April 1, 1924

PARLIAMENTARY RESTAURANT

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) moved:

That Messrs. Anderson, Bancroft, Gordon, Logan, Papineau, Rinfret, Vien, Wallace and Wilson be appointed to assist His Honour the Speaker in the direction of the restaurant as far as the interests of the Commons are concerned and to act as members of the joint committee on both Houses on the restaurant.

And that a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours therewith.

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Motion agreed to.


REPORTS AND PAPERS


Correspondence exchanged between the government of Canada and the government of the United States regarding the carrying out of the joint international report relating to the St. Lawrence waterways.-Right Hon. Mr. Mackenzie King. Copy of correspondence, telegrams, etc., exchanged between the government of Canada, or any of its members, or with any corporations or individuals, since the 1st January, 1922, relating to the St. Lawrence waterway route and the construction of dams on the St. Lawrence for the development of certain waterpowers.- Right Hon. Mr. Mackenzie King. Copy of an order in council respecting the revision of the salary of civil servants.-Right Hon. Mr. Mackenzie King.


UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

CON

Gordon Crooks Wilson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. G. C. WILSON (Wentworth):

I beg to present a petition from Rev. Donald T. L.

McKenoll, Rev. Thos. Wardlaw Taylor, Professor Albert T. Laing, Messrs. James Scott, and James Andrew Milne, Rev. James Wilson, and Messrs. Thos. McMillan and Stewart C. Parker of the city of Toronto in opposition to the bill to incorporate the United Church of Canada.

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EXPORT OF PULPWOOD


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):

On Friday of last week I called the attention of the government to an error in the answer to a question, which question asked the statutory authority for the order in council exempting existing contracts for the exportation of pulpwood for ten years.

I asked the government to look into the matter and provide a correct answer. Has the government the answer yet?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I gave my right hon. friend an answer.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

There was no answer

given. If the leader of the government will look up his remarks he will find that he gave no answer.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

If I gave no answer I do not know how I shall be able to find my remarks.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

The leader of the government expressed some words but they did not constitute an answer.

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EXPORTATION OF ELECTRIC POWER


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Hermas Deslauriers

Liberal

Mr. H. L. DESLAURIERS (St. Mary) (Translation):

I desire, Mr. Speaker, to draw the attention of the House to an editorial which appeared in the Gazette of the 31st March, regarding a proposal to form a company, to be known as "Super-Power Development ": the following is the extract:

First news of this super-power project was revealed in Wall Street to-day, when it was learned that a banking syndicate headed by Harris, Forbes and Company and Bonbright and Company is negotiating to underwrite about $50,000,000 of the cost.

The editorial ends with:

The system will be large enough to supply power and .lighting to towns and industries for miles on either side of the main line, which will have a probable capacity of 220,000 volts.

The final difficulty, which is now being worked out, is contained in the Canadian laws. They provide that any franchise granted for the exportation of power from the country may be terminated upon one year's notice. It is expected that a method of modifying the obstacle will be found shortly.

It is stated that the development plans have been carried near to completion, because the bankers and officials feel certain of definite assurance from Canada

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that the laws will be changed to eliminate any interference with the project. The company will, it is expected, ask for a perpetual franchise.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I would like to ask the hon. member to kindly put his question to the government as briefly as possible.

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LIB

Hermas Deslauriers

Liberal

Mr. DESLAURIERS (Translation):

I

wish to inquire if the government has the intention of amending the present act regarding the exportation of electricity to other countries and if there is any truth in this rumour.

Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and* Canals): In the absence of the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Low) I may say the matter of in any way modifying the statute in reference to the export of power has not been considered by the government.

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WHEAT BOARD-SURPLUS FUNDS

April 1, 1924