January 28, 1942

PRECIOUS METALS MARKING ACT

AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO SPECTACLE AND EYEGLASS FRAMES


Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 4, to amend the Precious Metals Marking Act.


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Explain.

Topic:   PRECIOUS METALS MARKING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO SPECTACLE AND EYEGLASS FRAMES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

This is a relatively small matter. While the wording -of the amendment may appear somewhat technical, the purpose of this -bill is to facilitate the marketing of gold-filled spectacle ware. At least 75 per cent of this particular type of merchandise sold in Canada is manufactured in the United States. Over there they must conform to -the Bureau of Standards, whereas in Canada our manufacturers must conform to the Precious Metals Marking Act. There is a slight variation in these two requirements, and in order to facilitate the marketing of these goods without loss of service to the public, it is deemed advisable to make this slight amendment. The amendment has -been approved by the Canadian Jewellers' Association.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Imperial War Cabinet-Canada

Topic:   PRECIOUS METALS MARKING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT WITH RESPECT TO SPECTACLE AND EYEGLASS FRAMES
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CANADIAN FORCES

HEIN STATEMENT IN CIVIL EMPLOYMENT OP PERSONS WHO ENLIST IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES


Hon. N. A. McLARTY (for the Minister of Labour) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 5, to provide for the reinstatement in civil employment of individuals who enlist for service in his majesty's forces or who perform essential war employment.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   HEIN STATEMENT IN CIVIL EMPLOYMENT OP PERSONS WHO ENLIST IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

The purpose of this

measure is to implement the undertaking that was given at the time the order in council was passed providing for the reinstatement in their civil employment of those who joined His Majesty's forces. At the time the order in council was passed the house was advised that in view of the fact that this was a measure which would be required not only during but also subsequently to the war, legislation to effect it would be introduced at this session.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   HEIN STATEMENT IN CIVIL EMPLOYMENT OP PERSONS WHO ENLIST IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Any distinction between those who serve overseas and those who work in the offices here but who wear uniforms?

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   HEIN STATEMENT IN CIVIL EMPLOYMENT OP PERSONS WHO ENLIST IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

The legislation will

generally follow the order in council, and my recollection is that the only provision is for those who have joined for service in his majesty's forces. I do not think there is any distinction between any classes of the service.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   HEIN STATEMENT IN CIVIL EMPLOYMENT OP PERSONS WHO ENLIST IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Would the hon. gentleman indicate the number and date of the order in council?

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   HEIN STATEMENT IN CIVIL EMPLOYMENT OP PERSONS WHO ENLIST IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

I do not remember the exact date of the order, but speaking from memory it was passed in the month of June last. I shall, however, be glad to furnish the hon. gentleman with the information.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   HEIN STATEMENT IN CIVIL EMPLOYMENT OP PERSONS WHO ENLIST IN HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

QUESTIONS AND MOTIONS FOR PAPERS- PRECEDENCE OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, on the order paper there appear a number of questions and a much larger number of notices of motion for the production of papers, most of which seek important information relating to the war effort. I believe it will be the consensus of opinion that we should have the information thus sought brought down at the earliest possible date. Under the rules this order will not be called, as I understand it, until the

present debate is concluded. Therefore I would ask the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) if he would seek the consent of the house to a motion similar to that which was passed during the debate which took place in November, 1940, and which will be found at page 240 of Hansard for November 20 of that year. The right hon. gentleman moved this resolution :

That consideration of the special order relative to the debate on the address to his excellency be suspended until the house has proceeded to the orders respecting questions and notices of motion for the production of papers standing on the order paper.

This seems to me a wholly reasonable request, and one which might readily be complied with.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS AND MOTIONS FOR PAPERS- PRECEDENCE OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS
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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):

As my hon. friend was speaking, I had in mind that a similar situation had arisen during a previous session. and that it was dealt with in the manner to which he has just referred. I shall be very glad indeed to instruct the Clerk-indeed, I do so now-to place on the order paper a resolution similar to the one which my hon. friend has read. I have no doubt it will meet with the general approval of hon. members.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   QUESTIONS AND MOTIONS FOR PAPERS- PRECEDENCE OF DEBATE ON ADDRESS
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IMPERIAL WAR CABINET

January 28, 1942