William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)
Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table of the house copies in English and French of correspondence with the premiers of the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick and Alberta on the subject of the proposed amendment to the British North America Act which will give the federal parliament the necessary authority to enact legislation to establish unemployment insurance. Previous correspondence on this subject has been tabled. It may be of some convenience to hon. members to have all the correspondence appear together in the votes and proceedings. If this course is acceptable to hon. members I shall be pleased to ask the clerk to arrange accordingly. These are interesting and historic documents. I feel it would be well to have them in printed form in some of the records of parliament.
Subtopic: TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE WITH RESPECT TO PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT