January 31, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)


Before the orders of the day are called, I would like to draw the attention of the right hon. the Prime Minister to Bill (No. 26) on Public Bills and Orders respecting Co-operative Credit Societies. My right hon. friend will remember that this co-operative measure was introduced two or three times into this House, and on the last occasion, two years ago, it was referred to a select committee, which after a long investigation, made a unanimous report in its favour and the Bill was afterwards adopted unanimously by the House. It then went to the Senate and

was defeated there by one vote at the end of that session.
Bill (No. 26) is exactly to the same import. I would remind my hon. friend that the Bill which was adopted by this House was taken up by the government after the report of the select committee and was put through by the Minister of Labour. I am afraid that the Bill I refer to, which is among Public Bills and Orders, as well as one a little further down the list of a more comprehensive character having reference to co-operation, introduced by the hon. member for Brantford (Mr. Harris) may not be called this session, which would be a great hardship to those interested. Could not the right hon. gentleman give us an opportunity to have these Bills put through and sent again to the Senate?

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