June 12, 1925

CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I think the Prime Minister stated there were one or two minor matters to be dealt with.

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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 should say there is a small amendment that the Minister of Customs and Excise has-I think to give him power to make regulations under the Smuggling Treaty-and also an amendment to the Customs Act to give him some power in connection with the issuing of tobacco stemming licenses.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

And the matter of rural credits?

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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:

Yes.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

We need to see the rural credits legislation 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 should not

like to close the door absolutely to some small amendments that may be needed to be introduced and discussed between now and the end of the session; but I think I can safely say that there will be nothing that will be controversial in any sense.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Shall the motion carry?

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

The motion stands in

the meantime.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Motion stands.

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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 186, from the Senate, for the relief of Frederick Ethelbert Shibley.-Mr. German. [Mr. Meighen.J Bill No. 187, from the Senate, respecting The Canadian Pacific Railway Company.- Mr. Hopkins. Bill No. 188, from the Senate, for the relief of Alfred Percival Selby.-Mr. Clifford. Bill No. 189, from the Senate, for the relief of Charles Thomas Bolton.-Mr. Duff. Bill No. 190, from the Senate, for the relief of Ada Durward.-Mr. Clifford. Bill No. 191, from the Senate, foT the relief of Edward James Hogan.-Mr. Hanna. Bill No. 192, from the 'Senate, for the relief of Roger Alexander McGill. Mr. Bowen. Bill No. 193, from the Senate, for the relief of John Perron. Mr. McKay. Bill No. 194, from the Senate, for the relief of William Albert Everingham.-Mr. Bowen.


THE GOVERNOR GENERAL HIS EXCELLENCY UNABLE TO ACCEPT A SECOND TERM


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, it is now close to the end of this session, and before we meet again the term of the duties of the present Governor General will be close to expiration. There has been a very general feeling on the part of the people of Canada that it would meet with almost universal approbation if this term could, with the approval of His Excellency, be extended. I bring the matter to the attention of the government, and I ask if they are in a position to make any statement to the House on the subject, assuring them that any statement of a favourable nature will be Very welcome on this side of the House-I believe on all sides -and by the country in general.

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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):

Some little time ago I

intimated to His Excellency the Governor General, in much the same terms as the right hon. leader of the opposition has just used, that I was quite sure that irrespective of political affiliations the people of Canada would greatly welcome an announcement of the extension, and preferably the renewal of His Excellency's term, as Governor General of Canada. His Excellency has considered the matter very carefully, but I regret to say has intimated to me that he feels he should not consider having his term extended. In speaking with His Excellency, I mentioned of course, that if he could see his way -to remain longer in Canada, the government would like to present to the British government the intimation that it would be most welcome to the people of Canada to have His Excellency's

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term renewed. Unhappily for reasons which His Excellency regards as paramount, he feels that nothing short of quite exceptional public need should permit him to consider remaining beyond the term for which he has been appointed, which term, I think, expires in August of next year. Perhaps I should say to the House that in expressing his regret at not finding it possible to consider remaining longer in Canada, His Excellency wished me to convey to the members of the government, as I assume he would also wish me to convey to the members of this House, how deeply touched both he and Her Excellency have been by this expression of the favour and good-will of the people of Canada.

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MINERS AND STEEL WORKERS


On the Orders of the Day:


IND

William Charles Good

Independent Progressive

Mr. W. C. GOOD (Brant):

Could the

Minister of Labour give us any additional information which he has secured since yesterday concerning the labour disturbance in Cape Breton? .

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. JAMES MURDOCK (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, we have no further

definite information other than 'hon. gentlemen would read in the morning papers and as stated to the House yesterday.

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June 12, 1925