March 30, 1927


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved that the House go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to amend the act respecting the Department of Marine and Fisheries to provide that the department shall consist of the Marine branch and the Fisheries branch, and that two officers may be appointed by the governor in council as Deputy Minister of Marine and Deputy Minister of Fisheries, respectively. 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. Motion agreed to.


POST OFFICE ACT AMENDMENT

POSTAGE RATE ON NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS


Hon. P. J. VENIOT (Postmaster General) moved that the House go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to amend the Post Office Act and to reduce the postage rate on certain newspapers and periodicals from one and one-half cents to one cent. 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. Motion agreed to.


DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT

APPOINTMENT AND SALARY OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved that the House go into com-mitee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to amend the Dominion Elections Act and to provide that the Chief Electoral Officer shall be appointed by resolution of the House of Commons, and shall be paid a salary of six thousand dollars per annum. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with Returned Soldiers Insurance



the subject matteT of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the House. Motion agreed to.


UNITED STATES EMBARGO ON MILK AND CREAM


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

William Frederic Kay

Liberal

Mr. W. F. KAY (Brome-Mississquoi):

I should like to ask the Minister of Agriculture if he has any information to give to the House to-day with respect to the embargo placed by the United States government upon the exportation of milk and cream from any place within a radius of two hundred miles?

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. W. R. MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture):

In reply to my hon. friend

I may say that the Department of Agriculture is in communication, both by phone and by correspondence, with the Departments of Health of both Quebec and Ontario with the object of localizing as far as possible any possible source of rural typhoid contagion. An officer of the department has gone down to Montreal to-day with the same object in view. Until the source of contagion is discovered and the causes removed I am afraid we will have to suffer all the inconvenience of the present embargo.

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GEORGIAN BAY CANAL

LEASE OF CARILLON POWER TO NATIONAL HYDRO ELECTRIC COMPANY


On the Orders of the Day:


UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. E. J. GARLAND (Bow River):

I wish to ask the Minister of Railways whether it is intended, as a matter of policy on the part of the government, to refer the lease granted to the National Hydro Electric Company for the development of power at Carillon, or the subject matter of it, to the committee which will consider the Georgian bay canal bill, and if not what steps will be taken with respect thereto?

Hun. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals): I expect fully that the whole question regarding the Ottawa river will naturally come before the committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines in connection with the discussion of the bill which has been referred to it.

Topic:   GEORGIAN BAY CANAL
Subtopic:   LEASE OF CARILLON POWER TO NATIONAL HYDRO ELECTRIC COMPANY
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

In that connection may I ask if the Minister of Railways, or perhaps the Minister of Justice, would lay on the table an opinion on this subject given by Mr. Newcombe about 1918 when he was Deputy Minister of Justice?

I think the opinion was given in reply to a submission by the Ontario government. It would be convenient if we could have that opinion laid on the table before this matter is considered in committee.

Topic:   GEORGIAN BAY CANAL
Subtopic:   LEASE OF CARILLON POWER TO NATIONAL HYDRO ELECTRIC COMPANY
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

If any such opinion exists I will be very pleased to lay it on the table.

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Subtopic:   LEASE OF CARILLON POWER TO NATIONAL HYDRO ELECTRIC COMPANY
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CUSTOMS INVESTIGATIONS IN QUEBEC


On the Orders of the Day:


March 30, 1927