April 14, 1927

UFA

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. KENNEDY:

I want to reply to the statement made by the hon. member for Saskatoon (Mr. Young) who referred to the company which I was keeping last year. Let me tell him that I am as proud of the company I kept last year on the customs committee as the company I kept this year on the railway committee, and that is not saying anything against either of them. I wish simply to protest and to put myself on record as holding the view that, by this appropriation, we are not dealing fairly with officials in the civil service who maintain their record clean and efficient' to the end. I know, because of the feeling of the House, it is of no use moving a motion to reduce this item or to strike it out; but notwithstanding that, a principle is involved, and I want t'o go on record as saying that the action that is being taken is wrong.

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UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

I want to support the

hon. member for Peace River in his conten-. tion.

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Item agreed to. Resolutions reported.



Supply Bill


CONCURRENCE


The House proceeded t'o consider certain resolutions reported from committee of supply- Resolutions concurred in.


WAYS AND MEANS

SUPPLY BILL


Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance) moved that the House go into Committee of Ways and Means. Motion agreed to, and the House went into committee, Mr. Johnston in the chair.


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB moved:

Resolved that towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty for the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1928, the sum of $234,934,632.06 be granted out of the consolidated revenue fund of Canada.

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Motion agreed to. Resolutions reported and concurred in. Mr. Robb thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 340, for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ending March 31, 1928. Motion agreed to and bill read the first and second time.


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB moved:

That the said bill be now road a third time.

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CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Leader of the Opposition) moved:

That all the words after "that" in the motion be struck out and the following substituted therefor, namely:

The bill be not now read a third time but that it be referred back to the committee of the whole with instructions to the said committee that it have power to reduce vote No. 467 schedule C, by the sum of $475,000.

This matter was discussed when a similar motion was made in the committee last night. I do not need to repeat what was then said; I simply wish to have the opinion of the House taken in regard to it.

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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):

I am prepared to follow the example of my hon. friend, and to say, I do not think it is necessary to add anything to what was said last night, and I hope the House will vote on this amendment as emphatically as it did in the committee.

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CON

George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEARY:

I was paired with the hon.

member for Laurier-Outremont (Mr. Mercier). Had1 I voted, I would 'have voted for the amendment.

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CON

Robert Knowlton Smith

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SMITH (Cumberland):

I was paired

with the hon. member for Antigonish-Guys-borough (Mr. Duff). Had I voted, I would have voted for the amendment.

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CON

John Franklin White

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE (London):

I was paired with the hon. member for Medicine Hat (Mr. Gershaw). Had I voted I would have voted for the amendment.

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LIB

William Frederic Kay

Liberal

Mr. KAY:

I was paired with the hon. member for Wentworth (Mr. Wilson). Had I voted, I would have voted against the amendment.

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CON

Eccles James Gott

Conservative (1867-1942)

Air. GOTT:

I was paired with the hon.

member for Jacques Cartier (Mr. Rheaume). Plad I voted, I would have voted for the amendment.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

I was paired with the hon.

member for Cartier (Mr. Jacobs). Had I voted I would have voted for the amendment.

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April 14, 1927