move that the clause which I am about to read be added to the amendments to the Criminal Code submitted by the Solicitor General:
1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (a) of section one thousand one hundred and forty of the Criminal Code, chapter one hundred and forty-six of the revised statutes of Canada, 1906, as enacted by section twenty of chapter twenty-five of the statutes of 1921, is hereby repealed.
2. Any one who commits or has at any time heretofore committed any offence relating to or arising out of the location of land which was paid for on whole or in part by scrip or was granted upon certificates issued to half-breeds in connection with the extinguishment of Indian title, shall, with respect thereto, bo liable to prosecution or to an action for penalties or forfeiture in the same manner and to the same extent as if said subparagraph (iv) had never been enacted.
I rise to a point of order. The amendment moved by the Minister of the Interior is really Bill No. 146, to amend the Criminal Code (scrip frauds), which has been standing on the order paper since March 14 as a private bill, in the name of a member of this House.
going to argue the point of order raised by my hon. friend, except to say this: Of course we could have the hon. gentleman drop his bill and then move it as an amendment. I do not want to take that procedure, leaving the amendments to the Criminal Code standing in the meantime. I can scarcely understand my hon. friend's objection to this,, inasmuch as parliament on two previous occasions has passed this bill. I admit it has been thrown out by the Senate. I know I cannot press this amendment if my hon. friend insists on his point of order. Of course he must assume the responsibility for blocking this legislation.
friends insist on their point of order, I quite realize that my amendment is out of order. This is a very important matter to some of my constituents, and I had hoped that the point of order would not be raised, particularly in view of the fact that in all probability Bill 146 will not reach a stage where the consideration of this House can be given to it.