April 21, 1921

REPORTS AND PAPERS

UNION

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

Right Hon. C. J. DOHERTY (Minister of Justice) :

I beg leave to lay on the table of the House correspondence and reports of the Minister of Justice, approved by the Governor in Council, upon provincial legislation from 1896 to date, as compiled by the Parliamentary Counsel. I might say that these are so numerous because of the fact that the existing reports at the time of the fire in the old building were destroyed, and it was necessary to replace them.

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UNION

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

Mr. DOHERTY:

They are reports upon provincial legislation, dealing with the question of disallowance.

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UNION

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

Mr. DOHERTY:

I expect they will be printed. The matter will come before the Printing Committee.

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PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS

UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister):

I beg to move:

That the names of Messrs. Stewart (Lanark), Green, Douglas (Cape Breton), and Griesbach, be substituted for the names of Messrs. Boys, McIntosh, Meighen and Porter on the Select Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING (leader of the Opposition) :

This is the first intimation we have had of any alteration of this

kind. Nothing has been said about it to any one on this side of the House.

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UNION

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

Unionist

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I did not think it was usual in a case of this kind. The motion is simply to substitute the names of members on this side of the House for other members on this side of the House who are not able to attend. There are only three of them here, and one unfortunately is not in very good health.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I do not suppose there is any objection to the motion, but is it not customary for matters of this kind to be arranged between the two sides of the House?

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UNION

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

Unionist

Mr. MEIGHEN:

If so, it must have been done previously by the whips. I did not know of any such custom. The motion has just been handed to me; I did not know anything about it until this minute.

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William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. FIELDING:

The change does not affect any member on this side?

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Robert Laird Borden

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

My recollection is that in cases of this kind it has not been thought necessary to make any communication. It is merely a substitution of certain members on this side for certain other members.

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William Sora Middlebro

Unionist

Mr. MIDDLEBRO:

The reason for the change is that we have called one or two meetings of this committee and have never been able to get a quorum. The motion simply substitutes certain men on our side for certain other men on our side.

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Motion agreed to.


CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT

ALIENS AND FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS


Mr. J. A. CURRIE (North Simcoe) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 83, to amend the Criminal Code. He said: This Bill proposes to amend the Act of last year, Chapter 43 of the Statutes of 1920, by striking out paragraph (aa) of Section 2. In 1919 an amendment to the Criminal Code was enacted, providing that aliens who had in their possession a pistol, rifle, shot-gun, revolver, and so forth, must get a permit from the chief of police or some other authority. By the Act of last year, that clause was struck out and a wider clause substituted, relating to any person who: -(has in his possession any cannon, machine gun, rifle, gun, revolver, pistol, bomb or other


April 21, 1921