March 1, 1932

CIVIL SERVICE

SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER APPOINTMENTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF THE ACT

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) moved:

That the following members do constitute a special committee of this house, pursuant to the motion adopted by this house on the 25th day of February, 1932, to consider and report upon appointments to and the control and direction of the civil service of Canada, and generally the administration and operation of the Civil Service Act, as in the said motion more fully set out; viz.: Messieurs Lawson, Bowman,

Laurin, Ernst, Chevrier, Vallance and Woods-worth; with power to the said committee to send for persons and papers, and to examine witnesses, and to report from time to time to this house.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE
Subtopic:   SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER APPOINTMENTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF THE ACT
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Motion agreed to.


SEED AND FEED RELIEF

MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT OF HOUSE TO DISCUSS MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

LIB-PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Liberal Progressive

Mr. J. L. BROWN (Lisgar):

Mr. Speaker, I ask leave to move the adjournment of the house under standing order 31 for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely the serious situation of the farmers of Manitoba in regard to lack of feed for cattle and of seed grain, and the fact that no satisfactory arrangement for relief can be arrived at with the government.

Topic:   SEED AND FEED RELIEF
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT OF HOUSE TO DISCUSS MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member for

Lisgar (Mr. Brown) was good enough to give me a copy of his motion in advance, and I have had an opportunity to consider it. I must hold that the application is not in order, that it is an application for the adjournment of the house in order to discuss a matter for the discussion of which the motion to go into committee of supply or other appointed business will afford an early opportunity. The motion to go into supply, or the resolution on the order paper to amend chapter 58 of the statutes of Canada, 1931, will afford an ample and early opportunity for the discussion of the question which the hon. member now seeks to bring up.

Topic:   SEED AND FEED RELIEF
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT OF HOUSE TO DISCUSS MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE
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LIB-PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Liberal Progressive

Mr. BROWN:

I suppose I will have to

bow to your ruling, Mr. Speaker, but this is a matter of such prime importance that on other occasions I have brought it to the attention of the house. Horses and cattle are dying-

Topic:   SEED AND FEED RELIEF
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT OF HOUSE TO DISCUSS MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

It is not that the matter is not of importance; I have so ruled because, as I have said, there will be ample opportunity to discuss the question under the appointed business of the house.

Topic:   SEED AND FEED RELIEF
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT OF HOUSE TO DISCUSS MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE
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LIB-PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Liberal Progressive

Mr. BROWN:

All I can say is that horses and cattle are starving to death.

Topic:   SEED AND FEED RELIEF
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT OF HOUSE TO DISCUSS MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE
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STEEL INDUSTRY AT SYDNEY

RAIL ORDERS DESIRED TO ENABLE WORKS TO RESUME OPERATIONS


On the orders of the day:


CON

Finlay MacDonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FINLAY MacDONALD (South Cape Breton):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Railways (Mr. Manion). I am in receipt of a telegram from Sydney, which states that conditions are very serious due to the prolonged idleness of the steel works. We have been hoping that the situation might be bettered by a rail order from the Canadian National Railways. We all recognize the financial condition of the road-

Topic:   STEEL INDUSTRY AT SYDNEY
Subtopic:   RAIL ORDERS DESIRED TO ENABLE WORKS TO RESUME OPERATIONS
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?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   STEEL INDUSTRY AT SYDNEY
Subtopic:   RAIL ORDERS DESIRED TO ENABLE WORKS TO RESUME OPERATIONS
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CON

Finlay MacDonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacDONALD (South Cape Breton):

I ask the indulgence of the house for a moment while I explain my point. The rails are needed, and the order would be of great help to us just now. Perhaps I may not be in order, but I should like to ask the minister if he might anticipate his statement on the railway question, and give us some information now as to whether we might hope to get an order for rails from the Canadian National Railways.

Topic:   STEEL INDUSTRY AT SYDNEY
Subtopic:   RAIL ORDERS DESIRED TO ENABLE WORKS TO RESUME OPERATIONS
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals):

The hon. gentleman was good

enough to mention this matter to me yesterday, and I have made inquiries in the interval. I knew the road would not require very much in the line of rails, but according to the information given me with regard to the railway estimates, which will be tabled in the course of a few days, from ten thousand to fifteen thousand tons of rails will be required in the Atlantic region, which probably will affect the mill mentioned by the hon. member. That is the best information I can give him at the present time, and I doubt very much if there is any hope of getting that amount increased, for the reason he mentions, that is, the financial condition of the railway at the present time.

Topic:   STEEL INDUSTRY AT SYDNEY
Subtopic:   RAIL ORDERS DESIRED TO ENABLE WORKS TO RESUME OPERATIONS
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ONTARIO INDIANS


On the orders of the day:


March 1, 1932