March 29, 1927

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

WEDNESDAY SITTINGS

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:

[DOT]

That on Wednesday, April 6, prox., and subsequent Wednesdays to the end of the session, the sittings of the House shall in every respect be under the same rules provided for other days.

He said: The government will take

Wednesday nights after to-morrow.

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Subtopic:   WEDNESDAY SITTINGS
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UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

After to-morrow?

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER :

After to-morrow. Is it

the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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UFA

George Gibson Coote

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. COOTE:

Oil division.

Motion agreed to on division.

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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:

I might take

this opportunity, Mr. Speaker, to refer to what appears to be an error in the Votes and Proceedings of March 24. I think it was understood by the House that beginning tomorrow, we would take Wednesday for government business. I notice, however, in the Votes and Proceedings the date is given as Wednesday, April 6. I therefore move:

That on and after Wednesday, March 30 instant, and every Wednesday 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.

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Motion agreed to.


MONDAY SITTINGS

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I should like

to say that to-morrow I may move that the House take Monday as a government day also. I am giving notice now in order that hon. members may have an opportunity to think it over in the meantime.

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CON

PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

MOTION TO REDUCE QUORUM

UFA

Donald Ferdinand Kellner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. D. F. KELLNER (Athabaska):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to move, seconded by the hon. member for Peace River (Mr. Kennedy):

That the quorum of the committee on privileges and elections be reduced to nine.

Notice of this motion was given by the hon. member for Joliette (Mr. Denis).

1640 . COMMONS

Privileges and Elections Committee

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, do I understand that

this is a recommendation by the committee?

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Subtopic:   MOTION TO REDUCE QUORUM
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UFA

Donald Ferdinand Kellner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. KELLNER:

No, Mr. Speaker, this is

a motion that was submitted by the chairman of the committee, the hon. member for Joliette, about two weeks ago. At that time some objection was taken to it and the motion was allowed] to stand. Now we are making the motion again.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Mr. Speaker, I do not

know whether it is in order to reduce the quorum of a committee without any report from that committee asking for the change.

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UFA

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. D. M. KENNEDY (Peace River):

Mr. Speaker, I might explain to the Minister of Justice that this motion is being made because we have not yet been alble in four attempts to get a quorum of the committee together.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Yes, but who is making

the recommendation?

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Subtopic:   MOTION TO REDUCE QUORUM
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CON

James Dew Chaplin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHAPLIN:

The chairman.

Topic:   PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Subtopic:   MOTION TO REDUCE QUORUM
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March 29, 1927