March 14, 1933

BANKING AND COMMERCE


Mr. R. C. MATTHEWS (Toronto East Centre) presented the fourth report of the select standing committee on banking and commerce and moved that it be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT


Mr. P. F. CASGRAIN (Charlevoix-Sague-nay) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 46, to amend the criminal code (lotteries).


CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Explain.

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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

The purpose of this bill is to provide that anyone who wants to

institute proceedings under subsection 3 of section 236 of the criminal code must first obtain the consent of the attorney general. This has to do with sweepstakes. Persons who have received money from sweepstakes have been sued in proceedings taken by private individuals. To obviate the trouble I think it would be advisable to provide that no proceedings under that subsection shall be taken without the consent of the attorney general.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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SURVEY OF NATIONAL PORTS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

May I ask the Minister of Marine (Mr. Duranleau) when we may expect legislation, which according to the press he announced in Montreal on Saturday, for the purpose of giving effect to the recommendations of the Gibb report with regard to harbour boards?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Minister of Marine):

I cannot say that the report which appeared in the press was absolutely accurate. But I can state to my hon. friend that we are still studying the rough draft of the bill on the national harbours of Canada.

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LIB
CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I do not say it was premature, but I was reported as saying a bill would be introduced this week. That statement was not accurate.

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CANADIAN CAR AND FOUNDRY COMPANY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Paul Mercier

Liberal

Mr. PAUL MERGIER (St. Henri):

On February 16 last I had a question on the order paper asking the Minister of Railways (Mr. Manion) if the Canadian Car and Foundry Company applied to the government or the minister to secure a contract for the construction of two thousand freight cars to help unemployment, and whether consideration was given to the Canadian Car and Foundry Company. The minister said that such application was made and consideration was being given. May I ask if he has arrived at some decision?

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals):

The matter is still under consideration.

C.N.R.-C.P.R. Bill-Mr. Veniot

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SOREL, QUE., WHARF


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin

Liberal

Hon. P. J. A. CARDIN (Richelieu):

In view of an item I read this morning in the Montreal Gazette, repeating statements made on many occasions by persons connected with the harbour commission of Montreal regarding the port of Sorel, may I ask the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Stewart) if it is true that the government spent 82,000,000 for building the wharf on which the present privately owned elevator is erected at Sorel, and if in fact that wharf was not in existence many years before the elevator was built?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. A. STEWART (Minister of Public Works):

As the hon. gentleman gave me no notice of this question I am not prepared to give the answer. I have not the information with me. I suggest it stand as a notice of motion.

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March 14, 1933