May 31, 1934

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, on Tuesday last the right hon. leader of the opposition asked certain questions following a statement made by the hon. member for North Wellington (Mr. Blair) and I promised I would ascertain what the facts were.

Mr. Ferguson as High Commissioner for Canada succeeded Sir Horace Wilson as chairman of the imperial economic committee for one year on the first of March last. I said that I was not quite sure whether he held the office for one year. The election was on the first of March. The imperial economic committee came into being in 1925, its principal

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Imperial Economic Committee

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FIRST NARROWS BRIDGE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Albert Edward Munn

Liberal

Mr. A. E. MUNN (Vancouver North):

On the ninth of May an order of the house was passed for a copy of all correspondence in connection with the First Narrows bridge, Vancouver. I would like to ask the minister in charge when we may expect this return.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

If the hon. gentleman will allow that question to stand I will look into the facts and find out what the position is.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Following up that question may I ask the Minister of Public Works in view of representations that I have received from the city of Vancouver when we may expect a determination under the Navigable Waters Protection Act in regard to the First Narrows bridge at Vancouver?

Hon. II. A. STEWART (Minister of Public Works): There are some requirements of the department as to additional information which have not yet been complied with, and until that information is received a decision cannot be made.

KING'S BIRTHDAY On the orders of the day:

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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):

The right hon. leader of the opposition asked yesterday whether the house would sit on Monday or not. It is the intention to sit on Monday.

TOURIST TRAFFIC On the orders of the day:

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LIB

Wilfred Hanbury

Liberal

Mr. WILFRED HANBURY (Vancouver-Burrard):

I would like to direct a question

to the Prime Minister based on a telegram

I have received from the Vancouver publicity bureau as follows:

The Vancouver publicity bureau strongly urge that you support the principle of federal tourist advertising.

I would ask the Prime Minister if the government has under consideration a grant for the purpose of encouraging tourists to come to Canada.

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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):

The house is I suppose aware,

Mr. Speaker, that a report has been made by a committee of the other house of this parliament which has been considering the question of how the tourist trade of this country could be extended. Certain recommendations were made which have been submitted to the government and will receive the consideration that is usually accorded to recommendations that come from so responsible a quarter.

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DOMINION COMPANIES ACT


The house resumed from Wednesday, May 30, consideration in committee of Bill No. 64, respecting dominion companies-Mr. Cahan -Mr. Gagnon in the chair. On section 14-Incidental and ancillary powers.


CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

After considering the suggestion made by the hon. member for Last Mountain (Mr. Butcher), we have decided to strike out from paragraph (q) the words " the payment of dividends, or." This amendment will comply completely with his suggestion and I suggest that the hon. member move accordingly.

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LIB

Harry Butcher

Liberal

Mr. BUTCHER:

I move accordingly.

I should like to express my appreciation of the action of the Secretary of State (Mr. Cahan) in this regard.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

The arguments of the hon. member were quite convincing, and, as he suggests, these powers may be inserted in special letters patent if they are found necessary.

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Amendment agreed to.


CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

There is another amendment to be made to paragraph (f), to insert the words " government or " after the word " such " in the thirteenth line. These words were omitted in the printing.

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CON

Amendment agreed to. Dominion Companies Act


CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

There is another amendment to paragraph (k), to delete the word "to" at the end of line fifty and insert a comma after the word " person " in line fifty-one.

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CON

May 31, 1934