May 23, 1924

JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING

LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. C. A. GAUVREAU:

(Temiscouata)

presented the second report of the Joint Committee on Printing.

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UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA


Mr. FI N. McCREA (Sherbrooke): I wish to present a petition signed by W. B. McCaw and 59 others, members of St. Andrew's Presbyterian church of Sherbrooke, protesting against church union.


COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION

LIB

William Frederic Kay

Liberal

Mr. W. F. KAY (Missisquoi) moved:

That the last annual report of the Department of Agriculture be referred to the select standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization.

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LIB

Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 123 (from the Senate), for the relief of Nora Pearce.-Mr. Boys. 2466 COMMONS Ways and Means-Customs Tariff Bill No. 124 (from the Senate), for the relief of Albert Francis Ray.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 125 (from the Senate), for the relief of Irene Mildred Jeffrey.-Mr. Boys. Bill No. 126 (from the Senate), for the relief of Florence Mitchell.-Mr. Martell.


INDUSTRIAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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):

In the absence of the

Minister of Labour (Mr. Murdock) I beg to move the resolution standing in his name on the order paper, as follows:

Resolved that it is expedient that a certain draft convention which was adopted at the first session of the International Labour Conference of the League of Nations, in 1919, limiting the hours of work in industrial undertakings to eight in the day and forty-eight in the week, be referred to the select committee on Industrial and International Relations for examination and report, having regard to the labour provisions of the treaties of peace and to the order in council of November 6, 1920, dealing with the jurisdiction of the Dominion parliament and the provincial legislatures.

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Motion agreed to. REPORTED MOVEMENT TO BOLIVIA On the Orders of the Day:


LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (East Calgary):

I would like to ask if the government are aware that a large number of Alberta farmers who were under contract to purchase land from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, finding themselves unable to meet their payments, made proposals to that company which were rejected, and that these farmers are now negotiating with the Bolivian government with a view to purchasing land in Bolivia, and intend, or are even now making preparations, to move out as a colony of settlers to that country. If the government has heard of this, I would like to know if any action has been taken; whether the Canadian Pacific Railway have been approached on the matter; and whether there is any hope of holding these, farmers in Canada.

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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):

So far as I am aware, no representations have been made to the government in this matter. I will draw the attention of the Minister of the Interior (Mr. Stewart, Argenteuil) to my hon. friend's remarks.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS-INQUIRY On the Orders of the Day:

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CON

James Arthurs

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. JAMES ARTHURS (Parry Sound):

On April 30 I drew attention to the fact that

[Mr, Speaker.!

a question of mine had been answered by a reference to another question on the same subject, and that a further reply was promised. The answer would be a very short one, and I see no reason for delay. There was also another question standing in my name affecting more particularly the Minister of Militia, respecting rifle sights. The answer would be very short, and I see no reason for delay in this case also.

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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:

The minister (Mr. Macdonald, Pictou) is reviewing the cadets on Parliament Hill at the moment. As soon as he comes in I will draw his attention to my hon. friend's remarks.

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THE READING ROOM


On the Orders of the Day:


May 23, 1924