May 16, 1941

BANKING AND COMMERCE


First report of standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Moore.


SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD ARRANGEMENTS FOR OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH


On the order for motions:


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):

As the orders of the day may not be reached for a short time, I may perhaps be permitted on motions to make mention of one or two matters of interest to hon. members.

As hon. members may be aware, the 6th of June of this year is the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Sir John A. Macdonald. The government has thought that it would be appropriate to have official recognition of that anniversary by a suitable ceremony, to take place at the graveside in the Kingston cemetery, either on the Friday, which would be June 6, or on the Saturday following-whichever date in the interval may be found as likely to be the more convenient. I have spoken to my hon. friend the leader of the opposition (Mr. Hanson) about the two of us joining together to see that arrangements are made befitting the occasion. With us there will be immediately associated the hon. member for Kingston City, my colleague, the Minister of Naval Services (Mr. Macdonald), and Mr. W. F. Nickle, of Kingston, who, as hon. members are aware, has always taken a special interest in matters concerning the public life of our country. The Under-Secretary of State, Mr. Coleman, will be asked to assist the committee in the working out of the arrangements.

I am making this announcement at the moment as, no doubt, suggestions may come from different quarters as to what may be most appropriate in connection with the ceremony.

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Might I be permitted to add a word to what I said a moment ago concerning the Kingston cere-

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monv. My hon. friend the leader of the opposition has suggested that there should be added to the committee suggested the names of General Ross, a former member of this house for Kingston, and Mr. W. R. Aylesworth, the present sitting member for Frontenac-Addington. It will be a pleasure to the government to have these names added.

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John Ritchie MacNicol

National Government

Mr. MacNICOL:

It has been the custom for some years for the Conservative Association of Kingston to hold a demonstration at Sir John's grave on June 6; I have been there myself on that day. I would suggest that before anyone proceeds with other arrangements, the association that has been in the habit of conducting that ceremony be consulted. It might wish to cooperate.

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

My hon. friend will recognize by the government's action that it was our desire on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Sir John Macdonald's death to have a ceremony which would be above party altogether, one in the nature of a national ceremony. I am sure he can count on the leader of the opposition and myself, seeing that all organizations which may desire to be represented on that occasion will be represented. We will wish to have all the cooperation it may be possible to have.

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Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

There will be need of a memorial service for us if we go on getting away from any more of his principles.

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CANADIAN LEGATIONS

APPOINTMENT OP PAUL READING AS ATTACHE AT WASHINGTON


On the order for motions:


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):

Hon. members will be pleased to know that Mr. Paul Reading, of the parliamentary press gallery, has to-day been appointed attache at the Canadian legation at Washington, amongst other duties, to assist the minister there in following Canada's war effort and in answering inquiries in the United States in an authoritative way in respect to our war effort. Mr. Reading was formerly executive editor of the Calgary Herald, and before that was managing director of the Hamilton Herald. For the last fifteen months Mr. Reading has been with the Ottawa bureau of the Southam newspapers.

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THE WAR

DEFERMENT OF STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER UPON RECENT DEVELOPMENTS


On the order for motions:


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):

Possibly the house may

expect me to say something about developments within the last day or two in Europe, in the light of some statements which have been made. I think, however, it would be in every way prudent and advisable to await a statement from the Prime Minister of Great Britain before any communication is made in this house. For that reason I do not purpose making a statement at this time.

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PRIVATE BILLS

CONSOLIDATED FIRE AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY


Mr. G. J. McILRAITH (Ottawa West) moved the first reading of Bill No. 62, respecting Consolidated Fire and Casualty Insurance Company. He said: The Consolidated Fire and Casualty Insurance company was incorporated by chapter 61 of the statutes of 1930. Section 6 of the act of incorporation set out the classes of insurance which the company might transact. The main class of insurance was fire insurance, but there was authorization to carry on accident, automobile, explosion, guarantee, plate glass, sickness, sprinkler leakage, and tornado insurance, as well as certain other classes of insurance. Since the incorporation of the company, insurance practice has changed, and fire policies are now commonly written to include damage to the property insured caused by earthquake, falling aircraft, hail and impact by vehicles. In addition to this change in insurance practice, the regulations under section 2 of the Canadian and British Insurance Companies Act, 1932, as amended, and the Foreign Insurance Companies Act, 1932, as amended, dealing with the definition of classes of insurance, have been amended. These regulations may be found on page 3072, volume LXXIV, of the Canada Gazette. The bill now before the house is to take care of the changes in insurance practice and in the regulations to which I have just referred, and in addition to authorize the company to carry on certain new classes of insurance. Section 7 of the act of incorporation dealt with subscription and payment of capital stock before the company could commence business in any particular class of insurance. The amending act provides for certain changes in this section to bring it into line with the proposed amendments to section 6 of the act. The bill has been submitted to the superintendent of insurance and, I understand, meets with his approval. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. 2SS6 COMMONS Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation


May 16, 1941