May 24, 1938

EXCISE ACT AMENDMENT

MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES INVOLVING NO ALTERATION IN RATES


Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of National Revenue) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 123, to amend the Excise Act. He said: The bill simply contains a number of miscellaneous amendments to the Excise Act. They are almost entirely if not entirely administrative and involve no change in the rates of duty. It is very difficult to summarize the bill in any other way. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT

POWER OF MINISTER TO PROTECT PUBLIC AGAINST ABUSES OF EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS


Mr. PAUL MARTIN (Essex East) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 124, to amend the Copyright Act. He said: The purpose of the amendment is to give the minister administering the Copyright Act power to protect the public against abuses of the exclusive rights conferred upon copyright owners by the act. It is merely an extension of the powers conferred now upon the minister by the compulsory licence section of the act. The section proposed to be amended is applicable only to Canadian citizens, and consequently the amendment will not in any way affect international conventions. It is intended by the amendment to incorporate in the act remedial provisions analogous to those already in the Patent Act, 1935, to give relief against abuses by patentees. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

With the unanimous consent of the house I should like to move that this bill be placed on the order paper for second reading at eight o'clock this evening.

Topic:   COPYRIGHT ACT AMENDMENT
Subtopic:   POWER OF MINISTER TO PROTECT PUBLIC AGAINST ABUSES OF EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

No.

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

It is not customary to accede to such a request. Moreover I would point out to the hon. gentleman that there are already on the order paper several bills that are very likely to be taken up to-night and it will make no difference if this bill is placed on the order paper to-morrow.

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FOREIGN POLICY

QUESTION OF DISCUSSION BY REPRESENTATIVE OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OF POLICY OF CANADA


On the orders of the day:


CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

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

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

According to the press the new Japanese minister has publicly approved of the position taken by the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) in a recent debate in this house. That may be personally gratifying to the Prime Minister, but I should like to ask whether, in view of differences of opinion in Canada and in view of the delicate international situation, it is proper that the representative of a foreign government should discuss the policies of Canada.

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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):

What is the particular policy to which the hon. gentleman refers?

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CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

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

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

The newspaper of yesterday-

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An hon. MEMBER:

Which one?

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CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

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

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

I am quoting, I believe, from the Globe and Mail. This dispatch is from Niagara Falls:

Baron Tomii, who is accompanied by his wife and eight year old daughter, expressed appreciation of a recent utterance of Prime Minister Mackenzie King with regard to the Sino-Japanese conflict.

"I don't remember the exact words, but they were to the effect that Canadian people should be very careful in making remarks concerning the hostilities now going on in China," said the Baron. "I do realize how difficult it would be for people living thousands of miles away to understand fully the situation that exists in the Far East."

Discussing the mooted boycott of Japanese goods in Canada, the newly appointed minister said it would be ineffective as no boycott could be successful unless all countries embarked upon it simultaneously. He expressed complete confidence in an early Japanese victory and said he did not expect the "full-dress war" would be prolonged very long.

"When the military situation is cleared up, which I am confident will not be very far in the future, political stabilization and economic rehabilitation will follow," he said. "Japan will cooperate with the Chinese regimes recently established in Peking and Nanking. While we sincerely desire that these hostilities will come to an end as speedily as possible, Japan is fully prepared to meet a prolonged war."

And the interview proceeds on more general subjects. My point is that Japan is now at war with a recognized member of the League of Nations, a friendly country, but the new minister comes here

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Foreign Policy

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CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

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

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

My point is, Mr. Speaker, that his first utterance is to commend one particular point of view that has been set forth in this house. I think it is rather serious, since there are many in the house who do not agree with the view to which the baron made reference.

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The hon. member must not make a speech.

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May 24, 1938