June 17, 1925

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

It will be rather late when it is submitted.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I should like to give it

to the House, because if the Governor in Council approves of it the bargain will be a good one.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Possibly, but not likely.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I asked the minister last week to expedite this matter and he expressed the hope that he would be able to do so. This is now Wednesday and we are near the end of the session, and it certainly will not look well, to say the least, to have the thing concealed until it is too late.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

There is no concealment.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

It is strange that the

company is taking action already on a matter in respect of which they have no right to proceed without the approval of the government. Has the company not obtained the approval of the government?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

No.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Well, it is to me a strange proceeding in a matter of such great consequence, involving large sums and considerable property.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

It is a sale of property,

not a purchase.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

It is a sale of property and the government is supplying the money to buy that property.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Not at all. The bargain

which has been tentatively made by the board of the Canadian National Railways must be approved by the Governor in Council, and so far as I have heard, the transaction I believe will foe a satisfactory one. I am not in a position to give any information to the House until the transaction is completed, and in that I am only following the rule observed by my right hon. friend when he was in power. I am doing my utmost to get the resolution but I have not yet received it.

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MINERS AND STEEL WORKERS


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

John Evans

Progressive

Mr. JOHN EVANS (Saskatoon):

I desire

to bring to the attention of the government the following telegram I have received:

At a mass meeting of over 1,300 Saskatoon citizens the following resolution was unanimously passed: Resolved that this mass meeting of citizens denounce the actions of the federal government in sending troops into the Nova Scotia mine area and-

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LIB
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):

In reference to so much of the telegram as the hon. member has read, it should be made clear that the federal government has not sent any troops into Cape Breton. The troops are there not in virtue of any action on the part of this government but in pursuance of the provisions of a statute of parliament which authorizes the Attorney General of the province concerned to take such steps as he may deem necessary to preserve law and order.

M,r. EVANS: In the face of the deplorable conditions down there and the seeming impotence of the Nova Scotia government in the circumstances, will this government take matters in hand?

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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 think the

House knows that the Minister of 'Labour (Mr. Murdock) is at present in Sydney and is Working in conjunction with the Minister of Mines of the province of Nova Scotia. He is hopeful that the mediation in which they are both participators will be beneficial. The Minister of Labour has already had conferences with committees of those who are on strike as well as with representatives of the company, and such information as I have had from him thus far would indicate that while there are many difficult problems to be solved he is not without hope that the mediation will bring an end to the trouble.

Ocean Shipping Rates

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ST. JOHN, N.B.-TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Murray MacLaren

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MURRAY MacLAREN (St. John City and Counties of St. John and Albert):

I wish to call the attention of the government to question No. 8 standing in my name on to-day's order paper with reference to the Tripartite agreement, so called, between the Dominion of Canada, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the city of St. John, New Brunswick. This question has been on the order paper since June 8 and as the session, no doubt, will soon come to an end I should like to know whether the answer will be given at an early date. .

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June 17, 1925