June 23, 1924


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Lewis Johnstone Lovett

Liberal

Mr. L. J. LOVETT (Digby-Annapolis):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Prime Minister when the government intends holding Saturday sittings. It would certainly expedite business, and I understand that very many hon. members favour this course.

Mr. GALA'REAL1: And morning sittings

also.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   SATURDAY SITTINGS
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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):

Mr. Speaker, the government contemplates beginning morning sittings on Monday of next week. As to whether we shall sit on Saturday of this week I cannot say at the moment; the probability is that I will be in a position to state definitely by Thursday next.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Mr. Speaker, I do not

think it is customary to sit mornings or Saturdays until an arrangement has been made for the close of the session. When we are able to make that arrangement, of course I shall have no objection to the usual practice being followed.

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PRO

Thomas Wakem Caldwell

Progressive

Mr. T. W. CALDWELL (Victoria and Car-ieton):

Mr. Speaker, I apprehend that the

government does not contemplate morning sittings until the work of the committees is ever. At the present time several important committees are sitting every morning except Saturdays. I think we might more conveniently sit Saturdays until these committees conclude their business.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. GAUVREAU:

What difference does

it make? They are sitting whether the House is sitting or not.

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Subtopic:   SATURDAY SITTINGS
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PRO

Thomas Wakem Caldwell

Progressive

Mr. CALDWELL:

Not many of them are sitting when the House is in session.

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Subtopic:   SATURDAY SITTINGS
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LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. GAUVREAU:

We can have morning

sittings just as well. We want to go home.

Questions

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Subtopic:   SATURDAY SITTINGS
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FURTHER LEGISLATION

CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

May I ask the Prime

Minister if he has any other legislation for this session besides that announced to the House on the ninth of June?

Topic:   FURTHER LEGISLATION
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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):

As far as I recall at the

moment, the announcement I made on that occasion covers all the legislation that the government contemplates bringing down this session.

Topic:   FURTHER LEGISLATION
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SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON (West York):

Will my hon. friend the Acting Minister of Finance (Mr. Robb) explain the reason for the delay in bringing down the Supplementary Estimates? The British Columbia election is now past, is there any further necessity for withholding the information in connection with the elevator at Vancouver? Everybody apparently wants to get home, but we do not know what we can do until these Supplemen-taries are brought down. Of course, if my hon. friend can tell us that there are to be no further estimates, the announcement will expedite our proceedings.

Topic:   SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Acting Minister of Finance) :

Mr. Speaker, I was in hope that

there would be no Supplementary Estimates, but the persistency of my hon. friend has chased away that hope. There will be Supplementary Estimates, and I hope to place them before the House within a few days.

Topic:   SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES
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THE SOVIET AND UKRAINIAN REPUBLICS


On the Orders of the Day:


LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Centre Winnipeg) :

Mr. Speaker, on June 16 I asked the

Prime Minister whether the agreement between England and Russia of July 3, 1922, was endorsed by Canada, and whether the government of Canada had definitely recognized the union of the Soviet Socialist Republics; and, further, whether the government recognized the so-called Ukrainian People's Republic. I put the question because of certain actions now before the courts. It seems to me only reasonable that we should know where we stand in this regard.

Topic:   THE SOVIET AND UKRAINIAN REPUBLICS
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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 regret having been

absent from the House one or two days last week and thus unable to answer my hon.

friend's question. By minute of council of December 26, 1921, the Canadian government-approved a formula suggested by His Majesty's government to make applicable to Canada the provisions of the trade agreement between His Majesty's government and the Russian Soviet government of the 16th March 1921. Effect was given to this decision by an exchange of notes dated the 3rd July, 1922, between the foreign office and the Russian trade delegation in London, so that the agreement should apply to the Dominion from that date. Canada's formal recognition of the union of Soviet Socialist Republics was conveyed to their offical agent in Canada, Mr. A. Yazikoff, in a letter from the Prime Minister dated the 24th March, 1924. Among the States included in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics which Canada has recognized is a Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic. Canada has not, however, recognized the Ukrainian People's Republic.

Topic:   THE SOVIET AND UKRAINIAN REPUBLICS
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I would ask the Prime

Minister to lay on the Table the papers, especially the letter-I presume it was-in which we recognized the states referred to.

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PRIVATE BILL

June 23, 1924