May 9, 1930

PRIVATE BILLS COMMITTEE


Third report of the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills-Mr. Parent.


COMMITTEE ON STANDING ORDERS


Mr. RENE MORIN (St. Hyacinthe-Rou-ville) presented the first report of the select standing committee on standing orders. Mr. MORIN moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


CORRECTION-MR. MACDONALD

CON

John Alexander (1883-1945) Macdonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. A. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Digby-Annapolis (Mr. Short), that the Clerk of the House be instructed to delete my name from the vote recorded at page 133 of the votes and proceedings. I have already announced to the house that I was not present when this vote was taken.

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Motion agreed to.


CALGARY AND FERNIE RAILWAY


Mr. NEWTON M. YOUNG (Toronto Northeast) moved: That pursuant to the first report of the select standing committee on standing orders, the provision of standing order 102 respecting the first and second readings of private bills be applied forthwith to a bill "An act respecting the Calgary and Fernie Railway Company" and that the said bill be referred forthwith to the select standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines. Motion agreed to and bill read the first and second times. Pension Legislation



PENSION LEGISLATION On the orders of the day:


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Vancouver Centre):

I should like to direct the attention of the Prime Minister to a telegram which I have received and in connection therewith to ask one question. This telegram is from Colonel Daykin, president of the Vancouver unit of the Army and Navy Veterans, and is as follows:

At a meeting of the Army and Navy Veterans last night there were some expressions of anxiety lest parliament should dissolve without dealing with the Pensions Act. I have been requested to ask that you do all in your power to see that this is dealt with before dissolution.

I should like to ask the Prime Minister if care will be taken to have this legislation passed before dissolution, so far as humanly is possible, of course?

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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):

I might say to my hon.

friend that some person, for reasons best known to himself, has been very busy in communicating with these local organizations and asking them to wire in about the possibility of this legislation being passed, because in this connection I have already had twenty-five or thirty telegrams. This is the more surprising in view of the fact that I took occasion to state in the house two or three days ago that the utmost care would be taken to see that legislation pertaining to the returned soldiers would receive full consideration. Certainly the intention is to have the pension legislation fully taken care of at this session.

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DUTY ON VEGETABLES


On the orders of the day:


LAB

Herbert Bealey Adshead

Labour

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

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct the attention of the government to an article appearing in the Winnipeg Tribune of May 5, 1930, to the effect that a carload of celery had been received in that city on which the duty under the old schedule would have been $189 but on which the present duty was $450. There was also a carload of cabbages received in that city on which the old duty would have been $120 but on which the present duty was $449. I suppose this is an authentic report, and I should like to know whether or not it is true and whether the government can explain the matter.

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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):

I am afraid that is too

much of a mathematical problem for me. I will have to leave it to the minister (Mr. Euler) to explain when he comes in.

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RELIEF TO SWEDISH IMMIGRANTS


On the orders of the day:


LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, according to a

despatch appearing in this morning's Gazette, 400 Swedish immigrants at present unemployed in Winnipeg are appealing to their homeland for immediate relief. It is obvious that this is a very bad advertisement to have appear in the European papers with regard to one of the best classes of citizens we have. I should like to ask the government what they propose to do in the matter of relief for this large number of Scandinavian immigrants.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Acting Minister of Immigration):

The article referred to by my hon. friend has not been brought to the attention of the government, but I will ask the department to ascertain what authority there may be for the report.

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May 9, 1930