May I speak to the point of order. We must remember that the Unemployment Relief Act contains many provisions other than the payment of money. Section 4 of the act which it is proposed by this resolution to continue is that the governor in council shall have full power-
-to make all such orders and regulations as may be deemed necessary or desirable for relieving distress, providing employment and, within th-e competence of parliament, maintaining peace, order and good government throughout Canada.
I submit that we are in order in discussing any measure which the governor in council might possibly take having in view the relief of distress, the provision of employment, or
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the maintenance of peace, order and good government. Section 2 is very much in the same words but deals particularly with the payment of moneys out of the consolidated revenue fund for any of the purposes indicated. I submit therefore that this debate is a good deal wider than most debates on ordinary resolutions. This resolution precedes a bill which is intended to extend an act permitting action in any form, and any hon. member can suggest anything that relates to any of the objects contemplated.
Subtopic: CONTINUATION FOR ONE YEAR OF PROVISIONS OF RELIEF ACT, 1932