May 3, 1934

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

On behalf of

honourable members of the official opposition, I desire to convey to the Prime Minister, to members of the government, and to other honourable gentlemen opposite the expression of our sympathy in the loss which they have sustained in the death of one of their fellow members of this House of Commons, one who for many years had been prominent as a member of the Conservative party in the province of Ontario.

In the appreciation which he has just expressed of the late member's career, the Minister of Justice (Mr. Guthrie) has reviewed in a fitting manner Mr. Lennox's attainments and services, alike to his profession and to the state. I join with him in recognition of the late member's talents and abilities,' and in particular of his patriotic services at the time of the great war, to which the minister has made special reference.

As one who, for a short time, had the honour of representing the constituency of North York, I have knowledge of the considerable personal and political following which the late member enjoyed in that riding, and I should like to avail myself of this opportunity to express to Mr. Lennox's friends in the constituency my sympathy with them in the death of one to whom, over a period of so many years, they have given so large a measure of their confidence and support.

I also join, as all on this side will wish very sincerely to join, in the expression of sympathy for Mrs. Lennox who has been so suddenly and so greatly bereaved.

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UFA

George Gibson Coote

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. G. G. COOTE (Macleod):

Mr. Speaker, I regret that the hon. member for Acadia (Mr. Gardiner) is not here. In his absence I would like to take the opportunity of saying that I am sure every member in this corner of the house joins very heartily in the remarks of the Minister of Justice (Mr. Guthrie) and the leader of the opposi-

Oaths oj Allegiance Act

tion (Mr. Mackenzie King) expressing our regret at the death of Colonel Lennox and our sympathy with his relatives and friends. May I say that I doubt if there is a member of the House of Commons who was more generally liked by his fellow members than was Colonel Lennox. I think that is one of the highest tributes that can be paid to any member.

Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS PO'ULIOT (Tem-iscouata): Mr. Speaker, when I declared my pair yesterday with the hon. member for North York nothing was further from my mind than that the flag would fly at half mast over this building to-day as a tribute to his memory. For nearly ten years or sessions he was my pair, and I shall always have the most pleasant recollections of my dealings with the late hon. gentleman. We have been closely associated and I came to have the highest respect for his qualities. He had attained prominence at the bar of his province and at the bar of this country; he was a gallant soldier, he was a congenial member of this house, a very popular representative of the people, and1 a true friend. I join in the tributes which have been expressed to his memory, and wish to convey my most heartfelt and sincere sympathy to his family, to the members of the legal profession in the province of Ontario and in Canada at large, and also to my hon. friends .on the other side of the house.

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FRUIT AND HONEY ACT

NON-CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS

CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ROBERT WEIR (Minister of Agriculture) moved:

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this house disagrees with their 1st, 2nd and 5th amendments to the Bill No. 26, An Act respecting Fruit and Honey, for the following reasons:-

"Inasmuch as the clauses amended are identical with clauses in the following acts passed-

The Seed Act

The Root Vegetable Act and it is essential that there be uniformity in such legislation."

And agrees to the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of their amendments, without any amendment.

And that the Clerk of the House do carry the said message to the Senate.

Topic:   FRUIT AND HONEY ACT
Subtopic:   NON-CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING:

before the motion to send the bill back is carried I wish to draw the attention of the house to one clause in this bill and the suggestion that the Senate has made. It is that after the words:

The minister may, from time to time, make regulations:-

There is inserted the phrase:

subject to the approval of the governor in council.

I think the extra precaution which the Senate is there taking in the matter of making known in as public a way as possible the regulations that may be passed is distinctly of advantage. I had hoped that the government would have seen its way clear to accept that amendment. I think the other amendments have reference to interprovincial trade, and inasmuch as this house is the guardian of the trade and commerce of the dominion it seems to me the amendments proposed by the Senate are very much in order.

Topic:   FRUIT AND HONEY ACT
Subtopic:   NON-CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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Motion agreed to.


OATHS OF ALLEGIANCE ACT


Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Secretary of State) moved the second reading of Bill No. 57, to amend the Oaths of Allegiance Act. He said: Mr. Speaker, this bill really takes the place of a bill that was introduced by the former Minister of Justice, the hon. member for Quebec East (Mr. Lapointe). After the hon. gentleman introduced his bill on March 13 last I conferred with him at the earliest opportunity, and it seemed expedient to suggest to him that the bill might take a slightly different form. After consultation with the hon. gentleman he withdrew his bill, with the result that the present bill was introduced on April 19 and fully explained to the house. In effect it is carrying out a resolution of the imperial conference of 1926 at which Canada was represented by the right hon. leader of the opposition (Mr. Mackenzie King) and his colleague the then Minister of Justice. That resolution of the imperial conference was carried into effect by the parliament of the United Kingdom, which passed the Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act, 1927, and on May 13, 1927, a royal proclamation was issued setting out His Majesty's style and title. The oath of allegiance, as it appears in the present bill, is identical with the oath of allegiance as administered in Great Britain, in Australia, in the Union of South Africa and I think generally throughout the British Empire ; and it is deemed expedient that the same oath of allegiance should be prescribed in Canada. I think, as far as hon. members have expressed opinions to me privately, this bill meets with the almost unanimous support of the house, and as I fully explained it on the previous occasion it seems to me that no further explanation is required at the present time.



Dominion Companies Act


LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

I desire to confirm what my hon. friend has said, and I am grateful to him for having asked me to confer with him as to this bill, which I support with great pleasure.

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Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, considered in committee, reported, read the third time and passed.


DOMINION 'COMPANIES ACT


On the order for the second reading of Bill No. 64 respecting Dominion companies:


CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Secretary of State):

I had hoped to be able to move the second reading of this bill.

Mr. P. F. CASGRAIN (Charlevoix-

Saguenay): I have asked for a copy of this bill in the French language, but it has not been printed in French. It is so marked on the order paper, but I inquired yesterday and to-day and was informed that it is not printed in French. It is quite important that we have the French version, because many explanations will have to be given.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

I was about to move the second reading, but last evening I was notified by one of my colleagues whose maternal language is French that he had not been able to procure a French copy at the distribution office. I understand that it is in print, but perhaps the final distribution has not been completed. Hon. gentlemen might allow the bill to receive second reading awaiting final distribution of the French copy, though under the rules my hon. friend is perfectly right, I cannot insist upon second reading if the French copies are not distributed.

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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I do not think we should be asked to consent to the second reading of this bill without having it printed in both languages. .

Topic:   DOMINION 'COMPANIES ACT
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FOOD AND DRUGS ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. MURRAY MacLAREN (Minister of Pensions and National Health) moved the second reading of Bill No. 70, to amend the Food and Drugs Act.


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Noé E. Chevrier

Mr. E. R. E. OHEVRIER (Ottawa):

Mr. Speaker, I have some remarks to make in connection with this bill, but I should like to know if the minister intends to have this bill considered by the committee of the whole or by a special committee.

Topic:   FOOD AND DRUGS ACT AMENDMENT
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May 3, 1934