February 8, 1938

RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT

PROPOSED APPLICATION OF CROWSNEST PASS RATES ON GRAIN WESTWARD AS WELL AS EASTWARD


Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 18, to amend the Railway Act.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   PROPOSED APPLICATION OF CROWSNEST PASS RATES ON GRAIN WESTWARD AS WELL AS EASTWARD
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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

Mr. Speaker, this bill seeks to amend the Railway Act so as to give to the people of British Columbia equal treatment with respect to rates on grain and grain products to that enjoyed by the people of Ontario, Quebec and the maritimes. It is the same bill that I have introduced into this house in each of the past four years.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   PROPOSED APPLICATION OF CROWSNEST PASS RATES ON GRAIN WESTWARD AS WELL AS EASTWARD
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THE NEW TESTAMENT

REPORTED REFUSAL TO PERMIT DISTRIBUTION IN QUEBEC CITY


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. T. C. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe). Has the government any statement to make regarding the refusal of the authorities to permit

Validity of Quebec Statute

officials of the Baptist church to distribute copies of the New Testament in the city of Quebec, and particularly with reference to the statement by Superintendent H. R. Gagnon, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who is reported as having said, "The general practice is to withhold permission."

Topic:   THE NEW TESTAMENT
Subtopic:   REPORTED REFUSAL TO PERMIT DISTRIBUTION IN QUEBEC CITY
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LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, I should merely say that the government has no statement to make with regard to the matter, but obviously my hon. friend is actuated in directing his question to me because the name of Superintendent Gagnon, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is mentioned. Superintendent Gagnon is now Chief of Police of the city of Quebec. Under an arrangement between the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the city of Quebec, he has been lent for a certain time for the purpose of reorganizing the municipal police force. He is paid by the city of Quebec; he is a servant of the city, and does not take any direction from the head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police so long as he is acting in his present position. The matter to which my hon. friend has referred is obviously one of municipal regulations, and Superintendent Gagnon has acted, no doubt, under instructions from the city.

Topic:   THE NEW TESTAMENT
Subtopic:   REPORTED REFUSAL TO PERMIT DISTRIBUTION IN QUEBEC CITY
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PARLIAMENT HILL

QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO ICY CONDITION OF GROUNDS AND SIDEWALKS


On the orders of the day:


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

I should like to ask the government a question in reference to the dangerous condition of the sidewalks and roads, and of the rink, in front of Parliament hill. Members have some privileges, and the men and women who use this building should be afforded some protection. We are not all good skaters, like those on the front benches opposite. We have a fifteen million dollar building, and there seems to be only a few dollars to spend on sand. I would ask what action will be taken by the government to remedy the present dangerous conditions. Anybody who gets injured will have no action for damages sustained on crown property. It is disgraceful.

Topic:   PARLIAMENT HILL
Subtopic:   QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO ICY CONDITION OF GROUNDS AND SIDEWALKS
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. FERNAND RINFRET (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, I have no information to give to my hon. friend at the moment, but I shall look into the matter and give a reply to-morrow.

Topic:   PARLIAMENT HILL
Subtopic:   QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO ICY CONDITION OF GROUNDS AND SIDEWALKS
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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Why not distribute some skates and skis and toboggans?

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Topic:   PARLIAMENT HILL
Subtopic:   QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO ICY CONDITION OF GROUNDS AND SIDEWALKS
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

I would suggest, Mr. Speaker, with your permission, that if the hon. gentleman would give notice of his questions in advance, he would stand a better chance of getting an immediate reply.

Topic:   PARLIAMENT HILL
Subtopic:   QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO ICY CONDITION OF GROUNDS AND SIDEWALKS
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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Everybody is not a Canadian hockey player.

Topic:   PARLIAMENT HILL
Subtopic:   QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO ICY CONDITION OF GROUNDS AND SIDEWALKS
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VALIDITY OF DOMINION ACTS

REQUEST FOR SHORTHAND REPORT OF ARGUMENTS BEFORE PRIVY COUNCIL RESPECTING 1935 STATUTES

February 8, 1938