June 4, 1921


Motion agreed to.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Secretary of State of Canada; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON moved:

Resolved, that towards malting good the Supply granted to His Majesty, on account of certain expenses of the Public Service for the financial year ending March 31, 1921, the sum of $14,681,810.14 be granted out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada.

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Motion agreed to. . Resolutions reported and concurred in. Supply Bill-$385,726,281.40. Sir HENRY DRAYTON (Minister of Finance) thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 220, granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service for the financial year ending March 31, 1922. Motion agreed to, Bill read the first and second times, considered in committee, and reported. On the motion for the third reading of the Bill.


UNI L

William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Shelburne and Queen's) :

There are many things that

might be said on the third reading of this Bill, but I realize that we are now only engaged in a mockery of legislation during these last hours, and so I shall not say anything further about the matter.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the third time and passed.


CIVIL SERVICE ACT AMENDMENT


Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) moved concurrence in the amendment made by the Senate to Bill No. 122, to amend the Civil Service Act, 1918. He said: This is an amendment to section 2, which consists of a repeal and recasting of section 39 of the Act. The amendment adds everything, from the words " if the Commission " onward, in the clause which I shall now read: The provisions of any statute or regulation prescribing the age limit and physical requirements with respect to any appointment in the Civil Service shall not apply to any person with the military or naval service mentioned in subsections 2 or 3 of this section, if the Commission certifies that he is of such age, and in such satisfactory physical condition, that he is then able to perform the duties of the office and will probably be able to continue to do so for a reasonable period after his appointment.


UNION

Hume Cronyn

Unionist

Mr. HUME CRONYN (London) :

I should like to explain this amendment. As those who were present yesterday evening will remember, this point was raised by the hon. member for Quebec South (Mr. Power) and the hon. member for Halifax (Mr. Maclean), and as a result of an interview subsequently held, it was discovered that, through a clerical error, one half of the former section had been dropped from the Bill as drafted. That has been restored by the Senate in the amendment in which concurrence is now asked. I did not rise primarily to make that explanation, although it is perhaps due the House, but to say that in this morning's Gazette, I noticed the statement that two members of the Liberal party raised some objection to the provisions extended to soldiers. When I read that statement, it seemed to me to be an absolute misrepresentation of what happened yesterday afternoon.

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L LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE :

Hear, hear.

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UNION

Hume Cronyn

Unionist

Mr. CRONYN:

I have since been able

to read Hansard, and as my hon. friend from Quebec South (Mr. Power) was the member who raised this point, and I think the only Liberal member who spoke on it at the time, it would be quite unfair to him, especially knowing as I do his attitude towards the soldier, to allow him to remain under that imputation.

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L LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

My hon. friend says that the member for Quebec South was the only Liberal who spoke on the Bill., The hon. gentleman forgets himself.

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Motion agreed to.


PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT


Right Hon. Sir GEORGE FOSTER (Minister of Trade and Commerce) read a communication from the Governor General's Secretary announcing that His Excellency would proceed to the Senate Chamber this afternoon at 6.30 o'clock for the purpose of proroguing the present session of Parliament. At 5.15 p.m. the sitting was suspended until 6.15 this day. The House resumed at 6.15. A message was delivered by Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest J. Chambers, Gentleman Usher of-the Black Rod, as follows:


UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

His Excellency the Governor General desires the immediate attendance

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of this Honourable House in the Chamber of the Honourable the Senate.

Accordingly, Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to the Senate Chamber.

In the Senate Chamber, His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in His Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:

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BILLS ASSENTED TO


An Act to amend The Migratory Birds Convention Act. An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act. An Act to amend The Post Office Act. An Act respecting The James MacLaren Company, Limited. An Act respecting the Dominion Express Company. An Act to incorporate Fidelity Insurance Company of Canada. An Act to incorporate Metropolitan Trust Company of Canada. An Act respecting the " Credit Foncier Franco-Canadien." An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act (Public Harbours). An Act for the relief of John Edward Kelly. An Act for the relief of Annie Belle West-beare. An Act for the relief of Christina Wilson Stephens. An Act for the relief of Alice Andrews. An Act for the relief of Esther Annie Van-zant. An Act for the relief of Werden Grant Parker. An Act for the relief of James Edward Nixon. An Act for the relief of Joseph Sorton. An Act for the relief of Gladys Frances Annie Wheeler Bernard. An Act for the relief of William Carr. An Act for the relief of Ida Florence Keenan. An Act for the relief of Gertrude May Turner. An Act for the relief of James Henry Bigrow. An Act for the relief of Emelina Dunsmore. An Act for the relief of Alfred William Wells. An Act for the relief of Elizabeth Gertrude Conner. An Act for the relief of Louise Sullivan. An Act for the relief of Lily Appleton. An Aot for the relief of Harry Hirshenbain. An Act for the relief of Percy Christopher Paul. An Act for the relief of John Graham. An Act respecting the Maritime Coal, Railway and Power Company, Limited. An Act respecting the Western Dominion Railway Company. An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting the Inspection of Gas and Gas Meters. An Act to authorize the ratification and carrying into effect of the Protocol of the sixteenth day of December, 1920, accepting the Statute for the Permanent Court of International Justice of the thirteenth day of December, 1920. An Act respecting " Les R4v£rends PSres Oblats de Marie ImmacuKe des Territoires du Nord-Ouest." An Act for the relief of John Wilson. An Act for the relief of Albert Harding.An Act for the relief of Thomas Furneaux.An Act for the relief of Matthew John Scott An Act for the relief of Dora Lucy Bell. An Act for the relief of Henry Kropp. An Act for the relief of Arthur Daughton. An Act for the relief of Annie Maud Bell. An Act for the relief of Thomas Henry Foster. An Act for the relief of Edward George Taylor. An Act for the relief of Margaret Swanston Neville. An Act for the relief of Ernest Lillie Montgomery. An Act for the relief of Ethel Gordon Wright Ball. An Act for the relief of Ivan Ignatius Brazill. An Act to amend the Animal Contagious Diseases Act. An Act to amend the Prisons and Reformatories Act. An Act for the relief of Lily Maude McCormack. An Act for the relief of Herbert Henry Brown. An Act for the relief of Rose Seigler Schats-burg. * An Act for the relief of Eudora Edith Webster Perry. An Act for the relief of John Howard Ferguson. An Act for the relief of Edith Myrtle Barnes. An Act for the relief of Sherman Talmage Smith. An Act for the relief of John Hurst.An Act for the relief of Florence Gibb.An Act for the relief of Norah Beatrice Mc- Donald. An Act for the relief of Mabel Alice Allport. An Act for the relief of Abbie Jane Harris Wigle. An Act for the relief of Walter Edwin Sloan. An Act for the relief of James Leslie Glover. An Act for the relief of William Gordon Gordon. An Act for the relief of Anna Elizabeth Walker. An Act for the relief of Arthur Wilfred Rigby. An Act for the relief of Albert Sidney McPherson. An Act for the relief of Ernest Alfred Ballard. An Act for the relief of William Gladstone Cook. An Act for the relief of Frederick Orford. An Act for the relief of John Deluce. An Act for the relief of John Samuel Bain. An Act for the relief of Addie Irene Gilbert. An Act for the relief of Ethel Edna Denning. An Act for the relief of Audrey Cleeve Bennett Gibbons. An Act for the relief of Laura Newson.An Act for the relief of Tom Eccles.An Act for the relief of John Chalk. An Act respecting The Great West Bank of Canada. An Act respecting The Central Railway Company of Canada. An Act to incorporate Edmonton and Mackenzie River Railway Company. An Act respecting certain Patents of Autographic Register Systems, Limited. An Act to incorporate The Fort Smith Railway Company. An Aot to amend The Bankruptcy Act. An Act to amend The Ottawa Improvement Commission Act, 1919. An Act to amend The Statistics Act. An Act to amend The Canada Evidence Act. An Aot to amend The Juvenile Delinquents AJct. An Act to incorporate Ensign Insurance Company. # An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting Quebec Steamship Company. An Act to repeal The Conservation Act and Amendments. An Act to amend The Opium and Narcotic Drug Act. An Act for the relief of Agnes Robertson. An Act for the relief of Hilda May Freeman. An Act for the relief of Sarah Ann King. An Act for the relief of Richard John Whitley. An Act for the relief of Herbert Morgan Davies. An Act for the relief of James Charles Allward. An Aot for the relief of Ernest Joseph Wismer. An Act for the relief of Carman Adams. An Act respecting Armistice Day. An Act to amend the Chinese Immigration Act. An Act to amend The Customs Tariff, 1907. An Act to amend The Inland Revenue Act. An Aot to amend The Special War Revenue Act, 1915. An Act to amend The Oleomarigine Act, 1919. An Act to amend The Dominion Lands Act. An Act respecting The Calgary and Fernie Railway Co. An Act for the relief of Susan Lee Johnson Bell. An Act to amend the Northwest Territories Act. An Act respecting the Lake of the Woods and other Waters. . * An Act to amend the Judges Act. An Act to amend and consolidate the Law relating to Copyright. An Act to amend The Immigration Act. An Act .to amend the Criminal Code. An Act to amend the Inspection and Sale Aot (Hay and Straw Inspection). An Aot to amend the Dominion Elections Act. An Act with regard to certain Proceedings under Part IV of the Canada Temperance Act. An Act to amend The Income War Tax Act, 1917. An Act to amend The Returned Soldiers' Insurance Aot. An Act to amend The Pension Act. An Act to regulate the 'Grading of Dairy Produce. An Act respecting the Department of Customs and Excise. An Act to amend an Act to provide for the Retirement of certain members of the Public Service. An Act to amend the Patent Act. An Aot for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial years ending respectively the 31st of March, 1921, and the 31st March, 1922. An Act to amend The Civil Service Act, 1918. To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Senate in the following words: In His Majesty's name, His Excellency the Governor General doth assent to these Bills. Then the Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons addressed His Excellency the Governor General as follows: May it please Tour Excellency: The Commons of Canada have voted Supplies required to enable the Government to defray certain expenses of the public service. In the name of the Commons I present to Your Excellency the following Bill: An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1922. To which Bill I humbly request Your Excellency's assent. To this Bill the Clerk of the Senate, by command of His Excellency the Governor General, did thereupon say: [DOT] In His Majesty's name, His Excellency the Governor General thanks his loyal subjects, accepts their benevolence and assents to these Bills. After which His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to close the Fifth Session of the Thirteenth Parliament of the Dominion of Canada, with the following speech: Honourable . Gentlemen of the Senate, Gentlemen of the House of Commons: I am glad to relieve you from further attendance in Parliament after a Session which has been marked toy legislation of an important character. Steps to increase the trade of the country-have been taken by the ratification of commercial agreements with France and the British West Indies. It may be hoped that the latter agreement will also result in strengthening the ties which bind together Bis Majesty's dominions. . Consequent on Canada's position as a member of the League of Nations, Acts have been passed to define Canadian nationals, and to authorize the ratification and carrying into effect of the Protocol accepting the Statute for the Permanent Court of International Justice. The attempt to arrange for joint control by the Dominion and the Province of Ontario of the levels and flow of the Lake of the Woods water system having become abortive, by reason of a Bill concurrent to The Lake of the Woods Control Act failing to pass the Legislature of Ontario, legislation has been enacted declaring certain works in that system to be for the general advantage of Canada and providing for control by the Dominion in the public interest of all parts of the country having rights therein. A Committee on Pensions, Insurance, and Re-establishment has given thorough reconsideration to these problems and their recommendations have been embodied in legislation which will make more adequate the assistance wnich the country owes to its ex-service men. A Bill to regulate the grading of dairy produce has become law. This legislation should conduce to the more systematic and satisfactory marketing of a very important Canadian product with better results to both producer and consumer. The Act to repeal the Conservation Act and to make provision for the carrying on by the appropriate departments of government of the necessary services hitherto conducted under the Commission of Conservation will result in a



reduction of public charges which is so important at the present time. A further step towards the solution of the problem of the National Railways has been taken in the passage Of an Act by virtue of wiiich possession and control of the Grand Trunk Railway System has been acquired and provision made for reviving the arbitration proceedings to ascertain the value of the stocks. A special committee has conducted an enquiry into certain phases of the problem of the operation of these railways. The proposals as to revenue contained in the Appropriation Act will it is confidently hoped meet the necessities of the year with a minimum of burden on the people and on the conduct of industry. Gentlemen of the House of Commons: I thank you for the liberal provision you have made for the public service. Honourable Gentlemen of the Senate: Gentlemen of the House of Commons: This is the last occasion I shall have the honour of addressing you as my term of office wiU have expired before you meet again. May I assure you that I shall alw'ays retain a very real affection for Canada and its people q,nd I shall watch your progress with the greatest interest in the sure belief that an ever increasing measure of happiness and prosperity will be the lot of the Dominion.


June 4, 1921