April 8, 1932

SURVEY OF NATIONAL PORTS

REPORT OF SIR ALEXANDER GIBB TABLED

CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Minister of Marine):

I desire to lay on the table of the house Sir Alexander Gibb's report on a survey of the national ports of Canada.

On the orders of the day:

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LIB

Paul Mercier

Liberal

Mr. PAUL MERCIER (St. Henri):

May I ask the Minister of Marine if the report of Sir Alexander Gibb which has just been tabled will be printed and made available to every member of the house?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Minister of Marine):

As members of the house can see, the report is voluminous. It contains many charts, plans and sketches, and to print it would be very, very expensive. I intend to refer the report to the committee on printing, and the committee will decide whe.her it should be printed in full or only a synopsis should be made.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING:

May I ask the Minister of Marine, now that the report of Sir Alexander Gibb is down, whether it is the intention of the government at this session to introduce any legislation based upon the report?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

The report is being studied now, and the question whether any legislation will be brought down will be under consideration within the next few days.

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UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF

TABLING OF ORDERS IN COUNCIL PASSED UNDER AUTHORITY OF ACT


Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the Minister of Labour I beg to lay on the table the following orders in council passed under the authority of the Unemployment and Farm Relief Continuance Act; Nos. 759, 760, 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 771, 773, 774 and 785. 182S Fisheries Act


VACANCY IN REPRESENTATION OF M AISON NEUVE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):

I should like to draw the attention of the government to the fact that there has been a vacancy in the constituency of Maisonneuve ever since the sixteenth of January last. On the twenty-first of January the government issued a writ for a foy-election in Athabasca, where there was also a vacancy, but no writ was issued at the time with respect to the vacancy in Maisonneuve. I would like to ask if it was the intention of the government to allow that constituency to go unrepresented in this parliament this session; also whether the government intends to take steps to see that a writ is immediately issued.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) :

The Prime Minister is out of the house at the moment, but he will be in shortly and I will bring the matter to his attention and ask him to give an answer.

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FISHERIES ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Acting Minister of Fisheries) moved that the house go into committee on Bill No. 10, to amend and consolidate the Fisheries Act. Motion agreed to and the house went into committee, Mr. Cowan (Port Arthur-Thunder Bay) in the chair.


IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

Has this bill been reprinted, Mr. Chairman? I do not see how we can go on with it if it has not. It is not on our files. There was a large number of amendments, some of considerable importance, made to the bill in the marine and fisheries committee, and I do not see how we can intelligently study the bill unless it is reprinted with the amendments.

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CON

Donald James Cowan

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Cowan, Port Arthur-Thunder Bay):

I understand that

the committee did not order the reprinting of the bill, that the amendments were short and that it was not considered necessary to reprint the bill.

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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

I do not know what the

committee did not do, but it is not customary to discuss a bill with so many amendments in committee of the whole without first having the bill reprinted, and I have never heard that it was necessary for a committee to order reprinting;, that is a matter of departmental policy. I do not-see how we can adequately

deal with this bill. We trusted the amendments would be on record; we do not know what they are. For hon. members who have spent many days discussing this matter in committee it will be unfortunate if we have to begin all over again. I would suggest either that the amendments be printed in the votes and proceedings or that the bill be reprinted.

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LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I wish to join in the

remarks of the hon. member for Comox-Alberni in requesting the minister to comply with the suggestion. I happen to come from a constituency in which great interest is taken in this bill. Not being a member of the fisheries committee I have no idea what amendments were made, and have not had an opportunity of attending discussions in committee. Therefore for the information of hon. members who have not attended the meetings of the fisheries committee I request that the amendments be printed or be put into such shape that they may be considered by the committee of the whole.

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April 8, 1932