May 15, 1928

REPORT OF COMMITTEE


Fourth report of the select standing com-mitte on railways, canals and telegraph lines. -Mr. Young (Saskatoon).


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 303, respecting a certain patent of Anchor Cap and Closure Corporation of Canada, Limited.-Mr. Clark. Bill 304, respecting The Cumberland Railway and Coal Company.-Mr. Ilsley. [Mr. Fraser. 1


TECHNICAL EDUCATION


On the orders of the day:


CON

Hugh Guthrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (South Wellington):

I would like to ask my right hon.

friend the Prime Minister a question in regard to the grants to the provinces for technical education. I was not present in the house on the 4th of May, when a statement was made on the subject by the Prime Minister, but I gather from it that the government intends to continue the grants to those provinces which have not yet received grants for ten years under the act. Does that exclude the other provinces, or does the government intend to continue the grants to the other provinces in the future, that is, to Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and any other provinces that have received the grants for ten years?

Topic:   TECHNICAL EDUCATION
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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):

I do not know that I

quite understand my hon. friend's question. The act was passed some ten years ago, and the opportunity was given to the different provinces to apply to receive the grant for each year in proportion to what they themselves contributed. Any province that has taken advantage of the act for the period of ten years will not receive any further advances, but the provinces which have not up to the present time availed themselves of the opportunity of receiving grants in aid for the period of ten years may receive additional aid for such period of time as would be necessary to complete the full ten years. The government has not yet decided the latter point, but I think I can assure my hon. friend that it will receive favourable consideration.

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CON

Hugh Guthrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Does the government intend to discontinue the practice of making these grants to the provinces in aid of technical education?

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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:

The government does not intend to introduce any new legislation.

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KINGSVILLE, ONT., DREDGING


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. J. C. ELLIOTT (Minister of Public Works):

(Mr. Speaker, in reply to an inquiry yesterday by my hon. friend from South Essex (Mr. Gott) with regard to dredging at Kingsville, I beg to report that on the third instant the district engineer at London was authorized to accept the offer of the Chatham Dredging Company to remove six thousand cubic yards scow measurement of class B material, involving an expenditure of S4,800, to enable a subsidized boat to operate from Pelee island to Kingsville.

National Revenue Act

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RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT

INVESTIGATION OF SUBSIDIARY OF TELEPHONE OR TELEGRAPH COMPANIES


On the orders of the day:


CON

George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. G. R. GEARY (South Toronto):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Railways (Mr. Dunning) if order No. 31 under public bills and orders, being a bill to amend the Railway Act to give jurisdiction to the railway board to investigate subsidiaries of telephone and telegraph companies, will receive the favourable attention of the government? There seems little likelihood of the bill being reached during the remainder of the session, and as it is a general amendment to a general act, I should be glad to know if he would consider its adoption as a government measure, and introduce legislation which would have a chance of passing before the end of the session.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   INVESTIGATION OF SUBSIDIARY OF TELEPHONE OR TELEGRAPH COMPANIES
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES DUNNING (Minister of Railways):

Mr. Speaker, I think under public bills and orders there are in the neighbourhood of five bills to amend the Railway Act. Frankly, up to the present time I have not considered adopting any of them as government measures.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT
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CON

George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEARY:

Would the minister take

them into consideration with a view to expediting them in some way?

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   INVESTIGATION OF SUBSIDIARY OF TELEPHONE OR TELEGRAPH COMPANIES
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May 15, 1928