March 13, 1903


Motion agreed to.


SELECT STANDING COMMITTEES.

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The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Lanrier) moved :

That select standing committees of this House for the present session be appointed for the following purposes 1. On Privileges and Elections. 2. On Expiring Laws. 3. On Railways, Canals, and Telegraph Lines. 4. On Miscellaneous Private Bills. 5. On Standing Orders. 6. On Printing. 7. On Public Accounts. 8. On Banking and Commerce. 9. On Agriculture and Colonization,-which said committees shall severally be empowered to examine and inquire into all such matters and things as may be referred to them by the House ; and to report from time to time their observations and opinions thereon ; with power to send for persons, papers and records.

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Motion agreed to.


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The PRIME MINISTER moved :

That a special committee of five members be appointed to prepare and report with all convenient speed a list of members to form the select standing committees ordered by this House this day, such select committee to be composed of the following members : Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Mr. Borden (Halifax), Sir Richard Cartwright, Hon. Mr. Sutherland (Oxford), and Hon. Mr. Haggart.

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Motion agreed to.


OFFICIAL DEBATES OF THE HOUSE.

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The PRIME MINISTER moved :

That a select committee be appointed to supervise the official report of the debates of this House during the present session, with power to report from time to time, to be composed of Messrs. Ball, Champagne, Charlton, Clarke, Earle, Holmes, La. Rivi&re, Macdonald, Madore, Monet, Cloche (Marquette), Russell, Scott, Sutherland (Essex), and Taylor.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Is there any change in the personnel of the committee 7

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The PRIME MINISTER.

It is the same as last year.

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Motion agreed to.


REPORTS PRESENTED.


Report of the Joint Librarians of Parliament for 1902.-Mr. Speaker. Report of the Department of Public Works.-Hon. Mr. Sutherland, Oxford.


ADJOURNMENT-MINISTERIAL EXPLANATIONS-STEAMER STANLEY.


The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier) moved the adjournment of the House.


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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Before the motion is carried, I would like to inquire of my right lion, friend when the usual explanations will be given as to the ministerial changes ? I think the course pursued last year was that the right hon. gentleman told us that he would give notice of a day, and subsequently he named a day on which the explanations were given.

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The PRIME MINISTER.

The first duty we have to dispose of is the presentation of an Address to His Excellency in reply to the Speech from the Throne. As soon as that duty has been accomplished, I shall be prepared to give the explanations immediately.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 4 p.m.



Friday, March 13, 1903.


PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

March 13, 1903