May 13, 1931

LIB

Mitchell Frederick Hepburn

Liberal

Mr. HEPBURN:

For a copy of all correspondence, reports, other documents, on file in the Department of Immigration dealing with the deportation by United States authorities of one August Gabert, formerly of Toronto and Welland, to Germany, and with the pending deportation of his wife, Bertha, to the same country by the Canadian authorities.

Topic:   DEPORTATION OF AUGUST GADERT
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DOMINION CENSUS

LIB

Albert Frederick Totzke

Liberal

Mr. TOTZKE:

For a copy of all schedules, portfolios, instruction books, and generally all the formulae and instructions issued by or to the Dominion Statistician, the census commissioners and census enumerators in connection with the taking of the decennial census of 1931, together with schedule of fees payable to commissioners and enumerators.

Topic:   DOMINION CENSUS
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ROUYN MINES RAILWAY COMPANY

CON

George Brecken Nicholson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NICHOLSON:

For a copy of all orders in council, agreements, and other documents, relating to or in any way connected with the organization of the Rouyn Mines Railway Company, the construction and operation of the said railway and the leasing of the same by the government of Canada from the Rouyn Mines Railway Company and to the Canadian National Railway Company;

Also a copy of all correspondence between the Prime Minister of Canada or any member of the government and the promoters, directors or officers of the Rouyn Mines Railway Company or the executive or any officer of the Canadian National Railway Company in any way relating to the financing, construction and operation of the said railway;

Also a copy of correspondence, letters and telegrams between the government of Canada and the government of the province of Quebec, the Noranda Mining Company or any other person or persons relating to the subsidizing or bonusing of the above railway.

Topic:   ROUYN MINES RAILWAY COMPANY
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

DEPORTATION OF ROBERT CAMPBELL

LIB

Cameron Ross McIntosh

Liberal

Mr. McINTOSH (for Mr. Howard):

For a copy of all correspondence and other communications between the Minister of Immigration, Ottawa, or his officials, and the immigration officials at Lake Megantic, in the county of Compton, Quebec, regarding the deportation of Robert Campbell from Lake Megantic to Glasgow, Scotland;

Also a return showing upon whose recommendation this man was deported and who lodged the complaint against him.

Privilege-Mr. Young

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DEPORTATION OF ROBERT CAMPBELL
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CON

George Gordon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

Mr. Speaker, I have no

objection to tabling the papers in connection with this motion, except as to the last part, namely:

Also a return showing upon -whose recommendation this man was deported and who lodged the complaint against him.

I do not think it is advisable in the public interest that information of this character should be published, because in many cases if the informant knew that his name would be made public the information would not be given. Therefore in regard to the latter part of the motion I take the position that the return will not be made.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DEPORTATION OF ROBERT CAMPBELL
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LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

The member in whose name the motion stands is not here, but I happen to know something of this particular case, having had some correspondence on it myself. I do not think the minister is correct in taking sucih a stand. The deportation of a British subject is a serious matter, and all the circumstances of the case should be developed in the house.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DEPORTATION OF ROBERT CAMPBELL
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DEPORTATION OF ROBERT CAMPBELL
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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:

Not unless it is amended. The mover is not here anyway.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DEPORTATION OF ROBERT CAMPBELL
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

In the absence of the

mover the resolution will be allowed to stand.

Motion stands.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   DEPORTATION OF ROBERT CAMPBELL
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BLACK LAKE, QUE., PUBLIC BUILDING

LIB

Eusèbe Roberge

Liberal

Mr. ROBERGE:

For a copy of all orders, correspondence, reports, memoranda and other documents in the possession of the government or any member thereof, written by any member of parliament, minister of the crown or any other person, regarding the decision of the Minister of Public Works preventing the construction of a public building at Black Lake, Quebec, for which a sum of $26,000 was voted in the estimates of the year 1930-1931.

Topic:   BLACK LAKE, QUE., PUBLIC BUILDING
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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:

Mr. Speaker, this motion can hardly be said to conform to the rules of the house. It assumes that letters have been written for the purpose of preventing the construction of a certain public building. If my hon. friend would change bis motion to read, "relating to the construction of a public building at Black Lake, Quebec," I think he will make his motion entirely in order; but as it stands it assumes something as a fact that has not been established.

Topic:   BLACK LAKE, QUE., PUBLIC BUILDING
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Shall the resolution as

amended carry?

Motion as amended agreed to.

PRIVILEGE-Mr. YOUNG

Topic:   BLACK LAKE, QUE., PUBLIC BUILDING
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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. E. J. YOUNG (Weybum):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. In votes and proceedings on Monday the 27th of April, at page 125, the following resolution appears:

Order of the house for a copy of all correspondence exchanged between any or all of the Canadian oil refining companies and any department of the government, since May 1, 1930, in regard to the importation of oil or oil products.

That resolution was accepted by the government and passed unanimously by this house. Yesterday we received an answer from the Commissioner of Customs which I will read:

No period is stated, but in any case, it is contrary to the established policy of the Department of National Revenue to give information which would disclose the customs transactions of individual concerns.

Here we 'have, Mr. Speaker, an order of this house, passed unanimously, instructing the officers of the crown to supply us with certain information, and we find a civil servant, sitting in his castle over in the customs building, snapping his fingers in the face of parliament and defying its order.

Topic:   BLACK LAKE, QUE., PUBLIC BUILDING
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CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HARRIS:

I ask the indulgence of the house to revert to the order of presenting reports.

Topic:   BLACK LAKE, QUE., PUBLIC BUILDING
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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

Mr. Speaker, I should like

to ask the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) if he wiill take the matter up and see that the information is supplied to the house.

Topic:   BLACK LAKE, QUE., PUBLIC BUILDING
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May 13, 1931