March 12, 1924

CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT-SCRIP


Mr. D. M. KENNEDY (West Edmonton) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 5, to amend the Criminal Code. He said: This bill seeks to repeal section 20 of chapter 25 of the Statutes of 1921. An explanatory note with regard to section 20 Carillon Power Development says: The effect of the above section amending the Criminal Code was that no prosecution for an offence against the code, or action for penalties or forefeiture, should be commenced after the expiration of three years from the time of its commission if such offence related to or arose out of the location of land which was 'paid for in whole or in part by scrip or was granted upon certificates issued to halfbreeds in connection with the extinguishment of Indian title. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


YUKON QUARTZ MINING BILL


Mr. GEORGE BLACK (Yukon) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 6, respecting Quartz Mining in the Yukon Territory. He said: The object of the bill is to consolidate in an act of parliament various regulations. At present these regulations are contained in a large number of orders in council. The proposed act entails no radical change in the law or the system of administration. Its object is to settle the law and put it on a sound and intelligible basis. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES INVESTIGATION ACT, 1907, AMENDMENT.


Hon. JAMES MURDOCK (Minister of Labour) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 7, to amend the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, 1907. He said: The amendments to the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act here proposed, in sections 15, 57 and 58, do not introduce any new features into the present statute, but are intended simply to make clear at one or two points what has been regarded, since the passing of the act, as the obvious intention of these particular sections.


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Will this bill interfere

with litigation now before the Privy Council?

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES INVESTIGATION ACT, 1907, AMENDMENT.
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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MURDOCK:

Not at all, I would think.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES INVESTIGATION ACT, 1907, AMENDMENT.
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CARILLON POWER DEVELOPMENT


On the Orders of the Day: Mr. E. C. ST. PERE (Hochelaga): May I ask the Minister of Railways if any correspondence has been exchanged between the government and the National Hydro-Electric Company regarding power development, at Carillon? If the answer is in the affirmative, what is the attitude of the government with regard to the demands made by such company?


LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. G. P. GRAHAM (Acting Prime Minister) :

I am not sure as to the name of the company, but in 1910 or 1911 a lease was given for a small development of the Carillon power. In 1921 that lease was renewed with very much extended powers providing for a very considerable development. An application has been made for a still further extension of the powers contained in that lease, and the Department of Railways, through its chief engineer, is now studying just what the application means.

Topic:   CARILLON POWER DEVELOPMENT
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PROTECTION OF FORESTS


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Pius Michaud

Liberal

Mr. PIUS MICHAUD (Restigouche and Madawaska):

I should like to ask the Minister of the Interior if the government has received from any provincial government, since the beginning of the year, an application to assist in protecting its forests from fire or insects?

Topic:   PROTECTION OF FORESTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior):

No, we received no demand, but there has been considerable discussion about co-operative action.

Topic:   PROTECTION OF FORESTS
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REFUND TO IMMIGRANTS


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):

I observe in the press an intimation that the government's immigration efforts, or a part of them, consist in paying $15 to certain classes of immigrants on arrival in Canada. Is that the money of the country, or is that money that is being virtually refunded by the steamship companies?

Topic:   REFUND TO IMMIGRANTS
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Immigration and Colonization):

It is not the money of the government. We have effected an arrangement with the transatlantic steamers whereby they give a rebate of twenty per cent of the passage money. That would mean $15 on a $75 ticket, and a proportionate amount on a half-fare ticket. The immigrant pays his full fare at the point of embarkation, and when he reaches Quebec or Montreal, or St. John, New Brunswick or any Canadian point, the steamship companies themselves, from their own funds, refund the twenty per cent; this being conditional, may I add, upon the immigrant declaring that it is his intention to settle in Canada.

The Address-Mr. Speakman

Topic:   REFUND TO IMMIGRANTS
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

What steamship companies have been good enough to do this?

Topic:   REFUND TO IMMIGRANTS
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March 12, 1924