March 29, 1927

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I shall be glad to lay any further correspondence on the table, but I do not think the particular correspondence for which my hon. friend is now asking was covered in his original motion.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

I think so.

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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 may say to

my hon. friend that I was in England at the time, and my recollection is that I had a word with Sir Austen Chamberlain in regard to the matter, and as to the method of having His Majesty approached. I may also say to my hon. friend that I had a personal interview with His Majesty. It was understood with the British government that the order in council of our government would be the one on which His Majesty would act in making the appointment.

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TYPHOID OUTBREAK IN MONTREAL


On the Orders of the Day.


CON

Thomas Erlin Kaiser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. E. KAISER (Ontario):

I wish to

ask the Minister of Health whether his department is taking any part in the endeavour to cope with the outbreak of typhoid fever in the city of Montreal? May I be permitted to supplement the question with one or two statements?

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

No.

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CON

Thomas Erlin Kaiser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KAISER:

I wish merely to fortify

my attitude in asking the question. The matter of public health, I am informed by the best judicial authorities in Canada should be in the hands of the Dominion government. According to the British North America Act we have not assigned to the provinces-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The question

should be put without supplementing it by a speech. The hon. member should confine himself strictly to putting a question, otherwise he must give notice of what he intends to ask which, perhaps, would be the better procedure.

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CON

Thomas Erlin Kaiser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KAISER:

My reason for asking the

question is this: It should be realized what

this outbreak of typhoid means for Canada. Out of 1,225 cases of typhoid fever-

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LIB
CON

Thomas Erlin Kaiser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KAISER:

-thirty have become carriers of disease and that disease is likely to be spread all over the Dominion. Therefore it is an important matter, and I should like to know what the Department of Health is doing to cope with the outbreak.

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LIB
LIB

James Horace King (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Hon. J. H. KING (Minister of Health):

In reply to my hon. friend I wish to say that knowing the limitations of the Canadian Health department, I have merely asked the deputy or officers of the department to get in contact with the provincial and municipal authorities in order that we might be advised as to the conditions existing in Montreal.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT (Translation):

Mr. Speaker, as t'he Ottawa water is contaminated in the spring, would you be so obliging as to issue instructions in order that drinkable waiter be supplied to the House of Commons.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The 'hon. gentleman is

asking if proper measures have been taken for safeguarding the water supply in the parlia-

Chinese Situation

ment buildings. I may inform him that this morning the usual supply of water from the Ottawa river was replaced by Tally-ho water.

INQUIRY FOR RETURN On the Orders of the Day.

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CON

John Alexander (1874-1948) Macdonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. J. A. MACDONALD (Kings):

I wish to call the attention of the Minister of Public Works to a motion passed1 on 23rd February asking for the production of certain papers, and to say that the documents have not yet been tabled.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. J. C. ELLIOTT (Minister of Public Works):

I may say to my hon. friend that

I was not aware that the return had not been brought down. I shall be very glad* to look into the matter.

THE CHINESE SITUATION On the Orders of the Day.

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March 29, 1927