July 13, 1931

INDUSTRIAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Second report of the select standing committee on industrial and international relations.-Mr. Turnbull.


RIVIERE DU LOUP STATION


Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Mr. Speaker, I give notice that I place the following questions on the table. The first question is: Was the proposal to build a new railway station-


CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

By what procedure does the hon. member undertake to give such notice? Questions to appear on the order paper do not require notice.

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Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I make the present motion because I left several questions with Mr. Beauchesne about a week ago which have not been printed on the order paper.

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member has not adopted the proper practice in connection with this matter.

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CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT


Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 113, to amend the criminal code.


LIB
CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Mr. Speaker, I have been asked to give a brief explanation of the proposed bill. For the information of hon. mem-

Criminal Code

bers may I say that the bill consists largely of amendments to clauses which now appear in the criminal code. There are one or two new clauses, however, of which the first and most important is an enactment to punish what might be called nude parades or processions which sometimes take place in some of the western parts of the Dominion of Canada, and which have caused a great deal of trouble in the provinces of Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The present clause dealing with indecent exposure is not strong enough to prevent such parades and requests have come from the authorities in the western provinces asking that a new section be passed. The proposed penalty for taking part in nude parades will be up to three years' imprisonment.

The next section to which I shall refer prohibits the use of living bacilli as rat poison. The use of such bacilli is very dangerous and the Department of Public Health have asked that such use be prohibited.

The question of chicken stealing is one in regard to which the department has had a great many communications from all parts of Canada. I refer more particularly to the wholesale theft of poultry where organized gangs go out and clean out a poultry house in a few minutes. The penalty at present imposed is very slight and magistrates have taken a very lenient view of such thefts. The proposal is to increase the penalties.

The next change relates to the publication of false advertisements. Retail merchants' associations and better business associations have asked for the change, and there is a special clause protecting newspapers which in good faith publish such advertisements.

The next section provides for the adoption of Bill No. 34 on the order paper concerning the use of counterfeit seals, and applies chiefly to the liquor trade. This provision has been asked for by all the provincial governments with the exception of one, and by the liquor control boards of the various provinces. The section following concerns the same matter and is asked for by the Ontario Liquor Control Board whose seals in a great many instances have been forged.

The next section relates to the selling of goods falsely marked, and is placed in the act at the request of retail merchant associations throughout Canada.

Section 10 merely provides for the repeal of the section now in the criminal code in regard to the soliciting and carrying on of the insurance business. The section now in the code has been pronounced ultra vires by the

judicial committee of the privy council and the present change merely provides for the removal of that section.

Section 11 deals with false fire alarms. In some of the larger cities of Canada the practice of sending in false alarms has become prevalent. It is proposed to provide penalties for those sending in such alarms.

There is an amendment to the section in regard to injuries to animals.

The next amendment concerns appeals to the supreme court from the courts of appeal in the various provinces where there has been a difference of opinion in the appellate courts of those provinces.

Section 15 adopts Bill No. 46 now appearing on the order paper concerning bail in cases under appeal.

I think there is another slight amendment to section 1025 which I seem to have omitted from the draft bill but which I shall ask the committee to insert when the bill reaches the committee stage.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST AND SECOND READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 119 for the relief of Lily Adele Caswell Dyson.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 120 for the relief of Thora Mary Balfry Walker.-Mr. Young. Bill No. 121 for the relief of Marjorie Kathleen Younger Cooper.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 122 for the relief of Frank Godsoe Wilson.-Mr. Bell (St. John-Albert).


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) sitting of privy council


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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, I ask your

direction as to whether or not this is a proper question. Certainly such information has never been given before. Looking at some of the decisions, it seems to be abundantly clear that this is not the proper kind of question to ask, but I am entirely in the hands of the house.

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July 13, 1931