February 10, 1926

LIB

Francis Nicholson Darke

Liberal

Mr. F. N. DARKE (Regina):

I desire to

ask the government, through the proper minister, whether they have any information to offer the House as to when the Lusitania claims will be settled. I have some inquiries from my constituents in this matter.

Topic:   LUSITANIA CLAIMS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Leader of the House):

I shall inquire into the matter and

let my hon. friend have the information in due course.

Topic:   LUSITANIA CLAIMS
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REVISION OF STATUTES


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

William Garland McQuarrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. G. McQUARRIE (New Westminster) :

A committee or commission was

appointed several years ago to revise the statutes of Canada. Will the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) say whether that committee is still carrying on and when it is expected that the revision will be complete?

Topic:   REVISION OF STATUTES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister .of Justice):

The commission is still at work

and it is my hope that it will conclude its labours during the year 1926.

Topic:   REVISION OF STATUTES
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AUSTRALIAN TREATY


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

William Kemble Esling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. K. ESLING (West Kootenay):

Has the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Motherwell) received any representations from the dairy interests in the district of West Kootenay complaining of the disadvantages of the Australian Treaty? I have two

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The Address-Mr. Macdonald (Kings)

telegrams to-day protesting against the discrimination, one of which states that this discrimination is materially retarding the dairy interests of the country. The other telegram is to^ the effect that, as a result of the operation of the Australian treaty, butter fat to-day is selling at eight cents per pound less than it would have brought under other conditions.

Topic:   AUSTRALIAN TREATY
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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. W. R. MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture):

I have not received either of

the telegrams referred to by the hon. gentleman. I have had some correspondence running back six weeks or so regarding the treaty, but my attention has not been directed to the messages which the hon. member has just read.

Topic:   AUSTRALIAN TREATY
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ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY DIVERSION OF WATER FROM GREAT LAKES

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Northwest Toronto):

I would call the attention of the government to an article appearing in a Toronto paper yesterday to the effect that a Mr. W. G. Bruce and Mr. C. A. Maguire of Toronto are appearing at the White House at Washington before President Coolidge to present Canada's case in relation to the diversion of water from the Great Lakes and outlining Canada's position in reference to a bill now before the United States Congress dealing with this matter. Do these gentlemen represent the government of Canada? If not, will the government take the necessary steps to safeguard Canada's interests? Are we being represented by private citizens, before United States senate committees and the United States Congress, over the heads of the British Ambassador at Washington and of the International Joint Commission, on a matter of such vital importance to this country?

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY DIVERSION OF WATER FROM GREAT LAKES
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (West Edmonton, Minister of the Interior):

I doubt whether this government could prevent private citizens of Canada from seeking an audience with the President of the United States if he were willing to grant one, but the gentlemen to whom the hon. member has referred in no way represent this government. If they are appearing there this government knows nothing about it. The only intimation I have had in the matter is what my hon. friend has just brought to my attention.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY DIVERSION OF WATER FROM GREAT LAKES
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CON

James Arthurs

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARTHURS:

Who does represent the

government?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (West Edmonton):

If my hon. friend wants an answer to that question 14011-54

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he had better put the question in another form.


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Will the minister lay all

the papers in connection with this matter on the table?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (West Edmonton):

We

have asked the Washington government to consent to all the papers 'being brought down in Congress and in this House simultaneously.

Topic:   REVISED
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GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH

February 10, 1926