October 13, 1932

UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF


Hon. WT. A. GORDON (Minister of Labour) : I desire to lay on the table of the house copies of orders in council passed under the provisions of the Unemployment and Farm Relief Continuance Act of 1932 and the Relief Act of 1932.


REDISTRIBUTION BILL

READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 2 to readjust the representation in the House of Commons. He said: The purpose of this motion is merely to advance the bill this single stage so that it may be printed in English and French and be available on the order paper next week. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE

TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 3 respecting a certain trade agreement between the Dominion of Canada and the Union of South Africa.


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

Yesterday I mentioned to the Prime Minister the rule which apparently obligates the house in the matter of treaties affecting trade, to the extent of their being preceded by resolution. I do not wish to press any technical point, but perhaps my right hon. friend will give the house the reason why that rule apparently does not apply at the moment.

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA
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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:

The rule was rescinded in 1927 when the rules were revised. The rule with respect to resolutions preceding bills dealing with trade matters is no longer effective because it was thought undesirable when that revision was made. Inasmuch as the bill does not contemplate any increase in taxation but only a reduction, there is no reason why it should be preceded by a resolution. As I promised, I inquired of the clerk this morning and he directed my attention to the fact that the rule, or rather the custom, for it was a custom more than a rule, which had required trade measures to foe preceded by resolution, had been rescinded and did not appear in the revision. Under these circumstances I would ask for the first reading of the bill, I so move, seconded by Mr. Guthrie.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER :

When shall the said bill be read the second time?

Imperial Conjerence-Trade Agreements

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA
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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:

Next week; it will be ready then. It is not intended that any of these bills shall be proceeded with until next week.

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Will the bill be proceeded with before we have concluded the discussion with respect to the British trade agreement?

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA
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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:

No. I would not move the second reading of the bills, unless with the consent of the house, until we had concluded the discussion on the British trade agreement, because it is probable that that discussion will more or less cover the general discussion with respect to these measures as well.

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA
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TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE IRISH FREE STATE


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 4, respecting a certain trade agreement between the Dominion of Canada and the Irish Free State. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND SOUTHERN RHODESIA


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 5, respecting a certain trade agreement between the Dominion of Canada and Southern Rhodesia. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


TRADE STATISTICS


On the orders of the day:


October 13, 1932