March 13, 1933

REPARATIONS

CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Secretary of State):

As required by section 5 of chapter 5 of the statutes of 1929,1 present the further report dated November 30, 1932, and the final report dated .March 4, 1933, relating to reparations payments, made by Commissioner Errol M. McDougall, K.C.

In that connection with the consent of the house I should like to make the following motion:

That 500 copies in the English language and 200 copies in the French language of the further report dated November 30, 1932 and the final report dated March 4, 1933 to His Excellency the Governor General, made by Errol M. McDougall, Esquire, a commissioner appointed to investigate and report upon illegal warfare claims and reparations payable in respect thereof laid on the table of the house this day, be printed forthwith, and that standing order 64 in relation thereto be suspended.

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Motion agreed to.


UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF

CON

George Gordon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

I desire to lay on the table of the house order in council P.C. 439, passed pursuant to the Relief Act of 1932.

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IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENT


Mr J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 43 to amend the Immigration Act.


CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Explain.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

This is simply to define the term "public charge" so as to exclude from the operation of the act those in receipt of unemployment relief.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Questions

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EXCHEQUER COURT ACT


Hon HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 44 to amend the Exchequer Court Act (Exclusive Jurisdiction)


LIB
CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

This bill is intended to confer jurisdiction upon the Exchequer court, as a complementary measure to Bill No. 40 respecting visiting forces of His Majesty from other commonwealths of the British dominions. At the present time there is no court having jurisdiction to deal with such cases, and it is the purpose of this bill to confer that jurisdiction upon the Exchequer court.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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CONTROL OF CURRENCY


On the orders of the day: Mr IAN1 MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre) : Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Prime Minister if it his intention to speak to this house concerning an article in this morning's press in which the right hon. leader of the government in the Senate is quoted as saying: But I do feel that we must increase the basis of currency so that an increase in currency itself may take place. We must also devise some means of getting that currency into the hands of those who are capable of effectively controlling it. Does this expression by the right hon. gentleman who leads the Senate represent the authorized view of the government?


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):

The right hon. leader of the Senate was addressing the Canadian Club at Quebec. He was expressing his personal views. He was not dealing with Canada, but with countries of the world as a whole.

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DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

I would like to ask again, in view of the fact that the disarmament conference has reached a most critical part of its work, whether Canada is represented there at the present time, and by whom?

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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) :

In consequence of the gravity of the

situation the government asked the High Commissioner for Canada at London, together with the Under Secretary of State for External Affairs, Doctor Skelton, who has been familiar with the matter from the very

inception to date, to go to Geneva to represent the dominion with the Canadian government's advisory officer. They reached Geneva just prior to the arrival of the Prime Minister of Great Britain and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. They are to-day in Geneva representing Canada in that regard.

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March 13, 1933