March 30, 1928

FEDERAL DISTRICT COMMISSION ACT, AMENDMENT PAYMENT OF GRANT AND ISSUE AND REDEMPTION OF SECURITIES


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 the Federal District Commission Act, 1927, be amended to provide, 1. That the period for the payment of the annual grant to the commission, at present fixed at sixteen years from the first day of April, 1927, be extended to thirty years from the first day of April, 1928, the said annual payment to remain at the sum of $250,000; 2. That the commission may issue securities and the governor in council may authorize the guarantee of the payment of principal and interest thereon, the proceeds to be deposited to the credit of the Minister of Finance in trust for the commission and released by the minister in his discretion for the purposes of the act; 3. That a sinking fund shall be created and maintained by the commission out of its actual annual income to provide sufficient funds to redeem such guaranteed securities as they respectively become due, and the provisions of the Expropriation Act instead of the railway act shall be made applicable to proceedings of the commission. 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.


ECONOMIC CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS


On the orders of the day:


CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. C. H. CAHAN (St. Lawrence-St. George):

I wish to ask the Prime Minister

Radio-Cancellation oj Licenses

if it is the intention of the government, after the recess, to submit to this house for approval, the resolutions passed at the Economic conference of May last, at which the government of this country was represented.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I shall have

to consider that question and give my hon. friend a reply after the recess.

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RADIO-CANCELLATION OF LICENSES


On the orders of the day:


LAB

Abraham Albert Heaps

Labour

Mr. A. A. HEAPS (North Winnipeg):

I

wish to ask the Minister of Marine and Fisheries if the radio licenses issued to the International Bible Students have been cancelled, and if so for what reason.

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. P. J. A. CARDIN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries):

This question has been put to me several times during the week, and I am prepared now to make a declaration in regard to the matter. That declaration is very short and it is this: In the light of the information voluntarily submitted to the Department of Marine and Fisheries during the past year or more, and with a view of promoting a readjustment of radio broadcasting licenses, it has been decided not to renew the licenses to the International Bible Students.

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UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. H. E. SPENCER (Battle River):

To how many cities does this decision apply?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

I understand they have two licenses, one in the west and one in Toronto. This applies to both.

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CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PETER McGIBBON (Muskoka-Ontario):

Will the minister give us the

reason for this action?

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Toronto Northwest):

Some time ago I presented several petitions and letters asking that the license be renewed to radio station C.K.C.X. in Toronto. I have received a large number of additional letters and petitions. What action will be taken in regard to these communications? I believe a great part of the radio fans want this license renewed. April 1st is near, and it is the last day upon which I can bring the matter up before licenses are issued. Is this going to be a matter of party patronage or not?

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. A question on the subject to which the hon. gentleman refers was put a moment ago and answered by the Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

I should like to get a

reply in regard to the Toronto station.

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

Representations have been made to the department on both sides of the question.

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CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McGIBBON:

Will the minister be

good enough to give us the reason for this action?

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CON
LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The hon. gentleman has spoken once.

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March 30, 1928