May 12, 1931

PRIVATE BELLS COMMITTEE


First report of the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills-Mr. Stinson.


PRIVATE BILL

MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF PETITION

CON

Leslie Gordon Bell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. L. G. BELL (St. Antoine) moved:

That the petition of Marie Rose Agnes Belanger Gauron, alias Caron, of Montreal, Quebec, praying for a bill of divorce from Delphis Gauron, alias Caron, which was presented to the house on the 11th instant, together with the report of the clerk of petitions thereon, be referred to the select standing committee on standing orders, for the purpose of considering the suspension of standing order 92 in relation thereto.

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

May I ask the hon. gentleman if this is not a new procedure? It is the first time that I have seen it initiated in this house.

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CON

Leslie Gordon Bell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BELL (St. Antoine):

The petition was late in being presented, and we are now

Royal Grain Commission

simply asking for leave of the house so that the select standing committee on standing orders may consider the matter.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I understand that the clerk of petitions reported that the application could not be received, and it is now proposed to refer the petition to the select standing committee on standing orders.

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Motion agreed to.


PRIVILEGE-MR. YOUNG


Mr. E. J. YOUNG (Weyburn)) I rise to a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker. In the Regina Daily Star of Friday, May 8, appears a despatch signed by Thomas H. Blacklock, a portion of which I will read to the house: Mr. Weir is of nervous temperament and his friends were anxious over his first effort to address parliament. For weeks he had been subjected to sniping and the most cowardly attacks from such members as Donnelly of Willow Bunch, Vallance of North Battleford, and Young of Weyburn, culminating in an offensive attack by Hon. W. R. Motherwell. Whether the hon. minister is right or wrong in assuming that all shafts fired from this side of the house are aimed at him personally, this fact is true, that during the debate-


CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

What is the question of privilege?

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

I am stating the question of privilege, Mr. Speaker. It is this: Mr. Black-lock in this despatch states that I made a cowardly attack on the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Weir). I say that during the debate in question I took no part whatever in the discussion. I will go further and say that in all the utterances that I have made to this house since the hon. minister has been a member of it I have never once, either directly or indirectly, made any reference to the Minister of Agriculture.

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INQUIRY FOR RETURN


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Charles A. Stewart

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (West Edmonton) :

I should like to inquire of the Acting Minister of National Revenue when I may expect to be brought down the return to an order of the house which was passed almost a month ago with reference to orders in council passed by that department.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Acting Minister of National Revenue):

On Tuesday last, when the hon. gentleman mentioned it, I inquired of the officers of the department, and they said that the file was extensive but that they were

making progress as rapidly as possible in transcribing the documents for presentation to the house. I will make further inquiries before to-morrow.

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COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT

INQUIRY CONCERNING CONVENING OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE


On the orders of the day:


May 12, 1931