April 5, 1921

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 48 (from the Senate), for the relief of William John Bell.-Mr. Tudhope. Bill No. 58 (from the Senate), for the relief of Hazel Galbraith.-Mr. Douglas (Strathcona).


THE BUDGET


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (leader of the Opposition) :

I should like to ask my hon. friend the Minister of Finance if he is yet in a position to give the House any information as to when he intends to present his Budget.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Secretary of State of Canada; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON (Minister of Finance) :

I am afraid that I cannot give

my hon. friend any definite date. But progress is being made, and we are getting nearer to the Budget every day.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Can my hon. friend give an approximate date-a week, two weeks, a month?

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Secretary of State of Canada; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I should hesitate to give even an approximate date, for I should not like to disappoint the House.

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GRIFFENHAGEN AND ASSOCIATES


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Charles Murphy

Laurier Liberal

Hon. CHARLES MURPHY (Russell) :

May I inquire from the leader of the Government if any person in any way connected with Griffenhagen and Associates is still in the employ of the Government, and if so, what work such person or persons are doing, and under what authority?

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Right Hon. S@

In

answer to my hon. friend I would say that the contract, as per notice, has been cancelled, but the work of organization a part of which remains unfinished will still be carried on by the subcommittee of Council with the aid of certain persons employed from that company.

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L LIB
CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Not many. I

could not tell my hon. friend the exact number at the moment, but I will find out and let him know, probably to-morrow.

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ANSWER TO INQUIRY FOR RETURN


On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

Arthur Meighen (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) :

In answer to the hon. member for Kent, N.B. (Mr. Leger) who inquired yesterday as to the progress of a return ordered by the House on March 14, I may say that the delay in bringing it down occurs by reason of the way the notice of motion for production of papers was framed, it being worded by the hon. member in the general form which, I venture to suggest is too often used, and which compels inquiry to be made of, and reply awaited from, every department of the Government. If hon. members would confine notices of motion to cover only the department they have in mind, they would get returns more rapidly. This particular return really covers the Department of Indian Affairs, but being general in its form inquiries had to be made of all departments. The answer from the Department of Indian Affairs went to the Secretary of State some

time ago, and consequently it will only be a short time until the return is brought down.

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BUILDING TRADES' CONFERENCE


On the Orders of the Day:


April 5, 1921