March 16, 1931

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I think perhaps

members of the house will be pleased to know that at two o'clock to-day we were in telephonic communication with one of our members, Sir George Perley, who arrived at Buenos Aires this morning with his party. He stated they were all in excellent health and spirits, but the weather had been rather hot. As indicative of the remarkable triumphs of science in the field of telephony, I may say that we were able to hear him just as clearly as if he had been speaking to us in this chamber.

Topic:   BRITISH EMPIRE TRADE FAIR
Subtopic:   ARRIVAL AT BUENOS AIRES OF SIR GEORGE PERLEY AND PARTY
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ORDERS IN COUNCIL

UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND CUSTOMS ACTS

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker,

before we adjourn, may I have the attention of my right hon. friend the Prime Minister for a moment. We should like, if it is at all possible, to have at a very early date copies of orders in council which have been passed

under the legislation enacted at the last session of parliament. I mention this now because I believe it will expedite the debate on the address if the orders can be brought down at an early date.

Topic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND CUSTOMS ACTS
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

All orders in council required to

be published in the Gazette have been so published, and everybody, including my right hon. friend, has access to the Gazette. I apprehend he means orders in council that are not required to be published in the Gazette?

Topic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND CUSTOMS ACTS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Yes; such

orders as have been passed under the Unemployment Relief Act, and also such orders as have been passed under the Customs Act as amended last session.

Topic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND CUSTOMS ACTS
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

With respect to the

Unemployment Relief Act of 1930, the statute itself requires us to lay on the table within fifteen days of the opening of the house a record of the whole administration of the act, and of course that will be done. That record is in course of 'preparation. Whether or not it can be completed between now and Monday or Tuesday I am sure my right hon. friend knows it would be impossible for me to say. But next week in any event we propose to have the record completed and placed on the table of the house.

On motion of Mr. Bennett the house adjourned at 3.35 p.m.

Monday, March 16, 1931

Hon. PETER HEENAN (Kenora-Rainy River) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 2, to amend the Representation Act.

Topic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND CUSTOMS ACTS
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

Topic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND CUSTOMS ACTS
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LIB

Peter Heenan

Liberal

Mr. HEENAN:

Mr. Speaker this is a bill which was introduced by the government last 3rear, but it became mixed with other matters of a controversial nature. Its purpose is to extend the franchise to between five and six hundred men located in the Patricia district immediately north of the Kenora-Rainy River riding. The district was not included in the last redistribution and its inhabitants have not the right to vote in any electoral district of the province of Ontario. Before the last provincial election and in consequence of the opening up of new mining areas the legislature of Ontario extended the territory into

The Address-Mr. Cormier

the Patricia district. The people there were permitted to vote in the provincial election but because they were left out in the redistribution they were not allowed to vote at the last two federal elections. The purpose of this bill is to extend the privilege of the franchise to the district west of the fifth meridian.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF AND CUSTOMS ACTS
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ALEXANDRA TOLSTOY


On the orders of the day:


LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

Is it a fact as reported in the press that Alexandra Tolstoy the daughter of Count Tolstoy, has been forbidden to visit the Dominion of Canada? According to press reports Miss Tolstoy was refused admission on the ground that she could not obtain a passport from the Soviet authorities. I think we ought to have an explanation from the Minister of Immigration.

Topic:   ALEXANDRA TOLSTOY
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CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. A. GORDON (Minister of Immigration and Colonization):

Mr. Speaker, the matter to which the hon. member has referred has not been drawn to my attention. If the question is placed on the order paper it will be answered.

Topic:   ALEXANDRA TOLSTOY
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VANCOUVER-SECOND NARROWS BRIDGE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

May I ask the hon. the Minister of Marine (Mr. Duranleau) if he is in receipt of the report of the commission which investigated the Second Narrows bridge at Vancouver, and if so does he purpose to have it published?

Topic:   VANCOUVER-SECOND NARROWS BRIDGE
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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Minister of Marine):

In answer to my hon. friend I will say that we have received that report but up to the present time we have not considered it.

Topic:   VANCOUVER-SECOND NARROWS BRIDGE
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CENSUS COMMISSIONERS


On the orders of the day:


LIB-PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Liberal Progressive

Mr. J. L. BROWN (Lisgar):

I wish to ask the Secretary of State (Mr. Cahan) if census commissioners have been appointed and if so who are the commissioners appointed for the province of Manitoba?

Topic:   CENSUS COMMISSIONERS
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March 16, 1931