February 20, 1939

STANDING COMMITTEES

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS-CHANGE OF PERSONNEL

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) moved:

That the name of Mr. Dupuis be substituted for that of Mr. Dussault on the standing committee on public accounts.

Bank oj Canada

That the name of Mr. Bertrand (Laurier) be substituted for that of Mr. Blais on the standing committee on public accounts.

Topic:   STANDING COMMITTEES
Subtopic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS-CHANGE OF PERSONNEL
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Motion agreed to.


BANK OF CANADA

REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT AND STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table the annual report to the Minister of Finance and the statements of accounts of the Bank of Canada for the year ended December 31, 1938. In order to give the opportunity, to which I referred previously, of officers of the bank appearing before a committee, I move: That the annual report of the Bank of Canada be referred to the committee on banking and commerce.


CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I suppose the reference to the standing committee will not prevent allusions to or discussions of that report when we consider the budget?

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT AND STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

I have not given consideration to the point raised by the hon. member, as to whether or not the reference of the report to a standing committee of the house might preclude a discussion of Bank of Canada affairs in the debate on the budget. I realize the point is an important one, I do not know what the rules are in that regard, but certainly it was not my intention to shut off discussion in the house by referring the report to a committee. The reference is solely for the purpose of enabling the House of Commons, through one of its important committees, to have before it the officers of the bank, so that information may be extracted in reference to all matters of governmental finance and the general economy of the country. I certainly would not like this reference to a committee to be taken as limiting discussion in the house.

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT AND STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

I think all hon. members approve the motives of the Minister of Finance in making the reference, but I suggest there should be a clear understanding that, the reference being made, we shall not be precluded from discussing other financial issues arising to a certain extent out of the report which is being referred.

7M92-70

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT AND STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Right; that is understood.

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORT AND STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS TO BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


CRIMINAL CODE

PEACEFUL PICKETING BY MEMBERS OF LABOUR UNIONS NOT TO BE DEEMED UNLAWFUL


Mr. C. G. MacNEIL (Vancouver North) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 26, to amend.the criminal code.


?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PEACEFUL PICKETING BY MEMBERS OF LABOUR UNIONS NOT TO BE DEEMED UNLAWFUL
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CCF

Charles Grant MacNeil

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

Mr. MacNEIL:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose

of this bill is to amend section 87 of the criminal code so as to provide that an assembly of members of labour unions doing peaceful picketing shall not be deemed an unlawful assembly, as defined in the section. It provides also for an amendment to section 501 of the criminal code, to make the subsection dealing with peaceful picketing clearer and! more comprehensive.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   PEACEFUL PICKETING BY MEMBERS OF LABOUR UNIONS NOT TO BE DEEMED UNLAWFUL
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LOAN COMPANIES ACT

AMENDMENT RESPECTING PENSION AND INSURANCE FUNDS FOR EMPLOYEES


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 27, to amend the Loan Companies Act.


February 20, 1939