May 26, 1924

ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received the following letter:

Ottawa, May 26, 1924.

Sir,-I have the honour to inform you that the Hon. Mr. Justice Idington, acting as Deputy of the Governor. General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber on Tuesday the 27th instant at 8.30 p.m. for the purpose of giving the royal assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant,

A. F. Sladen,

Governor General's Secretary.

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LAUSANNE CONFERENCE

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):

I beg to lay on the

Table copies of telegrams between the British and Canadian governments with respect to the Lausanne Conference and the Lausanne Treaty. I move:

That 1,500 copies in the English language and 750 in the French language of the telegrams exchanged between the British and the Canadian governments in connection with the Lausanne Conference and Treaty, laid on the Table of the House this day, be printed forthwith, and that rule 74 in relation thereto be suspended.

The House may recollect I mentioned last week that I would anticipate the passing of this motion, and for the convenience of members arrange to have copies of the correspondence printed. They are now printed and will be available in the office of the distribution Clerk for any members who may wish to have them.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Will the Prime Minister say if the correspondence as tabled is complete, and if not, which government or governments takes responsibility for the omissions?

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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 Canadian government has asked that all the correspondence be brought down. The British government has taken exception to a part of the correspondence being brought down,

Dominion Elections Act

and what I am now placing on the Table is the correspondence agreed to between the British government and our own government.

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Motion agreed to.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

ASCENSION DAY ADJOURNMENT

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): With the consent of the

House I wish to move:

That when this House adjourns on Wednesday, the 28th instant, it stand adjourned until Friday, the 30th instant.

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CON

John Babington Macaulay Baxter

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BAXTER:

I would like to ask my

right hon. friend if Tuesday next will not also be observed as a holiday.

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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 have another motion I was going to propose, to the effect that when the House adjourns on Monday, June 2nd, it stand adjourned until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3rd. The government has felt that, as a function is to be held at Government House in honour of His Majesty the King, which function members of the House would probably wish to attend, we should not sit on Tuesday afternoon. I understand it is customary for the British House of Commons to sit on the King's birthday, and as we are anxious to bring to a conclusion the work of the session, we thought it would meet the wishes of members of the House were we to sit on Tuesday evening, keeping, however, the afternoon free.

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Motion agreed to.


THE KING'S BIRTHDAY

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):

With the consent of the

House I move:

That when this House adjourns on Monday, June 2nd, it stand adjourned until Tuesday, June 3rd, at 8 p.m.

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Motion agreed to.


UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

LIB

Harold Putnam

Liberal

Mr. HAROLD PUTNAM (Colchester):

Mr. Speaker, I have four short petitions from membere and adherents of the Presbyterian churches which I shall name in a moment. They are all worded praying that the petitioners be not included in any legislation as incorporators or members of the United Church of Canada, and that they be not transferred by legislation from the Presbyterian Church in Canada. They are as follows, all in the county of Colchester: 135 members

and 80 adherents of Sharon Presbyterian Church, Tatamagouche; 15 members and 13 adherents of the Onslow and Belmont Con-

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gregation; 19 members and 8 adherents of the First Presbyterian Church, Truro, N.S.; 34 members and 26 adherents of the Falls Section, Earltown Congregation.

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DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 128, to amend the Dominion Elections Act. He said: The only purpose of this bill is to amend the Dominion Elections Act so as to introduce the transferable vote. It will apply in single-member constituencies when there are more than two candidates offering for election, besides this provision, there are amendments to other sections of the act to make them harmonize with the application of the new principle.


May 26, 1924