July 5, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

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Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

As will be remembered, the Senate yesterday afternoon suggested amending our bill by adding after the word "combination" the words "having relation to any commodity which may be the subject of trade or commerce." In view of the explanations that have been given and the reasons that have now been read, it would appear that a combination within the terms of this statute contemplated some dealing with a commodity. Plumbing, to which an hon. member referred yesterday is a service, but I am now informed that it had also to do with plumbing fixtures in connection with the combination where an effort was being made to operate

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illegally. Under these circumstances I am disposed to move that the house concur in the amendment of the Senate. The third amendment to which reference has just been made is that in which we indicated to the Senate our desire to continue the use of the word "likely" rather than the word "designed.". The Senate has now agreed to that word remaining as it was in the bill as it left the house. I think that is all the matter that was not disposed of yesterday. I move second reading and concurrence in- the first amendment by the Senate to Bill No. 79.
Motion agreed to; amendment read the second time and concurred in.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
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