March 13, 1930

IND

Joseph Henri Napoléon Bourassa

Independent

Mr. HENRI BOURASSA (Labelle):

I

wish, Mr. Speaker, to correct a slight mistake

Alien Labour

that I made yesterday, unwillingly, in quoting the votes that were given the previous day on the second reading of the bill presented by my hon. friend from Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Woodsworth). I then stated that twenty-three votes had been recorded by members representing Ontario constituencies in favour of the second reading of the bill and twenty-six against. I gathered those figures rather rapidly just before the opening of the sitting. Afterwards I made a closer perusal of the vote and I found that the vote stands as twenty-three Ontario members in favour of and twenty-eight instead of twenty-six, against the second reading.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LAKE MINNEWANKA DAM
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ALIEN LABOUR


On the orders of the day: Mr. A. W. Neill (Comox-Alberni): Mr. Speaker, I should like to bring to the attention of the acting Minister of Immigration (Mr. Stewart) or the Minister of Labour (Mr. Heenan) a matter about which there is no time to put notice on the order paper. I am advised from Vancouver that a certain American electrical company-whose name I shall be glad to give the minister privately -has sold an electrical unit to a purchaser in that city, and desires to bring in a dozen men from the United States to do the work of installation, although there are plenty of Canadian workmen available. It is stated that the company is witholding delivery, hoping that the purchaser will bring pressure on the government to allow the entry of this alien labour. I am requested to ask the government to adhere to its original decision, as there is no need whatever for the entry of these American workmen.


LIB

Peter Heenan (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. PETER HEENAN (Minister of Labour) :

Mr. Speaker, I have a knowledge of

this case, and I can assure my hon. friend (Mr. Neill) that the policy of the government not to permit alien workers into Canada under contract, either expressed or implied, will be followed in this instance. For the information of the hon. member and the house, as showing what our adherence to this policy involves, I would point out that the American concern has now taken its machinery back to the United States rather than engage Canadians to do the work.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALIEN LABOUR
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HUNTER'S ISLAND


On the orders of the day:


CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Fort William):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to draw the attention of the government-I think the department interested is the Prime Minister's-to a ques-

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tion which was discussed in an editorial in this morning's Ottawa Journal with respect to Hunter's island. It is an immense tract of territory in my constituency, and therefore I take up the question. In the editorial it is stated that Senator Schall has introduced a bill in the United States Senate claiming the island as American territory; although we have always looked upon it as Canadian. I would ask the Prime Minister if Mr. Massey or the proper channels are being utilized to bring before the United State's government Canada's side of this question, because Hunter's island is of very great importance to the Dominion, due to the richness of the soil and the heavy deposits of iron ore thereunder.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HUNTER'S ISLAND
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior):

Mr. Speaker, I have not

noticed the proposed bill referred to by my hon. frjend from Fort William (Mr. Manion), but I may say for his information that there has been a slight change in the boundary at the lower end of the lake of the Woods, which gives us some territory not formerly conceded to be Canada's. The new boundary has been agreed upon by the officers of both governments, and I propose introducing legislation at a later date confirming the agreement. However, I will make inquiries about my hon. friend's statement.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HUNTER'S ISLAND
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CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Did I understand the minister to say it will not take any land from Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HUNTER'S ISLAND
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

No. We get some land formerly supposed to belong to (he United States.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HUNTER'S ISLAND
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Watch out that they do

not take this island as a quid pro quo.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HUNTER'S ISLAND
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EXPORT OF LIQUOR


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

My hon. friend the leader of the opposition (Mr. Bennett) asked if there was any correspondence with respect to liquor clearances which had not been brought down. I have made inquiries and I find that a return was made in the Senate, on the 16th of May last year, of all correspondence up to that date. Since then there has been no correspondence. I have a copy of the return that was tabled in the Senate and I will send it to my hon. friend.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXPORT OF LIQUOR
Sub-subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I greatly appreciate the courtesy of the Prime Minister in that regard.

Rules of the House-Mr. Lucas

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXPORT OF LIQUOR
Sub-subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
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"FROM QUEBEC TO PICCADILLY"


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Georges Parent

Liberal

Mr. GEORGES PARENT (Quebec West):

Mr. Speaker, my attention has been called to various articles appearing in the press concerning a certain book entitled From Quebec to Piccadilly by one Beckles Willson, which is supposed to cast slurs upon the life of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. It is stated that the book has been dedicated to the present Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) and has been accepted by him, and that he, therefore, approves of its contents. I would like to know from the Prime Minister what 'he has to say in the matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   "FROM QUEBEC TO PICCADILLY"
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I understand

my hon. friend's remarks have reference to a book entitled From Quebec to Piccadilly, by Beckles Willson. Until I received a copy of the book, I had no knowledge that there was such a book in existence, nor had I any knowledge that there was such a book in contemplation, nor had I any knowledge that there was any thought of any inscription or dedication of any book to me, or indeed of any reference directly or indirectly to me. The author never intimated to me that he was writing a book, nor did he ask me if he might inscribe or dedicate this particular book to me. Unfortunately he has, but I wish he had dedicated it to someone else.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   "FROM QUEBEC TO PICCADILLY"
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IMPORTATION OF EGGS

March 13, 1930