June 19, 1923

REPORTS


Sixth report of the Special Committee appointed to inquire into Agricultural Conditions; also seventh report of the same, with evidence and other documents.-Mr. Mc-Master.


JAPANESE IMMIGRATION

CON

William Garland McQuarrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. G. McQUARRIE (New Westminster) :

Mr. Speaker, may I be permitted again to present the petition of W. J. Bartlett and a number of other residents of British Columbia in regard to the naturalization of Japanese and also in regard to the further immigration of Japanese into this country? You will remember there were some irregularities on the former occasion; I think the petition is now in order.

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PRIVATE BILL FIRST READING


Bill No. 224 (from the Senate), for the relief of John Samuel McDonnell.-Mr. Jacobs.


SOLDIERS' HOSPITALS


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Have the government decided to close Euclid Hall, Toronto,, and Brant House, Burlington, soldiers' hospitals? If so, who recommended it and why, and when will the hospitals be closed? I would ask the government whether arrangements could not bo made to have Euclid Hall and Brant House continued as convalescent homes. It is no economy to close them.

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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 (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment):

The question of closing Brant House is under consideration. It had been the intention of the department to close the hospital very shortly, but in view of some representations made by delegations who waited upon some of my colleagues and myself a few days ago, we have decided to defer definite action until I can personally visit the place.

Privileges oj the Home

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

I think it should be kept open until September at least, when the warm weather is over. Many of the patients in that institution are incurable cases.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

The matter does deserve serious and sympathetic consideration.

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RULING OF MR. SPEAKER NON-DEBATABLE MOTION-EFFECT OF PROCEDURE UPON THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE


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):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to take occasion to call attention to a ruling made by you yesterday, a ruling to which I did not take exception at the time, as I could clearly see it followed a ruling similar in every respect made by Hon. Mr. Rhodes, the previous Speaker of this House. I have given some attention to the subject, because I think if the ruling is to stand it is very serious, and because I believe the ruling not to be right. It was given upon the calling of an order of the day, numbered, I think, 45. The order merely read, "House in Committee of the Whole" on a certain bill, namely, the bill to amend the Bank Act. The ruling was-*

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Of course, there is nothing before the Chair at the present moment. The right hon. member, I am sure, is not appealing from yesterday's decision.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

No.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

He desires to call the

attention of the House to the ruling and its consequences.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

By unanimous consent

that might be allowed.

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June 19, 1923