February 13, 1929

RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT


Mr. S. W. JACOBS (Cartier) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 12, to amend the Railway Act. He said: Mr. Speaker, the proposed amendment is contained in the single clause of the bill, which provides that a return ticket issued by any railway company between any two points in Canada shall be accepted by any other railway company whose lines run between the same terminals. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


MINISTERS OF THE CROWN

BILL TO OBVIATE THE NECESSITY OF REELECTION UPON ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE


Mr. S. W. JACOBS (Cartier) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 13, to remove the necessity of the reelection of members of the House of Commons on acceptance of office.


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):

Explain.

Topic:   MINISTERS OF THE CROWN
Subtopic:   BILL TO OBVIATE THE NECESSITY OF REELECTION UPON ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
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LIB

Samuel William Jacobs

Liberal

Mr. JACOBS:

Mr. Speaker, this bill was

before the house last year but failed to get past its second reading, and I now introduce it again. The explanatory note will place before the house the object of the bill. The British parliament passed an act for the same purpose, which is found in the imperial statutes, 16 and 17 George V, chapter 19, assented to on July 15, 1926. This principle was adopted in New South Wales in 1906 and always has been in force in South Australia and New Zealand. It is now in force in

Questions

Tasmania and Queensland, and appears to be progressive legislation which I think should be introduced in this country.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   MINISTERS OF THE CROWN
Subtopic:   BILL TO OBVIATE THE NECESSITY OF REELECTION UPON ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
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NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION ACT AMENDMENT


Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Toronto Northwest) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 14, to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act. Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals): Explain.


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

This amendment to the

Navigable Waters Protection Act requires the approval by parliament of the plans of power companies which intend to operate in international streams. There is a provision that harbour works are not affected, but power works will require the consent of parliament where they are in international navigable boundary waters between the United States and Canada.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION ACT AMENDMENT
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ELECTRICITY AND FLUID EXPORTATION ACT AMENDMENT


Mr. H. A. STEWART (Leeds) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 15, to amend the Electricity and Fluid Exportation Act.


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

Explain.

Topic:   ELECTRICITY AND FLUID EXPORTATION ACT AMENDMENT
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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

The object of

this bill is to amend the existing law relating to the exportation of electric power. A similar bill was introduced last year but did not pass the final stage. The object of the bill is to provide that for the export of hydroelectric power we must have the approval of parliament instead of the approval of the governor in council. There are certain reservations in the bill providing for existing licenses and emergency cases.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   ELECTRICITY AND FLUID EXPORTATION ACT AMENDMENT
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


HAMILTON POST OFFICE

CON

Mr. RENNIE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has any property been purchased for, an extension or addition to the Hamilton post office?

2. If so, when, what amount and at what price?

3. Is the said property under rental at the present time?

4. If so, how long has it been rented, at what rental, to whom, and for what purpose?

5. What rental is paid by the Post Office Department in the city of Hamilton for other buildings, and what is the total rentals paid for such buildings since the acquiring of the above mentioned property?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON POST OFFICE
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mir. RINFRET:

1 and 3. In 1914 the property at the corner of John and Main streets, 136 feet 10 inches on John street and 69 feet on Main street, was purchased for $142,503.58 for the purpose of constructing an addition to the public building.

3. Yes.

4. (a) Since July 1921; (b) From July, 1921, to October, 1921, at $50 a month. From November, 1921, to April 30, 1922, at $25 a month. From May 1, 1922, to present time at $50 a month all year round, (c) C. Caug-hell and R. J. Hanna; (d) for washing, parking and repairing cars.

5. Rents paid by Department of Public Yorks: (a) Postal station B, corner Kinrade Ave. and Barton St., from November, 1913, to May 1, 1921, at $1,200 a year when postal station was removed to building erected by Department of Public Works; (b) Postal station C, ground floor of Sanford building, from October 1. 1923, to March 31, 1928, at $2,446.40 a year, when postal station was moved to Duf-field building; (c) Duflield building, comer Jackson and John streets, for Post office, National Revenue, Pensions and National Health departments for five years from April 1, 1928, at $20,000 a year; (d) Space, Grand Trunk railway station for storage of mail for five years from March 20, 1925, at $150 a year.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON POST OFFICE
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HAMILTON CUSTOMS OFFICE

February 13, 1929