June 12, 1936

AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION

LIB

John Frederick Johnston

Liberal

Mr. J. FRED JOHNSTON (Lake Centre):

In the absence of the hon. member for Macdonald (Mr. Weir), who is chairman of the committee, I move that the third report of the select standing committee on agriculture and colonization be concurred in.

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Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

BILL TO PROVIDE FOR APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS


Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Railways and Canals) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 99, respecting the appointment of auditors for National Railways. He said: Mr. Speaker, under the terms of the Canadian National-Canadian Pacific Act the auditors for the Canadian National Railways are appointed annually by a joint address of both houses of parliament. We are following the usual procedure in that regard. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. CUSTOMS TARIFF


CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS


Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of National Revenue) moved the second reading of and concurrence in amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 71, to amend the customs tariff. He said: The bill as amended by the Senate is unchanged in sense, but certain minor changes have been made.


CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

Can the minister tell us on what date these amendments appeared in the votes and proceedings?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

June 5. The bill as passed by the House of Commons had appended to it no schedules. The items in the tariff that were changed appeared in the sections of the bill. For instance in section 4 there was a long list of tariff items, and in two later sections there were also lists of tariff items. The Senate thought it preferable to take the lists of items out of the respective sections and append them to the bill as schedules, and they have amended the bill accordingly.

There is also one correction of what is obviously a misprint in section 3. The word "thereof" should be "therefor," and that change has been made. I therefore move:

That the amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 71, sent up from the House of Commons, intituled "An Act to amend the Customs Tariff," be agreed to, and that the

said bill be further amended in consequence of the said amendments as follows:

(1) That the schedule or lists entitled by Senate schedule A. schedule B, schedule C, be transferred to the end of the bill, after section 7 thereof;

(2) That section 7 of the bill be amended, on line 4 of page 19, by striking out the words "preceding sections," and substituting therefor the words "schedules hereto."

These amendments do not alter in any way the sense of the bill.

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

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SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT

CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS


Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of National Revenue) moved the second reading of and concurrence in amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 76, to amend the Special War Revenue Act. He said: The amendments made by the senate have not changed the sense of the bill.


CON

George Halsey Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE PERLEY:

On what day did they appear in the votes and proceedings?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

June 11. The amendments are simply to take the schedules out of the sections and place them at the end of the act. I therefore move:

That the amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 76, intituled "An Act to amend the Special War Revenue Act," sent up from the House of Commons, be agreed to, and that the said bill be further amended in consequence of the said amendments as follows:

(1) That clause 18 of the bill (on page 19) be amended by inserting in line 2 of the said clause immediately after the word "act," the words "and the schedule hereto."

The law officers inform me that it is technically necessary to make this further amendment.

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

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EXCISE ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance.) moved the second reading of Bill No. 77, to amend the Excise Act. Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, and the house went into committee thereon, Mr. Sanderson in the chair. On section 1-Schedule amended.


CON

George Halsey Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE PERLEY:

Does this bill

follow exactly the resolutions as they were passed by the house? If there are any changes or additions, will the minister give an explanation?

Excise Act

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Offhand I do not know

of any change. I will just make sure.

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REC

Henry Herbert Stevens

Reconstruction

Mr. STEVENS:

Clause 1 includes the

schedule. For the purpose of clarifying the matter in my own mind I should like to ask a question. The line underlined on page 2 indicates that spirits distilled from wine shall be subject to no duty of excise. Then just below, in subsection 2, definition of Canadian brandy, it says:

... shall be deemed to be Canadian brandy and shall be dutiable accordingly.

Spirits distilled from wine in Canada is Canadian brandy, is it not? How, then, can you say that spirits distilled from wine, which I think may be described as brandy, shall be subject to no duty, and then in the -next clause provide that Canadian brandy shall be dutiable? To me it seems an inconsistency, but it may be due to my lack of knowledge.

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June 12, 1936