March 1, 1938

STANDING COMMITTEES

BANKING AND COMMERCE-CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT


Mr. W. H. MOORE (Ontario) presented the second report of the standing committee on banking and commerce, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


MARINE AND FISHERIES, RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES, MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE BILLS-CHANGES IN 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. White be substituted for that of Mr. MacNicol on the standing committee on marine and fisheries.

That the name of Mr. MacNicol be substituted for that of Mr. White on the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.

That the name of Mr. Kuhl be substituted for that of Mr. Johnston (Bow River) on the standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.

Topic:   MARINE AND FISHERIES, RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES, MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE BILLS-CHANGES IN PERSONNEL
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Motions agreed to.


ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY


TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE-ST. LAWRENCE DEEP WATERWAY TREATY 1932, NIAGARA CONVENTION 1929, OGOKI RIVER AND KENOGAMI RIVER (long lake) PROJECTS, AND EXPORT OF ELECTRICAL POWER


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):

I desire to lay on the table copies in French of correspondence and documents relating to the St. Lawrence deep waterway treaty, 1932; Niagara convention, 1929; Ogoki river and Ivenogami river (Long lake) projects, and export of electrical power; also a copy of a communication dated February 25, 1938. from the Premier of Ontario to the Prime Minister of Canada, with reference to the Kenogami river project.

A reply to the communication I have just tabled was sent to the Premier of Ontario to-day, but I do not think it should be tabled until after it has been received by him.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT

INTEREST RATE ON REPAYMENTS OF TAXES AND INSURANCE PREMIUMS-ARREARS OR INSTALMENTS SUBJECT TO BONUS PRIVILEGES


Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Minister of Mines and Resources) moved that the house go into Foreign Policy committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to amend the Soldier Settlement Act for the purpose of reducing from seven per centum to five per centum the interest rate charged on certain repayments to the board of taxes and insurance premiums paid by the board in respect to soldier settlement lands in case of default on the part of the settler, and to provide further that the period during which payments of arrears or instalments at present subject to bonus privileges may be made, be further extended to the 31st day of March, 1941. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


WAR VETERANS' ALLOWANCES

EXTENSION OF ALLOWANCES TO INCLUDE CERTAIN


Hon. C. G. POWER (Minister of Pensions and National Health) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the War Veterans' Allowance Act so as to extend the allowance payable thereunder to a class of veterans of the great war not presently the recipients of such allowances who, because of tangible or intangible disabilities and handicaps, are incapable of maintaining themselves; to include certain veterans of the South African war; to include among the classes of moneys non-deductible from allowance, pensions or grants accompanying certain military decorations; to provide for the avoidance^ of overlapping of benefits payable under the War Veterans' Allowance Act and those payable under the Old Age Pension Act, and to enlarge the membership of the war veterans' allowances board. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


FOREIGN POLICY

ATTITUDE OF CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AS TO BRITISH POLICY AFFECTING LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND RELATIONS WITH ITALY


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):

In view of recent statements by the Prime Minister of Great Britain regarding the League of Nations, collective security and Italy, has the government of Canada been kept fully informed of the British foreign policy indicated by such statements, and if so, what

opinion, if any, has the government expressed on behalf of the Canadian people in relation to any or all of these matters?

Topic:   FOREIGN POLICY
Subtopic:   ATTITUDE OF CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AS TO BRITISH POLICY AFFECTING LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND RELATIONS WITH ITALY
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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 had advised me of his intention to ask this question.

The Canadian government has been furnished with full summaries of recent statements made in the British House of Commons by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. In addition, it has received a brief report of a conversation with a representative of a foreign government. These communications, as is usually the case, are in the nature of information rather than consultation. The Canadian government nas not offered any opinion on the statements in question.

Topic:   FOREIGN POLICY
Subtopic:   ATTITUDE OF CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AS TO BRITISH POLICY AFFECTING LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND RELATIONS WITH ITALY
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March 1, 1938