April 10, 1934 (17th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I should like to move the following amendment:
That the section be amended by striking out the words "to take all such measures as in his discretion may be deemed necessary or advisable to maintain, within the competence of parliament, peace, order and good government throughout Canada."
This is an amendment to subsection (b) of section 2 and is seconded by Mr. Stewart (Edmonton). I would point out that the original section contains the words "notwithstanding the provisions of any statute or law the governor in council may" do the things which are mentioned in the amendment. I am proposing by the amendment that this power should not be given to the governor in council particularly as other powers to be given the governor in council which will remain in the section are ample to cope with every conceivable situation.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   BILL IN TERMS GENERALLY OF RELIEF ACT, 1933, WITH PROVISION RESPECTING DELAYED RELIEF ACCOUNTS
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