June 7, 1926

PRIVATE BILLS COMMITTEE


Mr. W. F. KAY (Brome-Missisquoi) (for Mr. Parent) presented the fifth report of the select standing committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills.


GOVERNMENT LOAN

AUTHORITY TO RAISE A SUM NOT EXCEEDING $150,000,000


Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance) moved that the House go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to bring in a measure to authorize the raising, iby way of loan, under the provisions of the Consolidated Revenue and Audit Act, by the issue and sale or pledge of securities of Canada such sum or sums of money as may be required, not to exceed in the whole the sum of one hundred and fifty million dollars, for paying or redeeming or otherwise retiring the whole or any portion of loans or obligations of Canada and for public works and general purposes, the principal and interest to be a charge upon and payable out of the consolidated revenue fund. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the House.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I would ask my hon. friend to give us a few more particulars as to what is to be done in connection with this money-in Short, how much money is required for retirement of loans, what loans will be retired, and how much is needed for public works and general purposes?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT LOAN
Subtopic:   AUTHORITY TO RAISE A SUM NOT EXCEEDING $150,000,000
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

I will have that information

for my hon. friend on Monday when I move the resolution. I noticed, on receiving a copy of the order paper, that there had been inserted in the resolution "for public works and general purposes," and that was not intended.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT LOAN
Subtopic:   AUTHORITY TO RAISE A SUM NOT EXCEEDING $150,000,000
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

That struck me as being a little off.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT LOAN
Subtopic:   AUTHORITY TO RAISE A SUM NOT EXCEEDING $150,000,000
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Motion agreed to. Water Rights in Railway Belt


RURAL CREDITS


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Vancouver Centre):

On January 8, I placed a resolution on the order paper having reference to rural credits. The government having taken kindly to the suggestion and having introduced a bill in harmony with the terms of the resolution, and as the resolution occupies a page and a half of the order paper, I ask leave to withdraw the resolution and save a few dollars or a few cents in printing costs.

Topic:   RURAL CREDITS
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

By unanimous consent

of the House.

Resolution withdrawn.

Topic:   RURAL CREDITS
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CUSTOMS INQUIRY COMMITTEE


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I hear some reports of

the government preparing for an early prorogation. I have no information personally as to when the report of the investigation into the Customs department will be brought in, but I express the hope and indeed I assume, that there will be no thought of arrangements for prorogation without providing the most ample time for the receipt of and discussion of that report.

Topic:   CUSTOMS INQUIRY COMMITTEE
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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):

Certainly, that is taken

for granted, I think.

Topic:   CUSTOMS INQUIRY COMMITTEE
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SENATE REFORM


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

May I ask the Prime

Minister if there is to be any action taken this session with respect to Senate reform? If not, when is the next move to be made in this direction and of what character?

Topic:   SENATE REFORM
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June 7, 1926