June 16, 1925

OLD AGE PENSIONS


Mr. W. G. RAYMOND (Brantford) presented the report of the special committee appointed to consider the subject of Old Age Pensions.


HUDSON BAY RAILWAY

PETITION PRESENTED

PRO

Andrew Knox

Progressive

Mr. ANDREW KNOX (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to present a petition signed by 125,000' of the people of the province of Saskatchewan praying the parliament of Canada to take-such steps as may provide for the completion of the Hudson Bay railway to Port Nelson during the present year; also to provide for the expenditures for the completion of the harbour facilities at Port Nelson. I may say that the forwarder of this petition says in an accompanying letter that approximately 100,000 of the signatures to this petition were obtained at the polls during the Saskatchewan provincial election, and that each signature on the petition is of a duly qualified voter in the province of Saskatchewan. He also says-

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Subtopic:   PETITION PRESENTED
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LIB

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE MORNING SITTINGS

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 wish to

make a motion with respect to morning sittings. I am suggesting Thursday, the 18th instant, in view of the discussion that took place yesterday, as a date likely to be acceptable to all sides of the House. I move:

That on and after Thursday, the 18th of June next, until the end of the present session, the House shall meet at eleven o'clock in the morning of each sitting day, and that in addition to the usual intermission at six o'clock p.m., there shall be also an intermission every day from one to three o'clock p.m.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Mr. Speaker, although

we have had much else this session in the way of avalanches of money and other votes,

Private Bills

we have not had the supplementary estimates. I do not know how close we are to the end of the session, but we are certainly pretty well advanced and near it. Surely we should have had the supplementary estimates before this.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

I hope to table the supplementary estimates not later than to-morrow.

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PRO

Edward Joseph Garland

Progressive

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

Before this motion is put, I desire to point out to the government that there is at the present time before the Agriculture committee that most important act, the Grain Act. I am informed it will be impossible for that act to get out of the committee stage before tonight at the earliest, possibly not until tomorrow. It cannot then be reprinted and disposed of by the House this week. By the time it goes to the Upper House we probably may expect the middle of next week to be reached, and I sincerely trust that in putting this motion the government does not intend that parliament shall prorogue before the Grain Act is disposed of by both Houses.

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LIB

Samuel William Jacobs

Liberal

Mr. JACOBS:

May I inquire if this

motion will include Saturday sittings?

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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:

There is no

mention of Saturday sittings at the moment, but I am asking the whips to ascertain whether it would be agreeable to members of the House to sit this coming Saturday, and if there appears to be agreement in favour of it, I will move that the House sit on Saturday.

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Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS

DOMINION CHARTERED CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKERS ASSOCIATION

LIB

Andrew Ross McMaster

Liberal

Mr. ANDREW McMASTER (Brome) moved:

That Bill No. 11, an act to incorporate the Dominion Chartered Customs House Brokers Association, be sent back to the Private Bills committee.

He said: This bill was rejected by the committee when there were only eleven members out of sixty-fiv,e present, and on a fairly close division. The bill is now shorn of any objectionable feature, and I think the interests of justice demand that it should be sent back to the committee. I may say that I have not prepared any formal motion in writing, Mr. Speaker, but I trust that the informality may be overlooked.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION CHARTERED CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKERS ASSOCIATION
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Hon. members have heard the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House that it be adopted?

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Is the motion in order?

I do not think it is. A motion of this kind cannot be made without giving due notice.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION CHARTERED CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKERS ASSOCIATION
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

By unanimous consent.

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Subtopic:   DOMINION CHARTERED CUSTOMS HOUSE BROKERS ASSOCIATION
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June 16, 1925