June 2, 1924

PRIVATE BILLS FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 145 (from the Senate), respecting The Interprovincial and James Bay Railway Company.-Mr. Parent. Bill No. 146 (from the Senate), for the relief of Angus Martin-Mr. Sheard. Bill No. 147 (from the Senate), for the relief of Lester Ernest Greenwood.-Mr. Ryckman. Bill No. 148 (from the Senate), for the relief of Charles Lawson. Mr. Arthurs. Bill No. 149 (from the Senate), for the relief of Margaret Hickey.-Mr. Anderson. Bill No. 150 (from the Senate), for the relief of William John Chenery.-Mr. Martell. Bill No. 151 (from the Senate), for the relief of Florence Roberts.-Mr. Hocken. Bill No. 152 (from the Senate), for the relief of Hugh Allan Macdonald.-Mr. Hocken. Bill No. 153 (from the Senate), for the relief of Wilhelmine Christina Slater.-Mr. Hocken. Bill No. 154 (from the Senate), for the relief of Emma Doris Perley.-Mr. Martell. Bill No. 155 (from the Senate), for the relief of Arthur Hill.-Mr. Jacobs. 170i Bill No. 156 (from the Senate), for the relief of Louis White.-Mr. Lovett. Bill No. 157 (from the Senate), for the relief of Emily Elizabeth Reeder-Mr. Clifford.


SECOND READING


Bill No. 144, for the relief of Evelyn Eira Awrey.-Mr. Stewart (Hamilton).


CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READING


Bill No. 106, respecting The General Animals Insurance Company of Canada.-Mr. Ryckman.


SATURDAY SITTINGS


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Charles-Philippe Beaubien

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BEAUBIEN:

Will the Prime Minister say when we may expect the House to sit on Saturdays?

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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 cannot give an answer yet; it will be another fortnight at least.

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FREIGHT RATES ON THE GREAT LAKES


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

Henry Elvins Spencer

Progressive

Mr. H. E. SPENCER (Battle River):

Has the attention of the government been called to an editorial in The Grain Growers' Guide of Wednesday, May 28, criticising the freight rates on the Great Lakes? This editorial reads in part:

The patriotic Canadian lake shippers, who enjoy a monopoly under the coasting laws, are soaking the shipper who exports wheat through Canadian channels. Where they have a monopoly they charge 2$ cents; where they face American competition they charge If cents. They charge 42 per cent higher rates on wheat by the all-Canadian route.

If this is true, what action does the government intend to take in the matter?

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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):

I am afraid I shall have to have an opportunity of carefully reading the article in question before I can undertake to reply to my hon. friend's question. However, I shall see that the subject is taken into consideration.

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HALIBUT FISHERIES TREATY


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Alfred Stork

Liberal

Mr. FRED STORK (Skeena):

Is there

any possibility of the Halibut treaty being dealt with this year? The treaty relates to a closed season in halibut fishing.

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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 hon. member, I have no doubt, is aware that this parliament has approved of the Halibut treaty at the pres-

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ent session., and I am informed that the United States senate has just ratified it.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

Will the leader of the Opposition

make a speech now?

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

The only speech I will make is to recall one more inaccuracy on the part of the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe); I have never on any occasion made any predi :tion as to what the United States senate would do, although my hon. friend has attributed such a prediction to me.

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June 2, 1924