July 15, 1931

CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Will the hon. member

come to the point?

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LIB

Vincent Dupuis

Liberal

Mr. DUPUIS:

I just want to explain my

position. Your Honour will allow me to say that this article published in this newspaper is malicious and not according to the facts as stated by me in the house.

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SECOND NARROWS BRIDGE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Albert Edward Munn

Liberal

Mr. A. E. MUNN (Vancouver North):

On behalf of the people of North Vancouver and Greater Vancouver I wish to make a special appeal to the Minister of Marine in connection with the proposed loan towards the Second Narrows bridge, Burrard inlet, connecting Vancouver North and South. I have under my hand a press despatch which states that the Second Narrows bridge awaits Ottawa action. I realize the minister is a very busy man, but if he will get this agreement through speedily, I can assure him this will be appreciated by 99 per cent of the people of Vancouver North.

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Minister of Marine):

This is a loan of S200,000 to be made by the Vancouver harbour commission to the Second Narrows Bridge Company. At the present time we are inquiring whether or not the harbour commission will have sufficient security. We are endeavouring to get the information as quickly as possible and there will be no undue delay.

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SUPPLY-CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES

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 (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, with the consent

of the house, I move that you do now leave the chair for the house to resolve itself into committee of supply to deal with an interim supply bill.

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LIB

Edgar-Rodolphe-Eugène Chevrier

Liberal

Mr. E. R. E. CHEVRIER:

I presume this motion is for the purpose of providing whatever sum may be necessary for the payment of salaries that may be due to the civil service of Canada. I wish to express my deep resentment at certain words that were uttered by some hon. members opposite when, as is my privilege, I rose to ask a question. In no sense is this a paroehial matter. I do not think any hon. member can accuse me of having expressed any parochial sentiments at any time. During the eleven years that I have been a member of the house I have taken a broad, national view of all questions. My only concern in this matter is to see that employees in the public service receive their salaries, and in doing this I am but exercising the same right and privilege as may be exercised by any other hon. member. At the same time I resent the expressions of which I complain.

Interim Supply Bill

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Sit down.

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LIB

Edgar-Rodolphe-Eugène Chevrier

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

I do not think that it is becoming to the decorum of the house that when an hon. member desires to give expression to certain sentiments, he should be treated in this manner, and it does not behoove some hon. members who never exercise the right of free speech in the house to endeavour to stifle or restrict it. I hope that if this measure is for the purpose that I have indicated it will receive the unanimous endorsation of the house.

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SUPPLY-TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY

CON

Thomas Hay

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. THOMAS HAY (Springfield):

I

should like to quote from a communication which I received the other day from Mr. W. W. Childe, general secretary of the Manitoba-Ontario Trans-Canada Highway Association. It reads:

Thomas Hay, Esq., M.P.,

House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.

Dear Mr. Hay:

At a recent meeting of the Manitoba and Ontario committees of this organization, you were officially chosen as the party whom we would like to have address all members of the House of Commons, before prorogation, on our behalf.

You are asked that on the floor of the house you pass along an invitation to the hon. Prime Minister, his hon. cabinet, and the members for all the provinces to be present at the interprovincial highway celebration on September the 7th.

This is the Manitoba and Ontario section lying east of Winnipeg, between that city and Keoora.

The official ceremony will take place at the Ontario-Manitoba border, and the celebration will be a two-day affair at both Kenora and Keewatin, Ontario.

I may say that the completion of this link in the Ontario and Manitoba part of this highway is a realization of a dream that has long been cherished by the people of eastern Manitoba and western Ontario, and this committee would therefore like to celebrate the event in a way in keeping with the occasion. It will be a historic event and to some extent national in character as it has to do with the trans-Canada highway, which is now in course of construction in parts of Canada. I therefore take pleasure, Mr. Speaker, in passing on this invitation to the members of the government and members of the House of Commons, and I trust that as many will be present on that occasion as are able to come.

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Motion agreed to.


INTERIM SUPPLY BILL


The house in committee of supply, Mr. LaVergne in the chair.


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 moved:

Resolved, that a sum not exceeding

$20,099,723.71, being one-twelfth of the amount of each of the several items to be voted as set forth in the main estimates for the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1932, laid before the House of Commons at the present session of parliament, be granted to His Majesty, on account, for the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1932.

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Motion agreed to.


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 moved:

Resolved, that a sum not exceeding

$943,832.33, being one-twelfth of the amount of each of the several items to be voted for Canadian National Steamships and Maritimes Freight Rates Act, as set forth in estimates for the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1932, laid before the House of Commons at the present session of parliament, be granted to His Majesty, on account, for the fiscal year ending the 31st March, 1932.

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Motion agreed to.


July 15, 1931