February 27, 1925

NATURALIZATION LAWS AMENDMENT


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Progressive

Mr. J. L. BROWN (Lisgar):

I should like to ask the Prime Minister whether the government has received any communication from the British government relative to the amendment of the naturalization laws to prevent a woman of British nationality married to an alien from losing her British citizenship except by declaration of alienage, and providing for the re-admission to British citizenship of British women married1 to aliens where the marriage state, although officially existing, has for all practical purposes terminated? -'and, if so, what measures the government proposes to take to secure the removal at the earliest possible moment of the disabilities in this respect now resting on Canadian women?

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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, I do not recall any recent communication. The subject was discussed at the Imperial Conference of 1923. But I will have the records of the Department of External Affairs looked into to see if any communication has been received. since then.

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PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Progressive

Mr. BROWN:

The despatch says the matter was discussed in the British House and the Dominions were to be communicated with in respect of it.

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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 do not recall any despatch recently; there may have been one within the past five or six months. However, I will have it looked up and inform my hon. friend.

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PEACE RIVER RAILWAY OUTLET


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

Progressive

Mr. D. M. KENNEDY (West Edmonton) :

I wish to ask the Minister of Railways (Mr. Graham) if he has received any report from the two railway companies with regard to the Peace river transportation question; and, if so, will he give the House the substance of the report?

Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals): Mr. Speaker, the only communications I have received lately concerning the question will be found in letters from Mr. Beatty and Sir Henry Thornton, saying that they hope to be ready in a few days to lay their views before the Minister of Railways.

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SOLDIERS' PENSIONS

FORTHCOMING LEGISLATION ON CANTEEN FUND AND CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

Charles Wallace Stewart

Progressive

Mr. C. WALLACE STEWART (Humboldt) :

I should like to ask the Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment, if the government have under consideration the introduction of legislation along the line of the Pension bill of last session?

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LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Hon. H. S. BELAND (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment):

A similar question

is on the order paper. I will answer the question in .due course.

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CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the government if they have had representations made to them on behalf of the Great War Veterans' Association of Canada with regard to the distribution of the canteen fund? Also, if the government are aware that there seems to be considerable stir among the various branches of this organization as to the distribution of the fund? Also, are they doing anything to allay the anxiety of those concerned?

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LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

Mr. Speaker, perhaps my hon. friend was absent yesterday when a question was asked by the hon. member for South York (Mr. Maclean) in this connection. All the despatches that have come to me from the different organizations state that a certain amount of money, $100,000, is intended to be paid to one particular organization under the authority of a bill which is shortly to be introduced in the House. The only answer I can give my hon. friend is that the information is not correct. There is no intention of introducing a bill to apportion $100,000 to any organization or set of organizations of returned men.

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CON

James Arthurs

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARTHURS:

Or any amount?

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LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

There is $100,000 laid aside for certain purposes, but not destined to one particular organization. I do not know whether I make myself clear in this respect. The bill which passed this House last session, but which was rejected by the Senate, provided that $100,000 should be paid to a central board of trustees, which board should attend to the organization and maintenance of a Veterans' Service Bureau here in Ottawa. No reference whatever was made in the bill to any one particular organization.

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CON

James Arthurs

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARTHURS:

Will the hon. minister

state whether any order in council has been passed in the meantime with regard to the

Soldiers' Pensions

apportionment of this fund? I asked a similar question yesterday.

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LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

I think I informed my hon. friend yesterday that no order in council has been passed disposing of one cent of the canteen fund to anybody.

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February 27, 1925