guthrie. Wentworth-Gordon Crooks Wilson. Westmorland-Arthur Bliss Copp. Westmount-St. Henry-Joseph Alfred Leduc. Weyburn-Richard Frederick Thompson. Winnipeg, Centre-George William Andrews. Winnipeg, North-Matthew Robert Blake. Winnipeg, South-George William Allan. Wright-Emmanuel B. Devlin. Yale-Hon. Martin Burrell. Yamaska-Joseph Ernest Oscar Gladu. Yarmouth and Clare-Edgar Keith Spinney. York, E. Riding-Thomas Foster. York, N. Riding-John Alexander Macdonald Armstrong. . York, S. Riding-William Findlay Maclean. York, W. Riding-Thomas George Wallace. York-Sunbury-Harry Fulton McLeod. Yukon-Alfred Thompson. Deceased, September 22. C^Y X A D A. Spouse of Commons debates



- ______________\_________________ Monday, September 1, 1919. The Parliament which had been prorogued from time to time to the 1st day of September. 1919. met this day at Ottawa for the despatch of business. The House met' at Three o'clock, the Speaker in the Chair. Mr. Speaker read a communication from Mr. Arthur F. Sladen, Deputy of the Governor General's Secretary, announcing that His Excellency the Governor General would proceed to the Senate Chamber at 3 p.m., on this day, for the purpose of formally opening the session of the Dominion Parliament. A message was delivered by Colonel Ernest J. Chambers, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, as follows: Mr. Speaker, His Excellency the Governor General desires the immediate attendance of this honourable House in the Chamber of the honourable the Senate. Accordingly the House went up to the Senate Chamber. And the House being returned to the Commons Chamber:


VACANCIES.

UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that during the recess I received communications from several members, notifying me that the following vacancies had occurred in the representation, viz:

Of William Folger Nickle, Esq:. Member for the Electoral District of Kingston, by resignation;

Of Simon Fraser Tolmie, Esq., Member for the Electoral District of Victoria City, consequent upon the acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown, to wit: the office of Minister of Agriculture;

Of John Gillaniers Turriff, Esq., Member for the Electoral District of Assiniboia, consequent upon being summoned to the Senate;

Of the Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier, G.C.M.G., Member for the Electoral District of Quebec, East, by decease;

Of Joseph Read, Esq., Member for the Electoral District of Prince, (P.E.I.), by decease;

Of Hon. Frank Broadstreet Carvell, Member for the Electoral District of Victoria and Carleton, consequent upon the acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown.

I accordingly issued my several warrants to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery to make out new writs of election for the said electoral districts respectively.

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OATHS OF OFFICE.


Bill No. 1, respecting the Administration of Oaths of Office, introduced and read the first time.-Sir George Foster.


THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH.

UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that when the House did attend His Excellency the Governor General this day in the Senate Chamber, His Excellency was pleased to make a speech to both Houses of Parliament. To prevent mistakes, I have obtained a copy, which is as follows:

Honourable Gentlemen of the Senate:

Gentlemen of the House of Commons:

In this, his first visit to our Dominion, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at once renews happy associations with his comrades of the Canadian army, and at the same time undertakes the important duty of making himself acquainted at first hand with the resources and development of our country, and with the ideals and aspirations of our people. The warm and sincere welcome which everywhere greets him is an assurance that the ties which unite our country with the Motherland and the other dominions in a great community of nations were never closer or firmer than they are to-day.

The urgency of proceeding immediately to the consideration of the Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany, signed at Versailles on the 28th day of June, 1919, has compelled me to summon you to renewed labours which I trust will not be of long duration.

My advisers are of the opinion that this treaty ought not to be ratified on behalf of

Canada without the approval of Parliament. Authenticated copies will be placed before you without delay for your consideration.

In addition you will be aslced to direct Jour attention to other measures, including those rendered immediately necessary by the approaching return of peace and by the terms of the Peace Treaty.

Gentlemen 0/ the House 0/ Commons:

Estimates will be laid before you making such financial provision as may be required in connection with the Peace Treaty and for other purposes.

Honourable Gentlemen of the Senate:

,Gentlemen of the House of Commons:

For more than five years the world has endured the devastation and horror of war forced upon it by an intolerable spirit and purpose of aggression. Fortunately our country has been spared the desolation and ruin which have been inflicted upon many other nations: but our participation in the war has involved heavy burdens and vast sacrifices which our people have borne with an unflinching spirit. With reverent thankfulness we realize that the world emerges victorious from its long struggle against the forces of barbarous militarism and savage aggression. The labours of reconstruction may be difficult and even painful; and we must undertake them with the same united resolve and inflexible purpose as sustained our efforts during the years of conflict. To you and to the great nation whose affairs are committed to your charge. I bid God-speed in all your endeavours.

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CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER (for Sir Robert Borden):

I beg to move, seconded by the

hon. Mr. Reid, that the Speech of His Excellency the Governor General to both Houses of Parliament be taken'into consideration on Tuesday next. .

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Motion agreed to.


SELECT STANDING COMMITTEES.

September 16, 1919