February 27, 1939

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. Kennedy be substituted for that of Mr. Elliott (Kindersley) on the standing committee on public accounts.

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Motion agreed to.


PRIVILEGE-MR. KENNEDY EDITORIAL IN EDMONTON BULLETIN OF FEBRUARY 23, 1939


On the order for motions:


SC

Orvis A. Kennedy

Social Credit

Mr. O. A. KENNEDY (Edmonton East):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. In the Edmonton Bulletin of February 23, 1939, appears the following editorial:

Three provinces block the way.

A national unemployment insurance scheme will be set up at the present session of parliament if the governments of Alberta, Quebec and New Brunswick will agree to a constitutional amendment giving parliament power to establish such a system.

This was stated in definite terms by Hon. Norman Rogers on Tuesday. Parliament was

Questions

only prevented making an all but unanimous declaration of approval of such a scheme by the member for Edmonton East, who talked against the clock until closing time. If his idea was to avoid having to take a stand on the issue, he succeeded for the day.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

What is the

hon. member reading?

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I understand the hon.

member is rising to a question of privilege.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

There is no

question of privilege there.

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SC

Orvis A. Kennedy

Social Credit

Mr. KENNEDY:

This statement is absolutely untrue. I did not talk until closing time, and I did not try to avoid taking a stand on the issue. I definitely stated my stand while speaking. I wish for the benefit of the Edmonton Bulletin to give the true facts of the case.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think the hon. member has stated his question of privilege.

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Orvis A. Kennedy

Social Credit

Mr. KENNEDY:

I should like to show

that it was not I who talked the debate out on that day. I think I should have the right-

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Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think all hon. members understand the hon. member's question of privilege.

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Orvis A. Kennedy

Social Credit

Mr. KENNEDY:

I am pointing out that none of the members from the three provinces who are accused by this editorial of blocking the way was able to speak until 9.45 on that evening. I think in fairness those members should have been allowed to speak.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think the hon. member should resume his seat. He has stated his question of privilege.

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February 27, 1939