June 2, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

I yield
to no one, not even the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. Pouliot), in my respect for the French language in this house. In this instance, as my hon. friend knows, his
Central Mortgage Bank

objection if valid would have the effect of delaying the work of parliament. But there is something more. If I remember rightly, the objection in this respect must be made before the second reading of the bill. When the bill is read the second time the house has agreed to proceed with the consideration of it, and as a matter of fact the French version of the original bill was distributed. What comes to us to-day is merely a copy for the convenience of hon. members, and is not a copy brought down in the regular way. The amendments made in the committee on banking and commerce were extensive, and the bill has been reprinted embodying those amendments. I really do not think that my hon. friend should insist on his objection. As I say, it would certainly have the effect of prolonging the session unnecessarily.

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE BANK
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, GUARANTEE OF DEBENTURES, ETC.
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