March 20, 1924

NAVIES OF OVERSEAS DOMINIONS


On the Orders of the Day.


PRO

Robert Forke

Progressive

Mr. ROBERT FORKE (Brandon):

I noticed a despatch in the press the other day, I think it was dated from London, which induces me to ask the government, whether the announcement of the Parliamentary Secretary of the British Admiralty that the Overseas dominions will develop their navies in accordance with a common doctrine is correct.

I do not wish to ask an awkward question, but if there is any information along that line, I would like to know what a ''common doctrine" really means.

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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):

The press item has reference, I think, to discussions which took place at the Imperial Conference. As my hon. friend knows, there has been for some little time a controversy as to whether there will be a centralized navy, one navy contributed to by the different dominions, or whether in the matter of naval defence the dominions should have their own naval services under the control of their own governments. At the Imperial Conference it was definitely determined that as repects the self governing dominions the policy of naval services owned and controlled by the government of the dominions was the proper policy to follow in regard to naval defence. In connection therewith it has always been assumed that where the dominions have navies of their own, that as between the dominions, matters of organization and administration would be carried on along lines more or less similar so that, in the event of there being a desire to co-operate or co-ordinate the several naval services, they would as a result of similar methods of training, similar rules airi regu-

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lations in respect of discipline and the like, be able to co-operate efficiently. That is the extent, I think, to which a common doctrine is presumed to have application in this case.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I might be permitted to call the attention of the hon. leader of the Progressive party (Mr. Forke) also, that in the despatch to which he refers it is distinctly stated that the policy being pursued was inaugurated and adopted three years ago.

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SUBSIDIES TO WESTERN PROVINCES


On the Orders of the Day. .


LIB

Alfred Edgar MacLean

Liberal

Mr. A. E. MacLEAN (Prince, P.E.I.):

I wish to ask the government a question regarding increased subsidies to the three western provinces as shown in the estimates. Is this increase based on the rate per capita as fixed by statute, or is it on some other basis.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think this question would properly come when the estimates are before committee of supply. It is not proper, at this stage, according to the rules to ask a question on a subject of that kind.

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YUKON QUARTZ MINING BILL


On the Order: Second reading of Bill No. 6, respecting Quartz Mining in the Yukon territory.-Mr. Black (Yukon). Right Hon. VT. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister): This bill is not printed in both languages.


LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

It is printed only in

one language; therefore it must stand.

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CON
LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The objection is taken

and I must observe the rule.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

It is true -this bill

does not appear on the order paper as printed in English and in French, but if it is passed over, it will be through no fault of the hon. member in charge of it, and it may never be reached again. I would think the , objection might well be waived and the hon. gentleman allowed to go on.

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LIB

James Horace King (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I have no objection if he wishes to go on with it now.

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LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure):

The objection is that the bill is not printed in both languages. I raised the objection.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

The bill can be gone

on with only by unanimous consent. The fault is not that of the hon. member. Bills

put in since his have been printed; I cannot understand why this one has not been printed.

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LIB

James Horace King (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

As long as it is understood the bill is going to committee.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

If there were unanimous

consent, the hon. member (Mr. Black, Yukon) could proceed; but the objection has been taken and I must observe the rule.

Order stands.

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March 20, 1924