April 10, 1928

PETITIONS

CON

John Wesley Edwards

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. J. W. EDWARDS (Frontenac-Ad-dington):

I wish to add to the thirty thousand signatures I presented last session some six thousand names of persons in New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan

asking for the transfer to the prairie provinces of their natural resources without restrictions.

I have also been requested to present to the house a petition signed by some ten thousand men and women of the Dominion asking the parliament of Canada to enact legislation whereby it shall be constituted a crime, punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, for any person or persons to state or publish any statement that any person or persons legally married according to the law of any province in Canada under which such marriage takes place, are not legally or lawfully married, or are living in adultery, or shall in any way make reflections upon the legality of such marriage or the legitimacy of any child or children born of such marriage.

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CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals): I lay on the table of the house the ninth annual report of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine, and I wish to advise the house that I expect either to-morrow or the following day to be able to table the annual report of the Canadian National Railways.


IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. ROBERT FORKE (Minister of Immigration and Colonization) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 187, to amend the Immigration Act.


CON
LIB-PRO

Robert Forke (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

Mr. FORKE:

This bill reads:

His Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Section 41 of the Immigration Act, chapter 93 of the revised statutes of Canada, 1927, is hereby repealed.

Hon. members will remember that a similar bill was introduced into the house last session and if I recollect rightly it was carried without division but it was afterwards rejected by the senate. I do not think it is necessary for me to read the clause which has been repealed.

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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

Had we not better reform the senate first.

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LIB-PRO

Robert Forke (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

Mr. FORKE:

Maybe. This bill is designed1 to make deportation for certain causes dependent upon a conviction in Canada, under part

II of the Criminal Code, relating to offences against public order, rather than upon a hearing before a board of inquiry concerning certain offences under section 41 of the Immigration Act.

Exchequer Court Act

Proceedings for the deportation of such undesirable classes are provided by sections 40, 42 and 43 of the act, and under those sections deportation may be carried out. It is considered that the provisions of section 41 are unnecessary, as section 40 and part II of the Criminal Code cover the case.

I do not think it is necessary to make any further explanation because all the members who were here last session will be conversant with this proposed amendment to the Immigration Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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CANADA GRAIN ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. JAMES MALCOLM (Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 188, to amend the Canada Grain Act.


CON
LIB

James Malcolm (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MALCOLM:

The amendments proposed by this bill to the Canada Grain Act are with regard to the grading of spring wheat, oats and barley. These amendments are made upon the recommendation of the Board of Grain Commissioners after a thorough investigation and they are rendered necessary by the development of new varieties of these grains and by new conditions. It is felt that the proposed amendments will meet the existing situation and will prove of considerable benefit to the western producers.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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PRISONS AND REFORMATORIES ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 189, to amend the Prisons and Reformatories Act.


UFA
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Part 9 of the Prisons and Reformatories Act applies only to the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The purpose of this amendment is to extend to Nova Scotia as well the application of the sections concerning the home for young women in Cloverdale, New Brunswick. Owing to a mistake, Nova Scotia was not included in the amendment of two years ago and this is for the purpose of sending young women from Nova Scotia as well to that home in New Brunswick.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Nova Scotia was left

out in the revision, was it not?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Yes.

Motion agreed to and bill read the firs! time.

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April 10, 1928