September 9, 1939

CON

Arza Clair Casselman (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CASSELMAN:

Only one member rose.

Main motion (Mr. Hamilton) agreed to.

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An hon. MEMBER:

On division.

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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) moved:

That the address be engrossed and transmitted to His Excellency the Governor General by such members of the house as are of the honourable the Privy Council.

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Motion agreed to.


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):

The next order of business is to set up the committees of supply and ways and means. I move:

That this house will on Monday next resolve itself into a committee to consider of a supply to be granted to His Majesty.

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Motion agreed to.


WAYS AND MEANS

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 this house will on Monday next resolve itself into a committee to consider of the ways and means for raising the supply to be granted to His Majesty.

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Motion agreed to.


ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OP THE HOUSE


Mr. MACKENZIE KING moved the adjournment of the house.


CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

Will the right hon. gentleman intimate the business for Monday?

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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 notice on the order paper at the moment of a bill respecting the patriotic fund. The bill passed first reading to-day and now stands for second

reading. The government will introduce on Monday the war appropriation bill. I would ask

the house to allow us to proceed through its different stages, with that bill, as rapidly as may be possible.

What further legislation may be brought down on Monday I am not in a position to say at the moment, but I will make an announcement to the house first thing on Monday afternoon.

Motion agreed to and the house adjourned at 10.25 p.m.

Monday, September 11, 1939

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PETITION

OPPOSITION TO PARTICIPATION BY CANADA IN ANY EXTRA-TERRITORIAL WAR-REPORT OF CLERK OF PETITIONS


The Clerk of the House laid upon the table the first report of the Clerk of Petitions stating that he had examined the following petition presented on the 8th instant, and finds that it is not in order in the following respects: It is not addressed to the Honourable the House of Commons in parliament assembled. It is in the form of a declaration and contains no prayer. For these reasons it should not be received. Of Ronaldo French and others of the province of Quebec declaring themselves opposed to any participation in the European war.-Mr. Raymond.


CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND

PROVISION FOR ASSISTANCE TO DEPENDENTS OF OFFICERS AND MEN ON ACTIVE SERVICE


Hon. C. G. POWER (Minister of Pensions and National Health) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 2, to incorporate the Canadian Patriotic Fund. He said: The purpose of the bill, an act to incorporate the patriotic fund, is to set up a corporation the object of which will be to collect, administer and distribute a fund for the assistance in case of need of the wives, children and dependents in Canada of officers and men who may be on active service in the naval, military or air forces of his majesty or of any allied or associated power. The patriotic fund was first set up in 1900 to care for the dependents of those who served in the South African war. It was reconsti- Canadian Patriotic Fund tuted in 1914 to care for those who served during the great war and it continued in operation until 1937. During the course of its operation it collected by voluntary contributions from the people of Canada approximately $48,000,000. Immediately after the war, in 1919, the government of Canada contributed the sum of $900,000 to permit the fund to carry on its operations during the immediate post-war period. The patriotic fund also served as an agency for the government in the distribution of un employment assistance. When it was wound up in 1937 there was an amount of approximately 82,000 to its credit, which was handed over to the Canadian pension commission for distribution to ex-soldiers. The bill which is presented is in exactly the same terms as that of 1914. I should like to call the attention of the house to the persons named as incorporators. It was considered advisable to name a certain number of persons who were in more or less of an official capacity, that is to say, to follow what might be termed an official list. The list comprises, first, His Excellency the Governor General, Lady Tweedsmuir, the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Pensions and National Health, the leaders of other groups in the house, the lady members of the house and of the senate, the wife of His Honour the Speaker of the House, the wife of His Honour the Speaker of the Senate, the lieutenant governors of the various provinces, the leaders of government in the various provinces and the leaders of the opposition. This committee of incorporators has power to add to its numbers and will doubtless appoint secretaries and the like. It was not thought advisable to go outside this official list at the moment, in order that there might be as little as possible in the way of discussion as to just whose names should appear.


CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Will the terms of incorporation be roughly the same terms as those of the previous incorporation?

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September 9, 1939