May 1, 1934

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 65, for the relief of Lucy Doris Cannon.-Mr. Pettit. Bill No. 68, for the relief of Bertha Alice Maude Maher Burke.-Mr. Heaps. Bill No. 69, for the relief of William James Thistle.-Mr. Heaps.


CANADIAN AND BRITISH INSURANCE COMPANIES


Hon. E. N. RHODES (Minister of Finance) moved the first reading of Bill No. 72, to amend the Canadian and British Insurance Companies Act, 1932.


LIB
CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

I have not had an opportunity as yet to examine the bill and as it will be available to hon. members, my suggestion is that the explanation will come more properly on second reading.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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FIRST NARROWS BRIDGE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to inquire of the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Stewart) if the government has received an application for the approval of plans for the First Narrows bridge at Vancouver. This project has been endorsed by a majority of the citizens of that city and I should like to know the present status of the application.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I might state that an application was received some time ago for approval of these plans under the provisions of the Navigable Waters Protection Act. Since the plans were filed representations have been received both in support of and in opposition to the proposition. Engineers are investigating and the applicants are furnishing certain information which has been asked for. Pending the completion of the report the matter is still in abeyance.

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DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT


On the orders of the day.


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, might I mention to the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) that the press appears to have an account of the Dominion Elections Act. Whether or not that account is correct I cannot say but I should like the Prime Minister to indicate when we may expect to receive a copy of the bill.

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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):

Mr. Speaker, I regret more than I can say the fact that a statement has appeared in the press. From what source this statement comes, I know not nor have I been able to ascertain. As soon as a draft is prepared, it is my purpose to hand a copy to the leader of the opposition (Mr. Mackenzie King). I am not responsible for what appeared in the press and I deeply regret that such a statement should have been made without any authority. Extraordinary conditions during the past two days have prevented my completing what I was doing with respect to this matter but I hope by the end of the week to be able to hand a copy to the right hon. gentleman.

Marketing Act-Mr. Maclnnis

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PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM


On the orders of the day.


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, may I inquire of the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) when we may expect to have the program of construction of public works.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM
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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):

We desire to have some of the existing legislation put forward a bit before introducing this matter. The draft of the bill is prepared but the schedule is like Jonah's gourd. The right hon. gentleman will understand what I mean.

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MARKETING ACT

May 1, 1934