April 27, 1928

SICKNESS AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE


Mr. F. W. HAY (North Perth) presented the sixth report of the selecting standing committee on banking and commerce, as follows: In obedience to an order of the house dated 27th March, 1928, your committee have considered the following resolution of the house, viz: "That the select standing committee on banking and commerce be instructed to investigate and report on the operations of companies carrying on sickness and accident insurance business in Canada." and herewith submit a copy of the evidence taken in respect thereto.APRIL 27, 192S Private Bills It is expected that the Insurance Act will be amended next session. Your committee, therefore, recommend that the superintendent of insurance be instructed to draft amendments in keeping with the facts adduced, for incorporation in a general amending act to the Insurance Act.


MONTREAL UNDERGROUND TERMINAL


Mr. E. C. ST-PERE (Hochelaga) moved: That the petition of Seraphim Ouimet and others, praying for an act of incorporation under the name of the Montreal Underground Terminal Company, presented this day, be referred to the select standing committee on standing orders, for the purpose of considering the suspension of standing order 92 in relation thereto.


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):

I shall submit to your ruling, Mr. Speaker, but I would point out that the time for the presenting of petitions has already elapsed.

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Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST AND SECOND READINGS-SENATE BILLS

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

It is moved by Mr. Goodison, seconded by Mr. Smith (Stormont) that the following bills be now read a first and second time, and referred to the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills:

Bill No. 232, for the relief of Richard Thomas Bell.-Mr. Garland (Carleton).

Bill No. 233, for the relief of Albert Cheney. -Mr. White (Mount Royal).

Bill No. 234, for the relief of Katharine Adriance Burruss Christie.-Mr. Wilson

(Wentworth).

Bill No. 235, for the relief of Nellie Cohen. -Mr. Jacobs.

Bill No. 236, for the relief of Louis Cowell. -Mr. Church.

Bill No. 237, for the relief of Wesley Thornton Davidson.-Mr. Harris.

Bill No. 238, for the relief of Orfie Earl Dingman.-Mr. Garland (Carleton).

Bill No. 239, for the relief of Edith Alice Douglas.-Mr. Pettit.

Bill No. 240, for the relief of Radford Alonzo Dunfield.-Mr. Casselman.

Bill No. 241, for the relief of Reuben James Fenton.-Mr. Anderson (Toronto-High Park).

Bill No. 242, for the relief of Jane Annie Field.-Mr. Church.

Bill No. 243, for the relief of Charles Edward Frank.-Mr. Anderson (Toronto-High Park).

Bill No. 244, for the relief of Bernice Gatehouse.-Mr. Anderson (Toronto-High Park).

Bill No. 245, for the relief of Harriet Elizabeth Roussie Gray.-Mr. Lennox.

Bill No. 246, for the relief of Thomas Haggitli.-Mr. Kay.

Bill No. 247, for the relief of Ellen May Collison Keene.-Mr. Church.

Bill No. 248, for the relief of Henry Peet.- Mr. Garland (Carleton).

Bill No. 249, for the relief of Leon Proulx.- Mr. Jacobs.

Bill No. 250, for the relief of Dorothea Wil-helmina Reynolds.-Mr. Anderson (Toronto-High Park).

Bill No. 251, for the relief of Violet Robinson.-Mr. Lennox.

Bill No. 252, for the relief of Susan Amelia Saunders.'-Mr. Lang. *

Bill No. 253, for the relief of Agnes Georgiana Smith.-Mr. Geary.

Bill No. 254, for the relief of Walter Edgar Soule.-Mr. Thorson.

Bill No. 255, for the relief of Phoebe Ellen Stevens.-Mr. Casselman.

Bill No. 256, for the relief of Thomas William Storey.-Mr. Bothwell.

Bill No. 257, for the relief of Samuel Wellington Thompson.-Mr. Garland (Carleton).

Bill No. 258, for the relief of John Edwin Timson.-Mr. Anderson (Toronto-High Park).

Bill No. 259, for the relief of Jennie Campbell.-Mr. Geary.

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Motion agreed to, on division.


COCHRANE POSTMASTER-CORRESPONDENCE TABLED

LIB

Peter John Veniot (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. P. J. VENIOT (Postmaster General):

On motions, I wish to bring up the question of the letter which was referred to by me last night in discussing the matter of harbour commissions. I stated that that letter had been written by the hon. the present leader of the opposition, and he demanded that I produce the letter.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I said, lay it on the table. The rules require it.

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LIB

Peter John Veniot (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. VENIOT:

I am going to do that if the hon. gentleman will just give me time. I have before me the original file, and I also have a copy of the letter. As I understand that, under the order of motions, when motions or requests are made for papers, it is generally copies that are produced, and as 1 do not wish the original file to go out of my possession, I am going to lay on the table a copy of that letter, which reads as follows: House of Commons,

Ottawa, April 3, 1912. The Honourable L. P. Pelletier, K.C., Postmaster General,

Ottawa.

Dear Mr. Pelletier,

Please appoint Andrew Chapman Postmaster at Cochrane, Alberta, in the place and stead of Fisher, the present incumbent, who has been

Halifax Harbour Commission

an active partisan, being, in fact, the brother of the Speaker of the Liberal legislature of Alberta, under whose auspices the office is being conducted.

Yours faithfully,

[DOT] (Sgd) R. B. Bennett.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Is there any trouble

about that?

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LIB

OLYMPIC GAMES


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. V@

Referring to the answer given by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Robb) yesterday, in reply to a question regarding the grant to the Olympic games, I notice that the sum of $26,000 was paid to the committee last year, and that no accounting is made to the government, or expected by them, of how this money is expended. I would ask the Minister of Finance if he would be good enough to have inquiries made as to what proportion of this grant is going to be given towards assisting the New Westminster lacrosse team to go to Amsterdam.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, the answer I gave yesterday referred to the grant voted by parliament last year. The same procedure is followed as in regard to grants to the Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and other organizations; my hon. friend will notice several in the miscellaneous items of the estimates. But I shall now direct the attention of the treasurer of the Canadian Olympic committee, to whom the money was paid, that members of parliament desire details of the expenditure. This information I will table as soon as I receive it.

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April 27, 1928