Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker on behalf of the Minister of Justice (Mr. Guthrie), who is unavoidably absent, I should like to move, seconded by Mr. Stevens, that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution:
That it is expedient to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act to provide for the appointment of a deputy commissioner, and the employment of extra constables in emergencies, and to make further provisions respecting the counting of service in the great war and in the civil service and customs-excise preventive service by officers and constables, for the purposes of pension.
He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house.