April 13, 1931

HON. NICHOLAS LONGWORTH MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE FROM SPEAKER ON DEATH OF LATE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that during the Easter adjournment I sent the following telegram to the widow of the late Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States:

Ottawa, April 10, 1931. Mrs. Nicholas Longworth,

Washington, D.C.

On behalf of the House of (.'ominous of Canada I tender you sincere sympathy on the passing of your husband whose record in the public life of his country merited the admiration of all.

George Black,

Speaker.

Privilege-Mr. Power

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VANCOUVER HARBOUR POLICE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

I should like to ask the Minister of Marine whether he is aware that on the very day the house adjourned for the Easter recess many returned soldiers were dismissed from the Vancouver harbour board police force. If this is so, will he consider the reinstatement of these men?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Minister of Marine):

I have no official knowledge of the fact referred to by my hon. friend. I will inquire and report.

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UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION


On the orders of the day:


LIB-PRO

Arthur-Lucien Beaubien

Liberal Progressive

Mr. A. L. BEAUBIEN (Provencher):

May I ask the Acting Minister of Labour a question based on two statements that appear in the Ottawa Journal this morning? On page two of the Ottawa Journal of April 13, I find this:

Montreal, April 12-Canadian Press dispatch. About one million people found employment under the joint federal, provincial, municipal relief fund last winter, declared Hon. Alfred Duranleau, K.C., Minister of Marine, addressing electors of Chambly-Vercheres county at a large sugaring party to-day.

Then I turn to page five of the same newspaper, and I read this:

The passing by parliament of the twenty million dollar unemployment relief fund in September last has resulted in employment being given to 248,274 persons, according to a statement issued by the Department of Labour covering the period to the end of March.

May I ask the Acting Minister of Labour which of the two statements is correct?

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CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. A. GORDON:

I trust I am not responsible for what appears in the press.

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LIB-PRO

Arthur-Lucien Beaubien

Liberal Progressive

Mr. BEAUBIEN:

Does the Minister of Marine deny the statement or is it true?

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CIVIL SERVICE

REPORTED RETIREMENT OF EMPLOYEES OF DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Charles A. Stewart

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (West Edmonton) :

I should like to make this inquiry of the ministry through the Minister of the Interior:

First, is the newspaper report of Saturday true that there have been approximately one hundred positions of the Department of the Interior abolished?

Second, if so, is it the intention of the government to keep on the eligible list the civil

servants formerly occupying these positions and at the first opportunity to transfer them to positions in other departments for which they can qualify?

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CON

Thomas Gerow Murphy (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. T. G. MURPHY (Minister of the Interior):

The answer to the first question is in the affirmative. As to the second question, I can only say that the department are working in cooperation with the Civil Service Commission, who are cognizant of what is being done. As to what will be done in the future, that of course will depend upon a further conference with the Civil Service Commission.

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PRIVILEGE-MR. POWER


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. C. G. POWER (Quebec South):

I

desire to draw the attention of Your Honour and of the house to a question of privilege. In an edition of a newspaper called Le Journal, published in Quebec city on the 4th April, there appears the following:

Le doeteur Duguay se signale par ses paroles opportunes.

That is to say:

Doctor Duguay, the member for Lake St. John, makes very opportune observations.

It goes further and says that the Benjamin of the house paints a soul-stirring picture of the history of Canadian politics, and so on through four columns of what purports to be a report of the speech by the hon. member for Lake St. John.

In Le Petit Journal, published in Montreal on the 5th of April, 1931, the following appears under the title of the Hon. Mr. Dupre, Solicitor General:

The speaker of the day on Thursday was the Hon. Maurice Dupre, minister of the district of Quebec. It was his parliamentary debut. He did very well. An eloquent speaker, a delicate litterateur, he examined the political situation and corrected the mistakes of the opposition.

He was loudly applauded by the right.

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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Go on with the question of privilege.

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April 13, 1931