June 1, 1923

DOMINION LANDS ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior) moved that the House to-morrow go into committee to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to amend The Dominion Lands Act, chapter twenty of the Statutes of 1908, and to provide that the original valuation of the Homestead Inspector may be revised, if necessary; that authority be given for the granting of second homesteads to settlers within a definite district covering the southern portions of the province of Saskatchewan and Alberta; that further provisions regarding the issue of patents in the event of the death or insanity of the entrant, and respecting sections reserved for school lands, and permits to cut timber on Dominion lands, be enacted; and that the Governor in Council may make grants not exceeding in any case the sum of two hundred and forty dollars in cash in satisfaction of claims of half-breeds arising out of the extinguishment of the Indian title. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been informed of the subject mat- Pension Board ter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the House. Motion agreed to.


RETURNS BROUGHT DOWN


Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals): Mr. Speaker, with the consent of the House I move to return to the order of motions.


LIB

Motion agreed to.


LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I wish to lay on the Table of the House a return to an order moved for by the hon. member for Vancouver Centre (Mr. Stevens)-earning and expenditure of vessels of the Canadian Government Marine; also a return moved for by the hon. member for North Toronto (Mr. Church) concerning the Canadian Government Merchant Marine; also a return moved for by the hon. member for North Toronto with regard to the sale of the Toronto Suburban railway; also a return moved for by the hon. member for North Toronto concerning the purchase of property by the Canadian National railways at the corner of King and Yonge streets, Toronto.

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REDISTRIBUTION


Hon. E. M. MACDONALD (Pictou, Acting Minister of National Defence) presented the second report of the Redistribution committee as follows: The special committee to whom was referred bill No. 15, an Act to readjust the representation of the House of Commons, beg leave to present the following as its second report: Your committee, in accordance with the resolution adopted at their meeting of the 31st May, ask that it be given leave to have its proceedings printed from day to day for the use of members of the committee and of the House when deemed advisable. All of which is respectfully submitted. Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou) moved that the report be concurred in.


LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I do not see in the motion any request that the reports be printed. The motion is only to concur in the report.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

As I understand it, the report recommends that the committee be allowed to print its own proceedings as and when it, the committee, desires, That being the case I take no objection.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I understand it is in conformity with the report brought down.

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Motion agreed to.


NOTICE OF MOTION BY MR. CARROLL

LIB

William F. Carroll

Liberal

Mr. W. F. CARROLL (Cape Breton South and Richmond):

I wish to give notice that on Tuesday next I shall move the second reading of bill-

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member must give notice in writing of his motion, or wait until we reach the Orders of the Day.

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HARBOUR OF THREE RIVERS


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) moved that the House to-morrow go into committee to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to bring in a measure to make provision for the improvement and management of the Harbour of Three Rivers, in the province of Quebec, and to provide: 1. That the Commissioners appointed under this act shall be incorporated under the name of the "Three Rivers Harbour Commissioners". 2. That boundaries of the harbour be defined; harbour commissioners and a harbour master, a deputy harbour master and other officers be appointed; and rules and regulations, and a tariff of rates and dues be made. 3. That the jurisdiction of the commissioners be defined, as well as their powers as to expropriation of lands and the making of by-laws, the collection of rents, and the borrowing of money. 4. That the commissioners shall expend the moneys collected, after payment of the salary of the harbour master and the necessary expenses of maintenance of the harbour, in improving the harbour and its appurtenances, according to plans to be approved by the minister. 5. That regulations as to seizures, penalties, the application of the same, and the general administration of the harbour be established. He said: His Excellency the Governor General having been informed of the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the House. Motion agreed to. PENSION BOARD ' ' On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Lewis Herbert Martell

Liberal

Mr. L. H. MARTELL (Hants):

I should like to draw the attention of the government to a despatch which appears in the Ottawa Evening Journal of May 31st, 1923, which reads as follows:

Would remove Pension Board

Victoria, B.C., May 30.-A resolution moved by Rt. Rev. Dr. Schofield, Bishop of Columbia, and seconded by Alderman E. W. Woodward, secretary of the Trades and Labor Council, calling upon the Dominion government to remove the members of the Canadian Pension Board, was endorsed last night at a meeting of 300 citizens. H. D. Twigg, commandant of the Canadian Legion hpre, quoted individual cases of alleged harsh treatment by the board, and reviewed the recent report of the Royal Commission which recently investigated the acts of that body.

Pensions Commission

Now, Mr. Speaker, with reference to my question, I might say that I have the honour to be personally acquainted with the right reverend Dr. Schofield, who is a graduate of my own alma mater and for years was rector of Christ Church in the town of Sydney, and bishop of the Anglican church, or the Church of England, to which I have the honour to belong-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order, order.

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June 1, 1923