June 23, 1931

PRIVATE BILLS COMMITTEE


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


AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION


Mr. M. C. SEN.N (Haldimand): Mr. Speaker, I beg to present the second and third reports of the select standing committee on agriculture and colonization.


LIB

William Richard Motherwell

Liberal

Hon. W. R. MOTHERWELL (Melville):

Mr. Speaker, I understand that my hon. friend the chairman of the committee on agriculture and colonization is merely presenting his report to-day. I wonder if he is in a position to give the house any information concerning the date upon which the report might .be discussed and possibly adopted?

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CON

Mark Cecil Senn

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SENN:

I am not in a position to say just when the report will be moved and adopted.

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LIB
CON

PENSION APPEALS

INQUIRY AS TO INTENTIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT RESPECTING AMENDMENTS TO PENSION ACT


On the orders of the day.


UFA

Alfred Speakman

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. ALFRED SPEAKMAN (Red Deer):

Mr. Speaker, before the orders of the day are called, may I direct a question to the hon.

Minister of Pensions and National Health (Mr. MacLaren) ? In view of the large and increasing number of applications for pension and the number of applications which have accumulated and are waiting for a hearing, and in view also of the large number of appeals which have been taken to the Pensions Appeal Court by the Board of Pension Commissioners, in respect of favourable decisions rendered by the pensions tribunals, and the percentage of these appeals in which the favourable decision rendered by the pensions tribunals have been reversed by the Pensions Appeal Court, all of which circumstances have created a feeling of profound dissatisfaction amongst certain sections of our returned men, is the government still considering some possible amendment to the Pension Act, by way of meeting this situation, and to the regulations under which the act is being administered?

Topic:   PENSION APPEALS
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

In view of the length of

the question by the hon. member and the time involved in answering I think it should be placed on the order paper.

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UFA

Alfred Speakman

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPEAKMAN:

The question itself is

very brief and simple. I may add that I gave the minister a copy of it so that he might be familiar with the subject matter.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The minister may answer now if he wishes.

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CON

Murray MacLaren (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. MURRAY MacLAREN (Minister of Pensions and National Health):

I have before me a copy of the question which the hon. member so courteously forwarded to me. In answer I would say that probably tomorrow a resolution will appear on the order paper in reference to some amendments to the Pension Act. Such resolution will be brought forward with the object of meeting certain of those conditions referred to by the hon. member.

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REMOVAL OF CATTLE


On the orders of the day.


LIB

Robert McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. ROBERT McKENZIE (Assiniboia):

Before the orders of the day are called I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Indian Affairs (Mr. Murphy), based on a news item which appeared in the Ottawa Journal of June 22 to the effect that owing to the conditions of drought in some parts of Saskatchewan 1,000 head of cattle are to be moved from two of the reserves in a tuberculosis free area to the northern part of Saskatchewan where there is sufficient pasture. What provision has been made to prevent these animals from becoming infected while

Annuities Act

they are out of the tuberculosis free area, or what provision is being made for retesting them on their return?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. T. G. MURPHY (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, I

saw the item in the press to which my hon. friend has referred, and I must say that it is not correct. The cattle referred to have not been moved, nor is it contemplated that they shall be unless conditions become worse than they are at present. The department is in touch with the situation through the commissioner in Regina. No definite plan has been adopted as yet towards the removal of the cattle.

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June 23, 1931