February 23, 1925

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

ASH WEDNESDAY


Hon. H. S. BELAND (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment and Health) dn the absence of the Prime Minister moved: When this House adjourns on Tuesday, February 24, instant, it stand adjourned until Thursday, February 26, instant. Motion agreed to.


RAILWAY ACT, 1919, AMENDMENT


Mr. D. F. KELLNER (East Edmonton) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 8, to amend the Railway Act, 1919.


CON
PRO

Donald Ferdinand Kellner

Progressive

Mr. KELLNER:

What is known as the

open rule mixture now prevails in some sections of the country but not in others. The bill is designed to make it applicable all over the country in the case of mixed cars.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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HOUSE TO SIT ON ASH WEDNESDAY


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved that the House return to the order of Motions. Motion agreed to.


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

A motion has just been passed that the House adjourn over Ash Wednesday. The government feels that it would be better to proceed with business on that day. I would therefore move that the motion for an adjournment over Ash Wednesday be rescinded.

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LIB

George Newcombe Gordon (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. DEPUTY SPEAKER:

With the

unanimous consent of the House.

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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 if the consent of the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) has been obtained to this motion?

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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 may reply

that it has.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Solidarity of the government.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Is it the intention of

the government that the civil service shall work on Wednesday 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:

It is.

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Motion agreed to. Questions


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) EXPORTATION OF POWER Right Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN: How much power is under permit by the government of Canada for export to the United States in each fiscal year 1921-22, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25, in terms of kilowatt hours and horse-power?


February 23, 1925