March 6, 1936

ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE

SECOND REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE CONCURRED IN


Mr. C. E. BOTHWELL (Swift Current) presented the second report of the special committee on elections and franchise acts, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


CUSTOMS ACT


Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of National Revenue) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 11, to amend the Customs Act.


CON
LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

There are several sections in the bill which are necessary in view of the supplementary note appended to the trade agreement with the United States. We agreed that we would make certain amendments to our Customs Act, and sections of the bill indicate the amendments to be made. Then, there are in it several other miscellaneous sections which are designed mainly to strengthen the hand of the preventive service.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Soldier Settlement

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EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION

ADMINISTRATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND PROVISION FOR NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE


Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour) moved that the house go into committee to-morrow to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to bring in a measure to provide for the establishment of a commission, to be known as the national employment commission, to supervise or administer the expenditure of fund's voted by parliament for unemployment relief and for providing employment, and for other purposes related thereto; and to provide for fees or compensation and for the travelling and living expenses of the commissioners, for the salaries of the secretary and other employees of the commission, and also for the travelling and living expenses of the members of a national advisory committee. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


DOMINION LANDS

APPROVAL OF ORDERS IN COUNCIL RESPECTING TRANSFERS OF LAND

LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Minister of the Interior) moved:

That the orders in council made between the 1st day of January, 1935, and the 31st day of December, 1935, under the provisions of the Dominion Lands Act, chapter 113, R.S.C. 1927, and which were laid" on the table on the 10th February, 1936, be approved.

He said: By way of explanation may I say that the chapter of the Dominion Lands Act mentioned in the resolution provides that transfers of land by order in council are to be laid on the table of the house at the opening of each session of parliament. That provision was complied with on February 10. I have not examined them all, but I know they relate to the transfer of some odd parcels of land, in carrying out the agreement made with the western provinces. In some cases they relate to leases of small areas in the northwest territories used for fur farming, and that sort of thing. I believe they are all in order. The statute requires that the house formally pass a resolution, approving these orders in council, and it is now submitted.

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Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS


On the orders of the day:


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, before the

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orders of the day are proceeded with, perhaps the Minister* of Railways will give us some idea when we may expect the annual report of the Canadian National Railways.

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Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Marine; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Railways and Canals):

Mr. Speaker, I am told that the annual report will be in my hands towards the end of next week, and it will be tabled when received.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Thank you.

SOLDIER SETTLEMENT On the orders of the day:

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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. A. W. NEILL (Comox-Alberni):

May I ask the Minister of the Interior (Mr. Crerar) a question? The soldier settlement amending act of 1933, which adopted the policy of what is generally known as dollar for dollar rebates on land payments, expires this month. Owing to the depression many people were not able to take advantage of it, and the soldiers are very anxious to know if the government have any intention of extending the life of the act.

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March 6, 1936