April 13, 1923

ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the Honour to inform the House that I have received the following letter:

Ottawa, April 13, 1923.

Sir,-I have the honour to inform you that the Right Hon. Sir Louis Davies, K.C.M.G., acting as Deputy of

Maple Products

the Governor General will proceed to the Senate Chamber this afternoon at four o'clock for the purpose of giving the royal assent to certain bills.

A. F. Sladen,

Governor General's Secretary.

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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT


On the Orders of the Day:


LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (Calgary East):

I should like to ask the government if they would consider permitting me to move the second reading of my bill on capital punishment before the end of the present session.

I urge this request on the ground that on a previous occasion when the bill was called,

I held it at the request of the Minister of Justice (Sir Lomer Gouin).

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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 should like to have a word with the Minister of Justice before making a reply to my hon. friend. As soon as I have had that opportunity, I will give my hon. friend an answer.

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HON. D. D. MACKENZIE APPOINTMENT TO THE BENCH


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):

Yesterday the Prime

Mininster declined to give the House any information as to retirements from the government. The statement persists in the press that the Solicitor General has retired and been appointed to the Bench. Why is not the House so informed?

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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 very sorry that my right hon. friend uses the word "declined". I had no intention of declining to give any information.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I asked it twice.

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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 misunderstood my right hon. friend. I beg his pardon. The former Solicitor General has retired. He has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. That is the only retirement that there has been.

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LIB

Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

His resignation was read in the House yesterday. The right hon. member was not present.

MAPLE PRODUCTS *

On the Orders of the Day:

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LIB

Andrew Ross McMaster

Liberal

Mr. ANDREW McMASTER (Brome):

I wish to bring the attention of the government to matters regarding the maple sugar industry which are d'actualite in our province.

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LIB
LIB

Andrew Ross McMaster

Liberal

Mr. McMASTER:

The first is that in view' of the low price of the article and the high price of firewood, maple trees are being cut down when they really should remain to be tapped. The association does not ask for the expenditure of money, on which fact they are to be congratulated, but merely that an educational campaign should be inaugurated, no doubt by the Department of Agriculture, to show the unwisdom of such proceeding. The second matter in connection with the same industry is that the Association of Maple Sugar and Syrup Producers complain that there are many infractions of the law at this time, and they would like to see the government move in the direction of a more exacting administration of the act under which maple sugar and maple syrup are administered.

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LIB

Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

The Pure Foods Act.

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LIB

Andrew Ross McMaster

Liberal

Mr. McMASTER (Translation):

Yes, and as we now have a new Solicitor General, I think it is unnecessary to add much more, for a new broom sweeps clean.

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LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Hon. H. S. BELAND (Translation):

In answer to the first remarks made to the House by my hon. friend the member for Brome (Mr. McMaster) I wish to state that the present government has already taken the necessary measures to advertise the merit of products which are known as maple syrup and sugar. Last year an exhibition was held at Beauceville.

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LIB

Andrew Ross McMaster

Liberal

Mr. McMASTER (Translation):

In what county is Beauceville to be found?

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April 13, 1923