March 25, 1920

PRIVATE BILLS.

FIRST READINGS.


Bill No. 33, to incorporate International Loan Company.-Mr. Blake. Bill No. 34, respecting The Montreal and Southern Counties Railway Company.-Mr. Archambault.


PAPERS PRESENTED.


Statement re the Naval Forces of Canada laid on the Table in accordance with the provisions of section 47, chapter 43, 9-10, Edward VII.-Hon. Mr. Ballantyne.



Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1961, dated September 29, 1919, covering the appointment of an Advisory Board as prescribed in the Act to amend the Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act, chapter 66, 9-10, George V.- Hon. Mr. Rowell. Copy of an Order in Council P.C. 2079, dated October 8, 1919, covering the appointment of the Dominion Council of Heal/h.- Hon. Mr. Rowell. Copy of Order in Council P.C. 328, dated February 11, 1920, accepting the resignation of the Hon. Walter R. Rollo as a member of the Dominion Council of Health and appointing in his place Mr. H. J. Halford, of Hamilton, Ont., Vice-President of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada.- Hon. Mr. Rowell.


FRANCHISE ACT.

ADDITIONAL COPIES ORDERED PRINTED.

UNION

Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Militia and Defence; Solicitor General of Canada)

Unionist

Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Acting Solicitor General):

Mr. Speaker with the unanimous consent of the House I beg to move:

That 1,000 additional copies in English and 250 additional copies in French of Bill No. 12, an Act respecting the Election of Members of the House of Commons and the Electoral Franchise, be printed, and that Rule 74 be suspended in connection therewith.

Topic:   FRANCHISE ACT.
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL COPIES ORDERED PRINTED.
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Motion agreed to.


DOMINION LANDS ACT AMENDMENT.


Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Minister of the Interior) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 35 to amend the Dominion Lands Act. .


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING:

Explain please.

Topic:   DOMINION LANDS ACT AMENDMENT.
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UNION

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

Unionist

Mr. MEIGHEN:

This Bill is not of an important character. It provides for the acquirement of land earned under homestead by those who are refused naturalization only because they are unable to speak the English or the French language. There are one or two other minor provisions.

Topic:   DOMINION LANDS ACT AMENDMENT.
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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


INDIAN ACT AMENDMENT.

UNION

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

Unionist

Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Minister of the Interior) moved:

That Bill No. 14 to amend the Indian Act be referred to a special committee composed of Messrs. Boys. Charlton. Davidson. Ethier, Lapointe, Lanctdt, Reid (Mackenzie), Stacey and Wilson (Saskatoon), for consideration thereof and all matters pertaining thereto, with power to call for papers, persons and records, to examine witnesses under oath, and to report from time to time, and for that purpose that Rule No. 11 be suspended.

Topic:   INDIAN ACT AMENDMENT.
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Motion agreed to. .


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


March 25, 1920