March 17, 1939

DOMINION ELECTIONS

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE


Mr. C. E. BOTHWELL (Swift Current) presented the first report of the special committee on electoral matters, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS

SENATE BILL-FIRST READING


Bill No. 43, for the relief of Stefano Guilio Luciano Roncari-Mr. Walsh.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

INQUIRY AS TO ADJOURNMENT AT SIX O'CLOCK


on st. Patrick's day On the orders of the day:


SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. ROBERT FAIR (Battle River):

Has the government considered adjourning at six o'clock this evening in order that Irish members of the house and their friends may celebrate St. Patrick's day?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ADJOURNMENT AT SIX O'CLOCK
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

We will all celebrate this great day by doing some more work to hasten the business of the session.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO ADJOURNMENT AT SIX O'CLOCK
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

ATTITUDE OF MR. DE VALERA, AND CANADIAN DEPARTMENTAL ESTIMATES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. DANIEL McIVOR (Fort William):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Mackenzie) with the view that the estimates of his department might be cut down. As Mr. De Valera has now decided to fight alongside of Great Britain, do we low need to spend as much on national defence?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ATTITUDE OF MR. DE VALERA, AND CANADIAN DEPARTMENTAL ESTIMATES
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Minister of National Defence):

I greatly appreciate that splendid Hibernian contribution to national defence.

Canada-United States Trade Agreement

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ATTITUDE OF MR. DE VALERA, AND CANADIAN DEPARTMENTAL ESTIMATES
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FOREIGN POLICY

INQUIRY AS TO MINISTERIAL STATEMENT RESPECTING RECENT DEVELOPMENTS


On the orders of the day:


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

Will the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) be in a position at the first of the week to give the house any information on the foreign situation, in view of its great importance to the people of Canada?

Topic:   FOREIGN POLICY
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MINISTERIAL STATEMENT RESPECTING RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
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March 17, 1939