May 17, 1932

LIB
CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

It was not intended to

sit on Wednesday night.

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An hon. MEMBER:

What about Saturday?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I shall consult the convenience of the house as to Saturday. It is probable it may be desirable to sit on Saturday, but at present, with the consent of the house, I shall make the motion only that we sit on Thursday morning at eleven o'clock, if that is satisfactory, and also on Friday morning. Then we shall consider as to whether or not we should sit on Saturday. The Senate does not convene again until Monday evening at eight o'clock. Therefore it might not be desirable to sit on Saturday, but I shall look into the matter and consult the convenience of the leaders of the parties as to what action should be taken in that regard.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Mr. Bennett moves:

That on and after Thursday the 19th inst. until the end of the present session the house shall meet at 11 o'clock in the morning of each sitting day and that, in addition to the usual intermission at six o'clock p.m. there shall also be an intermission every day from one to three o'clock.

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PENDING LEGISLATION

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

May I ask the

Prime Minister if we may assume we have on the order paper practically all the business that is likely to come before us this session?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

That was the other matter about which I intended to speak. A bill has been prepared to give effect to the recommendations of the committee dealing with the civil service. That bill is now being finally revised by the Minister of Justice. There is also a bill that has been drafted and that, it is urged in some very responsible quarters, we should pass in order to cope with a possible financial crisis if such should arise on this continent. This bill, which would not come into force except by proclamation, is a very short one, with I think, a single Section. Whether or not it should be introduced we have not finally decided. Outside that, I know of nothing more. There was a bill prepared some weeks ago in connection with a farm marketing board, a subject about which some discussion took place the other day. There are certain technical difficulties that may not be regarded as of such a character as to warrant our not proceeding with the legislation. That has not been finally decided. Outside that, there is nothing I know of at the moment.

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Motion agreed to.


POST OFFICE ESTIMATES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Vincent Dupuis

Liberal

Mr. VINCENT DUPUIS (Laprairie-Napier-ville) (Translation):

May I inquire from

the hon. Postmaster General (Mr. Sauve) when he intends to submit again to the house the estimates of his department?

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CON

Arthur Sauvé (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ARTHUR SAUVE (Postmaster General) (Translation):

I have no objection

to discuss immediately the estimates of my department, providing the rules permit it. I shall again submit them to the house when the rules allow me and when I am called upon to do so.

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LIB

Vincent Dupuis

Liberal

Mr. DUPUIS (Translation):

May I request the hon. Postmaster General, on behalf of the house, to give a more definite answer.

I. would like to know when the estimates of the Post Office Department will be discussed, if the Postmaster General is in a position to supply the information.

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DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

May I ask my right hon. friend whether the report in the newspapers is correct that both the hon. member for Argenteuil (Sir George Perley) and Miss Kydd, trvo of the Canadian delegates at the Disarmament conference, are sailing for Canada? If this is true, must we assume that Canada will be represented at that momentous conference only by our worthy Solicitor General (Mr. Dupre)?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

As perhaps the hon. gentleman knows, if he has been following the proceedings, the work of committees is proceeding. The committee of which the Solicitor . General is the vice-chairman is continuing its sittings, and we were advised by Sir George Perley this morning that it was the view of all those who are interested in the conference that he might return to Canada at the moment, and Miss Kydd, I believe, is coming on the same ship. I shall have a few observations to make in that regard when one of the items dealing with the League of Nations which was reserved is being considered, especially in view of what was said .last evening by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Woodsworth). I shall not anticipate the discussion at this stage beyond saying that the interests of Canada are entirely safeguarded in every sense in view of the present state of that conference by the presence of the Solicitor General.

Income War Tax Act

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POST OFFICE ESTIMATES


On the orders of the day:


May 17, 1932