June 9, 1938

LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

That is not true; I will

deal with it later.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

What is not true?

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Certainly it is not true to say, as my right hon. friend has implied, that one cannot obtain a job on the relief work done in that constituency except through being a Liberal.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Excepting he had the

recommendation of the president of the Liberal association.

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LIB
CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Well, then, I am going on;

the minister has answered the question himself. He knows as well as I do that when he puts that provision in the contract it was the province which made the contract, not the dominion, and he had no control over it at all.

At six o'clock tlhe committee took recess.

After Recess

The committee resumed at eight o'clock.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Mr. Chairman, there does not seem to be a quorum of members. The rule seems to be standing order No. 3, but section 48 of the British North America Act is the section that governs. That section reads: .

The presence of at least twenty members of the House of Commons shall be necessary to constitute a meeting of the house for the exercise of its powers; and for that purpose the Speaker shall be reckoned as a member.

Standing order No. 3 reads:

Whenever Mr. Speaker adjourns the house for want of a quorum, the time of the adjournment, and the names of the members then present, shall be inserted in the journal.

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LIB

Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Order. Item No. 108 was under discussion. Now the objection will be in order.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Mr. Chairman, it is not a question of objection. Unless there are twenty members in the house, the house cannot transact business; if there are twenty, it can.

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LIB

Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

I will ask the assistant clerk to count the members.

And there being only sixteen members present, including the chairman, the chairman reported accordingly to the Speaker.

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I shall ask the clerk to count the house.

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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

Would it not be possible to adjourn the house for half an hour?

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LIB
CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

That is one of the things you cannot do.

And there being only seventeen members present, including Mr. Speaker, the names were taken down and the house adjourned, without question put, at 8.10 p.m.

Friday, June 10, 1938

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June 9, 1938