April 14, 1927

CON

Leslie Gordon Bell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BELL (Hamilton):

I was paired with the hon. member for St. Henri (Mr. Mercier). Had I voted, I would have voted for the amendment.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   SUPPLY BILL
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LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

I was paired with the hon. member for Argenteuil (Sir George Perley). Had I voted, I would have voted against the amendment.

Motion (Air. Robb) agreed' to on same division reversed, and bill read the third time and passed.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   SUPPLY BILL
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MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SECRETARY

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received the following message:

Ottawa, April 14, 1927.

Sir,

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Hon. F. A. Anglin, acting as the deputy

Prorogation

of the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber on Thursday, April 14, at 8.15 p.m. for the purpose of proroguing the present session of parliament.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant,

F. L. C. Pereira,

Deputy Assistant Secretary

to the Governor Genaral.

At 7.40 p.m., Mr. Speaker declared the sitting suspended until 8.15 ip.m.

The House resumed at 8.15 p.m.

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Subtopic:   MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SECRETARY
Sub-subtopic:   PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT
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PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT


A message was delivered by Major A. R. Thompson, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, as follows: Mr. Speaker, the Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General desires the immediate attendance of this honourable House in the chamber of the honourable the Senate. Accordingly, Mr. Speaker with the House went up to the Senate chamber. In the Senate chamber, the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General was pleased to give, in His Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills:


BILLS ASSENTED TO


An Act to amend The Food and Drugs Act, 1920. An Act for the relief of Dorothy Helen Murray. An Act for the relief of Lotta Maria McGregor. An Act for the relief of Harriett Louisa May MacCarthy. An Act for the relief of Adelaide Mildred Maguire. An Act for the relief of Dmytro Pushkedra. . An Act for 1he relief of Muriel Helen Louise Dunn. An Act for the relief of William Henry Poultney. An Act for the relief of Cecil Chester Richardson. An Act for the relief of Bertha Amelia Bertelet. An Act for the relief of Evelyn May Bateman. An Act for the relief of Fannie Louise Dance. An Act for the relief of Sarah Simpson. An Act for the relief of Percy Compton. An Act for the relief of Hazel Green Anderson. An Act to incorporate Gatineau Transmission Company. An Act respecting certain patents owned by Albert P. Frigon. An Act for the purpose of establishing in Canada a system of Long Term Mortgage. Credit for Farmers. An Act respecting Commercial Travellers Mutual Insurance Society. An Act to amend an Act to provide compensation where employees of His Majesty are killed or suffer injuries while performing their duties. An Act to amend an Act respecting the Construction of a Canadian National Railway Line, being a joint section from Rosedale southeasterly in the Province of Alberta. An Act respecting a certain patent of Enos Henry Briggs. An Act to incorporate The President of the Lethbridge Stake. An Act respecting The Bronson Company. An Act respecting Joliette and Northern Railway Company. An Act to amend "An Act respecting The Brandon, Saskatchewan and Hudson's Bay Railway Company." An Act respecting the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec. An Act for the relief of James Edward Barnaby. An Act for the relief of Helen Pettit Bruce. An Act for the relief of Hugh Devlin. An Act for the relief of Charles Wilson. An Act for the relief of Josephine Rae Ennis. . An Act for the relief of Della Laurel Cox. An Act for the relief of Rose Glucksberg. An Act for the relief of Murray Richard Minler. An Act for the relief of John Leslie MacLellan. An Act for the relief of Elizabeth Brown. An Act for the relief of Matilda Emily Cantrell. An Act for the relief of Mary Ellen Walker. An Act for the relief of Edwin Walter Wood. An Act for the relief of Harriett Robinson. An Act for the relief of Homera Emilie Hodgson. An Act for the relief of Paul Elestei Scarr. An Act for the relief of Ronald Lome Johnston. An Act for the relief of Eva O'Neill. An Act for the relief of Mabel Beatrice Nash. An Act for the relief of Isabella Emily Blue. An Act for the relief of Cherie Amy Aston. An Act for the relief of Ida Gertrude LeFevre. An Act for the relief of Inez Mary Pitcher. An Act for the relief of Charles Murray Mutch. An Act for the relief of Estelle Henrietta Cartwright. An Act for the relief of Ronald Ross File. An Act for the relief of Grace Mantle. An Act for the relief of Emma May Ryan. An Act for the relief of Muriel Martha Hammond. An Act for the relief of Anna Mae Francis. An Act for the relief of Harold James Hubbard. An Act for the relief of Indiaetta Muriel Taylor. An Act for the relief of William Arthur Dillabough. An Act for the relief of James Alfred McCabe. An Act for the relief of Frederick George Jones. An Act for the relief of Manford York. An Act for the relief of Queenie Isobel Parks. An Act for the relief of Charles Shedrick Phillips. An Act for the relief of Lavina Harrison. An Act for the relief of Marretta Isobelle Crosse Leach. Prorogation An Act for the relief of Mabelle Amelia Bulmer. An Act for the relief of John Lauron Garfield Evans. An Act for the relief of Ernest Arthur Kingston. An Act for the relief of Norah Louise Patricia Campbell Chauvin. An Act to amend The Soldier Settlement Act, 1919. An Act respecting certain debts due the crown. An Act respecting certain patents of James McCutcheon Coleman. An Act for the relief of Amelia Chester. An Act for the relief of Elsie Adams. An Act for the relief of Frederick George Elliott. An Act for the relief of Sidney Alfred Tyers. An Act for the relief of Margaret Ann Hall. An Act for the relief of Electa Minerva Meades. An Act for the relief of George Allan Swift. An Act for the relief of Kathleen Maud Cotton. An Act for the relief of Gertrude Thompson. An Act for the relief of Jessie Isobel Davidge. An Act for the relief of Zelpha Evyleen Root. An Act for the relief of May Alice Moor-house. An Act for the relief of Charles Auguste Brosseau. An Act for the relief of Celia Kornblum. An Act for the relief of Alice Elizabeth r egan. An Act for the relief of Della Bishop. rr4in for tlle relief of Cecilia Lucy Holloway. An Act for the relief of Carl Stanley Kyerse. An Act for the relief of Samuel Clement Askm. An Act for the relief of Pearl Lavinia Borke. An Act to amend the Post Office Act. An Act for the relief of Jessie Wright. An Act for the relief of Audrey Idelle Knowles. An Act for the relief of William Edward Couch. An Act for the relief of Clara Cairney. donsmith* ^ ^ relief °f Annie SoPhi* Gor-Chambenf ^ ^ relief °f May Elizabeth Cocker f°F the relief °f Violet G]a<lys An Act for the relief of Mary Eleanor Kennedy Lodden. An Act for the relief of Arlee Lillian Helmsley. An Act for the relief of Merton Egbert Ellsworth Kittredge. An Act for the relief of William Newton Anglin. An Act for the relief of Annendale Ramsden. An Act for the relief of Willie Rosenberg. An Act for the relief of John Henry Fisher. An Act for the relief of Leo Bruce Burley. An Act for the relief of Hilda Parker. An Act for the relief of Gladys Ivy Turner. An Act for the relief of Rose Ann Hill. An Act for the relief of Annie Mary Ann McCulloch. An Act for the relief of George Holvil Fleet. An Act respecting the Halifax Harbour Commissioners. An Act relating to the Harbour of Saint John in the Province of New Brunswick. An Act to encourage the Production of Domestic Fuel from coal mined in Canada. An Act to amend an Act of the present session intituled "An Act respecting The Department of National Revenue." An Act to provide annuities for the Widows of Certain Civil Servants. An Act to amend The Canada Grain Act. An Act to amend The Loan Companies Act, 1914. An Act to amend the Winding-up Act. An Act to amend The Trust Companies Act, 1914. An Act to provide for a loan to the Vancouver Harbour Commissioners. An Act to amend The Special War Revenue Act, 1915. An Act to amend The Insurance Act, 1917. An Act to provide for a loan to the Chicoutimi Harbour Commissioners. An Act to amend the Trade Mark and Design Act. An Act respecting the Canadian National Rail-ways and the tariffs of tolls to be charged on certain Eastern lines. An Act to amend the Act respecting the Department of Marine and Fisheries. An Act to amend The Fruit Act. An Act to amend The Chicoutimi Harbour Commissioners' Act, 1926. An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act. An Act to amend the Excise Act. An Act to amend the Dominion Elections Act. An Act to amend the Customs Act. An Act to incorporate The Premier Guarantee and Accident Insurance Company of Canada. An Act respecting a certain patent owned by Chester Earl Gray and Aage Jensen. An Act to amend The Live Stock and Live Stock Products, Act, 1923. An Act for the relief of Gordon Hiram Langford. An Act for the relief of Amanda Leona Chowns. An Act for the relief of Edwin George Winfield. An Act for the relief of Beulah Faye Wood. An Act for the relief of Jane Rennie. An Act for the relief of Dora Louisa Eliza Maxwell. An Act for the relief of Lillian Moir. An Act for the relief of Gertrude Isabell Middlebrook. An Act for the relief of George James White. An Act for the relief of Maud Cummings. An Act for the relief of Wilhamina Susanna Annis. An Act for the relief of Dorothy Mildred Jeffery. An Act for the relief of Sadie Feder Gelfand. An Act for the relief of Orma Mauuder. An Act for the relief of Isabella Jane Boyes Brew. An Act for the relief of John Falko. An Act for the relief of Mary Edna Thompson. An Act for the relief of Charles Edward Thompson. Prorogation



An Act for the relief of Halsey Vanderleith Welles. An Act for the relief of Henry Raymond Mugridge. An Act for the relief of Laura Gertrude Sutherland. An Act for the relief of Edith May McColl. An Act for the relief of Katherine Alison Pomphrey Weldon. An Act for the relief of Marion Scott. An Act for the relief of Lillian Maud Oram. An Act for the relief of Arthur James Carey. An Act for the relief of Janies Robert Kendrick. An Act for the relief of Richard Thomas Keeth Stinchcombe. An Act to incorporate Commerce Mutual Fire Insurance Company. An Act respecting the Algoma Central and Hudson Bay Railway Company. An Act respecting a certain patent of R. T. Vanderbilt Company. An Act respecting The Sterling Trust Corporation. An Act for the relief of Charles William John Walker. An Act for the relief of John Stewart Walker. An Act for the relief of Percy Ashley Davis. An Act for the relief of Edward Henry Ball. An Act for the relief of Mary Saranchuk. An Act for the relief of Dorothy Ruth Hoffman. An Act for the relief of Frederick Wilson McLean. An Act respecting certain patents owned by the Sealright Company, Inc. An Act to incorporate Guardian Trust Corporation of Montreal. An Act to incorporate The Independent Order "Fior d'ltalia." An Act respecting The Midland Railway Company of Manitoba. An Act to incorporate The Free Methodist Church in Canada. An Act to incorporate "La Congregation de Saint-Dominique du Tiers-Ordre enseignant." An Act to incorporate North American Relations Foundation. An Act respecting The Subsidiary High Court of the Ancient Order of Foresters in the Dominion of Canada. An Act respecting the Federal District Commission. An Act to amend The Three Rivers Harbour Commissioners' Act, 1923. An Act to regulate the Sale and Inspection of Agricultural Economic Poisons. An Act to amend The Civil Service Superannuation Act. 1924. An Act for the relief of Fanny Mayer. An Act for the relief of Joseph Albert Georges Lachance. An Act to amend the North West Territories Act. An Act to amend The Pension Act. An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1928. To these bills the royal assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Senate in the following words: In His Majesty's name the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General doth assent to these bills. Then the Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons addressed the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General as follows: May it please Your Honour: The Commons of Canada have voted supplies required to enable the government to defray certain expenses of the public service. In the name of the Commons I present to Your Honour the following bill: An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1928. To which bill I humbly request Your Honour's assent. To this bill the Clerk of the Senate, by command of the Right Honourable the Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, did thereupon say: In His Majesty's name, the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General thanks his loyal subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to this bill.


GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH


After which the Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to close the first session of the sixteenth parliament of the Dominion of Canada with the following speech: Honourable Members of the Senate: Members of the House of Commons: I desire to express my appreciation of the expedition with which you have discharged your duties in a Session marked by much important legislation. The revision by the House of Commons of its rules should serve to expedite the transaction of public business at future Sessions. , Important government measures which passed the House of Commons during the last Parliament, but which failed to become law have now been passed by both Houses, and have received the Royal Assent. They include provision, in cooperation with the provinces, for a system of long term mortgage loans for farmers and for old age pensions. Amendments have been made to the Canada Grain Act, affecting the grain growing interests, and equally important amending legislation has' been enacted affecting live stock interests. , The increasingly satisfactory showing of the Canadian National Railways' net earnings affords concrete evidence of our expanding trade and commerce. The extension of the Canadian National railway system by another comprehensive program of branch line construction, will make possible the rapid development _ of communities hitherto lacking railway facilities. Further substantial provision has also been made for work on the Hudson Bay route. The Agreement concerning the Grand Trunk Pacific Debenture Issue has been approved. The expansion of our trade, which is rapidly penetrating the diversified markets of the world, is further reflected in the increasing lm- Governor General's Speech portation of raw material for the use of our manufacturers and a corresponding increase in our exportation of manufactured goods. Our exports of food products continue satisfactory. Supplementing the work of the Empire Marketing Board, provision has been made to assist in a substantial manner the marketing of Canadian produce in Great Britain. Arrangements are also nearing completion for the improved steamship service to the British West Indies. The favourable consideration given the recommendations of the Royal Commission appointed to examine and report upon conditions in the Maritime Provinces, has been received with general approval throughout the Dominion. The substantial money grants made to these provinces, the reduction to be effected in their freight rates, the encouragement given the production of domestic fuel from coal mined in Canada, the provision for a Deputy Minister of Fisheries, and for Harbour Commissions at Halifax and St. John, together with other administrative measures contemplated in accordance with the recommendations of the Commission, will, it is confidently expected, materially assist in furthering the economic prosperity of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and in advancing the welfare and unity of the whole Dominion. The protection of the public revenues has been enhanced by the heavier penalties provided for violation of the Customs and Excise laws and by the consolidation of the Customs, Excise and Income Tax branches of the public service into one Department of the Government to be known as the Department of National Revenue. Additional protection for the public has been afforded by the amendments made to the laws respecting insurance, loan and trust companies. Amendments of importance to ex-soldiers have been made to the Pension Act, extending the period for filing pension claims, and making provision for a second appeal in case of newly discovered evidence. The position of the Civil Service of Canada has been improved with respect alike to salaries and superannuation. To aid in the celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of Confederation, a National Committee has been incorporated. Its efforts have been directed to securing, in cooperation with the provinces, a worthy commemoration of this important stage in our national development. Especially appropriate is the constitution at this time of a Federal District Commission with enlarged jurisdiction and powers in respect of the permanent beautification of the Capital of our Dominion. Members of the House of Commons: It is gratifying to know that you have been able to effect further substantial relief from taxation. I thank you for the provision you have made for the public service. Honourable Members of the Senate: Members of the House of Commons: The Minister Plenipotentiary accredited by His Majesty to represent the Dominion of Canada in the United States has presented his credentials and has entered upon his duties. The President of the United States has appointed the former United States Ambassador to Belgium as Minister Plenipotentiary in Canada; the new Minister will shortly take up his duties at Ottawa. This exchange of representatives will undoubtedly help to maintain and develop the existing good relations between the two countries. . The prosperity which Canada so happily enjoys at the present time gives every indication of continuing in increasing measure. For this, and many other blessings upon our land, I join with you in heartfelt thanks to Divine Providence. This concluded the first session of the sixteenth parliament.


END OF VOLUME II


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April 14, 1927