Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved that the House do to-morrow go into Committee of the Whole to consider the following proposed resolution:
Resolved, that it is expedient to bring in a measure to provide for the investigation of Combines, Monopolies. Trusts and Mergers; for the administration of the proposed Act by a Minister of the Crown to be named by the Governor in Council; for the appointment of a registrar to receive, register and deal with applications for such investigations, and for the appointment of commissioners from time to time by the Governor in Council to hold investigations; for the payment of the registrar, commissioners and witnesses and to establish such offices, with assistants, as may be required; for power to remit or reduce duties where combines are proved to exist; for the revocation of patent rights in certain cases; for prosecution by the Attorney General of any province, or upon his failure to act, by the Solictior General; and for the imposition of penalties for violation of the provisions of the proposed legislation.
He said: His Excellency the Governor General has been informed of the subject matter of this resolution and has been pleased to recommend the same to the consideration of the House.
Motion agreed to.