May 27, 1921

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Right Hon. S@

My attention was called to this by the Prime Minister and I referred the question to the Dominion Statistician. I have not yet received word from him. My impression is that enumerators have already been appointed and have been under instruction.

I have always thought it was only right that amongst the enumerators in French settlements of English-speaking counties, there should be gentlemen who understood the French language.

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GRAIN INQUIRY


On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Unionist

Hon. A. K. MACLEAN (Halifax):

I would like to ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce a question which, even without formal notice on the Order Paper, pos-

sibly he might answer to-morrow. What salaries are being paid to members of the Royal Commission now conducting an inquiry into the grain business in the western provinces; also what are the names of the secretaries, reporters and staff employed, together with their salaries.

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UNION

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Unionist

Sir GEORGE FOSTER (Minister of Trade and Commerce) :

I will give my hon. friend a complete answer to the question to-morrow.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE


On the Orders of the Day: Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (leadei of the Opposition): We have had one 01 two assurances from the Prime Ministei that all the legislation the Government intends to bring down has been brought down, but I understand that the Government still has some legislation in contemplation. May I ask for a definite assurance as to any further legislation which is to be introduced, either in the Senate or in the House of Commons, and if none is contemplated, to be so informed?


UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) :

I do not think I have given any assurance in that regard that has not been correct, nor do I think there is any further legislation. Of course there is the Bill of which notice was given yesterday, but I cannot think of any further legislation that the Government has in mind.

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JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT


Consideration of a message from the Senate insisting upon its second and third amendments to Bill No. 60, to amend the Judges Act.-Right Hon. Mr. Doherty.


UNION

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

Unionist

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

Mr. Speaker, the Senate having insisted upon the amendments which they made to this Bill and in which this House declined to concur, and there being reason to hope that a conference on the subject might lead to an agreement, I beg to move:

That a message be sent to the Senate respectfully requesting a free conference with Their Honours to consider certain amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 60, intituled: "An Act to amend the Judges Act," to which amendments this House has not agreed and upon which the Senate insist, and any amendment which at such conference it may be considered desirable to make to the said Bill or amendments thereto.

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Motion agreed to.


PENITENTIARY ACT AMENDMENT BILL WITHDRAWN


On the Order: Second reading of Bill No. 201, to amend the) Penitentiary Act.-The Minister of Justice.


UNION

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

Unionist

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

The House will recall that

when this Bill was introduced the suggestion was made that certain of its provisions perhaps called for more mature consideration than it would be possible to give them at the present time. I have attached to that representation the weight to which it seemed to be entitled, and I have gone over the existing legislation. As it appears that the principal or more important matters covered by this Bill can be dealt with in a certain measure without legislation, and as, therefore, the plans in mind can be initiated without this legislation, in accordance with the suggestion made I beg to move that the order for this Bill be discharged.

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Motion agreed to.



The House in Committee of Supply, Mr. Boivin in the Chair. Public Works-harbours and rivers-Ontario, $370,850.


L LIB

Andrew Ross McMaster

Laurier Liberal

Mr. McMASTER:

I move that the

appropriation be considered item by item.

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Motion agreed to. Collingwood'-breakwater reconstruction, $25,000.


May 27, 1921