June 4, 1921


On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

John Archibald Campbell

Unionist

Mr. J. A. CAMPBELL (Nelson) :

Some

time ago the Prime Minister laid on the Table the report of the Royal Commission appointed to investigate the possibility of breeding musk ox and reindeer in the subarctic regions of Canada. Certain recommendations were made in that report, and I would now like to ask the right hon. gentleman if the Government proposes to carry out those recommendations in the near future?

Topic:   SUB-ARCTIC REGIONS- MUSK OX AND REINDEER
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UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) :

The report, with the evidence supporting it, forms a very voluminous and very valuable document, highly creditable to the chairman and members of the commission and indicating that the utmost possible care and the highest possible thought have been exercised by them in the investigation. On account of its size,. however, and the fact that it has only been in our hands for a few days, the Government has not come to any conclusion as to whether those recommendations will be followed, and if so, when. I would have liked, myself, if they could be followed in the time contemplated by the report. One recommendation has already been followed -in regard to the utilization of certain lands. The matter is receiving consideration through the Minister of the Interior.

EMBARGO AGAINST CANADIAN CATTLE '

On the Orders of the Day:

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L LIB

Pius Michaud

Laurier Liberal

Mr. PIUS MICHAUD (Restigouche) :

I would like to ask the leader of the Government if the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Tolrnie) will accompany him to London, and if so whether the question of the embargo on Canadian cattle will be taken up by the British Government?

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UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN:

Tire answer to both questions is "Yes". His purpose, and I believe his chief purpose in going, is to seek to advance the interests of Canada in the matter.

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DISTRICT ENGINEER'S OFFICES- EDMONTON


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

Michael Clark

Progressive

Mr. MICHAEL CLARK (Red Deer) :

I would like to ask the Government if it is the case that the district engineer's office in the Department of Public Works at Edmonton has been closed, while three similar offices are being kept open in British Columbia. The closing of the Edmonton office would mean that all works of that nature would have to be referred to Winnipeg. If it is the case, does not the Government think that is rather a discrimination against the province of Alberta?

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UNION

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

Unionist

Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN:

I cannot answer

the question direct-

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PRO

Michael Clark

Progressive

Mr. CLARK (Red Deer) :

I should be

very glad of an assurance from my right hon. friend that he will look into the matter?

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UNION

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

Unionist

Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN:

Yes. I can say

this: There has been a reduction in the

number of engineering offices with a view to saving expense, and if the Edmonton office is one Of those closed it is in pursuance of that policy. Even though the Edmonton office were closed I apprehend there would be one open at Calgary. However, the matter will be carefully looked into.

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PRO

Michael Clark

Progressive

Mr. CLARK (Red Deer):

Will my

right hon. friend give me the assurance that he will look into the matter of discrimination by reason of there being three offices in British Columbia?

Topic:   DISTRICT ENGINEER'S OFFICES- EDMONTON
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UNION

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

Unionist

Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN:

Yes.

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PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS

INSCRIPTIONS ON THE TOWER


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Charles Marcil

Laurier Liberal

Hon. CHARLES MARCIL (Bonaven-ture) :

I desire to ask the Prime Minister

if he does not think that one of the three inscriptions on the tower of this building should be in French, seeing that French * is one of the official languages of this country?

Topic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   INSCRIPTIONS ON THE TOWER
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UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) :

I may say that my knowledge

of this matter of the inscriptions on the tower is meagre. In fact I did not know that there were to be any inscriptions until I found some difficulty in reading one. I will bring the matter to the attention of the minister (Mr. McCurdy) again. I think it deserves consideration.

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UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

I am informed that

the Building Committee have ordered these inscriptions be removed.

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L LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

That would be the

best thing to do.

Topic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
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June 4, 1921