May 28, 1926

PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT


Hon. CHARLES MARCIL (Bonaventure) presented the second report of the joint committee of both houses on the Printing of Parliament.


NATIONAL RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING


Mr. W. D. EULER (North Waterloo) presented the third report of the select standing committee on Railways and Shipping, owned, operated and controlled by the government as follows: The attention of your committee having been drawn to the omission from the interim supply voted by parliament during the present session, of any part of items 372 and 373, of the estimates 1926-27 respecting loans to the Canadian National Railway and the Canadian Government Merchant Marine, Limited; Your committee therefore recommends that parliament grant as interim supply the sum of $10,000,000 of the said item 372 and the sum of $200,000 of the said item 373.


TRIBUTE TO CANADIAN ARTIST

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to lay on the table of the House a full description of the motif and artistic design of the seal, the inkstand and the calendar made by Mr. Paul Beau, ironmaster.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

MOTION FOR PRECEDENCE OF GOVERNMENT ORDERS

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 moved:

That on and after Monday, the 31st of May, instant, and every Monday thereafter to the end of the session, government notices of motions and government orders shall have precedence over all business except questions by members and notices of motions for the production of papers.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I understand the whips have had a conference over this motion and that they recommend one more private members' day. I am quite agreeable to the motion so amended.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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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:

If it is the wish of the House to have an extra day I would amend the motion by striking out the words "on and" so that it will read 'after Monday the 31st of May."

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PRECEDENCE OF GOVERNMENT ORDERS
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PRO

George Gibson Coote

Progressive

Mr. COOTE:

It was impossible to hear what the Prime Minister said. I want to be sure that we have next Monday.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PRECEDENCE OF GOVERNMENT ORDERS
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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:

The object of the amendment is to give that day.

Motion as amended agreed to.

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INCOME WAR TAX ACT 1917 AMENDMENT


Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Toronto Northwest) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 147, to amend the Income War Tax Act, 1917 (payment by Canadian residing abroad). He said: The purpose of this bill, Mr. Speaker, is to prevent evasion of payment of income taxes by Canadians temporarily residing abroad. Under the present law some 3S12 Canadian National Railways



wealthy Canadians now in London, England, are able to evade both Canadian and British income taxes. The bill provides that income tax is to be collected from Canadians so temporarily living abroad who ordinarily reside in Canada and receive income from purely Canadian investments. The burden of proof of residence is placed1 on them. It is not intended to increase taxation, which can only be done by a minister of the crown. I refer the House to Bourinot, fourth edition, pages 430 to 434. It is simply intended to provide for the collection of the income taxes already imposed upon residents of Canada by existing legislation. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have my doubts as to

the legality of this bill. It seems to me that its purpose would bring it within the authority of the government, the question being one of finance. However, I will examine the authorities.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

MONTREAL STREET RAILWAY PURCHASE

May 28, 1926