Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :
Bill No. 98, to provide for the constitution and powers of the Canadian grain board, has been considered by the Senate, and on page 4 at line 12, the words "as speedily" have been stricken out. That means that as regards the disposition of the accumulation in the hands of the Canadian Cooperative Wheat Producers Limited, the wheat represented by such contracts is to be disposed of "as may be reasonably possible, having regard to economic and other conditions."
On page 4, line 49 dealing with the investigations of the operations of the grain exchange, it is provided that this is "with the approval of the governor in council," because otherwise continuous investigations might make it impossible for them to carry on their business. I see no objection to these amendments, although I would have preferred that the words remain as they originally were, but the committee heard the presentation of the case from two angles this morning. The third amendment that was suggested has not been made, and under the circumstances I would move that the Senate amendments be read a second time and concurred in.
Motion agreed to; amendments read the second time and concurred in.
Subtopic: CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS