July 5, 1935

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) :

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.

Topic:   CANADIAN GRAIN BOARD
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

The Senate is still dealing with our trade commission bill. They have sent their reasons for disagreeing with the motion we adopted this morning, and the clerk of the Senate bells me that it will be a minute or two before their consideration is completed. I cannot do anything to expedite it beyond what I have done.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Will that be the last order of business, when we conclude supply?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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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:

As far as I know.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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WAYS AND MEANS

SUPPLY BILLS


Hon. E.N. RHODES (Minister of Finance) moved the second reading of Bill No. 116, for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service for the financial year ending March 31, 1936.


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   SUPPLY BILLS
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

I think my right hon.

friend will find that that has been common to money bills for many years, and has not been Changed in any respect.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   SUPPLY BILLS
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Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, considered in committee, reported, read the third time and passed'. Mr. RHODES moved the second reading of Bill No. 122, for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service for the financial, year ending the 31st March, 1936. He said: This is the bill founded upon the supplementary estimates. Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, considered in committee, reported, read the third time and passed.


TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMISSION

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE WITH RESPECT TO SENATE AMENDMENTS

CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that a message has been received from the Senate with respect to Bill No. 86, as follows:

(1) That in respect of section 14 the Senate agrees to the insertion of the word "unanimous" between the word "the" and the word "opinion."

(2) That the Senate does not insist on the amendment made to section 20 of the bill, but strikes out section 20 and substitutes therefor the following in lieu thereof:

"20. The commission shall receive complaints respecting unfair trade practices and may investigate the same and, either before or after an investigation, if of opinion that the practice complained of constitutes an offence against any dominion law prohibiting unfair trade practices, may communicate the complaint and such

Prorogation

evidence, if any, in support thereof as is in the possession of the commission to the attorney general of Canada with a recommendation that all persons who are parties or privies to such offence be prosecuted for violation of the applicable act. The attorney general of Canada, if he concurs in such recommendation may refer it with such complaint and such evidence, if any, either to the Director of Public Prosecutions or to the attorney general of the province *nothin which the offence is alleged to have been committed for such action as may seem to be appropriate in the circumstances."

(3) That the Senate does not insist on its amendment at the end of line 29 in section 21.

(4) That the Senate does not insist on its amendment new section 28.

_ (5) That the Senate does insist on the deletion of section 26 for the reason that said section contemplates a revision of dominion company issues in certain cases by the Dominion Trade and Industry Commission and that consequently sucli commission would require a staff of competent experts in this special line to intelligently discharge their duties and that in this regard the commission would become a duplication of provincial commissions already created for similar purposes and clothed with ample power to protect the public in respect of these matters.

Further, the Senate is of opinion that the exercise or non-exercise of the right on the part of the Secretary of State to have such issues reviewed, or not have them reviewed, would be regarded by the public as the taking of responsibility by the Secretary of State for the capital structures of companies no matter what safeguards or precautionary provisions are inserted, and that this is most undesirable.

Topic:   TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMISSION
Subtopic:   MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE WITH RESPECT TO SENATE AMENDMENTS
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. HUGH GUTHRIE (Minister of Justice):

With regard to Bill No. 86, to establish a dominion trade and industry commission, which has just, been returned from the Senate, I move the second reading of and concurrence in amendments made by the Senate.

Topic:   TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMISSION
Subtopic:   MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE WITH RESPECT TO SENATE AMENDMENTS
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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):

It is obviously impossible at this time to consider these amendments as they should be considered. Under the circumstances existing I shall offer no objection to concurrence.

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

Topic:   TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMISSION
Subtopic:   MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE WITH RESPECT TO SENATE AMENDMENTS
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

If my motion needs the words added that a message be sent to the Senate, then I will include those formal words.

Topic:   TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMISSION
Subtopic:   MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE WITH RESPECT TO SENATE AMENDMENTS
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

If the amendments are concurred in, I think that ends the matter.

Topic:   TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMISSION
Subtopic:   MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE WITH RESPECT TO SENATE AMENDMENTS
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PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT


A message was delivered by Major A. R. Thompson, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, as follows: Mr. Speaker, His Excellency the Governor General desires the immediate attendance of this honourable house in the chamber of the honourable the Senate. fMr. Speaker.] Accordingly, Mr. Speaker with the house went up to the Senate chamber. In the Senate chamber, His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in His Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills:


July 5, 1935