April 12, 1929

PRIVILEGE-MR. GOTT


Mr. ECCLES J. GOTT (South Essex): Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. The Ottawa Journal of this morning under the caption of "Joint Debates," contains an editorial, the first two or three lines of which are as follows: Mr. Gott. Liberal member for South Essex, and Mr. Hepburn, Conservative member for West Elgin, are going to meet in joint debate at St. Thomas a week from Saturday. I do not propose to read the remainder of the editorial, but I do want to say that under present conditions there can be no Liberal representative to the House of Commons from the good old riding of South Essex. The hon. member for Vest Elgin has been unduly complimented.


LIB
CON

Eccles James Gott

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GOTT:

The Journal has referred to

me on another occasion as a Liberal member. I resent the imputation, despite the fact that hundreds of Liberal farmers are to-day supporting our policy of protection for the farmers.

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PRIVILEGE-MR. HEPBURN

LIB

Mitchell Frederick Hepburn

Liberal

Mr. M. F. HEPBURN (West Elgin):

On

the question of privilege, the hon. member for South Essex (Mr. Gott) appears to have been signally honoured. If press reports are authentic, he was on Friday last granted by the Speaker a special extension of time for his speech after a similar request had been denied to another member. This in my opinion violated not only the rules of the house but the neutrality of the Speaker. This latter honour, however, of being named as a Liberal member is the greatest of all. With regard to my name appearing as a Conservative member, I want to deny the allegation most emphatically.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I suppose the house will

accept the word of both gentlemen.

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE


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


CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY

LIB

Albert Frederick Totzke

Liberal

Mr. A. F. TOTZKE (Humboldt) moved:

That Bill No. 83 respecting the Canadian Pacific Railway Company be placed upon the order paper of the house for consideration this day in committee of the whole house and for third reading.

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Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 85 for the relief of Effie Margaret Hill.-Mr. Clark. Bill No. 86 for the relief of Frederick Ruth-erfoord Zoppi.-Mr. Kay. Bill No. 87 for the relief of Lera Ethel Val-lance.-Mr. Casselman. Bill No. 88 for the relief of Minerva Elliott.-Mr. Young (Toronto Northeast). Bill No. 89 for the relief of Naomi Pauline Wilson.-Mr. Lawson. Bill No. 90 for the relief of Harry Babing-ton Millward. Mr. Lennox. Bill No. 91 for the relief of Frances Gwendolyn Snow Lott.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 92 for the relief of Edward George Croucher.-Mr. Casselman. Bill No. 93 for the relief of Elsie Alice Hervey.-Mr. Clark. Bill No. 94 for the relief of Edyth May Shields.-Mr. Young (Toronto Northeast). Bill No. 95 for the relief of Mary Melvina Guerin.-Mr. Young (Toronto Northeast). Bill No. 96 for the relief of Calvert Mitchell Carruthers.-Mr. Sanderson. Private Bilh



Bill No. 97 for the relief of Hunter Wilbert Faulkner.-Mr. Clark. Bill No. 98 for the relief of Marion Ruth Laidman.-Mr. Young (Toronto Northeast). Bill No. 99 for the relief of William Henry Blackwell.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 100 for the relief of Mabel Lorene DeClute.-Mr. Casselman. Bill No. 101 for the relief of Isabell Leach. -Mr. Lawson. Bill No. 102 for the relief ot Emily Munn-ings.-Mr. Hubbs. Bill No. 103 for the relief of Constance Mary Kearns-Mr. Anderson (Toronto-High Park). Bill No. 104 for the relief of Alfred Rescorl. -Mr. Lawson. Bill No. 105 for the relief of Clarence Percy Shields.-Mr. Hepburn. Bill No. 106 for the relief of Isabella Ein-boden.-Mr. Lawson. Bill No. 107 for the relief of John William Telfer.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 108 for the relief of Thomas South-wood.-Mr. Howard. Bill No. 109 for the relief of James Ross Curry.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 110 for the relief of Edna Louise Brown.-Mr. Anderson (Toronto-High Park). Bill No. Ill for the relief of Frederick Davenport.-Mr. Geary. Bill No. 112 for the relief of William Greig Green.-Mr. Casselman. Bill No. 113 for the relief of Antoine Joseph Bourdon.-Mr. Clark. Bill No. 114 for the relief of Arnold Whitchurch Little.-Mr. Boys. Bill No. 115 for the relief of Arthur James Taylor.-Mr. Stewart (Leeds). Bill No. 116 for the relief of Alla Chretter. -Mr. Lennox. Bill No. 117 for the relief of Wallace Evered Gillespie.-Mr. Anderson (Toronto-High Park). Bill No. 118 for the relief of Marjorie Grace Coleman.-Mr. Geary. Bill No. 119 for the relief of Bessie Ruth Glass.-Mr. Jacobs. Bill No. 120 for the relief of Janet Gee. -Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 121 for the relief of Sylvester Wilfred Kerr.-Mr. Casselman. Bill No. 122 for the relief of Florence May Forbes.-Mr. Bell (Hamilton West). Bill No. 123 for the relief of Florence Velma Strachan.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 124 for the relief of William Ernest Foulkes.-Mr. Cahan. Bill No. 125 for the relief of Edith Marie McFarlane.-Mr. Jacobs. Bill No. 126-for the relief of William Henry Laverty.-Mr. Bothwell. Bill No. 127 for the relief of Sophia Love. -Mr. Young (Toronto Northeast). Bill No. 128 for the relief of Cleoniki Paleologou Drakoulas.-Mr. Jacobs. Bill No. 129 for the relief of Ernest Carl Bouck.-Mr. Casselman. Agreed to on division.


REGULATIONS AND INTERNAL ECONOMY


On the orders of the day:


LAB

Herbert Bealey Adshead

Labour

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

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. In the local papers last night and this morning there is an account of the Liberal caucus, in which to my mind the honour of the house and o; the Speaker is brought into question at least the Speaker is severely criticized for certain restrictions he has placed on the activities of the messengers and for other reasons. This tends to hold His Honour up to the country as a man who needs discipline by a party caucus. As a member of this house I protest most emphatically against any caucus, whether Liberal, Tory or U.F.A., attempting to discipline His Honour the Speaker, and so holding him up to contumely. The reports to which I have alluded in both local papers appear under the heading, "Members kicked against the Speaker's ruling and the Speaker's action." Such accounts tend to undermine the prestige of His Honour the Speaker and to create an impression that he may 'be subject to influence in regard to his decisions, the value of which as a consequence may be very seriously impaired. I want to say, sir, that you were elected Speaker by all the members of the house, and that you are the servant, not of the Liberal party but of the whole house. One of the matters brought into question was the fact that you, sir, had given orders to the messengers of this house that they should not supply liquor to members of the house.

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?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

No.

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April 12, 1929