April 20, 1934

ROYAL ASSENT

CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following letter:

Ottawa, April 20, 1934.

Sir,-I have the honour to inform you that Right Hon. Sir Lyman P. Duff, acting as the deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber to-day at 5 p.m. for the purpose of giving the royal assent to certain bills.

F. L. C. Pereira,

Deputy Assistant Secretary

to the Governor General.

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STANDING ORDERS


Mr. A. U. G. BURY (East Edmonton) presented the third report of the select standing committee on standing orders and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


HOSPITAL SWEEPSTAKES


On the orders of the day.


LIB-PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Liberal Progressive

Mr. J. L. BROWN (Lisgar):

On the first reading of the sweepstakes bill the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) suggested that the government might fix a certain day for discussion of the matter. Is it the present intention that the bill will be proceeded with this evening or shall we take up public bills in the ordinary course?

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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):

I thank the hon. gentleman for directing attention to the matter. It is proposed to suit the convenience of all members of the house in fixing a day for discussion of the sweepstakes bill, possibly some day next week. The Secretary of State will lay on the table as soon as he can have it prepared, a copy of the resolution that was passed by the legislative assembly of Quebec and a copy of the bill that was passed at the last session of the assembly. I think that can probably be done on Monday. Then we can fix some convenient day for the discussion of the sweepstakes bill after consultation with the leader of the opposition (Mr. Mackenzie King) and others who may be interested.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS


WASHOUT AT MATAPEDIA, BONAVENTURE COUNT? On the orders of the day:


LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES MARCIL (Bonaventure):

I would call the attention of the Minister of Railways (Mr. Manion) to a Canadian Press dispatch appearing in this morning's papers concerning a very serious interruption to traffic on the main line of the Canadian National Railways in Matapedia in my county, where passengers, baggage and mail have had to be transferred by canoe over the Resti-gouche river. Owing to the very heavy fall of snow in the Matapedia valley during the past winter there has been a washout of several hundred yards of the main line, and trains have been held up three or four at a time. I have been urging for many years the erection of protection works for the main line and village of Matapedia and I hope that with this occurrence the Minister of Railways will take a deeper interest in the

P. E. I. Car Ferry

matter. In the meantime I would ask if he has any further information beyond what has appeared in this morning's papers?

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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 hon. gentleman sent a request over to my office for information, and I have a good deal of information here which I will send across to him. It is not of particular interest to the rest of the house. I may say in a sentence-

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LIB

Peter John Veniot

Liberal

Hon. P. J. VENIOT (Gloucester):

I wish the minister would give the information to the house so that it will appear in Hansard because my people are deeply interested in it. In Gloucester county we are almost cut off from communication with northern New Brunswick.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

I was going to say that the railway informs me that they have complete control of the matter and are taking every procedure needed. I thought it would be sufficient if I said that and sent the letter across to my hon. friend from Bonaventure and anybody else who wants to see it.

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WINDSOR BROADCASTING STATION


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William Daum Euler

Liberal

Hon. W. D. EULER (North Waterloo):

I would ask the Minister of Marine (Mr. Duranleau) if there is any truth in the newspaper report that the radio broadcasting station at Windsor is being taken over by the radio commission for a period of five years?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Minister of Marine):

I will look into the matter and give my hon. friend the information.

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CAR FERRY


On the orders of the day:


April 20, 1934