May 1, 1933

STANDING ORDERS


Mr. A. U. G. BURY (East Edmonton) presented the second report of the select standing committe on standing orders. He said: By leave of the house I beg to move: That the second report of the select standing committee on standing orders relative to the suspension of standing order 92 be concurred in.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

We shall take that as a notice of motion and deal with it to-morrow.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Stands as notice of motion to be considered at the next sitting.

fMr. Duranleau.l

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UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF

CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Labour; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. A. GORDON (Minister of Labour):

I beg to lay on the table a number of orders in council passed pursuant to the relief legislation.

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RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT

ABANDONMENT OF RAILWAY TO BE APPROVED BY RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS


Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals) moved for leave to introduce Bill No 80, to amend the Railway Act.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   ABANDONMENT OF RAILWAY TO BE APPROVED BY RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

This bill is an amendment to the Railway Act to require the railway companies, before abandoning the operation of any line of railway, to get the approval of the Board of Railway Commissioners. It puts the matter in accord with the measure with which we are dealing at the present time, Bill No. 37.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   ABANDONMENT OF RAILWAY TO BE APPROVED BY RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS
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INTEREST ACT AMENDMENT


Mr. G. G. COOTE (Macleod) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 81, to amend the-Interest Act.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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UFA

George Gibson Coote

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. COOTE:

Lender the British North America Act the matter of interest rates was left in the jurisdiction of this parliament. The present Interest Act states:

Except as otherwise provided by this or by any other act of the parliament of Canada, any person may stipulate for, allow and exact, on any contract or agreement whatsoever, any rate of interest or discount which is agreed upon.

I think it is desirable, under present financial conditions, that a maximum rate of 5 per cent should be established by this parliament, and that is -the purpose of the bill which I am now introducing.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first, time.

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OATHS OF ALLEGIANCE


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Quebec East) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 82, to amend the Oaths of Allegiance Act.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

This bill is to make the form of the oath of allegiance as contained in the revised statutes of Canada conform with the recent developments and more particularly with the Westminster statute. The

Washington Conference

form is the same as was used under the old colonial status. The main change is to strike out the words referring to the Dominion of Canada:

Dependent on and belonging to the said kingdom.

Of course Canada does not belong to and is not dependent on any other part of the British Commonwealth.

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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) :

This is not the time to discuss the

matter, but I would ask the hon. gentleman whether he has considered the question that arises in connection with the act relating to allegiance, because we have a common oath that was established by arrangement. This matter has engaged the attention of some of the law officers of the crown and it is thought we should have a conference with respect to the whole situation of the nations affected because in 1911 we agreed, in connection with naturalization, to accept a certain form. I quite appreciate the point the hon. gentleman has made, but I ask him to consider the matter from that angle.

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May 1, 1933