June 2, 1928

PRIVATE BILL

LONDON AND PORT BUR WELL RAILWAY COMPANY

LIB

William Horace Taylor

Liberal

Mr. W. H. TAYLOR (Norfolk-Elgin) moved:

That Bill No. 58, an act to incorporate the London and Port Burwell Railway Company be placed this day in its position on the order paper for third reading.

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Mr. Speaker-

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UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

May I ask the hon.

member what he considers the place of this bill should be?

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Is the hon. member asking that question of the Chair?

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UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

I am asking the hon.

member, Mr. Speaker.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

That would be for the

officers of the house to say.

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CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Does this motion require

notice?

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

No; under standing order 45 no notice is required in the case of private bills but if amendments are made then under standing order 113a notice is required.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Carried.

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Jean-Joseph Denis

Mr. DENIS (Joliette):

The motion reads "in its position". I should like to know what those words mean. I have no objection to the bill being placed on the order paper but it cannot hiave precedence over other bills now on the order paper.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Is that a point of order?

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LIB

William Horace Taylor

Liberal

Mr. TAYLOR:

I am willing to take your

ruling, Mr. Speaker, as regards the position the bill should take on the order paper.

London and Port Burwell Railway

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Yesterday the motion

was made by the hon. member for West Elgin (Mr. Hepburn) for the third reading of this bill. Thereupon the hon. member for Fromtenac-Addington (Mr. Edwards) rose and moved the previous question. The previous question was negatived. What does that imply? It means simply that on that day the bill could not be read the third time. In my humble opinion, however, it should not lose its position. It was not "killed;" it was only superseded and therefore should retain the position it held last night. The bill was not in committee of the whole. Standing order 15, subsection 4 reads:

After a private or public bill has been considered on Tuesday or Friday evening and debate thereon has been adjourned or interrupted at nine o'clock, it shall be placed at the foot of the list of such bills on the order paper.

That was not the case in the present instance. The Speaker Was in the chair, and the bill was merely superseded by reason of the previous question having been negatived. Consequently it keeps its place on the order paper, and I so rule.

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Jean-Joseph Denis

Mr. DENIS (Joliette):

It keeps its rank?

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

It keeps its rank because, as I have said, it was not "killed". The situation is the same as though the bill had stood. If an hon. member had said "stand" the bill would not have lost its rank. The bill was paralysed-figuratively speaking

yesterday, ibut to-day it is revived.

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CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

It seems to me, Mr. Speaker, that when the house last night voted that the question be not now put, the inference is that tlie house had no wish to decide upon the bill at all.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

No.

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CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Not at thait time. I

am not objecting to its being reintroduced, out I do submit that the bill should go to the bottom of the list and not be placed at the top.

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June 2, 1928