March 8, 1928

PROCEDURE-QUESTION MADE ORDER FOR RETURN


On the orders of the day:


CON

Hugh Guthrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (South Wellington) :

May I address you, Mr. Speaker, on a matter of procedure in the house with respect to question No. 9 which appeared on the order paper of yesterday. When the question was called, the hon. Minister of Immigration (Mr. Forke) announced that it was an order for a return, and tabled it forthwith. I find that the question is a very brief one; the answer

likewise is very brief, and there is no reason why a question and an answer such as this should not appear upon the pages of Hansard. It would be a great convenience to the members of the house if such questions did appear upon the pages of Hansard. As it is, there is but a single copy of the answer, which goes into the office of one of the clerks of the house, and it is very difficult to obtain access to it, and when a number of hon. members desire to see it, almost impossible. I would ask in regard to a question and answer of this kind, which will not take up more than half a column of Hansard, that the question and answer be printed as of to-day in the proceedings of the house. I could, I suppose, put it upon the pages of Hansard by reading fc, but I have no desire to take up the time of the house in doing so, and I would ask Your Honour to direct that the question and answer be incorporated in the pages of Hansard.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Of course, I am the

prisoner of this little book. Standing order 44. paragraph 4, says:

If a question is of such a nature that in the opinion of the minister who is to furnish the reply, such reply should be in the form of a return, and the minister states that he has no objection to laying such return upon the table of the house, his statement shall, unless otherwise ordered by the house-

Not by the Speaker, but "by the house":

[DOT]-be deemed an order of the house to that effect, and the same shall be entered in the votes and proceedings as such.

If the minister has no objection and the house has no objection, what the hon. member asks may be done, but I am the servant of the house.

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LIB-PRO

Robert Forke (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

Hon. ROBERT FORKE (Minister of Immigration and Colonization):

I have no recollection at the moment as to just what the question was.

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CON

Hugh Guthrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

It refers to the Mc-

Conachie case.

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LIB-PRO

Robert Forke (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

Mr. FORKE:

There was no intention on

my part not to have it put upon the pages of Hansard. It was sent up to me as an order for a return. I have no objection to having the question and answer read and put upon the pages of Hansard.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Is it the pleasure of the house that this question and answer shall be incorporated in Hansard as tabled?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

This should really have been decided yesterday, Mr. Speaker, but I have no. objection at all so far as I am concerned, nor do I think the government has.

Question

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

By leave of the house, the question and the answer will appear in tomorrow's Hansard in full.

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QUESTION

CON

Mr. ROSS (Kingston):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. For what reasons was the McConachie

child refused admission to Canada at the port of Halifax? , .

2. What officer recommended the rejection of the above-mentioned child?

3. When was the father of this child admitted to Canada?

4. At what port did he enter?

5. How has he been employed since his admission to Canada?

6. What medical officer examined this child in the old country previous to sailing for Canada?

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LIB-PRO

Mr. FORKE: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

1. Margaret McConachie was refused entry to Canada because she was a prohibited immigrant under section 3, subsection (a) of the Immigration Act, mentally defective (feebleminded).

2. A board of inquiry was held in this case and the rejection was ordered after the hearing of evidence, including that of a medical inspector at the port.

3. April 30, 1927.

4. Quebec.

5. As a miner in Nova Scotia.

6. Dr. J. Hudson Clifford, a roster doctor, of Bellshill, Lanarkshire, reported having examined the McConachie family including Margaret on November 1, 1927, and, his report being quite clear, the movement of the family to Canada was facilitated under the usual conditions; that is, subject to medical examination at the port of arrival. Margaret McConachie was not seen by any Canadian doctor prior to sailing.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

REFERENCE TO COMMITTEES OF PRIVATE BILLS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Georges Parent

Liberal

Mr. GEORGES PARENT (Quebec West):

As there is already a good deal of private legislation awaiting action by the house, but which cannot be taken up while the budget debate continues, I would suggest, in order to expedite business, that the government and possibly the leader of the opposition (Mr. Bennett) could get together with a view to preparing a special motion for sending this private legislation to the various committees concerned.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

In answer to the hon. member, I do not see any private bills on the order

paper for to-day, the reason probably being that the officers of the house knew that private bills could not be taken up. The question, however, raised by him will be given consideration, and if possible we might expedite the second readings of private bills.

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HUDSON STRAITS AERIAL SURVEY

RECOGNITION OF HEROISM AND SKILL OF ESKIMO GUIDE

March 8, 1928