February 15, 1933

SELECT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES IN PERSONNEL

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) moved:

That the name of Mr. Morand be substituted for that of Mr. Peck on the select standing committee on banking and commerce.

That the name of Mr. Coote be substituted for that of Mr. Campbell on the select standing committee on banking and commerce.

That the name of Mr. Wilson be substituted for that of Mr. Campbell on the select standing committee on agriculture and colonization.

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Motion agreed to.


EXCHEQUER COURT ACT


Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 26, to amend the Exchequer Court Act.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

This bill proposes a rather technical amendment to the Exchequer Court Act in respect of claims made against the crown. It proposes the adoption of a uniform law throughout Canada in regard to money paid to the crown under a mistake of law.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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BANK ACT AMENDMENT

EXTENSION OF CHARTERS FOR ONE YEAR- POSTPONEMENT OF REVISION


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister, for the Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 27, to amend the Bank Act. He said: With the permission of the house, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Finance (Mr. Rhodes) I move for leave to introduce a bill to amend the Bank Act, the effect of which is merely to extend the existing charters for a year. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUEBEC SAVINGS BANKS


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister, for the Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 28, to amend the Quebec Savings Banks Act. He said: I would ask the consent of the house to move, on behalf of the Minister of Finance (Mr. Rhodes), for leave to introduce a bill to amend the Quebec Savings Banks Act. This is exactly similar to the bill amending the Bank Act, and will extend the operation of the existing provisions of the law for another year. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


C.G.S. ARRAS

LIB

Mr. MacLEAN:

Liberal

1. Was an inquiry held at Halifax, in connection with the firing of a live shell by the C.G.S. Arras, at the fishermen at Cape Wolfe, Prince Edward Island, and damaging the property of Mrs. E. F. Hopgood, of Cape Wolfe?

2. If such an inquiry was held, will the minister give a full copy of the evidence taken at the investigation, giving the names of those who gave evidence and those who represented the department?

3. Is Captain Barkhouse, who was in charge of the C.G.S. Arras, still being retained in the employ of the department?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes, if asked for.

3. Yes.

INDIAN TRUST FUNDS*

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CON

Mr. LAURIN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the amount of the Indians' trust fund standing to the credit of each province in 1920 and 1932?

2. What was the total sum derived from the alienation of Indian lands in each province, from 1867 to 1920, and from 1920 to 1932?

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Questions

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LIB

Charles Murphy

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY:

The first part of this question is answered, and with the consent of the hon. member who placed the question on the order paper the second part is dropped.

1. 1920 1932 Nova Scotia.. .. $ 33,061 24 8 30,693 85New Brunswick.. 45,877 06 42,814 01Quebec 332,495 90 397,117 66Ontario 5,158,001 52 6,068,885 51Manitoba 299,016 48 328,067 34Saskatchewan. .. 1,947,862 57 1,780,401 25Alberta 1,641,524 46 3,036,009 35British Columbia. 550,688 82 856,623 27Miscellaneous ac- counts 891,384 44 1,103,466 97

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February 15, 1933