May 2, 1921

BOARD OF TRADE REPORTS-BLANK FORMS IN FRENCH


On the Orders of the Day: Mr. A. M. DECHENE ' (Montmagny) : Lately the Minister of the Interior has sent out blank forms to the different boards of trade, asking for their reports according to law. The Montmagny Board of Trade, of which I am the secretary, has asked the minister for a blank form in French, and I have been informed that there is no such form at present. Is it the intention of the department to have these forms printed in French as well as in English? The secretaries of the boards of trade throughout the province of Quebec are practically all French, and it is necessary that they should have French blank forms if they are to send in any reports.


UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) :

I really cannot speak with

information on the point. I was not of. the impression that this matter was under the Minister of the Interior, but the hon. member may possibly be right. At any rate, I will take it up with the proper minister, and it seems to me that the hon. member's wishes might be met.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-FURTHER LEGISLATION


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):

Has the House now before it all the legislation which the Government proposes for this session? I ask this question in view of the fact that we are to begin sitting on Saturdays.

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UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister):

We have not yet quite all the legislation which it is intended to bring down. I should make a statement at an early date as to what other legislation there may be. Should the Grand Trunk legislation not result in an agreement with the Grand Trunk, then we should have to give consideration to the need of further legislation in that regard. A Bill respecting the Conservation Act will be brought down also. I cannot, at the moment, make a statement as to what other legislation there will be but whatever there is yet to be brought down will be very little.

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PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland

Laurier Liberal

Hon. H. S. BELAND (Beauce) :

May I revert for a moment to my previous ques

tion regarding the taking up of public Bills and Orders? I suggested to the Prime Minister that Saturday of next week be devoted to public Bills and Orders, if that were agreeable to him. May I ask, instead, that next Monday, a week from to-day, be set aside for the purpose, as some of the Bills will have to be referred to committees of the House. I may remark that the House a few days ago agreed that a certain Bill should be read the second time and then referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and I have in mind this particular Bill.

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UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister):

I suggest that I be given an opportunity to consult with the hon. member regarding the particular subjects in which he is interested, and if we cannot cctoe to an arrangement satisfactory to himself, he may bring the matter up on the Orders of the Day to-morrow.

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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READING


Bill No. 131 (from the Senate) for the relief of Alfred William Wells.-Mr. Boys.


SECOND READINGS


Bill No. 123 (from the Senate), for the relief of Joseph Sorton-Mr. Mowat. Bill No. 124 (from the Senate), for the relief of Gladys Frances Annie Wheeler Bernard.-Mr. McQuarrie. Bill No. 125 (from the Senate), for the relief of William Carr.-Mr. Boys. Bill No. 126 (from the Senate), for the relief of Ida Florence Keenan..-Mr. Boys. Bill No. 127 (from the Senate), for the relief of Gertrude May Turner.-Mr. Ross. Bill No. 128 (from the Senate), for the relief of James Henry Bigrow.-Mr. Harrison. Bill No. 129 (from the Senate), for the relief of Emelina Dunsmore.-Mr. Morphy. QUESTIONS: (Questions answered orally are indicate* by an asterisk.)


CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION-BOARD OS HEARING

IND

*Mr. McDONALD:

Independent

1. Have any criticisms or charges against the Board of Hearing of the Civil Service Commission been received by the Government from any Civil Service organization during the past yearV

2. If so, have these criticisms or charges been investigated, and by whom?

3. Was the organization making such charges,, if any, represented at any investigation made? If not, why?

4. Was any report of the investigation sent; the organization referred to? If not, why?

5. Is it the intention of the Government or the Civil Service Commission to reconstitute the Board of Hearing, giving the whole service adequate representation thereon?

6. Are any members of the Civil Service, now on the Board of Hearing, paid or to be paid any additional salary or honorarium for their services on the said Board?

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UNION

Right Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

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CIVIL SERVICE-PROPOSED WHITLEY COUNCILS

May 2, 1921