June 22, 1922

TREATIES WITH HUNGARY AND TURKEY

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 beg to lay on the Table of the House copies of:

1. Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Hungary, and Protocol and Declaration, signed at Trianon, 4th June, 1920, (with maps);

2. Treaty of Peace with Turkey signed at Sevres, August 10, 1910, (with maps).

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OFFICIAL REPORT OF DEBATES

LIB

Georges Henri Boivin

Liberal

Mr. G. H. BOIVIN (Shefford) :

I beg to present the second report of the Select Standing Committee appointed to consider the official report of the Debates as follows:

The Select Standing Committee appointed to supervise the official report of the Debates, begs leave to present the following as Its second reading report:

Your committee has had under consideration the desirability of having printed at the end of each session an index to the unrevised edition of the Debates of the House of Commons;

Your committee is aware that a current index of the said debates is prepared daily and kept in the Debates office and is assured that said index can be printed as an addition to the last issue within forty-eight hours after prorogation;

Your committee considers that the said index will prove of great value to all persons who are entitled to receive the daily unrevised edition of the Debates and specially to those subscribers who are not entitled to receive and who are not supplied with the revised edition;

Your committee therefore recommends, with a view of increasing the usefulness of the unrevised edition of the Debates, that the current index kept in the Debates office be printed as an addition to the last issue and supplied to subscribers and persons who are entitled to receive the daily unrevised edition of the Debates of the House of Commons.

If I can obtain the unanimous consent of the House, I beg to move, that the second report of the Select Standing Committee appointed to supervise the official report of Debates be now concurred in.

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Motion agreed to.


PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE

LIB

Andrew Ross McMaster

Liberal

Mr. A. R. McMASTER (Brome) :

I beg to present the second report of the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts; and, if I may have the unanimous consent of the House, I beg to move that the first and second reports of the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts be concurred in.

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Motion agreed to.


INCOME WAR TAX ACT 1917 AMENDMENT


Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 187, to amend the Income War Tax Act, 1917.


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I would ask for an explanation, and also would direct the attention of the minister to the fact that the title of the proposed bill, as now stated, is not exactly as given on the Order Paper.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

There is just the omission of the word "War" in the Order Paper. If my hon. friend desires to have the motion postponed on that acount, I shall not proceed.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Oh, no; I do not wish to have the motion postponed, I simply wanted to draw the omission to the attention of the minister.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

I shall have the correction made. It is not the intention of the Government to propose anything like a revision or an extensive change in the Income War Tax Act for the present year. I have no doubt that when the bill comes before the House hon. gentlemen will have many suggestions to olfer, and I may state now that we do not contemplate any general revision or any extensive changes. There are, however, several points that will be covered by the bill. For example, the exemption of $200 in the case of dependent children we propose to increase to $300. There has been difficulty in connection with the travelling expenses of commercial travellers, who have complained that they are not getting fair consideration in this matter. We are making an amendment to meet the situation. It will be remembered that the House passed legislation based on the practice of the American authorities at the boundary line of imposing certain taxes on Canadians employed across the border. In conformity with that resolution we are introducing a clause in the bill, with the proviso that it shall take effect only on proclamation by the Governor in Council. This proviso is based

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on the hope that regulations may be passed at Washington that will render this legislation unnecessary. These are the chief purposes of the bill.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READING'S


Bill No. 180 (from the Senate), for the relief of Margaret Maud Evelyn Clark Leith.-Mr. Euler. Bill No. 181 (from the Senate), for the relief of Mary Ann Phair.-Mr. Church. Bill No. 182 (from the Senate), for the relief of William Park Jefferson.-Mr. Church. Bill No. 183 (from the Senate), for the relief of Eva Maud Ginn.-Mr. Church. Bill No. 184 (from the Senate), for the relief of Louise Janet Maud Bigford.-Mr. Ross (Kingston). Bill No. 185 (from the Senate), for the relief of James Dickson Couch.-Mr Boys. Bill No. 186 (from the Senate), for the relief of Cecil Grenville Bell.-Mr. Maclean (York).


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(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


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June 22, 1922