February 22, 1928

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. I have allowed observations to be made with a view to reaching a certain solution of this question, but the motion is not debatable. The hon. gentleman was asked if he would withdraw his motion. If he is not willing to do so, I have only one duty left-to put the motion to the house.

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Mr. Speaker, I want to find out if this is a free parliament. I will not withdraw my motion. The other day when my motion was opposed by the government, as a matter of courtesy I agreed to amend the second part, and I submit that I am now within the rules of the house. But, Mr. Speaker, I bow to your ruling if you still declare that this motion is not debatable. Some have debated it already and some not.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Under standing order 51 the motion is not debatable. As a matter of courtesy, and following the time-honoured practice of the house, I have allowed the two leaders to make certain observations across the table with a view to facilitating matters, but there can be no debate of the subject matter. Is the hon. gentleman willing to

The Mexican Situation

withdraw the motion, or does he leave it on the order paper? I will put the question to the house.

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CON

George Halsey Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE PERLEY (Argenteuil):

Mr. Speaker, may I call your attention to standing order 51 at page 135 of Beauchesne's Parliamentary Rules and Orders, second edition? The last sentence of this rule reads as follows:

All such notices-

That is, for the production of papers.

-when called shall be forthwith disposed of; but if on any such motion a debate be desired, it shall be transferred by the clerk to the order of notices of motions.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

I do not think that debate is desired. We want to proceed with the motion immediately.

Mr. BENNETT; The other man has his rights.

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Mr. Speaker, I was asked by the leader of the opposition to withdraw my motion. I certainly will not withdraw iny motion.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Then I will put it to the house. Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

Some lion. MEMBERS: No.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Those in favour of the motion will please say, aye.

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CON
LIB
?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

No, no.

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LIB

DEPARTMENT OF SOLDIERS' CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT TABLING OF EVIDENCE AND AFFIDAVITS


On the orders of the day:


UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

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

Mr. Speaker, I desire to ask the government a question arising out of the tabling of the Hunter report on Monday last. Was all the evidence presented at the Hunter inquiry tabled; if not, will it be tabled? Are all the affidavits that were taken before the inquiry tabled; if not, will they be tabled?

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

Liberal

Hon. J. H. KING (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment):

I understand that all the evidence taken at the inquiry has been tabled, but I will ascertain if that is so. As

to the affidavits that preceded the investigation, I do not think they have been tabled. If it is the desire of the house I will have them tabled.

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THE BUDGET

DEBATE ON ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF MINISTER OF FINANCE


The house resumed from Tuesday, February 21, consideration of the motion of Hon. J. A. Robb (Minister of Finance), that Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair for the house to go into committee of ways and means, and the proposed amendment thereto of Mr. Cahan.


LIB

Frederick George Sanderson

Liberal

Mr. F. G. SANDERSON (South Perth):

Mr. Speaker, within the limited time at my disposal I shall not be able to go minutely into the budget or the proposed tariff changes. However, limited as my time is, I should like to devote a moment or two to put myself on record-as a Liberal member from western Ontario, representing a constituency where we have a good deal of manufacturing, but which perhaps largely rural-and say that I endorse the budget. I will go further; I will take the opportunity of congratulating the Minister of Finance (Mr. Robb). Running true to form, he has brought down a budget that again we can safely call a people's budget-a budget for the masses of this Dominion.

Summarizing the budget' briefly, Mr. Speaker, it can be divided roughly under three heads: Nineteen million dollars cut from taxes-

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February 22, 1928