April 10, 1928


Motion agreed to.


LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:

That it be resolved by the House of Commons:

_ That a message be sent to the senate, informing Their Honours that this house has adopted the above resolution and requesting that Their Honours will unite with this house in the approval of the above mentioned convention and that the Clerk do carry the said message to the senate;

And that this house do approve of same.

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Motion agreed to.


QUEBEC HARBOUR COMMISSION


Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance, for the Minister of Marine and Fisheries) moved that the house go into committee at. the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to authorize a loan to the Harbour Commissioners of Quebec in an amount not exceeding $8,500,000 to carry on the construction of terminal facilities, upon approval by the governor in council of detailed plans, specifications and estimates for such works, and the deposit of debentures of the corporation to cover said loan. 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.


SAINT JOHN HARBOUR COMMISSION


Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance, for the Minister of Marine and Fisheries) moved that the moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to authorize a loan to the Harbour Commissioners of Saint John in an amount not exceeding $5,000,000 to enable the corporation to construct such terminal facilities as are necessary properly to equip the port of Saint John, upon approval by the governor in council of detailed plans, specifications and estimates for such works, and the deposit of debentures of the corporation to cover said loan. 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.


HALIFAX HARBOUR COMMISSION


Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance, for the Minister of Marine and Fisheries) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to authorize a loan to the Harbour Commissioners of Halifax in an amount not exceeding $500,000, to enable the corporation to construct such terminal facilities as are necessary to properly equip the port of Halifax, upon approval by the _ governor in council of detailed plans, specifications and estimates for such works and the deposit of debentures of the corporation to cover said loan. He said: His Excellency the Governor General having been made acquainted with



St. Lawrence Waterway the subject matter of this resolution recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


TORONTO TERMINALS RAILWAY COMPANY


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that the acts relating to the Toronto Terminals Railway Company be amended to provide that the amount of $7,000,000 which the Canadian National Railway Company was authorized to issue by the amending act, 1925. c. 28, may be increased to $10,500,000 to be used for the purposes therein prescribed and for defraying the cost of other railway facilities necessitated by or incidental to the construction of the said viaduct and works. 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.


ANGLO-EGYPTIAN TREATY


On the orders of the day:


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask the right hon. Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) whether or not there will be laid on the table at an early date the correspondence in connection with the treaty between Egypt and Great Britain so far as that correspondence took place with Canada.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

The British government

tabled, in the form of a white paper, the correspondence which they wished to have presented to the British House of Commons, and I understand from the despatches 'which we have received that that is all the British government wishes to have known formally to the world at large. I shall with pleasure communicate with the British government the request of my hon. friend that the correspondence between Canada and Great Britain with respect to the Anglo-Egyptian treaty be laid on the table of this house, and I much hope that the British government will give its consent to having this done.

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ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY CORRESPONDENCE WITH WASHINGTON

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, it seems fitting at

{Mr. Robb.]

this time, in view of the press despatches, that I should ask the right hon. Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) for some assurance as to when the correspondence between the government of Canada and the government at Washington will be tabled and also the report of the advisory committee in connection with the St. Lawrence waterway. It is now several weeks since a part at least of the correspondence took place. I think we would not be unreasonable in asking that it be now laid before the house.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Before the Easter recess

I took occasion to communicate with the Secretary of State at Washington and intimated that I thought our parliament would wish to have the correspondence tabled very shortly after resuming. I suggested that it should be tabled simultaneously at Washington and at Ottawa early next week. I think I may promise my hon. friend that this will be done.

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PRIVILEGE-MR. BENNETT

April 10, 1928