April 26, 1929

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE


On the order for resuming the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr. Parent for the concurrence in the second report of the select standing committee on public accounts:


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CON
LIB
LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Is it the pleasure of the

house to adopt the motion?

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CON

Hugh Guthrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

It was agreed that the

motion should stand until the hon. member for Cartier (Mr. Jacobs), the chairman of the committee, who signed the report, was in his place. He is not present to-day.

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SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT

SALE OR TRANSFER OF SHARES OF STOCK


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

May I remind the house and the country that in the budget speech delivered on March 1, notice was given of a proposed change in part seven of the Special War Revenue Act, concerning the sale or transfer of shares of stock. It was provided that this change should go into effect on the 1st of May, next Wednesday. It is now apparent that the necessary amending bill may not be ready to receive royal assent before that date and it is proposed that the revised rates shall not be effectual until July 1. The officers of the National Revenue department have been notified accordingly.

The abolition of the Special War Revenue Act tax on cables, telegrams, railway and other tickets becomes effective on May 1.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Is it proposed that there shall

be no amendments in the rate of the new tax with respect to mines and mining shares, or is that subject to discussion and reconsideration by the ministry when the resolution is before the house?

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

It is subject to discussion

when the resolution is before the house.

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CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Fort William):

Just in that connection I notice the minister used the words "revised rates." Since he mentions there are going to be revised rates, I was wondering if he should not make them public at this time.

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James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

The term "revised rates" is

used because the rates as presented to parliament in the budget are revised rates.

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NEWSPAPER VAPAUS


On the orders of the day:


UFA

William Irvine

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (Wetaskiwin):

I desire to direct a question to the Minister of Justice, or the Solicitor General, or whichever power or authority the question should be directed to, in respect of a petition which was presented to the house yesterday by the hon. member for Nipissing (Mr. Lapierre), a petition which asked for the suppression of a paper called "Vapaus." I should like to ask whether the officers of the house have examined that petition, and whether they have formally accepted or rejected it. In connection with the question, if I am in order,

I should like to point out that Bourinot, third edition, page 348, says:

AH petitions should be respectfully and temperately worded. The house will refuse to receive them if they contain any reflections on the king or his representative in Canada, or on the action of parliament, or on any of its committees, or on the courts of justice, or affect "the legal and social positions of individuals."

I believe that petition shows disrespect to His Majesty inasmuch as it asks for_ the suppression of liberty, whereas His Majesty stands for liberty to all British people. In the next place it infringes the law.

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Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. gentleman, to be in order, should give notice and move that the petition be not received in spite of the report which has been made. The matter is not debatable just now, but if the hon. gentleman will give notice and move that the petition be not received for the reason he alleges, he will be in order.

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April 26, 1929