March 1, 1934

MAIL SUBSIDIES

LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

What amounts were paid for the carrying of mails, by way of subsidies, contracts, grants or otherwise to: (a) the Canadian Pacific

Railway; (b) the Canadian National Railways; (c) the Canadian Pacific Steamships; (d) the Canadian National Steamships, during the last calendar year?

Topic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   MAIL SUBSIDIES
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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

Return tabled herewith. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

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Subtopic:   MAIL SUBSIDIES
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PRECEDENCE FOR GOVERNMENT BUSINESS AFTER MONDAY, MARCH 5

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 on Monday the 5th of March, 1934, and every Monday thereafter until the end of the session, government notices of motions and government orders shall have precedence over all other business except questions by members and notices of motions for the production of papers.

He said: This means that Monday last

was* the last Monday for private members. I think that perhaps we have gone longer than on some other occasions before taking Monday as a government day. This will still leave Wednesdays for private members, together with the usual provisions for private bills. I do not know that I can usefully add anything to what the motion itself indicates.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, there is still on the

order paper a number of notices of motions, and I wonder if the government could allow one other Monday before taking Mondays for government business.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Mr. Speaker, the government extended the period one Monday beyond the usual Monday. We did not ask that last Monday should be taken. There has been an opportunity I think to discuss every motion that has been on the order paper. They were called, but the hon. members in whose names they stood were not prepared to go on. Wednesday will still be available for private members, and I see no reason why there should be another Monday taken, but

if later on it should develop that that is desirable we shall try to make arrangements accordingly.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

May I point out

to the Prime Minister that the government, contrary to its usual custom, took up several Thursdays in connection with the debate on the address. I would also point out that there are some motions on the order paper which have not yet been reached.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I only desire to point out that taking the course we did was a distinct advantage to private members, for the order that gives precedence to the address involves that every Thursday that is a private member's day shall be taken up with the debate on the address. But in this instance that was not the case, and there were Thursdays when hon. members were afforded an opportunity for the discussion of private members' resolutions.

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Motion agreed to.


HARD SURFACE ROADS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley

Liberal

Mr. J. L. ILSLEY (Hants-Kings):

I would direct a question to the Minister of Labour, based upon a passage in the speech from the throne in the province of New Brunswick, reading:

My government intends with the assistance of the Dominion government to commence during the present year the laying of some hard surface roads.

Has this government agreed with the New Brunswick government to assist in the laying of hard surface roads, and if so, upon what terms? Has it refused similar assistance to the province of Nova Scotia?

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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 have not before me the agreement with the province of New Brunswick, and details of the extent to which this sort of work is being carried on are not presently within my knowledge. I shall look into the matter and give an answer to-morrow or Monday.

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THE POTATO MOTH


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):

I should like to direct a question to the hon. Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Weir), based on a telegram I have received from the Hon. K. C. MacDonald, Minister of Agriculture in the province of British Columbia, in which he states that in a shipment of potatoes from

Bank Act-Mr. Rhodes

Bermuda landed in Vancouver there has been discovered the potato moth, which is destructive alike to tobacco and potatoes. In view of the fact that local entomologists and growers view with alarm the prospect of this moth entering Canada, I would ask if the minister would take steps to have this shipment held up with a view to ascertaining just how serious the situation is.

Topic:   THE POTATO MOTH
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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ROBERT WEIR (Minister of Agriculture) :

Every precaution will be taken, if

such is the case, to prevent the shipment being landed. I understand that the dominion entomologists have the matter in hand.

Topic:   THE POTATO MOTH
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF


On the orders of the day:


March 1, 1934