January 18, 1937

PRECIOUS AIETALS MARKING ACT


Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Acting Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 2, to amend the Precious Metals Marking Act, 1928. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


CANADIAN AND BRITISH INSURANCE COAIPANIES ACT, 1932


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 3, to amend the Canadian and British Insurance Companies Act, 1932.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADIAN AND BRITISH INSURANCE COAIPANIES ACT, 1932
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

The amendment is a minor one, affecting small companies incorporated by the provinces in relation to the deposits which they are called upon to make with the superintendent of insurance.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADIAN AND BRITISH INSURANCE COAIPANIES ACT, 1932
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WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT


Hon. NOR ALAN McL. ROGERS (Acting Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 4, to amend the Weights and Measures Act.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Explain.

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

It is the intention of the amendment to settle some confusion which has arisen as to the jurisdiction of a police or stipendiary magistrate to hear cases under the Weights and Measures Act. It has been deemed advisable to add to subsection (b) of section 82 the words underlined in section 1 of the bill:

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a police magistrate, a stipendiary magistrate, or any person having the power or authority of two or more justices of the peace, having jurisdiction in such district, county or place.

The amendment is in the exact words of the interpretation section of the criminal code.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
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MILITIA PENSION ACT


Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Minister of National Defence) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 5, to amend the Militia Pension Act.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

The intention of the amendment is to withdraw section 32 of the act and enact a new section 41 so that payments of arrears shall be made in monthly instalments, the previous custom of making payments in lump sums in advance being eliminated.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   MILITIA PENSION ACT
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CRIMINAL CODE

LIB

John Knox Blair

Liberal

Mr. J. K. BLAIR (Wellington North):

moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 6, to amend the criminal code (death penalty).

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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CUBAN DUTY ON SEED POTATOES


On the orders of the day:


CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. A. J. BROOKS (Royal):

I should like to direct a question to the acting Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Rogers) respecting the recent duty of $10 per barrel imposed by the Cuban government upon Canadian certified seed potatoes. This duty, as the government realizes, is absolutely prohibitive and is a serious blow to the exporters of seed potatoes in the maritimes. I should like to know whether the government has made any representations to the Cuban government with the object of having the duty either removed or lowered.

Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Acting Minister of Trade and Commerce): I had not received notice of my hon. friend's intention to ask this question. I shall be glad to secure the information if possible and give it to him at the earliest opportunity.

Topic:   CUBAN DUTY ON SEED POTATOES
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GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH

January 18, 1937