February 22, 1929

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 39, respecting The Essex Terminal Railway Company.-Mr. Odette. Bill No. 40, to incorporate the Montreal Underground Terminal Company.- Mr. Rheaume. Bill No. 41, respecting the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.-Mr. Kellner.


DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS


Right Hon. "W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister): I beg to move: That a special committee consisting of Messrs. Anderson (Toronto-High Park), Bancroft, Bird, Black (Yukon), Bothwell, Boys, Cahan, Cannon, Cantley, Dussault, Elliott, Girouard, Guthrie, Hanson, Jacobs, Kellner, Kennedy, Ladner, Laflamme, Lapierre, MacDonald (South Cape Breton), McPherson, Power, Ralston, Ryckman, St-Pere, Sanderson, Sinclair (Queens), and Totzke, be appointed in accordance with the following recommendation of the second and final report of the select standing committee on privileges and elections, concurred in by the house on the 5th June, 1928: "The committee recommend that a special committee of the house should be appointed at the next session of parliament to examine into the evidence and deliberations of this committee this year and to study the Dominion Elections Act, 1920, and the amendments thereto, and the Corrupt Practices Inquiries Act, and to suggest to the house such other amendments to the said acts as they may deem advisable, such committee to give special attention to the method of selecting returning officers and the preparation of voters' lists." And that the said special committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to examine witnesses under oath and report from time to time.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Mr. Speaker, it was indicated in

the speech from the throne that the government would introduce amendments to the Dominion Elections Act. Do I understand that it is intended that the work of formulating these amendments shall be done by this committee, or is it proposed to submit a bill to the house and refer it to the committee?

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
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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:

It is the hope of the government that the committee appointed under this resolution will be able to bring in a report suggesting such amendments as are necessary to the Dominion Elections Act. It may 'be that further amendments will be necessary, but that can only be ascertained when the committee has reported.

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS
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Motion agreed to.


INSURANCE ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 42, to amend the Insurance Act. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. Mr. ROBB moved the second reading of the bill.



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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Will the minister state

the purpose of this bill?

Topic:   INSURANCE ACT AMENDMENT
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

The purpose of the bill is to

correct certain defects which have come to light in the administration of the Insurance Act, brought about by the growth of casualty insurance; to qualify the act with respect to those companies which deal exclusively in marine insurance, to give fraternal societies the rights enjoyed by ordinary insurance companies, to permit them to issue endowment policies for a period of twenty years or longer, and also, under certain conditions, to enable them to increase the maximum policy to $10,000.

Topic:   INSURANCE ACT AMENDMENT
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Motion agreed to, bill read the second time and referred to the select standing committee on banking and commerce.


EXPORT OF LIQUOR TO THE UNITED STATES


On the orders of the day:


LAB

Herbert Bealey Adshead

Labour

Mr. H. B. ADSHEAD (East Calgary):

I

would like to ask the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) if he has received a letter from the women's section of the Calgary Labour party regarding the refusal of clearance to vessels carrying liquor to the United States, and, if so, is the Prime Minister prepared to give the house any information.

Topic:   EXPORT OF LIQUOR TO THE UNITED STATES
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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 have received a number of letters from ladies, but I do not recall that one.

Topic:   EXPORT OF LIQUOR TO THE UNITED STATES
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

Topic:   EXPORT OF LIQUOR TO THE UNITED STATES
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February 22, 1929