May 30, 1938

CRIMINAL CODE

AMENDMENTS WITH BESPECT TO BECKLESS DBIVINQ, SALTING MINES AND MINE SAMPLES, ETC.


Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 137, to amend the criminal code. He said: This bill purposes to make fifty-five or fifty-six amendments to the criminal code, twenty of which relate to procedure. I shall not try to give the particulars of all the amendments but the most important relate to reckless driving, salting mines and mine samples, common gaming houses, et cetera. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. iMr. fcUetiar.l


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-OFFICIAL PRIVATE CABS

LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE (Matapedia-Matane):

Liberal

1. What number of Canadian National railways system officials have a private car at their disposal?

2. How many officials on the Atlantic and central regions had repairs made to their cars during the last twelve months?

3. How many of such officials keep a chef by the year for their private car?

4. What number of Atlantic and central regions employees receiving a salary of $100 or less per month were laid off on account of curtailment during the last twelve months?

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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Executive, operating, traffic, and other officers of the Canadian National Railways are provided with a business car when their duties in travelling over the territory under their jurisdiction require such use.

2. Two business cars were given general shopping on the Atlantic region and six on the central region. In addition, three cars on the Atlantic region and eight on the central region were sent to the shops for light attention.

3. A chef is placed in charge of a business car when under movement.

4. No special record is kept of laid-off employees. To give an accurate answer to this question would involve an analysis of twenty-four semi-monthly payrolls over a period of twelve months covering between forty and forty-five thousand employees, which could only be done at the cost of considerable time and labour.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-OFFICIAL PRIVATE CABS
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NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATION RESPECTING NURSES

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the attention of the government been called to the Todd Bill which requires all nurses in New York state to be United States citizens?

2. Will an inquiry be made by the government into the case of several Canadian nurses living in Fort Erie but working in the Buffalo hospitals for many years who are to come under the Todd Bill and who have been summarily dismissed from Buffalo hospitals, and also in other points in New York state?

3. Will any action be taken by the government through the Department of External Affairs to endeavour to adjust the matter for these Canadians ?

Privilege-Mr. Cahan

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Subtopic:   NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATION RESPECTING NURSES
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LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East): (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Yes.

3. The question of action to be taken will receive consideration.

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Subtopic:   NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATION RESPECTING NURSES
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MOTION FOR PAPERS

CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, reports, orders in council and other documents, dated from April 1, 1930, to date, in connection with the reclamation of the Kootenay flats at or near Kootenay Landing, British Columbia.

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Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
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MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to bring in a measure to authorize the Minister of Finance with the approval of the governor in council to enter into agreements with urban or rural municipalities to make loans not exceeding in the aggregate $30,000,000 to enable such municipalities to pay the whole or part of the cost of constructing or making extensions or improvements to or renewals of a municipal waterworks system, municipal gas plant, municipal electric light system or any other self-liquidating municipal project, provided that the province in which the municipality is situated approves the application for the loan and the project to be financed with the proceeds of the loan, and agrees to guarantee the repayment by the municipality of the principal of and interest on any such loan; and to provide that the interest on any such loans shall be two per centum per annum payable half yearly, and that any loan shall be amortized by semi-annual payments sufficient to pay off the full amount of the loan during a period not longer than the estimated useful life of the project; also to provide for the employment and payment of a temporary staff necessary for the administration of this measure. 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. PRIVILEGE-Mr. CAHAN


IMPERIAL CONFERENCE OF 1926-DESCRIPTION AS SEPARATIST MOVEMENT FROM BRITISH COMMONWEALTH


On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, on Thursday

last, on a question of privilege, the hon. member for St. Lawrence-St. George (Mr. Cahan) took exception to a statement I had made on the evening of May 24, and said that statement was entirely a misapprehension of the attitude that he had taken when discussing the imperial conference resolutions of 1926. I accept entirely what the opinion of my hon. friend is with regard to those resolutions. I may say that the extracts from Hansard which he made were certainly not those upon which I had based the comment I offered. However, as I do not think it is pleasant to be considered as misrepresenting any hon. colleague, I may say there are other extracts which are not quite as complimentary. I shall quote only one of them.

When the imperial conference of 1926 was discussed in the house in 1927 my hon. friend said, at page 1736 of Hansard:

He now seeks-

He being the Prime Minister:

He now seeks by the tacit approval of this house, not having the courage to present a report of his own work for its approval and confirmation, to proceed to disrupt every one of these constitutional ties which bind and connect us with Great Britain and Ireland and with the dominions beyond the seas. And while he has endorsed and proposes to carry out a policy of disruption and destruction, he has not one single positive idea to present to this house as to the formation of any new convention or as to the new alignments and political connections which are absolutely necessary if the position of Canada is to be maintained in this world.

I only say that at least I must be excused for having made the comment I did, and I am quite pleased that it does not represent what is the attitude of my hon. friend.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. C. H. CAHAN (St. Lawrence-St. George):

Mr. Speaker, I do not wish to enter into a prolonged discussion with the right hon. gentleman (Mr. Lapointe), but if I follow him, he is reading from the 1927 debates, is he not?

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Subtopic:   IMPERIAL CONFERENCE OF 1926-DESCRIPTION AS SEPARATIST MOVEMENT FROM BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

Yes.

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May 30, 1938