June 27, 1924

WITHHOLDING ASSENT TO PROVINCIAL LEGISLATION

LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister :of Justice):

I desire to lay on the Table of the House copy of the bill passed by the Legislature of Prince Edward Island, referred to a few days ago by the hon. member for Prince (Mr. MacLean); the letter of the Lieutenant-Governor stating that he is compelled to withhold his assent to the bill; and copy of order in council passed on the 5th of May, 1924, with regard to the matter.

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HOME BANK DEPOSITORS

CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. H. HARRIS (East York):

I desire to lay' on the Table of the House a petition signed by 132 Home Bank depositors praying for indemnification.

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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 210 (from the Senate), for the relief of Elizabeth Atkinson.-Mr. Duff. Bill No. 211 (from the Senate), for the relief of Gerald Arthur Johnson.-Mr. Chew.


HON. MR. MURDOCK AND HOME BANK PRIVILEGE-RESIGNATION OF MR. E. GUSS PORTER


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Edward Guss Porter

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. E. GUSS PORTER (West Hastings):

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CON

Horatio Clarence Hocken

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. H. C. HOCKEN (West Toronto):

Has the Acting Postmaster General any information to give to the House regarding the settlement of the postal strike, with particular reference to Toronto?

Hon. CHARLES A. STEWART (Argen-teuil, Acting Postmaster General): I have

no new evidence to submit except to say that to-day we have in the neighbourhood of sixty carriers delivering mail in that city. Of course, I do not want the impression to go abroad that we are anything like covering the city, because ordinarily 450 are engaged in delivering mail. Two of the postal stations are being manned to-day and delivery other than by carrier is improving all the time. A personal letter mailed in the afternoon of the 25th instant was delivered to my family this morning. True, it ought to have been received yesterday, but the report the postmaster gives me is that the matter is improving every minute and in a very short time complete mail delivery, not complete carrier delivery, will be re-established.

As regards the men, I have a communication that would indicate that the only grounds upon which they will return are for all of them to be completely re-established.

Topic:   HON. MR. MURDOCK AND HOME BANK PRIVILEGE-RESIGNATION OF MR. E. GUSS PORTER
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IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. W. F. MACLEAN (South York):

How much mail has accumulated in the Toronto post office?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

There is very little mail accumulation in the post office at Toronto at the moment.

Topic:   HON. MR. MURDOCK AND HOME BANK PRIVILEGE-RESIGNATION OF MR. E. GUSS PORTER
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LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (East Calgary):

Would the acting Postmaster General care to state to the House just how many strike breakers, if I may call them such,-or perhaps I had better put it this way, how many men are employed now in the post office at Toronto and how many men were employed prior to the strike? My purpose is to get the situation there. I do not know whether a strike is on or not.

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

I cannot

give my hon. friend a definite statement as to the numbers of employees that are working, but there are somewhere in the neighbourhood of 1,000 at the moment. Ordinarily about 1,400 are employed in Toronto. Indeed, it is such an important mail centre that the number sometimes runs up to 1,600.

Topic:   HON. MR. MURDOCK AND HOME BANK PRIVILEGE-RESIGNATION OF MR. E. GUSS PORTER
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MARITIME PROVINCES-EXPORT TRADE


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Lewis Herbert Martell

Liberal

Mr. L. H. MARTELL (Hants):

Does the Minister of Trade and Commerce contemplate sending a person from his department to the Maritime provinces to investigate conditions concerning export trade? I understand such an investigation is going on and I am informed that the delegate was going to a number of places in Nova Scotia, but that the important county of Hants, with its great gypsum quarries, fruit growing and all that sort of thing was being absolutely ignored. I want to give my hon. friend fair warning that if he undertakes to ignore the constituency of Hants, he will receive a good many kicks from the member.

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LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. T. A. LOW (Minister of Trade and Commerce) :

It is the policy of the department to send junior trade commissioners to different parts of Canada so that they may acquire a knowledge of the goods they have for export to such countries as the trade commissioners are likely to go to. If one has not been sent to Hants, I shall be glad to look into the matter, because we do not want to overlook any important part of this country.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE DOMINION DAY SITTING

June 27, 1924