June 23, 1938

INCORPORATION OF COMMISSION FOR ADMINISTRATION, CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT-AMENDMENT OF EXISTING ACTS


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister-for the Minister of Justice) 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 incorporate a commission with power under the Minister of Justice to administer, control and manage the penitentiaries; to provide for salaries of the commissioners and assistant commissioners and to amend and consolidate the Penitentiaries Act and amending acts and repeal the same. 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.


OPERATIONS OF SPY RING

INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED ESPIONAGE IN CANADA


On the orders of the day:


SC

Victor Quelch

Social Credit

Mr. VICTOR QUELCH (Acadia):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Mackenzie). In view of statements appearing' in the Toronto Daily Star of June 22 and the Montreal Gazette of June 23, is it true that the minister has definite information to the effect that the German spy ring which has been operating in the United States has extended its operations to Montreal; also that the minister has knowledge of the identity of one of these spies? If these statements by the press are correct, what action is being taken by the minister?

Topic:   OPERATIONS OF SPY RING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED ESPIONAGE IN CANADA
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Minister of National Defence):

As the question asked by the hon. member deals with matters concerning the secret service, it will be obvious to him, for reasons which he will appreciate, that I am not in a position, in the public interest, to make any definite reply to his question. But I can assure the hon. member that the public interest is being safeguarded.

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Topic:   OPERATIONS OF SPY RING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED ESPIONAGE IN CANADA
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

VALIDITY OF ALBERTA STATUTES-CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RESPECTING DISALLOWANCE


On the orders of the day:


SC

Eric Joseph Poole

Social Credit

Mr. E. J. POOLE (Red Deer):

In regard to a motion standing in my name on the order paper, it is quite satisfactory to me if the names are given and a resume of petition tabled as suggested by the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   VALIDITY OF ALBERTA STATUTES-CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RESPECTING DISALLOWANCE
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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 referring to a motion for papers which will come up on another day. I think I understand what he has in mind.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   VALIDITY OF ALBERTA STATUTES-CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RESPECTING DISALLOWANCE
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SC

Eric Joseph Poole

Social Credit

Mr. POOLE:

It is the one which was mentioned yesterday.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   VALIDITY OF ALBERTA STATUTES-CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RESPECTING DISALLOWANCE
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INQUIRY AS TO FURTHER LEGISLATION- MORNING SITTINGS

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

I should like to ask the

Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) whether or not he has any statement to make to the house with respect to the business during the remainder of the session.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO FURTHER LEGISLATION- MORNING SITTINGS
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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):

I think the house now has before it on the order paper an indication of all the government measures that will be brought to the attention of hon. members before prorogation. There is one measure that relates to Canadian National Railways securities; there may be one or two other more or less formal matters, but I am unable at the moment to think of anything of importance that is likely to be added to the measures already known.

I have asked the clerk to place in the votes and proceedings notice of morning sittings to begin on Tuesday morning next. I am advising the house of this at the moment as I have thought were we to begin morning sittings next week it might be possible to bring the proceedings of the house to a close before July 1. The government however is, of course, entirely in the hands of hon. members in regard to the number and length of sittings of the house.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO FURTHER LEGISLATION- MORNING SITTINGS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

PROPOSED LAY-OFF OF SHOP EMPLOYEES AT FORT ROUGE AND TRANSCONA


On the orders of the day:


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

In common I suppose with many other members of the house I have

The Budget-Mr. Cahan

received communications in connection with the withdrawal from employment of a considerable number of Canadian National Railway employees at Fort Rouge and Transcona. I desire to ask the Minister of Transport (Mr. Howe) whether he would not take this matter up with the railway authorities to ascertain whether, in view of present crop prospects, it might be possible to find useful work for these employees until such time as the requirements of the service demand that they be employed on full time.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED LAY-OFF OF SHOP EMPLOYEES AT FORT ROUGE AND TRANSCONA
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June 23, 1938