July 4, 1935

CON

Richard Burpee Hanson (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

That is a matter of opinion.

Section 2 agreed to.

Sections 3 to 5 inclusive agreed to.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADA-POLAND TRADE AGREEMENT
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Schedules agreed to. Bill reported, read the third time and passed.


DOMINION HOUSING ACT

CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved the second reading of and concurrence in an amendment made by the Senate to Bill No. 112, to assist the construction of houses. 92582-271J He said: There has been but one amendment made by the Senate, and I just asked the opinion of the right hon. gentleman opposite whether he thought the amendment was better than the original wording. Paragraph (d) of section 2 as it passed this house read as follows: "Housing scheme" means a scheme for the construction of houses and their occupation by tenants or purchasers. The Senate has concluded to add between the words " and " and " their " in the seventeenth line the word " for," so it will now read: "Housing scheme" means a scheme for the construction of houses and for their occupation by tenants or purchasers. That is the only amendment. Motion agreed to; amendment read the second time and concurred in.


FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND HONEY ACT CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved the second reading of and concurrence in amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 95, respecting fruit, vegetables and honey. He said: The amendments made by the Senate are very slight. The word "establishment " is defined in the second section of the act as follows: "establishment" means any plant, factory or premises in which produce is canned or preserved for food for export. And "export" is defined as: "export" means export out of Canada or out of any province to any other province thereof. The Senate amendment defines "establishment" as "establishment" means any plant, factory or premises in which produce is canned or preserved for food for export or interprovincial trade. The words "or interprovincial trade" are added. The Senate ha^ amended the definition of "export" to read: "export or interprovincial trade" means shipment out of Canada or out of any province to any other province thereof. Then section 10 of the bill and succeeding sections have been amended by the use of three words somewhat different from what we used to express the necessity for licensing. Section 10 reads: No commission agent shall accept or offer to accept for sale on commission or otherwise deal Combines Investigation Act



in any produce shipped from a point outside the province in which he carries on business unless he has obtained a licence from the minister. The Senate has struck out the words "he has obtained a licence from" and substituted therefor the words "thereto licensed by." The same amendment is made in section 11 and 12. Then- in section 14 the words "or interpro-vi'ncial trade" have been added after the word "export" so that it will now read: No person shall assemble or ship honey or for export or interprovincial trade unless he be first duly registered in accord with the regulations. "Export" as amended by the Senate means shipment out of Canada or out of any province to any .other province thereof, so I would hardly think the amended section 14 was as good as our own section, but there can be no harm in accepting it as it stands rather than sending it back to the Senate. Then section 16 is amended by striking out the words "any .produce" in the first line of the section and those two words have been inserted in the second line after the word *"carry." So that it will now read: No common carrier shall receive for carriage or carry any produce to a destination without the province wherein the same is received unless such produce is accompanied by an inspection certificate or other evidence of inspection prescribed by regulation. Through a misprint "any" was used instead of the word "an," referring to an inspection certificate. The amendment, is not in any sense important. Motion agreed to; amendments read the second time and concurred in.


COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT

CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved the second reading of and concurrence in amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 79, to amend the Combines Investigation Act. He said: With the leave of the house I should like to deal with the amendments made by the Senate to this bill, if there is no objection.


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

There is no objection, but I shall have something to say with regard to the amendments after my right hon. friend has spoken.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS
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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:

The right hon. gentleman has seen the amendments, I take it?

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I have before me the Senate proceedings.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS
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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 line 10 of section 2 the Senate have added after the word "combination" the words "having relation to any commodity which may be the subject of trade or commerce," so that it will read:

"Combine" means a combination having relation to any commodity which may be the subject of trade or commerce,

And so forth.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Would it be convenient to my right hon. friend if I raise my objection now?

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS
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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:

Quite.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

As I see the

effeot of this amendment it will rule out of consideration all service industries. Plumbing, for example, would not come within the definition as it is now set forth by the Senate, and anything in the nature of a plumbing combine or a combine of plumbers could not be investigated under the act. That is one of the service industries that have already been investigated. It seems to me that they should not be exempted because of any change in the definition, and I do not think that definition should be allowed to stand.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS
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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:

I am bound to say that

I share the right hon. gentleman's opinion with respect to that. If the act were limited to commodities it could not deal with a combination for services or other non-physical intentions.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Of service industries.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS
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July 4, 1935