April 10, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)


John Wesley Edwards

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. J. W. EDWARDS (Frontenac-Ad-dington):

I wish to add to the thirty thousand signatures I presented last session some six thousand names of persons in New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan

asking for the transfer to the prairie provinces of their natural resources without restrictions.
I have also been requested to present to the house a petition signed by some ten thousand men and women of the Dominion asking the parliament of Canada to enact legislation whereby it shall be constituted a crime, punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, for any person or persons to state or publish any statement that any person or persons legally married according to the law of any province in Canada under which such marriage takes place, are not legally or lawfully married, or are living in adultery, or shall in any way make reflections upon the legality of such marriage or the legitimacy of any child or children born of such marriage.

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