February 12, 1935

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

This is not the appropriate time to enter into a discussion, but surely the ex-Minister of Justice knows the details of legislation in each country are not entirely the same as those contained in the draft convention.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Surely the Prime Minister knows when he introduces legislation like that, he should give to the house the draft convention regarding it.

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USE OF DRUG HEROIN


On the orders of the day:


LIB-PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Liberal Progressive

Mr. J. L. BROWN (Lisgar):

Have any

representations been made to the Minister of Pensions and National Health regarding the prohibition of the importation and use of the drug heroin. Has he any statement to make in regard to the matter?

Topic:   USE OF DRUG HEROIN
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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. D. M. SUTHERLAND (Minister of Pensions and National Health):

I was not

very clear as to the question, but I shall read it and give the hon. member an answer to-morrow.

Topic:   USE OF DRUG HEROIN
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MARITIME RIGHTS COMMISSION


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Hon. J. L. RALSTON (Shelburne-Yar-mouth):

Has the government received a

report from the commission headed by Sir Thomas White with regard to maritime claims, and if so, when will the report be made public?

Topic:   MARITIME RIGHTS COMMISSION
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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):

No such report has been received.

Topic:   MARITIME RIGHTS COMMISSION
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FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT

APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL TO REPRESENT FARMERS BEFORE PROVINCIAL BOARD OF REVIEW


On the orders of the day: Mr. CAMERON R. McINTOSH (North Battleford): I have a question to direct to the Minister of Finance. It arises out of a communication from Mrs. S. Ferguson, secretary of the rural municipality of Great Bend, No. 405, Saskatchewan. In the letter there is this resolution endorsed by the council of that municipality: That we recommend to the proper authorities that a capable lawyer be appointed by the government to represent farmers in cases of applications for debt adjustment brought before the provincial board of review. My question is as follows: In view of the fact that loan companies and other corporations in every debt arrangement case passed on to the provincial board of review will be represented by able legal counsel, will the minister, to avoid placing farmers in a position of disadvantage and discrimination, consider the advisability of providing them with competent counsel before the board?


CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. E. N. RHODES (Minister of Finance):

This matter was brought to my attention some two or three weeks ago by wire from one of the larger agricultural organizations in western Canada. I advised them immediately in reply to the effect that if it was demonstrated in practice that solicitors for the farmers were required to be appointed,

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they would be, but that until such time as it was demonstrated that they were required, they would not be. I may say that this is a matter that I cannot discuss at this stage on the orders of the day, but when we are discussing the details of the farm loan measure I shall be glad to go into the matter at greater length.

Topic:   FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT
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HOUSING POLICY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Joseph-Alexandre Mercier

Liberal

Mr. J. A. MERCIER (Laurier-Outremont):

On January 24, the Prime Minister, on the discussion on a proposed national housing policy, said that at a later date he would state whether a special or a select standing committee should be named to consider the matter. Is he in a position to say when this question will be brought up?

Topic:   HOUSING POLICY
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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) :

I gather from inquiries made that

the house will be satisfied with a select committee and it is proposed to appoint a committee of fifteen. I have asked the government whip to confer with the whips of the other parties for the purpose of securing the names of their representatives on the proposed committee.

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ELECTRICITY INSPECTION ACT


Hon. R. B. HANSON (Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved the second reading of Bill No. 18, to amend the Electricity Inspection Act, 1928 (French version). Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, considered in committee, reported, read the third time and passed.


February 12, 1935