April 29, 1921

QUEBEC STEAMSHIP COMPANY


Mr. P. F. CASGRAIN (Charlevoix-Montmorency) presented a petition on behalf of the Quebec Steamship Company for an Act to amend the Act of Incorporation of the said company. He moved: That the petition of the Quebec Steamship Company presented this day, praying for an Act to amend their Act of Incorporation, be read and referred to the Select Standing Committee on Standing Orders for report thereon pursuant to the provisions of Rule 88. Motion agreed to.


DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Acting Solicitor General) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 130, to amend the Dominion Elections Act.


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Explain,

please.

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UNION

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

Unionist

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Mr. Speaker, this Bill is founded on the report of the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, which has just reached a conclusion on the report made to your Honour by the Chief Electoral Officer. The Bill is prepared strictly in line with the report made by the committee.

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UNI L

William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. FIELDING:

The Bill appears under the heading of Senate Bills. I suppose that is an error.

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UNION
UNION

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

Unionist

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Yes.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


PRIVATE BILLS FROM THE SENATE-FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 123, for the relief of Joseph Sorton.- Mr. Mowat. Bill No. 124, for the relief of Gladys Frances Annie Wheeler Bernard.-Mr. McQuarrie. Bill No. 125, for the relief of William Carr.-Mr. Boys. Bill No. 126, for the relief of Ida Florence Keenan.-Mr. Boys. Bill No. 127, for the relief of Gertrude May Turner.-Mr. Ross. Bill No. 128, for the relief of James Henry Bigrow.-Mr. Harrison. Bill No. 129, for the relief of Emelina Dunsmore.-Mr. Morphy.


INQUIRY FOR RETURNS


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Joseph Archambault

Laurier Liberal

Mr. JOSEPH ARCHAMBAULT (Cham-bly and Vercheres) :

On the 4th of March last two orders were passed by the House for papers. The first was in relation to the amounts loaned or the credits made by-the Government of Canada since April 19, 1920, to Greece and Roumania, and the second asked for a copy of the regulations concerning the official censorship during the war. I should like these papers brought down.

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Hon Sir HENRY DRAYTON (Minister of Finance) :

My recollection is that a

return has been made with respect to the loans to Greece and Roumania. I shall inquire into the other matter.

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ASCENSION DAY HOLIDAY


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Arthur Trahan

Laurier Liberal

Mr. ARTHUR TRAHAN (Nicolet) :

I wish to ask the Government if it is true that, notwithstanding the promise or statement which was given by the Prime Minister some days ago, orders have been given by different departments, and especially by the Department of Marine and Fisheries, that Catholic Federal civil servants must work on Ascension Day. I hope that is not true.

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UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

This same question

was submitted a day or so ago by the hon. member for Charlevoix-Montmorency (Mr. Casgrain). My reason for suggesting that the question be not put on the Orders of the Day is that it is a matter of policy for the Government to decide, and I do not think that any useful purpose will he served by submitting the question. However, if the Government wishes to make an announcement with regard to the matter, I shall offer no objection.

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April 29, 1921