March 5, 1930

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT

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) moved:

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this house has appointed the Honourable the Speaker and Messrs. Bertrand, Bettez, Bourassa, Bowman, Carmichael, Chevrier, Cotnam, Deseoteaux, Dionne, Edwards (Ottawa), Foster, Fraser, Garland (Carleton), Geary, Girouard, Glen, Guthrie, Hepburn, Hodgins, Johnston (Long Lake), Jones, Kennedy, Lacroix, Langlois, Lavigueur, Lennox, McIntosh, Marcil, Neill, O'Connor, Pou-liot, Prevost, Quinn, Rinfret, Senn, Short, Smoke, Spencer, St.-Pere, Stirling, Thompson, White (London), Young (Toronto Northeast), a commitee to assist His Honour the Speaker in the direction of the library of parliament, so far as the interests of the House of Commons are concerned, and to act on behalf of the House of Commons as members of a joint committee of both houses of parliament on the library.

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Motion agreed to.


PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT

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) moved:

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this house will unite with them in the formation of a joint committee of both houses on the subject of the printing of parliament, and that the members of the select standing committee on printing, namely. Messrs. Baldwin, Bettez, Bock, Boulanger, Bradette, Charters, Edwards (Waterloo South), Embury, Esling, Evans, Foster, Fraser, Girouard, Gott, Gray, Guerin, Hocken, Howden, Hubbs, La-combe, Lacroix, Lang, Lapierre, Lucas, Luchko-vich, McKenzie, MacLean (Prince), Macdonald

Indian Act

(Glengarry), Marcil, Maloney, Matthews, May-bee, Morrissy, Peck, Perras, Prevost, Price, Quinn, Rennie, Rinfret, Roberge, Rowe, Ryer-son, St.-Pere, Spankie, Spealcman, Spencer, Spot-ton, Steedsman. Sylvestre, Taylor, Verville, White (Mount Royal), Wilson (Vaudreuil-Sou-langes), will act as members on the part of this house, on the said joint committee on the printing of parliament.

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Motion agreed to.


PARLIAMENTARY RESTAURANT

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) moved:

That the Honourable the Speaker and Messrs. Bancroft, Black (Yukon), Boivin, Bourassa, Carmichael, Cayley, Chevrier, Clark, Edwards (Ottawa), Howard, Howden, Kay, Kellner, Lang, MacLaren, Ryckman, Senn, Spankie, Spence, be appointed to assist his Honour the Speaker in the direction of the restaurant, so far as the interests of the commons are concerned, and to act as members of a joint committee of both houses on the restaurant and that a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours therewith.

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Motion agreed to.


DIVORCE COURT FOR ONTARIO


Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 20, to provide in the province of Ontario for the dissolution and the annulment of marriage.


LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

Explain,

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James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

This bill, Mr. Speaker, is the same as that introduced last [DOT]session. It provides for power to establish a divorce court in the province of Ontario.

Motion agreed to on division, and bill read the first time on division.

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VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON DOMINION PROPERTY


Hon. J. C. ELLIOTT (Minister of Public Works) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 21, to provide for the regulation of vehicular traffic on Dominion property. He said: Mr. Speaker, this is a bill to authorize the governor in council to make regulations controlling the operation of vehicles upon Dominion property over which there exists no other public right of way. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


INDIAN ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Superintendent General of Indian Affairs) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 22 to amend the Indian Act. JMr. Mackenzie King.) He said: I may say that the more important amendments consist of extending the school age of Indian children by one year and providing that the Superintendent General may retain a child in a residential school under certain circumstances until he or she is eighteen years of age; provision is made to prohibit Indians of the western provinces from selling their cattle without the consent of the Indian agent; provision is also made euabling the superintendent general to operate farms on Indian reserves for the instruction of Indian farmers and to provide pure seed; section 105 according to a decision of the courts has been given an interpretation that was not generally understood and this section has been amended to make it clear what the intention is; the provision in the act providing for the seizure of boats, vessels, canoes, etc., used in the liquor traffic has been extended to apply to the seizure of motor-cars, and other vehicles of transportation; owing to the tendency of Indians to squander their time and money in pool-rooms, provision has been made for bringing such Indians before a magistrate who can, if the circumstances warrant it, prohibit their entrance into pool-rooms for the period of one year. Other amendments in the act are adjustments made in the various sections to meet the necessities of the principal amendments. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.]


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March 5, 1930