March 22, 1927

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS ACT, 1919, AMENDMENT CONTROL OF STANDARDS OF MAINTENANCE VESTED IN RAILWAY COMMISSION


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals) moved the second reading of Bill No. 176, to amend the Canadian National Railways Act, 1919. Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, and the House went into committee thereon, Mr. Johnston in the chair. On section 1-Application of the Railway Act to Canadian government railways.


CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

The minister might explain. This particular provision, if I understand it aright, is to place the Canadian government railways on the same plane as the other railways in respect to their employees.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Under the present Canadian Government Railways Act control of the standards of maintenance is not vested in the Board of Railway Commissioners but is vested in the minister. With respect to the whde of the rest of the Canadian government railway system, the Board of Railway Commissioners have control over the standards of maintenance. After going into the matter very thoroughly it is thought desirable to give the board jurisdiction over the former government railways as over the rest of the system. That is the whole import of the amendment.

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CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

I suppose there has been no objection on the part -of any of the employees to the proposition?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

No. The fact is that the employees' organizations have for a number of years been pressing that this be done.

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Section agreed to. Bill reported, read the third time and passed.


RULES OF THE HOUSE

CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE


The House resumed from Friday, March 18, consideration in committee of the report Rules oj the House



of the special committee appointed to revise the rules of the House of Commons- Mr. Johnston in the chair.


LIB

John Frederick Johnston (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

When the committee

rose on Friday evening we were considering a new rule to be added after rule 21. This will be found at the bottom of page 12. To the proposed new rule the hon. member for Nelson (Mr. Bird) had moved an amendment to the following effect:

That the words "the leader of the opposition" in the first and second lines be deleted and the following words substituted therefor: "leaders of opposition groups".

The question is on the amendment.

Amendment (Mr. Bird) negatived.

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LIB

John Frederick Johnston (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Shall the new rule be added after rule 21?

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Yes.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

There was a su'bamendment which has not been read.

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LIB

John Frederick Johnston (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

On Friday evening Mr. Pouliot moved:

That the new rule to be added after rule 21 as amended be replaced by the paragraph:

"No speech delivered in the House of Commons shall be recorded in Hansard."

I do not think this can be accepted as an amendment.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

It has no reference to this rule.

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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

Would it

be proper to suggest as an amendment that the hon. member's speeches be not recorded in Hansard?

New rule 21 agreed to on division: Yeas: 115; Nays: 20.

On amended rule 23-Decorum in the House.

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LIB

Malcolm McLean

Liberal

Mr. McLEAN (Melfort):

Sub-section 2

reads:

When the Speaker is putting a question, no member shall walk out of or across the House, or make any noise or disturbance.

This does not refer to any member coming into the House, which evidently may be done while the Speaker is putting the question.

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March 22, 1927