June 17, 1922

PRIVATE BILL

FIRST AND SECOND READINGS


Bill No. 151 (from the Senate), respecting The Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway Company.


COLD STORAGE


On motion of Mr. Martell, Bill No. 152 (from the Senate), to amend The Cold Storage Warehouse Act, was read the first time.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Mr. Speaker, there appears in the list of public bills and orders, under No. 30, an order which reads as follows :

April 24-Second Reading of Bid No. 54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code.-Mr. Kennedy (Edmonton).

A reference to page 1446 unrevised Hansard discloses the fact that this bill has already been read the second time and that a motion was made by its sponsor that the House go into committee upon it. Apparently I was out of the House at the

time, and the hon. member for South Wellington (Mr. Guthrie), who was leading the Opposition, asked that in my absence, as I wished to speak on the bill, the consideration of it in committee be postponed. It therefore appears to have been postponed without any fault whatever on the part of the sponsor of the bill. It should, though, appear now on the Order Paper as in committee rather than for second reading. What I wish to mention particularly is that, in view of a great deal of public interest attaching to the amendment now sought to be repealed and of an almost unbelievable degree of misconception surrounding it, the Government should see that this bill is reached, even if, for the purpose, it is required to be called among the Government Orders. It would be very regrettable indeed if the session were to go through without the bill being reached. I would like to have it brought up on Monday.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
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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:

There will be no objection to meeting the wishes of my hon. friend in this matter.

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LEGISLATION PENDING


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

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

Liberal

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

I desire to implement

a promise I made yesterday to inform the House, as to any additional (legislation which the Government is likely to propose at the present session.' In addition to what appears on the Order Paper and in Votes and Proceedings of yesterday, the Government proposes to introduce the following: Further supplementary estimates; amendments to the Income Tax Act; amendments to the Oleomargarine Act; amendments to the Three Rivers Harbour Commissioners Act; amendments to the Naturalization Act. Such legislation will also be introduced as may necessarily arise out of reports of the committees of the House, particularly the committee dealing with transportation rates and the committee dealing with soldiers' civil re-establishment. I do not wish to say that this is the final word; some small measure may come up which the Government has not in mind at the moment. But I think I can say that this will include practically all the legislation to be introduced.

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INCOME TAX-NATURALIZATION

CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

May I ask what is

the proposed extent of the amendments to the Naturalization Act and the Income Tax

Business of the House

Act, and also if the Government will be able by (Monday to introduce these bills and explain briefly their purpose? That certainly should be done; it is very late now for these measures to be forecasted for the first time.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

With regard to the income tax, it is not likely that the amendments will be extensive. There will be a provision regarding exemptions. A difficulty has also arisen in regard to commercial travellers, who have claimed that they were rather unfairly treated. Our endeavour is to meet the point that is raised. There is also something with regard to dependents. The bill is not a large one, but it touches on these three points. I hope to be able to introduce it on Monday.

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. A. B. COPP (Secretary of State):

Regarding the Naturalization Act, I am not in a position to give definite information at the moment as my deputy only brought it to my notice to-day. The amendment is not of very great importance, and I hope to be in a position to make a statement to the House with regard to it on Monday.

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SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES

PRO

Thomas Alexander Crerar

Progressive

Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Marquette) :

When will the Supplementary Estimates be forthcoming?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

I am exercising my best efforts to get them ready for the House. I do not like to say definitely, but I hope I shall be able to present them on Monday, and if not, on Tuesday. My hon. friend knows that it is not always easy to collect these estimates from the various departments, but we are doing the best we can.

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June 17, 1922