May 15, 1925

COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND COMMERCE


Mr. VIEN presented the fourth report of the Committee on Banking and Commerce.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 130, from the Senate, for the relief of Lillian Yaffe.-Mr. Hanson. Bill No. 131, from the Senate, for the relief of Charles William Dickinson.-Mr. Hanson. Bill No. 132, from the Senate, for the relief of Charles Murray Cramsie.-Mr. Baldwin. Bill No. 133, from the Senate, for the relief of Frederick William Mallyon.-Mr. Speak-man. .


SPILLERS ELEVATOR


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

George Black

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEORGE BLACK (Yukon):

I desire to call to the attention of the government the fact that return No. 176 made pursuant to an order of the House for copies of certain letters, correspondence, and so on, between January 1, 1922, and February 25, 1924, is incomplete, there being nothing in the documents filed bearing a date prior to June 29, 1923. The correspondence should begin with the 1st of January, 1922, and I should like to have the rest of the return brought down if possible.

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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):

What is the subject of the correspondence?

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CON

George Black

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

The order reads:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, documents and correspondence, between January 1, 1922 and February 25, 1924, between R. H. Gale and any minister or official of the Dominion government; and, between R. H. Gale and the Vancouver Harbour Commission, and between Vancouver Harbour Commissioners and any minister or official of the Dominion government; and, between any representative of the Spillers interests and the Harbour Commissioners, and, or any minister of the Crown and official of the government, regarding the negotiations for lease or sale of certain waterfront property in the Vancouver harbour, upon which is now erected what is known as the Spillers elevator, and which property lies immediately east of the Vancouver Harbour Commissioners elevator No. 1. Also, copy of any letters, agreements, schedules of fees, assignments, transfers, and other documents appertaining thereto.

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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:

If the return is incomplete it must have been due to an oversight and1 the government will seek to have it made complete as soon as possible.

[The Chairman.]

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ALLEGED FRUIT COMBINE


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. L. J. LADNER (Vancouver South):

There has appeared in the Vancouver Daily Province a headline article announcing that the government has determined to start prosecutions under the Lewis Duncan report against the alleged fruit combine. There has been no announcement in the House that I know of and I would ask the government whether there is any official authority for the statement.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

I am sorry the Minister of Labour

(Mr. Murdock) is not here; he is dealing with the matter. I may inform my hon. friend however that counsel has been instructed to institute proceedings.

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

Is the prosecution cooperating with the provincial governments, or is it entirely on the part of the federal authorities?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Counsel is instructed to communicate with the various attorneys general interested in the matter, but I do not know whether they will take part in the proceedings independently or not.

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DIVORCE

EQUALITY OF GROUNDS FOR RELIEF AS BETWEEN THE SEXES


On the Orders of the Day: Mr. JOS. T. SHAW (West Calgary): I beg to direct the attention of the Prime Minister to order No. 32 on to-day's order paper, for the third reading of Bill No. 4 respecting divorce. May we anticipate an early opportunity for the third reading of this bill?


May 15, 1925