March 31, 1922

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 20, respecting the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec.-Mr. Charters. Bill No. 21, to incorporate Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Company.-Mr. German. Bill No. 22, respecting Montreal, Joliette and Transcontinental Junction Railway Company.-Mr. Gervais. Bill No. 23, respecting Prudential Trust Company, Limited.-Mr. Mitchell. Bill No. 24, respecting The Quebec Railway, Light and Power Company.-Mr. Mitchell.


SELECT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:

That the name of Mr. Ouimet be substituted for that of Mr. Papineau on the Select Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills ;

That the name of Mr. Kyte be substituted for that of Mr. Gordon on the Select Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections;

That the name of Mr. Stork be substituted for that of Mr. McKenzie on the Select Standing Committee on Marine and Fisheries;

That the name of Mr. Macdonald (Pictou) be substituted for that of Mr. Gordon on the Select Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce ;

That the name of Mr. Copp be substituted for that of Mr. Robinson on the Joint Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parliament, and that a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours therewith ;

That the name of Mr. Robinson be substituted for that of Mr. Stork, and the name of Mr. Ouimet for that of Mr. Turgeon on the Select Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization ;

That the name of Mr. King (Kootenay) be substituted for that of Mr. Gordon on the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, and on the Select Standing Committee on Forests, Waterways and Waterpowers;

That the name of Mr. Ouimet be substituted for that of Mr. Kyte on the Select Standing Committee on Standing Orders.

Topic:   SELECT STANDING COMMITTEES
Subtopic:   CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP
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Motion agreed to.


PENITENTIARY ACT AMENDMENT


Sir LOMER GOUIN (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 25 to amend the Penitentiary Act.


CON
LIB

Lomer Gouin (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Sir LOMER GOUIN:

This bill is to amend two sections of the Penitentiary Act in order to permit prisoners suffering from infectious diseases to be returned from the penitentiaries to the provincial authorities for treatment. The amendment is being made at the request of the provincial authorities, who are in doubt as to their power in the matter.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Judges Act

Topic:   PENITENTIARY ACT AMENDMENT
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

EASTER ADJOURNMENT.


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

Andrew Knox

Progressive

Mr. ANDREW KNOX (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask, partly for my own benefit and partly for the benefit of those who, like myself, live at a considerable distance from Ottawa, when the Easter adjournment will take place and for how long.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   EASTER ADJOURNMENT.
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

The custom in previous years has been to adjourn on the Wednesday prior to Good Friday until the following Tuesday. Unless there is desire on the part of the House for some other arrangement, it is the intention of the Government to follow that custom. However, the Government would like to consult the wishes of hon. members in the matter.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   EASTER ADJOURNMENT.
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JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT

ADDITIONAL JUDGE, SASKATCHEWAN COURT OP APPEAL


On motion of Sir Lomer Gouin (Minister of Justice), Bill No. 19, to amend the Judges Act, was read the second time, and the House went into committee thereon, Mr. Gordon in the Chair. On section 1-puisne judges of Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan increased from 3 to 4:


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

What is

struck out by this amendment?

Topic:   JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   ADDITIONAL JUDGE, SASKATCHEWAN COURT OP APPEAL
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March 31, 1922