June 21, 1934

VACANCY

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 a communication from two members notifying me that the following vacancy has occurred in the representation, viz:

Of William Spankie, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Frontenac-Addington.

I have accordingly issued my warrant to the chief electoral officer to make out a new writ of election for the said electoral district.

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PRIVATE BILLS

REPORT OF COMMITTEE


Mr. T. H. STINSON (Victoria) presented the tenth report of the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills, as follows: Your committee has had under consideration the following bills and has agreed to report the said bills without amendment, viz:- Bill No. 12, respecting patents on certain inventions of which Duplate Safety Glass Company of Canada, Limited, is entitled to benefit. Bill No. 102, for the relief of Edward Headley Acland. Bill No. 103, for the relief of Ella Gertrude Bush Adamson. Bill No. 104, for the relief of Helen Cohen Levine. Bill No. 105, for the relief of Annie Rosner. Bill No. 106, for the relief of Grayse Irene Westlake MacLaren. Bill No. 107) for the relief of Naomi Willard Lyman Robertson. Your committee also has considered Bill No. 30, an Act respecting a certain patent of the American Dairy Supply Company, and has agreed to report that the preamble of the said bill has not been proven to the satisfaction of your committee, and it is the opinion of your committee that in the public interest it should not be passed. Your committee recommends that the private bills fee of $200 paid on Bill No. 30, an Act respecting a certain patent of the American Dairy Supply Company, be refunded.


FIRST AND SECOND READINGS OF SENATE BILLS

CON

Thomas Hubert Stinson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STINSON moved:

That pursuant to resolution of the house of the 19th instant the said bills be now read a first time and a second time and referred to their respective committees as follows:-

To the select standing committee on banking and commerce: -

Canadian Railway Express

Bill No. 117, to incorporate Security National Insurance Company.

To the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills (together with evidence, etc., taken before the standing committee of the Senate on divorce, to whom were referred the petitions on which the said bills were founded), viz: -

Bill No. 118, for the relief of Eugenie Margaret O'Reilly Stavert.

Bill No. 119, for the relief of George Harold Allen.

Bill No. 120, for the relief of Ena Beatrice Duclos Boyd.

Bill No. 121, for the relief of Paul Herbert Addy.

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Motion agreed to.


REFUND OF FEE

CON

Thomas Hubert Stinson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STINSON moved:

That the recommendation contained in the tenth report of the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills, with respect to refund of private bills fee in connection with Bill No. 30, an Act respecting a certain patent of the American Dairy Supply Company, be concurred in, except as to cost of printing.

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Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN RAILWAY EXPRESS

CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways) :

I beg leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Canadian Railway Express Company.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

The object of this bill is to incorporate an express company for the purpose of enabling the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian Pacific Railway to effect economies and to provide more remunerative operation with respect to their respective express services, pursuant to the provisions of Part II of the Canadian National-Canadian Pacific Railway Act, 1933, if, as and when the trustees and directors of the two railways respectively determine that this should be done.

The only reason I should like to have the privilege of introducing this bill to-day, and a similar bill with respect to telegraphs, is to afford many hon. members, who have asked for copies of the bills, an opportunity of seeing them. The bill, for leave to introduce which I am now asking, commits no one to anything; it is simply an enabling bill the purpose of which is to permit the companies, if finally they come to an agreement, to carry out this measure. They have not yet come to such agreement and there is no certainty that they will; but both railways, through Mr. Beatty and Mr. Fullerton respectively, have written to me asking me to introduce these two bills and to endeavour to have them adopted by the house.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Can the minister advise the house as to why it is that this particular bill has been held until this time? Why was notice not given earlier in the session? The house has had no notice of the intention of the minister to introduce such a bill this session.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

The government had no information in regard to the matter, because the railway companies did not request us until very recently to introduce these bills. Apparently they had not arrived at the position of discussing an agreement of this kind until quite recently, when they wrote to me, and naturally I preferred that they should submit the bills themselves. They could have done so except for want of time, and they have asked us to deal with the matter. There is also a bill with respect to telegraph service along exactly the same lines, and if I am permitted to introduce at the present time the bill with respect to the Canadian Railway Express Company I shall ask for leave to introduce the other.

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LIB

Ross Wilfred Gray

Liberal

Mr. GRAY:

Is this bill a first step towards the amalgamation of the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian Pacific Railway?

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

This is not a step towards the amalgamation of the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian Pacific Railway. I shall explain the matter when it is before the house, but I may say that what is contemplated here is permitted under the act of last year with respect to subsidiary companies. It has nothing at all to do with the amalgamation of the railways; it deals entirely with the proposed express company in this case, and, in the other, with telegraphs.

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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:

It has been in force in the United States for the last four years.

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June 21, 1934