April 7, 1932

LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):

I would ask the Minister of Finance if a cheque to cover the dominion share of the municipal expenditures incurred in British Columbia in connection with relief work,- the order in council for which was passed on March 2, has yet been sent; and, if not, when such moneys to cover the dominion's share of municipal expenditures will be sent?

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

The money was sent by wire I think on Monday last, very early in the week, at

Petroleum and Naphtha Inspection

all events. In fact, it was the first money that was forwarded after the bill received the royal assent.

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NEW ZEALAND TREATY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Samuel William Jacobs

Liberal

Mr. S. W. JACOBS (Cartier):

Mav I ask

the Minister of Trade and Commerce if he expects to give the house any information on the New Zealand treaty?

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Yes, I expect to.

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CON
LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Following the

question that has just been asked, may I ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce if it would not be possible to make some official statement before we resume the debate on the budget because the New Zealand treaty is necessarily a matter of which many of us would like to make mention at that time.

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

I could not say definitely. We are awaiting some further word from New Zealand.

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PETROLEUM AND NAPHTHA INSPECTION


The house resumed from Monday, April 4, consideration in committee of Bill No. 20, to amend the Petroleum and Naphtha Inspection Act-Mr. Ryckman-Mr. Tummon in the chair. On section 1-Tests of petroleum.


CON

Edmond Baird Ryckman (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RYCKMAN:

Mr. Chairman, when this bill was last before the committee I was troubled by some matters which appear to be cleared up in the general statute, chapter 159 of the revised statutes of Canada. First, I should like to draw the attention of hon. members to clause 2 of the act, the interpretation clause, subsection (j), where specific gravity is defined. As mentioned by the hon. member for Willow Bunch (Mr. Donnelly), it is quite true that these tests were taken at about 60 degrees. From section (j) I read the following:

"Specific gravity" means the weight of any fluid as compared with the weight of distilled water, both being at the temperature of 62 degrees by Fahrenheit's thermometer, the barometer standing at thirty inches; and specific gravity is expressed by stating in pounds and hundredths of a pound the weight of a gallon of the fluid compared or to be compared.

There is a schedule attached to the act, which defines the mode of testing, and specifies

the pyrometer. Following the specifications for the pyrometer or testing apparatus are directions for applying the flash test. These directions are very minute, and they show how important it is that the temperature should be given every attention. For instance, if the room be too cold the temperature must be brought up; if it be too warm it has to be lowered. The amendment proposes only that there shall be a change in subsection (b) of section 10. There are three subsections in section 10, and all must be complied with. If I may be permitted I shall read the three clauses in section 10. They are as follows:

(a) If, when tested by the pyrometer

described in the schedule to this act, at a lower temperature than eighty-five degrees by Fahrenheit's thermometer, it emits a vapour that will flash; or, _

(b) if it weighs more than eight pounds and seventeen hundredths of a pound per gallon; or,

(c) if it weighs less than seven pounds and seventy-five hundredths of a pound per gallon.

As we are aware the suggestion is that the seventeen-hundredths of specific gravity should be changed to four-tenths. Section 10 has been in the statutes for a long time; I know it was in the revised statutes of 1886. As has been certified this change can have no deleterious effect, and the effect may be beneficial. The temperatures are settled by the act through the clauses I have given.

While this matter is of a somewhat technical nature I hope hon. members will feel they understand the proposal, that it is only a minor change in the specific gravity arrived at by the test prescribed in the act itself in accordance with the schedule.

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Section agreed to. Bill reported, read the third time and passed.


BOARDS OF TRADE ACT

CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT


Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Secretary of State) moved the second reading of and concurrence in amendment made by the Senate to Bill No. 3, to amend the Boards of Trade Act. He said: The sole amendment made by the Senate is to this effect, that representatives to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce may be appointed by the council of the several boards of trade, as well as at the annual meetings of those boards. After the bill passed this chamber the boards of trade throughout Canada made representations to the Senate that as the section then stood the necessity of appointing representatives at the annual meetings of all boards of trade should be obviated, and that these representatives Patent Act



should be appointed in the alternative either at the annual meeting or, if not then appointed, by the council of the board of trade. Representations were made to me while the bill was in committee in the other chamber, and I thought at that time the amendment was well .advised. It is for that reason I now move concurrence. Motion agreed to; amendment read the second time and concurred in.


PATENT ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Secretary of State) moved that the house go into committee on Bill No. 4, to amend the Patent Act (as amended). Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Tummon in the chair. On section 1-Conflicting applications: notice to applicants.


April 7, 1932