June 24, 1938

ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following letter:

Ottawa, 23rd June, 1938. Sir,

I have the honour to inform you that the Honourable Lawrence Arthur Cannon, acting as deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber on Friday, the 24th June, at 5.30 p.m. for the purpose of giving the royal assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

R. R. Stewart,

Deputy Assistant Secretary to the Governor General

Topic:   ROYAL ASSENT
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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


Second report of the joint committee of both houses on the printing of parliament.- Mr. St.-Pere. Fifth report of the standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.-Mr. McPhee. Farmers' Creditors Act


CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION ACT-SECOND REPORT CONCURRED IN


Mr. MALCOLM McLEAN (Melfort) preseated the second report of the special committee on the Civil Service Superannuation Act, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PROCEDURE WITH RESPECT TO PRIVATE BILLS- SUSPENSION OP STANDING ORDER 105


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister): Mr. Speaker, I desire to move the following, which has been customary at this stage of the session: That for the remainder of the session all private bills from the senate when received from that house be read a first and second time and referred forthwith, and that standing order 105 respecting the posting of bills be suspended in reference thereto. Motion agreed to.


ANTICOSTI ISLAND

PROSPECTIVE SALE TO FOREIGN INTERESTS-PROTECTION OF CANADIAN INTERESTS


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):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) if anything further has been done in regard to the island of Anticosti.

Topic:   ANTICOSTI ISLAND
Subtopic:   PROSPECTIVE SALE TO FOREIGN INTERESTS-PROTECTION OF CANADIAN INTERESTS
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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):

Mr. Speaker, a committee of representative officials of different departments have been investigating the situation, and have the matter in hand in a manner in which they believe will fully protect the interests of Canada.

Topic:   ANTICOSTI ISLAND
Subtopic:   PROSPECTIVE SALE TO FOREIGN INTERESTS-PROTECTION OF CANADIAN INTERESTS
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BREN MACHINE GUNS

AGREEMENT BETWEEN DOMINION GOVERNMENT AND JOHN INGLIS COMPANY WITH RESPECT TO MANUFACTURE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

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

I should like to draw the attention of the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Mackenzie) to the fact that he promised to table a copy of a contract between the John Inglis Company and the government. When may we expect it? We should like to have it, as the session is drawing near the close.

Topic:   BREN MACHINE GUNS
Subtopic:   AGREEMENT BETWEEN DOMINION GOVERNMENT AND JOHN INGLIS COMPANY WITH RESPECT TO MANUFACTURE
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Minister of National Defence):

There is a motion on the order paper for the production of this agreement, I understand.

Topic:   BREN MACHINE GUNS
Subtopic:   AGREEMENT BETWEEN DOMINION GOVERNMENT AND JOHN INGLIS COMPANY WITH RESPECT TO MANUFACTURE
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ROYAL AIR FORCE

June 24, 1938