April 16, 1931

DEBATES TRANSLATION BRANCH

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved:

That the recommendation submitted by the Civil Service Commission under section 12 and section 61 of the Civil Service Act for the classification of the position of assistant chief of the debates translation branch and laid on the table of the house on March 23, 1931, be approved.

Those who have been following the proceedings of the chamber will have observed in the journals of March 23 the report submitted by the Civil Service Commission some tivo years ago. That classification was made, and for the better organization of the staff now working in that branch it is regarded as essential by the Civil Service Commission, by you, Mr. Speaker, and by those in charge of the house that this classification now should be made effective. It involves an increased charge on the revenues of S260 per annum.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):

Who is the

official?

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

He will have to be appointed by the commission. This is merely the authorization.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I suppose the

Prime Minister could not indicate who the appointee is likely to be.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I am bound to say, Mr. Speaker, that since the advent of the new government we are never able to anticipate the actions of the commission.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I was just about to remark to my right hon. friend that I assumed the appointee would be a Liberal.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

If history and custom

are to be followed certainly there will be no chance for a follower of any other party.

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Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 26, respecting the Restigouche Log Driving and Boom Company-Mr. Hanson (Y ork-Sunbury). Bill No. 27, respecting the Subsidiary High Court of the Ancient Order of Foresters in the Dominion of Canada-Mr. Chevrier. Legislation in Saskatchewan


ROYAL ASSENT

CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to

inform the house that I have received the following letter:

Ottawa, April 16, 1931.

Sir:

I have the honour to inform you that Hon. Mr. Justice Neweombe, acting as deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber on April 16, at 3.45 p.m. for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain bills.

James F. Crowdy,

Assistant Secretary.

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LEGISLATION IN SASKATCHEWAN

QUESTION AS TO REPEAL OR DISALLOWANCE BY GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Joseph Oscar Lefebre Boulanger

Liberal

Mr. OSCAR U BOULANGER (Belle-chase) :

Before the orders of the day are

called I wish to put a question to the right hon. leader of the government (Mr. Bennett) based upon statements made by followers of the government and even by ministers of the crown in relation to recent laws passed by the legislature of Saskatchewan. In those statements these laws have been condemned and the hope has been expressed that they may be repealed. My question, therefore, is this: In view of these statements is it the intention of the government to take steps to have these laws repealed, either by disallowance by the governor in council under section 90 of the British North America Act or through the enactment by this parliament of remedial legislation in accordance with section 93, paragraph 4 of the British North America Act?

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

Mr. Speaker, I intimated some days

ago that I was wholly in accord with the hon. gentleman's own chief in his statement made some years ago that questions as to policy or having to do with the intentions of the government should not be put on the orders of the day. However, I can assure the hon. gentleman that his representations will be given due weight. I gather that he suggests that the power of disallowance, which has been in abeyance now for half a century, should be used by this administration. I refer him to history, and he will ascertain in that way what is the correct course to be followed in a ease such as he has suggested.

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ASSISTANCE TO RETURNED SOLDIER

April 16, 1931