May 26, 1921

L LIB
UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member for

Three Rivers (Mr. Bureau) objects. Therefore the right hon. gentleman (Mr. Doherty) not getting unanimous consent, his further proceeding would be out of order.

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UNI L

William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. FIELDING:

Give notice. I do not

object now, but I will later on.

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UNION

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

Unionist

Mr. DOHERTY:

I had reason to believe that it would not be objected to.

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DOMINION LANDS ACT AMENDMENT


On motion of Hon. J. A. Calder (Minister of Immigration and Colonization) Bill No. 212 (from the Senate) to amend the Dominion Lands Act, was read the first time.


NORTH WEST TERRITORIES ACT AMENDMENT


On motion of Right Hon. Arthur Meighen (Prime Minister) Bill No. 213 (from the Senate) to amend the North West Territories Act, was read the first time.


LAKE OF THE WOODS AND OTHER WATERS


Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) moved that Bill No. 216 (from the Senate) respecting the Lake of the Woods and other waters be read the first time.


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

When this

measure was before the House on a previous occasion the right hon. Prime Minister mentioned that it was in connection with concurrent legislation on the part of the Ontario Government. I understand that that legislation has not been proceeded with. Under the circumstances, is it the intention cf the Government to proceed with this Bill'

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UNION

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

Unionist

Mr. MEIGHEN:

The previous Bill,

already passed, was intended to be concurrent with legislation by the province of Ontario which did not go through, so our former Bill is valueless. The present measure is designed to hold the situation in the meantime, until, if it should come to pass, the Ontario Legislature enacts the concurrent legislation contemplated.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


PENSIONS TO EX-CIVIL, SERVANTS.

LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that a large number of ex-Civil Servants receive pensions on a scale altogether incommensurate with the present higrh cost of living?

2. Is it the intention of the Government to increase these pensions?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. It has never been the policy of this country to supply all ex-civil servants with pensions sufficient to keep them; indeed, many have no pensions at all. The cost of living is rapidly declining.

2. The Government has no proposals to this end.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL) RAILWAYS-TRAIN SERVICE

L LIB

Charles Marcil

Laurier Liberal

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure) :

1, Has the Management o,f the Canadian National Railways received an application from the Campbellton Boand of Trade asking for improved local train service eastward to Bathurst, New Brunswick, and westward up the Mata-pedia Valley?

2. If so, what action, if any, will be taken?

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May 26, 1921