June 28, 1923

REDISTRIBUTION


Hon. h. M. MACDONALD (Acting Minister of National Defence): Mr. Speaker, I desire to present the third report of the special committee to whom was referred Bill No. 15 to readjust the representation of the House of Commons. The report is as follows: Wednesday, June 27, 1923. The special committee, to whom was referred the Bill No. It, an act to readjust the representation in the House of Commons, beg leave to present the following as their third report: Your committee held several meetings since its appointment on the 22nd of February last. The preparation of the schedules to be annexed to the said Bill was entrusted to sub-committees. The greater number of such sub-committees accomplished considerable work and have, from time to time, reported progress to your committee. It has been found, however, that differences of opinion exist, and your committee have decided that it would be unable to complete the schedules before prorogation. They therefore have agreed to report back the Bill without amendment, and recommend that a similar committee be appointed at an early period at the next session of Parliament to consider such Bill. Your committee also recommend that the letters, maps secured from the Department of the Interior and papers produced in the course of its proceedings remain in the possession of the clerk of the committee until the next session of Parliament, and that the same be produced by him at the first regular meeting of the newly-appointed committee. Your committee also submit herewith a copy of the printed proceedings and evidence taken before them for the information of the House. All of which is respectfully submitted.


E. M. MACDONALD,


. Chairman.


JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING


Mr. FRANCOIS J. PELLETIER (Ma-tane): Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. Gauv-reau) I move, seconded by Mr. Fournier (Bellechasse), that the fourth report of the Joint Committee on Printing of the Senate and House of Commons be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated; by an asterisk). HALIFAX OCEAN TERMINALS *Mr. MacLAREN: 1. What is the policy of the Government with-respect to capital requirements to complete the landing sheds and passenger station at the Halifax Oceaa Terminals?



Questions 2. Have any arrangements been made for steamship sailings of the Canadian Government Mercantile Marine between Canadian and American ports, and British and European ports for the season of 1924? 3. Has the National Railway management given the Government any assurance that unrouted shipments will be transported only through Canadian ports? If so, in what form has the assurance been given ?


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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

Paragraph 3 of

question 3 was answered verbally yesterday.

I am trying to get the other information and hope to have it to-day, Mr. Speaker.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

There is nothing to be gained by dropping it. Yesterday's answer had better appear with the answers to the other two paragraphs when they come.

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I am not particular. CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

I hope to have the answer to the first part to-day, but I do not think there is any possible chance of getting the information as to how the expenditure was distributed amongst the various units.

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Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

The answer to the first part is most important.

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June 28, 1923