February 9, 1938

PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice-for the Prime Minister) moved:

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this house will unite with them in the formation of a joint committee of both houses on the subject of the printing of parliament, and that the members of the standing committee on printing, viz., Messieurs Barry, Bertrand (Laurier), Cassel-man, Chevrier, Damude, Davidson, Denis, Douglas, Dussault, Elliott (Kindersley), Esling, Evans, Perron, Fleming, Fournier (Maison-neuve-Rosemount), Gauthier, Green, Hansel], Hurtubise, Husliion, Jean, Kirk, Lapointe (Matapedia-Matane), Leduc, Lennard, Little, Maclnnis, MacKinnon (Edmonton West), Mae-Lean (Prince), McGregor, McIntosh, McKenzie (Lambton-Kent), McNevin (Victoria, Ont.), Marsh, Marshall, Mills, Moore, Mullins, Muloek, Mutch, Pinard, Purdy, Reid, Ross (St. Paul's), Ross (Middlesex East), Rutherford, St-Pere, Taylor (Nanaimo), Thompson, Tucker, Tustin, Veniot, Weir, and Winkler, will act as members on the part of this house on the said joint committee on the printing of parliament.

Topic:   PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT
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Motion agreed to.


LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice-for the Prime Minister) moved:

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this house has appointed the Hon. the Speaker and Messieurs Abeam, Blackmore, Blair, Blanchette, Bonnier, Bothwell, Bouchard, Bradette, Brasset. Cameron (Hastings South), Casselman, Clark (York-Sunbury), Duffus, Emmerson, Fournier (Maison-neuve-Rosemount), Grant, Green, Hamilton, Hyndman, Johnston (Lake Centre), Kuhl, Lennard, Maclnnis, MacKinnon (Edmonton West), MaeLean (Cape Breton North-Victoria), Mac-Lennan, MacNeil, Macphail (Miss), McCallum, Mallette, Martin, Moore, Mutch, Parent (Quebec West and South), Raymond, Reid, Rennie, Ross (St. Paul's), St-Pere, Spence, Walsh, Winkler and Young a committee to assist His Honour the Speaker in the direction of the library of parliament, so far as the interests of the House of Commons are concerned, and to act on behalf of the House of Commons as members of a joint committee of both houses on the library.

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Motion agreed to.


PARLIAMENTARY RESTAURANT

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice-for the Prime Minister) moved:

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this house has appointed the Honourable the Speaker and Messieurs Barber, Bertrand (Prescott), Fafard, 51952-19$

Fraser, Gray, Hill, Landeryou, Maclnnis, MacMillan, Macphail (Miss), Moore, O'Neill, Pinard, Purdy, Rheaume, Roberge, Sinclair, Spence, Taylor (Norfolk) and Tustin, a committee to assist His Honour the Speaker in the direction of the restaurant, so far as the interests of the Commons are concerned, and to act as members of a joint committee of both houses on the restaurant.

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Motion agreed to.


DIVERSION OF WATER

EFFECT OF BOUNDARY WATERS TREATY WITH UNITED STATES RESPECTING DIVERSION FROM LAKE MICHIGAN


On the orders of the day:


CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. R. MacNICOL (Davenport):

May

I ask the government a question based upon a brief dispatch that appears in to-day's Toronto Globe and Mail, dated Washington, February 8:

Claims Canada Waived Water

Cleveland A. Newton, general counsel for Mississippi Valley Association, emphasizing navigation and sanitation reasons for diverting 5,000 cubic feet of water a second from Lake Michigan through the lakes to the gulf waterway, urged approval of the Parsons bill.

He dismissed the international question with the contention Canada conceded in a 1910 treaty the United States right to divert Lake Michigan water.

The question is: Is there an international treaty of 1910 between Canada and the United States in which Canada waives any rights pertaining to lake Michigan water?

Topic:   DIVERSION OF WATER
Subtopic:   EFFECT OF BOUNDARY WATERS TREATY WITH UNITED STATES RESPECTING DIVERSION FROM LAKE MICHIGAN
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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):

My hon. friend is an

older man than I am and he ought therefore to know the terms of the treaty to which he refers better than I do. I cannot tell him offhand if there is in the treaty any provision capable of the interpretation he speaks of. I should be surprised to learn that there is.

Topic:   DIVERSION OF WATER
Subtopic:   EFFECT OF BOUNDARY WATERS TREATY WITH UNITED STATES RESPECTING DIVERSION FROM LAKE MICHIGAN
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PARLIAMENT HILL

QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO ICY CONDITION OF GROUNDS AND SIDEWALKS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. FERNAND RINFRET (Secretary of State):

With reference to the observations

made yesterday by the hon. member for Broadview (Mr. Church) with respect to the icy condition of the grounds and sidewalks on parliament hill, I may say that in 1934, by order in council P.C. 865 of May 21, the care of the grounds, driveways and walks around parliament hill was transferred to the federal district commission and the attention of the commission has been called to

The Address-Mr. Perley

the hon. member's remarks. I may add that one must make allowance for the exceptional weather conditions which have prevailed during the last few days.

Topic:   PARLIAMENT HILL
Subtopic:   QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO ICY CONDITION OF GROUNDS AND SIDEWALKS
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GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH

CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS IN REPLY

February 9, 1938