June 8, 1928

PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT


Hon. CHARLES MARC'IL (Bonaventure) presented the third report of the joint select standing committee on the printing of parliament as follows: Your committee have considered the matter of salary of the superintendent of the distribution office of parliament, and are of the opinion that the salary paid to this official is not adequate in view of the responsibilities of the position and the increase in the work of this office. Your committee have therefore passed the following resolution, and herewith submit the same for the approval of your honourable house: Resolved: That the joint select standing committee on the printing of parliament do recommend to both houses that the salary of Mr. R. B. Davidson, superintendent of the distribution office, be increased to $3,600 per annum, from March 31, 1928.


FOREIGN DECORATIONS


On motions:


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):

Yesterday I presented

to the house a return respecting honours conferred by foreign governments on persons domiciled in Canada which has been asked for by the hon. member for St. Lawrenee-St. George (Mr. Cahan). I was surprised to read in an evening paper that the return had been interpreted as giving the names of prominent men who had been decorated by foreign governments. As a matter of fact, what the return actually states is the following:

No information as to any person having actually received any such title, distinction, decoration or order.

Intimation of a desire to confer orders upon the following persons was received from various foreign governments by the Canadian government, which, however, declined to recommend that permission should be granted to accept them.

The direct opposite of what has appeared in the journal referred to is therefore the case.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

In that regard I may say that I

was surprised to see that I had been decorated.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I read it that the hon. gentleman had been offered it, but had declined it.

[The Chairman.]

Indian Affairs-Supplies

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VALUATION OF IMPORTS

PROTEST AGAINST IMPORTATION OF UNITED STATES BERRIES


On the orders of the day:


CON

William Kemble Esling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. K. ESLING (West Kootenay):

May I ask the Prime Minister if the Minister of National Revenue (Mr. Euler) has brought to the attention of the government the protest of the berry growers of the Creston valley in British Columbia against the importation of surplus United States berries during the present marketing season, and may the berry growers of the Creston valley and other portions of British Columbia look for any relief during the present season?

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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 regret that I am unable to inform my hon. friend as to anything that has taken place in council. The government's action in these matters will have to be made known as it is publicly disclosed.

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DEPARTMENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS- SUPPLIES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior):

Mr. Speaker, I have a reply to the statement made by the hon. leader of the opposition (Mr. Bennett) with respect to tenders in the Department of Indian Affairs, particularly with reference to Royal Crown Soap, and also with reference to restricted lists. May I say, without reading the whole of this statement, and in order to shorten the matter, that the list is added to from time to time when we receive requests from firms to give them the opportunity to tender. There is no restricted list, and may I add that the Royal Crown Soap Company were awarded contracts in 1925-26, and this year at 6 cents per pound.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Quite so, but they were not on

the list, although they did make application. I have the letter which I will send across to my hon. friend. That is the better way.

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

They did

tender in 1926. They must have been on the list then.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

No; that is exactly the

point. They saw it by accident and tendered.

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

Oh well, I

have nothing further to say.

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PENSION ACT AMENDMENT

June 8, 1928