July 7, 1931

SECOND SESSION-SEVENTEENTH PARLIAMENT 21-22 GEORGE V, 1931 VOLUME IV, 1931 COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE SEVENTH DAY OF JULY, 1931, TO THE THIRD DAY OF AUGUST, 1931, INCLUSIVE BEING VOLUME CXG FOR THE PERIOD 1875-1931 INDEX ISSUED IN A SEPARATE VOLUME OTTAWA F. A. ACLAND PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY 1931


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House of Commons Befmtes



Tuesday, July 7, 1931.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST AND SECOND READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 114 for the relief of Robert Ruff Martin.-Mr. Gray. Bill No. 115 for the relief of Norah Kathleen Nevins Scott.-Mr. White (Mount Royal). Bill No. 116 for the relief of Albert Thompson Johnston.-Mr. Bell (St. Antoine). Bill No. 117 for the relief of Isabel Catherine Rohrer White.-Mr. White (Mount Royal).


PRIVILEGE-MR. MULLINS


On the orders of the day:


CON

Henry Alfred Mullins

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. H. A. MULLINS (Marquette):

As a matter of privilege, I wish to ask the Minister of Agriculture a question. I have received a letter from Manitoba from a former member of the house. The letter reads:

There is a report circulating here, and in your constituency, that you contracted for all the available ocean space for cattle, and that the government had to bargain with you.

Will you kindly let me know the facts, and oblige.

I wish to ask the Minister of Agriculture if that is so, and whether I ever had anything to do with any contract for ocean space in any shape or form.

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ROBERT WEIR (Minister of Agriculture) :

So far as I am aware, the hon.

member for Marquette has had nothing to do with the allotment of space.

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EMBARGO ON RUSSIAN GOODS


On the orders of the day:


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):

Before the orders of the day are

proceeded with, I promised the hon. member for North Winnipeg (Mr. Heaps) to lay on the table such documents as were in the possession of the department relating to the labour legislation of the Soviet Socialist Republic and other matters in connection 22110-220

with the embargo. There is a circular letter, one copy only of which is included among the papers, there being several hundred received by the department in printed form, protesting against the embargo. There were also similar letters in favour of it. That, I am advised, is all that is available.

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ILLEGAL ENTRY OF JAPANESE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):

I wish to ask the Minister of Justice a question in regard to an investigation taking place in British Columbia. I have here an article which states:

Illegal entry of hundreds of Japanese to British Columbia, forging and altering of passports, and questionable deals in fishing licences may be exposed by an investigation being conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Has the Minister of Justice directed that inquiry to be held?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) :

No investigation is going on at the instance of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Some investigation is taking place, I understand, at the instance of the Department of Immigration, and the police force, which is in the locality has offered its services to assist. That is all.

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INCOME TAX


On the orders of the day:


July 7, 1931