Mr. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Quebec East) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 56, to amend the Immigration Act (deportation of undesirable persons). He said: The object of this Bill is to repeal certain provisions of the Act passed by this Parliament during the session of 1919. The most important provision of which repeal is asked is that part of the Act which gives authority to deport, without the form of a trial, persons who are under the law Canadian citizens. This Bill is similar to a Bill which was introduced last year by the Government in the Senate and which was rejected there in committee. At that time I asked the Prime Minister whether the Government would introduce the Bill in . this House, and I was told that the Bill, having failed in the Senate, could not be brought into this House in the same session. This session I have waited until to-day expecting that the Government would introduce the Bill again, and I may add that I would be glad to give way, if they will accept the Bill as their own and proceed with it as a Government measure.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first Motion agreed to, and Bill read the time. first time.