April 22, 1936 (18th Parliament, 1st Session)


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


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

May I thank my right
hon. friend (Sir George Perley) for his words which, as usual, are intended to be and are helpful. To take the last point first, I think the reprint of the bill which my right hon. friend has is the reprint issued the day before yesterday, and which therefore does not contain the amendments made yesterday. The amendment my right hon. friend has referred to as having had its origin at the instance of the right hon. leader of the opposition was adopted by the committee yesterday and will appear in the bill as it finally passes.
As to the other point I may say to my right hon. friend that while the government naturally hopes that it will not be necessary to renew this legislation, or at least all of its clauses, for another year at the expiration of the present fiscal year, it may be necessary to do so. In that event, of course, we will do as my right hon. friend's friends did when they were in office; we shall ask parliament, before the expiration of this fiscal year, to renew the bill for a further period of time. In those circumstances I think the point raised by . the right hon. gentleman, as to the possible effect of other clauses expiring at the end of the fiscal year, will not effect what he has in mind. I may say this, that should it not be necessary to renew the bill undoubtedly section 5 will have to be renewed in the form of a separate bill, and that will be done. This is all part of the law of the land meanwhile, and as the committee considered that point when the bill was before it I think we might allow the bill to receive third reading as it stands.

Unemployment-Mr. Wilton

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