FROPOSED APPOINTMENT OF SPECLAL COMMITTEE The house resumed from Wednesday, February 13, consideration of the motion of Mr. Cahan:
Titles oj Honour-Mr. Heaps
That a special committee of the house consisting of eleven members be appointed forthwith to investigate and report upon the advisability of qualifying, amending or rescinding the address to His Majesty the King, which was adopted by the house in May, 1919, dealing with the conferring by His Majesty of titles of honour or titular distinctions upon His Majesty's subjects domiciled . or ordinarily resident in Canada; and also to consider and report upon the appropriate action, if any, which the parliament of Canada should take with respect to the acceptance, enjoyment or use by persons domiciled or ordinarily resident in Canada of titles of honour or titular distinctions or decorations conferred by any foreign government, governmental authority, potentate or power; and also to consider and report upon the advisability of instituting orders of merit, distinctions or decorations, which may be conferred by His Majesty upon persons domiciled or ordinarily resident in Canada, on the advice of the government ot Canada, in recognition of distinguished public services; and that such committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, and to report from time to time to this house.
,Mr. SPEAKER: If any other hon. member wishes to speak on this motion, the time is now, because the hon. member for St. Lawrence-St. George (Mr. Cahan) will close the debate.