April 7, 1932

RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING


Mr. R. B. HANSON (York-Sunbury) presented the third report of the select standing committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government. Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury) moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


First report of the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.-Mr. Stinson. First report of the select standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.-Mr. Harris.


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY

CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. E. N. RHODES (Minister of Finance) :

I move that the supplementary estimates which have been reported this day by the select standing committee on railways and shipping be referred to the committee of supply.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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Motion agreed to.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Labour (Mr. Gordon), I desire to lay upon the table orders in council numbers 439, 445, 449, 469, 509, 545, 736, 742, 766, 767 and 772, passed under the authority of the Unemployment and Farm Relief Act, 1931, and the Unemployment and Farm Relief Continuance Act, 1932.

I may say with respect to one of those orders in council dealing with Esquimalt, a question was asked the other day as to whether any new authorizations would be made. This is not a new authorization, but it contemplates $16,000 of an authorized expenditure of $191,000 being expended at this point rather than $31,000 as was originally intended. In other words, $15,000 will not be expended on repairing the dry dock and $16,000 will be spent on the dry dock grounds out of the original appropriation of $31,000, included in the $191,000. It is an entirely new item so far as items are concerned, but it does not increase the expenditure authorized.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
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LIB

William Duff

Liberal

Mr. WILLIAM DUFF (Antigonish-Guys-borough):

With regard to the tabling of orders in council from day to day, as only one copy is tabled, it is impossible for the different members who desire to see them to have that opportunity. May I suggest to the Prime Minister that they be printed either in the votes and proceedings or as an appendix to Hansard so that every hon. member will have an opportunity to study them?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

That will be a matter for consideration.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Do all these orders in council deal merely with the expenditure of

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money, or are there any passed under the provision respecting .peace, order and good government?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

My memory is-and I think I am accurate-there is none of them dealing with other than the expenditure of money, and with respect to money expenditure the basis for all such expenditures except, I think, with respect to the item I mentioned, will 'be found in the printed report that has been before the house some time. When there is any order in council passed under the provision relating to peace, order and good government, I shall endeavour to direct special attention to it.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
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CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT

TRUSTEES DEFINED. DISPOSITION OF FINES


Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 42, to amend the criminal code (Trustees defined. Disposition of fines).


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Explain.

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Subtopic:   TRUSTEES DEFINED. DISPOSITION OF FINES
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

The bill is rather a simple one. The first section provides for an amendment to the interpretation clause in regard to the word "trustee." "Trustee" in the criminal code is defined as a trustee appointed under deed, will or other instrument in writing. The amendment is to include trustees who will be named under an act of parliament.

The other amendment is in regard to the application of fines. Generally speaking, all fines imposed, save those in regard to revenue, go to the treasurers of the various provinces to be disposed of as they see fit. There is in the present section a special clause in regard to Ontario allowing certain fines to go to the municipalities. The idea is to put Ontario on the same basis as the other provinces in respect to these fines. The matter was litigated recently and a case went to the judicial committee last autumn in regard to a large fine which was imposed in Toronto some years ago.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   TRUSTEES DEFINED. DISPOSITION OF FINES
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LIB

Samuel Factor

Liberal

Mr. FACTOR:

Under the new amendment will the fines go to the treasury of the province of Ontario?

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Subtopic:   TRUSTEES DEFINED. DISPOSITION OF FINES
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Yes, to be disposed of as the Ontario legislature may see fit.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   TRUSTEES DEFINED. DISPOSITION OF FINES
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April 7, 1932