March 12, 1903

OF THE DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA THIRD SESSION-NINTH PARLIAMENT 3 EDWARD VII., 1 903 VOL. LVIII COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE TWELFTH DAY OF MARCH TO THE FIFTH DAY OF MAY, INCLUSIVE OTTAWA PRINTED BY S. E. DAWSON, PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY 1903

MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR WILFRID LAURIER


F.C., Gr.C.Mi.G-., K.C., D.C.L. (Oxon.)


AT THE OPENING OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE NINTH PARLIAMENT


CABINET FORMED JULY 13, 1896 . President of the Privy Council (Premier) Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, P. C., G. C. M. G., K.C., D.C.L. (Oxon.) Minister of Trade and Commerce Rt. Hon. Sir Richard J. Cartwright, G.C.M.G. Secretary of State Hon. R. W. Scott, K.C., LL.D. Minister of Militia and Defence Hon. Sir F. W. Borden, K.C.M.G., B.A., M.D. Postmaster General Hon. SirWM. Mulock, K.C.M.G.,K.C.,M. A.,LL.D Minister of Agriculture Hon. Sydney Fisher, B. A. Acting Minister of Railways and Canals | TT 0 ^


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Minister of Jb inance J

Minister of the Interior Hon. Clifford Sifton, B. A., K.C.

Minister of Customs Hon. Wm. Paterson.

Minister of Public Works Hon. James Sutherland.

Minister of Inland Revenue Hon. M. E. Bernier.

Minister of Justice Hon. C. Fitzpatrick, B.A., K.C.

Minister of Marine and Fisheries Hon. Raymond Prefontaine, B.C.L.

Without Portfolio Hon. W. Templeman.

Minister of Railways and Canals (Vacant).

(Not in the Cabinet.)

Solicitor General Hon. Henry George Carroll, LL.B.

Clerk of the Privy Council

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John J.

McGee.

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Peter Macdonald, M. P

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Mr. J. B. R.@

Laplante

Lieut.-Col. Henry Robert Smith

. Speaker.

Deputy Speaker. .Clerk of the House. Assistant to the Clerk. . Serjeant-at-Arms.

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OFFICIAL REPORTERS.


Albert Horton Stephen Abbott ' E. Joseph Duggan__ J. O. Marceau


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Alphonse Desjardins.

A. C. Campbell...

George Simpson...

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. .Reporters.

Assistant to Chief Reporter.

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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS


Third Session, Ninth Parliament Alcorn, George Oscar-Prince Edward. Angers, Charles-Charlevoix. Arohambault, Joseph Eloi-Berthier. Avery, Melzar-Addington. Ball, Georges-Nieolet. Barker, Samuel-Hamilton. Bazinet, Charles-Joliette. Beith, Robert-Durham, W.R. Boland, Henri S£v£rin-Beauce. Bklcourt, Napoleon A.-Ottawa. Bell, Adam Carr-Pictou. Bennett, William H.-Simcoe, E.R. Bernier, Hon. Michel E.-St. Hyacinthe. Bickerdike, Robert-Montreal, St. Lawrence. Birkett, Thomas-Ottawa. Blain, Richard-Peel. Blair, Hon. Andrew George-St. John (City). #Borden, Hon. Sir Frederick W., K.C.M.G. King's, N.S. Borden, Robert L.-Halifax. Bocrassa, Henri-Labelle. Bourbonnais, Augustin-Soulanges. Boyd, Nathaniel-Macdonald. Brock, William Rees-Toronto Centre. Broder, Andrew-Dundas. Brodeur, Hon. Louis Philippe-Rouville. Brown, James P.- Chateauguay. Bruce, Frank C.-Hamilton. Bruneau, Arthur Aoif:-Richelieu. Bureau, Jacques-Three Rivers and St. Maurice. Calvert, William Samuel-Middlesex, W.R. Calvin, Hiram A.-Frontenac. Campbell, Archibald-York, Ont., W.R. Carbonneau, On ekiphoke-1,'Islet. Cargill, Henry-Bruce, E. R. Carroll, Hon. Henry G.-Kamouraska. Carscallen, Alexander W.-Hastings, N. R. Cartwright, Rt. Hon,. Sir Richard, G.C.M.G. Oxford, S.R. Casgrain, Thomas Chase-Montmorency. Champagne, Louis N.-Wright. Charlton, John-Norfolk, N.R. Christie, Thomas-Argenteuil. Clancy, James-Bothwell. Clare, George A.-Waterloo, S.R. Clarke, Edward Frederick-Toronto, West. Cochrane, Edward-Northumberland, Ont., E.R. Copp, Albert J. S.-Digby. Costigan, Hon. John-Victoria, N.B. Cowan, Mahlon K.-Essex, S.R. Culbert, J'OHN-Brockville. Davis, Thomas Osborne-Saskatchewan. Delisle, Michel Simeon-Portneuf. Demers, Louis Julien-Levis. Demers, L. Philippe-St. John and Iberville. Desjardins, Samuel-Terrebonne. Douglas, James M.-Assiniboia, East. Dugas, Francois O.-Montcalm. Dyment, Albert Edward-Algoma. Earle, Thomas-Victoria, B.C. Emmerson, Henry R.-Westmoreland. Erb, Dilman Kinsey-Perth, S.R, . Ethier, Joseph Arthur C.-Two Mountains. Earquharson, Donald-Queen's West, P.E.I. Fielding, Hon. William STEVENS-Shelburne and Queen's (N.S.) Fisher, Hon. Sydney Arthur-Brome. Fitzpatrick, Hon. Charles-Quebec County. Fortier, Edmond-Lotbini&re. Fowler, George W.-King's, N.B. Fraser, Duncan C.-Guysborough. Gallery, Daniel, Montreal, St. Anne. Galliher, William Alfred-Yale and Cariboo. Ganong, Gilbert W.- Charlotte. Gauvreau. Charles Arthur-Temiscouata. Geoffrion, Victor-Chambly and Vereheres. German, William Manly-Welland. Gibson, Alexander, Jr.-York, N.B. Gilmour, James-Middlesex, E.R. Girard, Joseph-Chicoutimi and Saguenay. Gould, Isaac J.-Ontario, W.R. Gocrley, Seymour E.-Colchester. Grant, George D.-Ontario, N. Riding. Guthrie, Hugh-Wellington, S.R.


LIST OP MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.


Hackett, Edward-Prince West, P.E.I. Haggart, Hon. John Graham-Lanark, S.R. Hale, Frederick H.-Oarleton, N.B. Halliday, James-Bruce, N.B. Habty, William-Kingston. Harwood, Henry S.-Vauclreuil. Henderson, David-Halton. Heyd, Charles Bernhard-Brant, S.R. Holmes, Robert-Huron, W.R. Hughes, James J.-King's, P.E.I. Hughes, Samuel-Victoria, Ont., N.R. Hyman, Charles S.-London. Ingram, Andrew B.-Elgin, E.R. Johnston, Alexander-Cape Breton. Johnston, Robert-Cardwell. Johnston, Thomas George-Lambton, W.R. Kaulbach, Charles E.-Lunenburg. Kemp, Albert E.-Toronto, East. Kendall, Arthur S.- Cape Breton. Kendrey, James-Peterborough, W.R. Kidd, Edward-Carleton, Ont. Lancaster, Edward A.-Lincoln and Niagara. Lang, John-Peterborough, E.R. LaRivi£re, Alphonse A. C.-Provencher. Laurier, R. Charlemagne-L'Assomption. Lauhier, Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid, G.C.M.G.- Quebec, East. Lavell, John Reeve-Leeds and Grenville. Lavergne, Louis-Drummond and Arthabaska. Law, Bowman Brown, Yarmouth, N.S. LeBlanc, Oliver J.-Kent, N.B. Lefurgey, Alfred A.-Prince East, P.E.I. Lemieux, Rodolphe-Gaspe. Lennox, Haughton-Simcoe, S.R. Leonard, J. E. Emile-Laval. Lewis, William J.-Albert. Logan, Hance J.-Cumberland. Lovell, Henry-Stanstead. Loy, George M.-Beauharnois. Macdonald, Peter-Huron, E.R. Mackie, Thomas-Renfrew, N.R. MacKinnon, D. A.-Queen's, E.R. (P.E.I.) MacLaren, Alexander F.-Perth, N.R. Maclaren, William Scott-Huntingdon. Maclean, William F.-York, Ont., E.R. Macpherson, Robert George-Burrard, B.C. McCarthy, Leighton Goldie-Simcoe, N.R. McColl, John B.- Northumberland, Ont., W.R. McCool, Charles Arthur-Nipissing. McCormick, George-Muskoka and Parry Sound. McCreahy, William F.- Selkirk. McEwen, George-Huron, S.R. McGowan, John-Wellington, C.R. McGcgan, Malcolm-Middlesex, S.R. McIntosh, J ohn-Sherbrooke. McIsaac, Colin F.-Antigonish. McLennan, Angus-Inverness. Madore, Joseph Alexandre C.-Hochelaga. Malouin, Albert-Quebec Centre. Marcil, Charles-Bonaventure. Maroil, Joseph Edmond-Bagot. Martineau, Pierre R.-Montmagny. [DOT] Matheson, Joseph-Richmond, N.S. Mayrand, Hormidas-Maskinonge. Meigs, Daniel B.-Missisquoi. Mignault, Roch Moise S.-Yamaska. Monet, Dominique-Laprairie and Napierville. Monk, Frederick D.-Jacques Cartier. Morin, J ean Baptiste-Dorchester. Morrison, Aclay-New Westminster. Mulock, Hon. Sir William, K. C. M. G.-York, Ont., N.R. Murray, Thomas-Pontiac. Northrup, William Barton-Hastings, E.R. Oliver, Frank-Alberta. Osler, Edmund Boyd-Toronto, West. Parhelee, Charles H.-Shefford. Paterson, Hon. William-Wentworth and N. Brant Pope, Rufus H.-Compton. Porter, Edward Guss-Hastings, W.R. Power, William-Quebec, West. Pr£fontaine, Hon. Raymond-Maissonneuve and Terrebonne. Pringle, Robert A.-Cornwall and Stormont. Proulx, Isidore-Prescott. Puttee, Arthur W.-Winnipeg. Reid, James-Restigouche. Reid, John D.-'Grenville, S.R. Richardson, Matthew Kendall-Grey, S.R. Riley, George-Victoria, B.C. Robinson, Jabel-Elgin, W.R. Robinson, James-Northumberland, N.B. Roche, William- Halifax. Roche, William J.-Marquette. Roddick, Thomas G.-Montreal, St. Antoine. Rosamond. Bennett-Lanark, N.R. Ross, James Hamilton-Yukon Territory. Ross, Jean Auguste-Rimouski. Ross, Hon. William-Victoria, N.S. Ross, William-Ontario, S.R. Rousseau, Jeffrey Alexandre-Champlain. Russell, Benjamin-Hants. Schell, Jacob T.-Glengarry. Scott, Walter-Assiniboia, West. Seagram, Joseph E.-Waterloo, N.R. Sherrttt, John-Middlesex, N.R. Sifton, Hon. Clifford-Brandon. Simmons, Oliver-Lambton, E.R. Smith, Ernest D.-Wentwor.th, S.R. Smith, Ralph-Vancouver. Sproule, Thomas S.-Grey, E.R, Stephens, George-Kent, Ont. Stewart, D. A.-Lisgar.


LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

March 12, 1903