March 2, 1932 (17th Parliament, 3rd Session)

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) moved:

That a message be sent to the Senate informing Their Honours that this house has adopted a resolution approving of the international convention for the amelioration of the condition of the wounded and sick in armies in the field, Geneva, July 27, 1929, signed on behalf of Canada by the plenipotentiary named therein, on January 29, 1930, subject to the following reservations:
That the government of the Dominion of Canada will interpret article 28 of the convention in the sense that the legislative measures contemplated by that article may provide that private individuals, associations, firms or companies who have used the arms of the Swiss confederation, or marks constituting an imitation thereof, for any lawful purpose before the coming into force of the present convention shall not be prevented from continuing to use such arms or marks for the same purpose,
the approval of the convention by this house being made subject to the said reservation; and requesting that Their Honours will unite with this house in the approval of the above mentioned convention, subject to the said reservation; and that the clerk do carry the said message to the Senate.

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS
Subtopic:   AMELIORATION OF THE CONDITION OF WOUNDED AND SICK IN ARMIES IN THE FIELD
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