April 14, 1932

VACANCY-ROYAL

CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that in compliance with section 6 of the House of Commons Act I have issued my warrant to the chief electoral officer to make out a new writ of election for the constituency of Royal, in the province of New Brunswick, for the election of a new member in place of Hon. George Burpee Jones, who has resigned.

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PETITION

LIB

Peter Heenan

Liberal

Hon. PETER HEENAN (Kenora-Rainy River) moved:

That the petition of Arthur Cyril Boyce and others of Ottawa, Ontario, praying to be incorporated under the name of Lake of the Woods International Bridge Company, which was presented to the house on the 13th instant, together with the report of the clerk of petitions thereon, be referred to the select standing committee on standing orders for the purpose of considering the suspension of standing order 92 in relation thereto.

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Motion agreed to. [Mr. Woodsworth.l Mr. J. H. HARRIS (Toronto-Scarborough) presented the second report of the select standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines, as follows: The select standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines have the honour to submit the following as their second report: Your committee have had under consideration Bill No. 29, an act to amend the Railway Act, and having heard representations from the railway employees concerned, from the counsel of the railways, and the view's of counsel representing the Board of Railway Commissioners, your committee are of the opinion that it is not in the best interests of the country, particularly at this period in the railway situation, to pass the proposed legislation. Your committee therefore, on division, have agreed to report that the preamble of Bill No. 29 has not been proven to the satisfaction of your committee and that said bill should not be passed. All of which is respectfully submitted. J. H. Harris, Chairman.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDER 28

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, I observe from the proceedings that last evening, by common consent, we were to proceed to-day with the debate now before the house rather than avail ourselves of the provisions of standing order 28. In accordance with that arrangement I therefore move:

That the provisions of standing order 28 be suspended this day.

In other words the Speaker will not leave the chair unless a vote is taken which is not probable.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


BEAUHARNOIS POWER PROJECT-ORDERS IN COUNCIL PASSED AND ADVANCES MADE

LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Liberal

1. Have any orders in council been passed by the federal government with respect to the Beauharnois power project since August 3, 1931'!

Eastern Bank oj Canada

2. If so, what are the dates and numbers of such orders in council?

3. Have any moneys been advanced to the Beauharnods Power Corporation or associate company by the federal government since August, 1930?

4. Have any advances made by any chartered bank of Canada to such corporation been guaranteed by the federal government, since August 7, 1930?

5. If so, by which banks were such amounts advanced, and what were the amounts?

6. What was the nature of the guarantee given?

7. What was the authority for such guarantee?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

May I

respectfully direct the attention of the Prime Minister to this question, which has been on the order paper for several weeks. It does not in any way request a declaration of government policy in regard to the future; it only asks for some information as to the guarantees given the Beauharnois corporation in the past. I respectfully submit that this question should be answered before the budget debate terminates.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Air. BENNETT:

It is the intention of the government to devote its entire attention to this matter on Saturday. It has been impossible, in the time at our disposal, to gather together what information we have for the purpose of making a proper statement to this house with respect to the whole matter since the default of the power corporation-not the light heat and power corporation-in the payment of interest on its debentures, which were second mortgage securities, which occurred on April 1. If we can complete our labours in this regard on Saturday it is my intention to make a statement to the house on Monday.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Stands.

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CARLETON POINT, QUE.-LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Has the Civil Service Commission recommended an appointment for the position of lighthouse keeper at Carleton Point, Quebec?

2. If so, who was recommended?

3. What is delaying the acceptance of this recommendation by the marine department?

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CON

Mr. DURANLEAU: (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Leo Labrecque.

3. The recommendation of the Civil Service Commission was rejected under section 24 of the Civil Service Act.

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Subtopic:   CARLETON POINT, QUE.-LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
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JOLIETTE, QUE.-POSTMASTER DISMISSAL

April 14, 1932