May 11, 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)

Mr. BENNETT:

Yes, that is the reason

I made the suggestion.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I would call the attention of the hon. member introducing the bill to the method in which the bill has been prepared and also to the rules relating to the preparation of bills. Perhaps he will give it his attention before the second reading.

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REMONETIZATION OF SILVER


On the orders of the day: i-


LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

I should like to direct a question

to the right hon. the Prime Minister. In view of the deliberations of the International Chamber of Commerce, which were concluded, I understand, yesterday, and in view of one of the recommendations of that congress for the holding of an international conference to study the question of the remonetization and standardization of silver, and in view of the further fact that the government of China has indicated its willingness to take the initiative in regard to the proposed conference and that the government of the United States has also indicated its willingness to facilitate such a conference, will the government of Canada be prepared to facilitate in every possible way the holding of such a conference?

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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) :

The facility with which the hon.

gentleman asks questions is equalled only by his willingness to rely on everything he reads in the newspapers. The fact is that since this government came into power it has been steadily studying the silver question. There is in the city to-day perhaps the leading British authority on the subject. We have had more than one conference with him, and expect to have others. As to what may result in the way of an international monetary conference from the representations that have been made by various countries, including the United States of America, and notably the resolutions introduced by Senator Pittman it is too soon to indicate. But if the opportunity is afforded, this country will

Essex Terminal Railway

endeavour to discharge to the best of its ability the obligations that rest upon it as a great silver-producing country.

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INQUIRY FOR RETURN


On the orders of the day:


LIB-PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Liberal Progressive

Mr. J. L. BROWN (Lisgar):

On the 22nd of April an order of the house was passed with reference to the bringing down of correspondence relating to Riding Mountain [DOT] park. As the correspondence cannot be very voluminous, I would ask that the return be expedited.

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CON

Thomas Gerow Murphy (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. T. G. MURPHY (Minister of the Interior):

I understand that the information

which the. hon. member has asked for has been transmitted to the Secretary of State.

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VACANCIES IN REPRESENTATION


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

There are two

constituencies which have not been represented during this session in the House of Commons. One is the constituency of East Hamilton, where a vacancy occurred on October 13, 1930, through the death of the member, and the other is the constituency of Three Rivers-St. Maurice, where a vacancy occurred on January 4 of this year, through the death of the member. May I ask the government if it is the intention to bring on by-elections in those constituencies so that they may be represented in this parliament before this session is over?

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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) :

I am sure that the by-elections will

be brought on in accordance with the provisions of the law in that regard, if due attention is paid to the practice heretofore followed by those who were then in power,*

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LIB
LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The practice

heretofore followed has been to bring on the by-elections so that the constituencies could be represented. It was for that reason that I put the question to the Prime Minister in the form I did. I would ask him again if he expects to bring on the by-elections in time to enable these constituencies to be represented in this house at this session of parliament.

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LIB
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:

Not a delicate question,

but a question that it is not quite possible to answer because it involves the determination of two questions of fact with respect to neither of which is the government in complete control of the factors which would enable those questions to be answered.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

What are the factors?

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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:

One of them is the

opposition.

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May 11, 1931