March 12, 1929

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ADDRESS

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the

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Grading oj Grain

following communication from His Excellency tlie Governor General:

I have received with great pleasure the address you have voted in reply to my speech at the opening of parliament, and thank you for it sincerely.

Willi ngdon.

Government House, Ottawa.

8th March, 1929.

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE


Fourth report of the select standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.-Mr. Cahill.


AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION

FIRST AND SECOND REPORTS OF SELECT STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. W. F. KAY (Brome-Missisquoi) presented the first and second reports of the committee on agriculture and colonization. He said: With the unanimous consent of the house I beg to move: That the first and second reports of the select standing committee on agriculture and colonization be concurred in.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

The second report, as I understand it, dealt only with the committee sitting while the house was in session, and there was no recommendation about hearing witnesses or dealing with problems of wheat grading as, it was suggested, would be in the report. The report as read did not contain that.

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LIB

William Frederic Kay

Liberal

Mr. KAY:

These two reports ask, first,

for permission to sit while the house is in session, and, second, that the committee be allowed to print its proceedings from day to day for the information of the members. It is true that in the committee this morning a motion was passed asking for an enlargement of the reference to the committee, but I am sorry to say that I was not able to have that report prepared for to-day.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

There is no objection.

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Motion agreed to.


MARINE AND FISHERIES

FIRST REPORT OF SELECT STANDING COMMITTEE


On motion of Mr. William Duff (Antigonish-Guysboro) the first report of the select standing committee on marine and fisheries was concurred in."


POST OFFICE ACT AMENDMENT


Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Toronto Northwest) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 76, to amend the Post Office Act. Some bon. MEMBERS: Explain.


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

This bill is to restore to the Post Office Act the words "His Majesty's Mail " which were the words used in the days of the old provinces of Canada before confederation. When the statutes were revised a couple of years ago the words " His Majesty's Mail " were struck out and the words " Canada Mail " inserted. The object of the bill is to restore the former words.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

MOTOR AND PLEASURE BOATS On the orders of the day:

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CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PETER McGIBBON (Muskoka-On-tario):

I should like to ask the government if an order in council has been passed imposing a tax on motor boats and other pleasure boats. If so, why has that been made to apply only to the Mnskoka lakes?

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING

(Prime Minister): In reply to my hon. friend I may say that taxes are never imposed by order in council.

GERMAN IMMIGRANTS AT TORONTO On the orders of the day:

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LAB

Abraham Albert Heaps

Labour

Mr. A. A. HEAPS (North Winnipeg):

I would like to ask the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the importation by the Rapid Grip, Limited, of Toronto, of a number of mechanics from Europe to displace the men who were, working for that company, is it the intention of his department or the government to introduce legislation to prevent an occurrence of that kind in future?

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March 12, 1929