February 10, 1937

ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE

SPECIAL COMMITTEE-CHANGE OF PERSONNEL

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:

That the name of Mr. McLean (Simcoe East) be substituted for that of Mr. Slaght on the special committee appointed to study the Dominion Elections Act, 1934, and amendments thereto, and the Franchise Act, 1934, and amendments thereto.

Topic:   ELECTIONS AND FRANCHISE
Subtopic:   SPECIAL COMMITTEE-CHANGE OF PERSONNEL
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Motion agreed to. Questions


VALIDITY OF DOMINION ACTS

TEXT OP DECISIONS OF JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OP THE PRIVY COUNCIL TABLED

LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table of the house copies of the text of the decisions of the privy council on the various references, which decisions, as hon. members are aware, were delivered on January 28 last. Yesterday some hon. gentlemen expressed the wish that this text might be printed in the Votes and Proceedings of to-day, and I would ask you, Mr. Speaker, to give instructions to that effect.

Topic:   VALIDITY OF DOMINION ACTS
Subtopic:   TEXT OP DECISIONS OF JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OP THE PRIVY COUNCIL TABLED
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Instructions will be given to that effect.

Topic:   VALIDITY OF DOMINION ACTS
Subtopic:   TEXT OP DECISIONS OF JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OP THE PRIVY COUNCIL TABLED
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EXPORTS-MARKING OF PACKAGES

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Are the shippers of packages of Canadian fruits and vegetables to the United States required to mark each package with the name of the grower and the country of origin?

2. Is this required of similar shipments into this country from the LTnited States?

3. If not, will the government put a similar regulation into effect?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EXPORTS-MARKING OF PACKAGES
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes, with the name of the packer or shipper who may be the grower (to conform with Canadian regulations) and with the country of origin (to conform with the U.S. customs regulations).

2. The country of origin is required, but not the name of the grower.

3. Will be considered in due course.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EXPORTS-MARKING OF PACKAGES
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WESTERN PROVINCES QUINQUENNIAL CENSUS STAFF

LIB

Mr. IIURTUBISE:

Liberal

1. How many candidates presented themselves in May, 1936, at the civil service examinations for positions in connection with the quinquennial census of the western provinces?

2. How many French-speaking candidates were there, and how many English-speaking?

3. How many candidates were placed on the list of those eligible?

4. Of the eligible candidates, how many were French-speaking, and how many Englishspeaking?

5. How many of these candidates did the government employ during the first six months of the census work?

6. Of the candidates employed in this census work during the first six months, how many were French-speaking, and how many Englishspeaking?

7. Of the candidates employed upon this census work during the first six months, how many resided in Ottawa before the census, and how many resided elsewhere?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WESTERN PROVINCES QUINQUENNIAL CENSUS STAFF
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. 7,206.

2. French-speaking, 1,4S2; English-speaking, 5,724.

3. 604.

4. French-speaking, 21; English-speaking,

5S3.

5. 276 (including one replacement).

6. French-speaking, 8; English-speaking, 268.

7. Resident in Ottawa, 64; elsewhere, 212.

"French-speaking" indicates those candidates who wrote the examination in the French language, and the same applies to the term "English-speaking."

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WESTERN PROVINCES QUINQUENNIAL CENSUS STAFF
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CANADA GAZETTE-LIST OF REGISTRARS OF ELECTORS

CON

Mr. WERMENLINGER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who ordered the publication of the list of registrars of electors in the Canada Gazette of January 16, 1937?

2. Why was that list published about two months before the time fixed by statute?

3. What was the cost of the publication of the list of registrars of electors in the Canada Gazette of January 16, 1937?

4. Will the list of registrars of electors be again published this year in the Canada Gazette during the period fixed by statute, namely: between the first and twentieth days of March?

5. In that event, who will pay for the unauthorized publication of the list of registrars of electors in the Canada Gazette of January 16, 1937?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADA GAZETTE-LIST OF REGISTRARS OF ELECTORS
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. The list was sent by the dominion franchise commissioner.

2. It was published ahead of time-as soon as received.

3. Cost not appreciable in amount, since the work involved in setting type is trifling.

4. Yes.

5. Answered by No. 3.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADA GAZETTE-LIST OF REGISTRARS OF ELECTORS
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CAPTAIN FREEMAN HATFIELD

February 10, 1937