March 19, 1929

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Carried.

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LIB

Motion agreed to.


CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 81 to amend the criminal code.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

I only hope, Mr. Speaker, that the bill I am going to introduce under such happy circumstances will meet with unanimous approval, although I have some doubt as to this. This bill is similar in form to the bill that has passed this house three or four times in preceding sessions. Its purpose is to repeal certain sections of the criminal code which wore enacted' in 1919 concerning sedition.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Interim Supply Bill

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BEAUHARNOIS LIGHT, HEAT AND POWER COMPANY


On the order: Introduction of bills-Mr. Church-bill intituled: "An act to annul an order in council relating to the Beauhamois Light, Heat and Power Company."


LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member for

Northwest Toronto (Mr. Church) has left this note with me:

I wish to drop my Beauharnois motion.

There is no division.

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INTERIM SUPPLY BILL

LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, as we are approaching the Easter holiday and are near the end of the fiscal year, it has been suggested that to carry on the public service we should vote the usual interim supply. Therefore with unanimous consent I beg to move that the house go into committee of supply.

Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Johnston in the chair.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB moved:

Resolved that a sum not exceeding $20,451,936.78, being one-twelfth of the amount of each of the several items to be voted as set forth in the main estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1930, laid before the House of Commons at the present session of parliament, be granted to His Majesty, on account, for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1930. .

Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first and second time, and the 'house went into committee thereon, Mr. Johnston in the chair.

Sections 1 to 3 inclusive agreed to.

On the title.

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Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

This is, of course, without prejudice to our right to discuss these items and must not be taken as acquiescing in the soundness of judgment of the government in voting this sum of money, being one-twelfth of the total of the public service portion of the supply bill, amounting to 120,000,000.

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Title agreed to. Bill reported, read the third time and passed.


VALUE OF CANADIAN DOLLAR


On the orders of the day:


UFA

William Irvine

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (Wetaskiwin):

I wish to direct the attention of the Minister of Finance (Mr. Robb) to a question based upon two sentences which I will quote from Commerce and Finance of March 13:

Canada shipped $1,500,000 gold and, were a free gold market operative in the Dominion, doubtless would have sent much more since Canadian dollars are quoted at a big discount. Canada is evidently resorting to extraordinary measures to keep her remaining gold reserve.

Is the Canadian dollar at a big discount, and is the Minister of Finance resorting to extraordinary measures to retain a gold reserve? And, if so, why?

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

The answer to both questions is no.

Mr. ROBB moved that the house go into committee of ways and means.

Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Johnston in the chair.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB moved:

Resolved that towards making good the supply granted to His Majesty on account of certain expenses of the public service for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1930, the sum of $20,454,936.78 be granted out of the consolidated revenue fund of Canada.

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March 19, 1929