May 12, 1922

RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION


Hon. A. K. MACLEAN (Halifax) presented the second report of the Special Committee appointed to consider Railway transportation, as follows: Your Committee recommend that the discussion, as well as evidence being taken by the Special Committee considering Railway Transportation Costs, be stenographically reported and printed as part of the record.


PRIVATE BILLS FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 81 (from the Senate), for the relief of Alexander Frederick Naylor.-Mr Duff. Bill No. 82 (from the Senate), for the relief of Margaret Yallowley Jones Con-alty.-Mr. Jacobs. Bill No. 83 (from the Senate), for the relief of Telesphore Joseph Morin.-Mr. Rankin. Bill No. 84 (from the Senate), for the relief of Daisy Mary Nicholson.-Mr. Macdonald (Pictou).


REDISTRIBUTION

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-DAYS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS


On the Orders of the Day: Mr. JOSEPH T. SHAW (West Calgary) : Mr. Speaker-


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Mr. Speaker, I desire to ask:

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member for West Calgary (Mr. Shaw) caught my eye first.

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LAB

Joseph Tweed Shaw

Labour

Mr. SHAW:

I should like to ask the Prime Minister if he would be prepared to recommend, and the House if it would be prepared to concur in, the recommendation that the resolution regarding redistribution, of which I gave notice, should be considered at some time fixed conveniently to suit the Prime Minister.

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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) :

There is no objection to having

Redistribution

any matter considered, but the Government would like to select its own time for its consideration.

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LAB

Joseph Tweed Shaw

Labour

Mr. SHAW:

Could the Prime Minister now indicate what time would be satisfactory to him?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

No, it would not be possible to do so at the moment. I might mention that my hon. friend's resolution is one of a large number that appear on the Order Paper, and I think it would only be fair to hon. members that these resolutions should be taken up in the order in which they appear. There appears to have been some misunderstanding as to when private members' day would end. I said to the House-and I think it was generally so understood when I spoke the other day-that Monday and Wednesday of the present week would be the last days on which private members' business would have precedence. I should now like to say that there is the motion relating to the subject of oleomargarine, No. 23, which reads:

That, in the opinion of this House, it is desirable that in the best interests of the Dairy Industry and of the public generally, the manufacture and importation of oleomargarine should be discontinued in Canada after September first next.

The Government would like to have the views of hon. members of the House on that subject, and I would be agreeable to promising consideration of this resolution on Monday next, if members of the House wish to have it taken up at that time. In regard to the other motion, I think I will have to ask my hon friends to allow the Government opportunity to consider what would be the best time to consider it.

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IND

William Charles Good

Independent Progressive

Mr. GOOD:

I have read the resolution which was submitted by the Government, and it distinctly states that next Monday will be available for private members' resolutions. I had previously understood the Prime Minister as he now expresses himself, but the resolution distinctly permitted members, resolutions on Monday next. I hope that is generally understood.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I am glad my hon. friend has raised the point. Of course, I shall have to place myself in the hands of the House in this matter. I noticed in looking over the records that the resolution did appear as my hon. friend ha3 said, but I immediately drew the attention of the Clerk to the circumstance that the amendment that I had proposed was in-

tended to mean on and after Monday. The words "on and" were omitted in the printing. I think every hon. member who heard me speak here-and I think Hansard will bear it out-understood that the Government would desire to take Monday next* for its business. The Government would like to hold to this, but we are agreeable to making an exception with respect to the one motion I have spoken of. If hon. gentlemen did not so understand me, I am prepared to consider the matter further, but I think it is desirable to get on with the main business of the House as rapidly as possible.

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Thomas Alexander Crerar

Progressive

Mr. CRERAR:

My understanding of the matter was precisely as the Prime Minister stated, that after this week the Government would take all days for their business. It is true, the motion as it appears in the records bears a dilferent construction. I would suggest to the Government however that, perhaps, under the circumstances it would be advisable to leave Monday for private members, if the Government can see its way to do so.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I should like to meet my hon. friends opposite so far as possible. Might I suggest-if this is agreeable to the House-that the Government undertake bo ask that resolution No. 23, that is the one respecting oleomargarine, be considered first thing on Mondlay next, and then when that resolution has been disposed of, we take u>p the other notices of motions in the order in which they appear? If that is agreeable to hon. members, I will undertake to follow that procedure.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Carried.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. ARTHUR METGHEN (Leader of the Opposition) :

As resolutions passed by the House govern their wording, and not speeches-I am not at all contradicting what the Prime Minister says-we have Monday next as private members' day unless some action is taken in the meantime; and it is only by appropriate action to the contrary that that could be changed.

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DATE OF THE BUDGET

May 12, 1922