May 4, 1923

THE BUDGET


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Can the Minister of Finance now definitely fix the date for the presentation of the budget? -

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

I had contemplated presenting it on Thursday next, but as that day, I find, will be a holiday I will now fix it for Friday If anything happens to necessitate a change there will be ample notice in advance.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (North Toronto):

As a private member may I ask a question? We have now entered the fourth month of the session, and I should be glad if the Prime Minister could tell us whether it would be possible to expedite the business of the House by holding more frequent sittings. On Wednesday we sit for three hours, and most other days only six hours. Last session the Railway committee sat for three months and brought down an important report practically a day or so before parliament prorogued. Important committees are now sitting, one of which is the committee on Banking and Commerce, and these committees have not yet . reported. Can the Prime Minister tell us what the rest of the sessional programme will be? As I say, we are now in the fourth month of the session and something should be done to speed up the business.

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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 do not know that the government can do anything in particular towards expediting the work of the committees. So far as the work of this House is concerned, I think, it is proceeding pretty

well. It rests, I think, largely with my hon. friend and other members opposite as to how quickly we shall get through.

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CAPE BRETON NORTH AND VICTORIA


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Has the writ been issued yet for the election to be held in Cape Breton North and Victoria?

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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:

Not yet.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Has the government not changed its policy in regard to that constituency? There was great expedition in the case of North Essex.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The result will be the

same.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

If it is, the hon. gentleman will be defeated.

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U.S. LABOUR DELEGATES DETAINED


On the Orders of the Day: Mr. W'OODSWORTH: It is said that importunity will move even an unjust judge. I wonder whether the Acting Minister of Immigration (Mr. Stewart) can tell us yet what has been done in the Howat case.


LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

The officer

in charge at McAdam Junction has rejected Howat, but has passed Myerseough into the country temporarily. So far I have not had notice of appeal from Howat.

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CATTLE SHIPPED TO GREAT BRITAIN


On the Orders of the Day:


May 4, 1923