April 17, 1931

ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE


Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 29, to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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CON

Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

This proposed amendment applies only to the province of Saskatchewan. As the house will remember, an agreement was made in the year 1928 under which the administration of the police force in that province was undertaken by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the object of this amendment is to extend the provisions of the present Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act to certain men of the Saskatchewan [Mr. Hackett.J

police who have been incorporated into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It is for pension purposes.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION

CONFERENCE OF FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMExVTS ON INSURANCE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Peter Heenan

Liberal

Hon. PETER HEENAN (Kenora-Rainy River):

Before the orders of the day are

called, Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct the attention of the government to an article which appeared in The Mail and Empire of Thursday, April 16, with reference to a riot in the streets of Winnipeg, involving 6,000 unemployed, and disturbances in other centres of Canada. There had been a request that an unemployment insurance bill be put through the legislature, and Premier Bracken replied that:

A resolution, already passed, favoured the calling of a conference of federal and provincial governments to consider a scheme of unemployment insurance.

I was wondering, in view of this serious situation, whether or not the Prime Minister would give the country an assurance as to whether he intended calling a conference with the provincial governments with a view to putting through an unemployment insurance scheme at an early date.

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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) :

In view of the fact that nine years

have passed without such a conference having been called, the hon. gentleman might ask himself whether the government should be expected to call a conference while parliament is in session and we have been in power but a few months.

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LIB

Peter Heenan

Liberal

Mr. HEENAN:

Mr. Speaker, I do not

wish to move the adjournment of the house, as I am entitled to do in view of such an answer as the Prime Minister has given. Let me point out, however, that during the time I was Minister of Labour there were no riots nor bloodshed in any period of unemployment.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order.

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LIB

Peter Heenan

Liberal

Mr. HEENAN:

And I still think-

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Unless the hon. member

proposes to address a question to the Prime Minister or to a minister I must rule him out of order.

Unemployment Situation

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LIB

Peter Heenan

Liberal

Mr. HEENAN:

Then I will ask for the

adjournment of the house.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

For the same reason

given to the house on a recent date, I now rule this application out of order, inasmuch as the matter therein referred to has already bteen discussed by the house and will no doubt be again considered in the course of the debate now proceeding.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Will your honour read

the motion?

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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:

It is not a motion.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member wishes

to move the adjournment of the house to discuss what he describes as a matter ot urgent public importance, namely, a report of a riot in Winnipeg.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. gentleman must abide by the rules of the house.

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LIB

Peter Heenan

Liberal

Mr. HEENAN:

Then, Mr. Speaker, I regret to have to appeal against your ruling.

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April 17, 1931