May 5, 1944


Mr. G. J. McILRAITH (Ottawa West) moved the first reading of bill No. 92, to incorporate Wesleyan Methodist Church of America in Canada.


NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

I should like to ask the hon. member who is introducing this bill to

explain it. Apparently it relates to church affairs and perhaps the house should have some explanation.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH OF AMERICA IN CANADA
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LIB

George James McIlraith

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

Mr. Speaker, this bill

provides for the incorporation of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America in Canada. The church has been in existence in Canada since the latter part of the last century, and has some fifteen branches in Ontario and three or four in Quebec. In matters of organization, discipline and doctrine they are affiliated with and come under the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America conference. I understand that this church was not one of those that came under church union. I do not know that there is much I can usefully add.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH OF AMERICA IN CANADA
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PATENT APPLICATION OF CLAUDE H. PETERS


Mr. G. J. McILRAITH (Ottawa West) moved the first reading of bill No. 94, respecting a certain patent application of Claude H. Peters.


NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

May I ask the hon. member to explain the purpose of this bill?

Topic:   PATENT APPLICATION OF CLAUDE H. PETERS
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LIB

George James McIlraith

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

The purpose of the bill is to relieve the applicant, Claude H. Peters, from the prejudice caused to him by the failure of the registered Canadian patent attorneys through w'hom he filed his application to carry out their duties in connection with the application. In April, 1939, Mr. Peters' United States attorneys sent to the Ottawa office of a firm of Canadian patent attorneys, duly registered as fit to practice before the patent office, all the papers and a cheque for the fees required to enable the filing of an application for a Canadian patent. The attorneys in question acknowdedged the papers and cashed the cheque, but instead of filing the application at once, as they should properly have done, they withheld filing until nine months later.

The Canadian application corresponded to a United States application filed in January, 1938. The patent on this application was issued in May, 1939, and under section 26(2) of the Patent Act, 1935, barred the grant of a patent on any subsequently filed Canadian application. In December, 1940, the patent office rejected the Canadian application on the ground of the previous issue of the corresponding United States patent. The Canadian patent attorneys in question neither reported this rejection to Mr. Peters nor to his United States patent attorneys, nor did they make any answer to it within the statutory period provided by the Canadian act. Mr. Peters' application accordingly became abandoned in June, 1941.

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If the Canadian patent attorneys in question had fulfilled their duties towards Mr. Peters and had filed the application, neither of the present objections to the issue of a patent, namely, late filing and abandonment, would have existed. The bill goes no further than is necessary to overcome these two objections. It provides that the application shall be deemed to have been filed on the day before the issue of the corresponding United States patent and to have been duly prosecuted within the statutory time limits. It directs the commissioner to consider and act on the application accordingly. If, as a result of such consideration, the commissioner finds other objections to the grant of a patent on the application, the bill does not affect his authority in this connection. I might add that the firm of patent attorneys concerned were subsequently stricken from the list of registered Canadian patent attorneys.

Topic:   PATENT APPLICATION OF CLAUDE H. PETERS
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Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

On these grounds?

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LIB

George James McIlraith

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

Yes.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. .

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THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN AUGUSTANA SYNOD OF NORTH AMERICA


Mr. RALPH MAYBANK (Winnipeg South Centre) moved the first reading of bill No. 95, to incorporate the executive board of the Canada conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod of North America.


NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

I know that my hon.

friends wants to explain this bill, and he should have an opportunity to do so.

Topic:   THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN AUGUSTANA SYNOD OF NORTH AMERICA
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LIB

Ralph Maybank

Liberal

Mr. MAYBANK:

I have no desire to rise to explain this bill, because there is very little explanation to be given. The bill is to provide for the granting of a charter to a church organization which needs such a charter in order to carry on its evangelical work in the best manner possible. This bill has had numerous counterparts in days not so far past. Every once in a while a bill similar to this is presented to the house to provide for a charter for some religious organization to permit the carrying on of its work. That is all there is to it.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN AUGUSTANA SYNOD OF NORTH AMERICA
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FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 93, to change the name of The Discount & Loan Corporation of Canada to Personal Finance Company of Canada.-Mr. Boucher. Bill No. 96, for the relief of William Cowie. -Mr. Hill. Bill No. 97, for the relief of Nita Marjorie Hammerich Ward.-Mr. Casselman (Grenville-Dundas). Bill No. 98, for the relief of Margaret Kirsen Brown MacRae.-Mr. Casselman (Grenville-Dundas). Bill No. 99, for the relief of Margaretha Cronauer. Mr. Macdonald (Brantford City). Bill No. 100, for the relief of Henry Rattigan. -Mr. Fulford.


HOUSING

EXTENSION TO WINNIPEG OF HOUSE CONVERSION PLAN


On the orders of the day: Hon, J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance): Some questions were asked me a few days ago about the extension of the housing conversion plan to the city of Winnipeg. I may say that an order in council has now been passed adding Winnipeg to the list of cities eligible for the application of this plan.


SHELL FILLING PLANTS

CHERRIER MUNITIONS

May 5, 1944