July 4, 1935

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

No; I read only the

first) paragraph. The others all remain. I move, Mir. Speaker, that the amendments, apart from amendment No. 1 and amendment No. 2, both on the first page, be read the second time and concurred' in.

Motion agreed to; amendments read the second1 time and concurred in.

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 move that amendments No. 1 .and No. 2 be not *concurred' in for the following reasons.

1. That a combine may exist with respect to a subject matter other than a commodity, and it is the purpose of the act to deal with such: a. combine.

2. That it is the intention of the act to deal with a condition where a combination, merger, trust or monopoly has operated or is likely to operate to the detriment or against the interest of the public.

3. To substitute "designed1" for "likely" would involve a proof of intention which experience has indicated it is difficult to establish. And that the same be sent to their honours.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN CERTAIN SENATE AMENDMENTS AND NON-CONCURRENCE IN OTHERS
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Motion agreed to. Elections Act


FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT

CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT


Hon. E. N. RHODES (Minister of Finance) moved the second reading of and concurrence in amendment made by the Senate to Bill No. 114, relating to the application of the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act, 1934, in the province of British Columbia. He said: The Senate has inserted an amendment bringing the act into force only upon proclamation of the governor in council, and I am quite prepared to accept it. I move concurrence.


LIB

Motion agreed to, bill read the second time and the house went into committee thereon, Mr. Smith (Cumberland) in the chair.


CON

Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

While we are waiting for the reprinted bill, I may explain that the only remaining sections in the new bill as reprinted will be: Section 1 which deals with advance polls and which provides that the advance polls shall be open on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before polling day until ten o'clock at night on each day.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

That is one more day than formerly.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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CON

Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Were there three days formerly?

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
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LIB
CON

Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Well, this is in accordance with the request of the Trades and Labour Congress and others. The next is a section

to waive the necessity of the chief electoral officer going into the preparation of voters' lists for the by-elections which would not be held until after dissolution.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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LIB

Ross Wilfred Gray

Liberal

Mr. GRAY:

The date was fixed for the by-elections.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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CON

Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

This is to waive the necessity for the preparation of voters' lists for those by-elections. The next change is for the adoption of a new form of oath of the voter at the poll where he is challenged. At present all that is provided for is an oral oath. The new form is one that has to be signed by the man who takes the oath. It is for the purpose of identification and also of proof if proceedings are afterwards taken.

A new section which has been suggested by the chief electoral offioer is to amend section 24 of the act passed last session by striking out the first seven words of that section. It provides that:

Immediately after he has granted a poll, the returning officer shall, by writing in form 10 executed under his hand, appoint one deputy returning officer for each polling station.

Complaints have come from the returning officers in some of the constituencies which are more or less remote that sufficient time is not allowed between nomination day and polling day for the purpose of appointing deputy returning officers in all the distant polling subdivisions. It has been suggested by the chief electoral officer that the words " immediately after he has granted a poll " be struck out and the following words substituted:

Immediately after the issue of the writ of election.

So that it will read:

Immediately after the issue of the writ of election the returning officer shall appoint deputy returning officers.

It so happens that in Canada we do not have very many uncontested elections or acclamations.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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LIB

George Washington McPhee

Liberal

Mr. McPHEE:

That is not in the bill.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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CON

Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

That is a suggestion I am making now; it is one that came to me from the chief electoral officer and I see no objection to it. If we had many elections by acclamation, there might be a great deal of expense in appointing returning officers who would have no duties. I think in only one case in the last election was there an acclamation.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
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LIB
CON

Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

I see no objection to this, and it has been requested to meet the difficulty in some of the larger constituencies that are harder to reach. I would move that as a new section to be section 5 of the reprinted bill.

Elections Act

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Is the minister moving all of these or is he going to move them individually?

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENT
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July 4, 1935