February 10, 1926


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

John Wesley Edwards

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. J. W. EDWARDS (Frontenac-Addington):

May I ask the government, for my own information as well as foi the benefit of the House generally, to be good enough to state what departments are being administered 'at present by acting ministers? Some departments, I understand, are under the con-

Departmental Administration

tro! of ministers with seats in ihe Senate; what other departments are at the moment being administered by ministers who are without seats either in the Senate or in this House? I ask this question in order that 1 may know just where to go when I want to transact business in connection witlh the various departments.

Topic:   DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING MINISTERS' SEATS AND ACTING MINISTERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Leader of the House):

The Post Office department is administered by the Postmaster General, the Hon. Senator Murphy, and the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment is under the direction of the Hon. Senator Beland, who has been at its head for the last five years. These two are the only departments which at the present time are under the administration of members of the Senate. Does my hon. friend want to know who are the acting ministers in some of the other departments?

, ' EDWARDS (Frontenac-Addington): The ug ministers, or gentlemen who are administt

Topic:   DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING MINISTERS' SEATS AND ACTING MINISTERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

All other departments

are being administered by acting ministers who have seats in this House, with the exception of the Department of Railways.

Topic:   DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING MINISTERS' SEATS AND ACTING MINISTERS
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CON

John Wesley Edwards

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. EDWARDS (Frontenac-Addington):

That is the only one?

Topic:   DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING MINISTERS' SEATS AND ACTING MINISTERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Yes.

Topic:   DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING MINISTERS' SEATS AND ACTING MINISTERS
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Who is Acting Minister

of External Affairs?

Topic:   DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING MINISTERS' SEATS AND ACTING MINISTERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

The Prime Minister is

Minister of External Affairs.

Topic:   DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING MINISTERS' SEATS AND ACTING MINISTERS
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

What seat does he represent in this House?

Topic:   DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING MINISTERS' SEATS AND ACTING MINISTERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

He will have a seat in

the House shortly.

Topic:   DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING MINISTERS' SEATS AND ACTING MINISTERS
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PRIVILEGE-MR. SUTHERLAND


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Donald Sutherland

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DONALD SUTHERLAND (South Oxford):

I desire to direct the attention of

the House to a misrepresentation in Hansard in the proceedings of yesterday, in relation to a point of order which arose upon which you, Mr. Speaker, gave your ruling. I was charged with having used the words "purchased by legislation," which I denied on that occasion. I rise to-day merely to emphasize

the denial which I then gave, and Hansard proves that I was right and that you, Sir, were wrong. I think an injustice has been done me in that respect.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. SUTHERLAND
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?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. SUTHERLAND
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have carefully read

Hansard and I adhere to the decision I gave yesterday and the point in question. I maintain that the words used by the hon. member were precisely those I mentioned in my ruling, and the hon. member has only to read carefully what he said to find that my ruling was sound.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. SUTHERLAND
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CON
?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. SUTHERLAND
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

When the House has declared for or against a ruling of the Speaker from which an appeal has been taken, the House must abide by the decision rendered.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. SUTHERLAND
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LUSITANIA CLAIMS


On the Orders of the Day:


February 10, 1926