May 8, 1925

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 78, from the Senate, for the relief of Vera Thelma Gooderham.-Mr. Ryckman. Dairy Industry Acts Bill No. 98, from the Senate, for the relief of Jacob Edward Thuna.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 99, from the Senate, for the relief of William John Fuller.-Mr. Duff. Bill No. 100, from the Senate, for the relief of Alfred Augustus Jacques.-Mr. Duff. Bill No. 101, from the Senate, for the relief of Paul Zizis.-Mr. Hocken. Bill No. 102, from the Senate, for the relief of Annie May Blunt.-Mr. Hocken. Bill No. 103, from the Senate, for the relief of Grace Harrington Bloom.-Mr, Hocken. Bill No. 104, from the Senate, for the relief of Ian Somerled Macdonald.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 105, from the Senate, for the relief of Arthur Beldon Morrison.-Mr. Church. Bill No. 106, from the Senate, for the relief of George Edward Sharp.-Mr. Arthurs. Bill No. 107, from the Senate, for the relief of Marjorie Morton.-Mr. Arthurs. Bill No. 108, from the Senate, for the relief of William Ernest Hampson.-Mr. Arthurs.


MINERS AND STEEL WORKERS


On the Orders of the Day:


LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

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

Mr. Speaker, in view of the reports

that the situation in Cape Breton is becoming more acute, is it. possible that the government will reconsider its position and interfere on behalf of the people there?

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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 cannot do

more than say to my hon. friend that the government's position remains just what it has been from the start.

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HOME BANK


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (North Toronto):

I

would like to ask the government a question at the request of the Toronto civic authorities, namely, is the government in a position to announce to the House when the legislation on behalf of the Home Bank depositors will be brought down?

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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 tell

my hon. friend exactly. It will be brought down shortly.

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PUBLIC SERVICE REARRANGEMENTS


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved the third reading of Bill No. 43, to amend the act to authorize rearrangements and transfers of duties in the public service. Motion agreed to and bill read the tihdrd time and passed.


DAIRY INDUSTRY ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. W. R. MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture) moved that the House go into committee to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, That it is expedient to amend The Dairy Industry Act, chapiter 7 of the statutes of 1914, for the following purposes:- (a) to make further provision for definitions of Dominion Analyst, illegal dairy product, oleomargarine, package and renovated butter; (b) to prevent the use of oil as an adulterant in butter, and to prohibit the keeping of foreign fats that might be used for adulterating purposes on the premises of any person engaged in the manufacture or manipulation of butter; (c) to avoid the necessity of proving that foreign fats have been added to skimmed milk in cases of infraction; (d) to provide heavier penalties for violation of the act; (e) to authorize an inspector in addition to obtaining access to premises, to take samples, seize and remove illegal dairy products; (f) to empower the Governor in Council to make regulations respecting the seizure and confiscation of materials and packages used illegally, and to control the size and dimensions of cheese hoops and cheese and butter boxes; and (g) to permit of the registered number of any package being accepted as prima facie evidence of the identity of the manufacturer, and that costs of analysis shall, upon conviction, be included in the costs, of prosecution. Motion agreed to and the House went into committee, Mr. Gordon in the chair.


LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

I think it will expedite matters if we take up the different subdivisions of the resolution one at a time. First, with regard to paragraph (a): Under the old act we have found it very difficult to get convictions without certain proper definitions. Take for instance, "Dominion analyst"; we have a number of analysts who receive salaries and some who, although duly authorized to act, do not receive salaries, and the ground has been taken that the definition " Dominion analyst " refers only to those who receive salaries. A proper interpretation is necessary. Then, " oleomargarine " has no definition at all. It is necessary to have a definition, because oleo oil is an adulterant and it is a constituent material in the manufacture of oleomargarine.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Is there not a law now forbidding the manufacture and importation of oleomargarine?

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Does that law not define

what oleomargarine is? [DOT]

Dairy Industry Acts

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

No; I have looked over it and I find no definition.

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May 8, 1925