April 27, 1926

PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT

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) moved:

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that this House has substituted the name of Mr. Elliott for that of Mr. Prevost on the joint committee of both houses on the Printing of Parliament, and that the Clerk of the House do carry the said message to the Senate.

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Motion agreed to.


LORD DURHAM

BUST PRESENTED TO CANADA BY MR. STRACHEY

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that a bust of Lord Durham has been presented to the Dominion of Canada by Mr. John St. Loe Strachey, of London, England, and has been received in Ottawa to-day. It will be installed somewhere in the House of Commons this afternoon.

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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):

In connection with the announcement which Your Honour has just made, I am sure I voice the feeling of hon. members of this House when I say that we all deeply appreciate the generous gift which has been made by Mr. Strachey and should be glad if Your Honour would express to him the thanks of this House.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

The fact of the gift has been brought to my attention only in the words of Your Honour. I have no hesitation whatever in adding my request to that of the Prime Minister although I should like to have been favoured with more information regarding the gift itself and whatever letter or communication may have accompanied it.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I shall convey the thanks of the House to Mr. Strachey and at the next sitting give the information asked for by the leader of the opposition.

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ELECTION OFFICIALS IN ATHABASCA

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received from the Chief Electoral Officer copies of correspondence, letters, telegrams and other documents between the Chief Electoral Officer and any other person or persons relating to the payment of election officials in the constituency of Athabasca.

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THE GOVERNOR GENERALSHIP


On the Orders of the Day: Mr. A. TV. NEILL (Comox-Alberni): Before the orders of the day are called I desire to direct the attention of the government to a newspaper report and to ask a couple of simple questions in connection therewith. The matter is of such public importance and urgent interest at the present moment that I almost feel tempted to move the adjournment of the House in order that it may be debated, but it can be dealt with in this manner. The report to which I have reference appears in the Montreal Gazette of Saturday last. It discusses the prospective Governors General whose names are being mooted, and appears to have all the earmarks of authenticity. The article is: Special from the Gazette's resident staff correspondent by wireless registered in accordance with Copyright Act. I shall not read the whole of it but the following three or four lines are decidedly of interest: Meighen's name curiously enough was among those* recently mentioned in two London newspapers as a likely successor of Lord Byng. I want to ask two questions: Is the Meighen there referred to the right hon. gentleman who so ably fills the office of leader of the opposition? Secondly, if there is any truth in that rumour will it have the sympathetic support of the government, and, if not, why not?


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):

I am quite sure that the

name mentioned must refer to my right hon. friend (Mr. Meighen). I had always understood that he had other aspirations, but if he has not and is really seriously considering the position it will be a pleasure for the government to confer with him on the subject.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I do not know what may be the prevalent opinion in the country from which the despatch comes, but this country spoke its mind on October 29 last and assigned to me another task.

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Sumas Landowners Petition

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CLEMENCY FOR PRINCE ALBERT PRISONERS


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

Edward Joseph Garland

Progressive

Mr. E. J. GARLAND (Bow River):

Two or three days ago I directed the attention of the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) to a petition which had been presented to the Department of Justice, signed by 3,500 persons, asking for clemency in the case of two prisoners now in Prince Albert, Cecil Terriss and Lewis MacDonald, who were convicted as a result of the strike that occurred last year. Has the Minister of Justice considered the petition and, if so, what possible action may be expected in the matter?

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Secretary of State of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

I have received the petition and I

may assure my hon. friend that it will be given due consideration.

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PETITION FROM SUMAS LANDOWNERS

April 27, 1926