July 2, 1935

CLERK AND CLERK ASSISTANT

CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that it has been arranged that during the absence of the clerk of the house, Mr. T. M. Fraser will act as clerk of the house, and that Mr. R. P. King, chief of English Journals, will act as assistant clerk of the house, for the remainder of the session.

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CANADIAN GRAIN BOARD


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) presented the second report of the special committee to which was referred Bill No. 98, to provide for the constitution and powers of the Canadian grain board, as follows: Your committee has duly considered the said bill and begs leave to report the same, with amendments.


EMPIRE TRADE AGREEMENTS

TRANSFER TO GOVERNMENT ORDERS OF MOTION OF MR. HARRIS

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) moved:

That order No. 12 be transferred from public bills and orders to government orders for consideration this day.

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He said: It does not follow that it is to be considered to-day.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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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:

There was a motion by Mr. Harris respecting the operations of the British preference, and the right hon. leader of the opposition on February 22 pointed out that we had prevented the house from voting on that motion. The effect of this motion will be to place it upon the order paper so that the debate may be concluded and a vote taken.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

The effect of placing this motion upon the order paper at this time may be to prolong the session very materially. Certainly it will not afford the same opportunity for debate as if that opportunity had been given when the motion was properly before the house. Earlier in the session we repeatedly requested that we should have this opportunity but I find it very difficult to discover any reasonable ground for making the transfer at this time.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE:

I wish to add my own word on this. We have now been in session for six months. We have completed the fifth year of the duration of this parliament. We are here in the month of July, and now the government wants to take the time of parliament and of the members to discuss a motion to praise something they did three years ago. Of all the foolish things that have passed at this session this easily earns the palm.

Mr. WILLIAM DUFF (Antigonish-Guys-borough) Under public bills and orders No. 16 stands in my name; I wonder if the Prime Minister would be good enough to treat my motion as he is treating that of the hon. member for Toronto-Searborough (Mr. Harris).

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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:

Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman, knows quite well why that resolution stood. It was the subject matter of negotiation with the government of the United States, and it was thought undesirable-

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LIB

William Duff

Liberal

Mr. DUFF:

That was in regard to reciprocity.

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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:

-in the public interest that that should be done.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

No. 11 is in the same category.

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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:

Yes, there are three in the same category.

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Empire Trade Agreements

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UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. ROBERT GARDINER (Acadia):

Mr. Speaker, I just wish to say a word in protest against this motion. In my judgment there are other motions standing under public bills and orders far more important than the motion being moved forward by the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett).

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. JEAN FRANQOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata):

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) is taking down the old rusted gun which has been hanging over the fireplace for three years. This is most absurd, most ridiculous and most foolish, because nothing came out of the Ottawa agreements. The 1930 conference in London was a failure; it was the first failure.

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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:

Mr. Speaker, I am advised that this motion is not debatable.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Motions for or against the transfer of public bills and orders to government orders are not subject to debate.

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July 2, 1935