March 18, 1903

LIB

Archibald Campbell

Liberal

Mr. CAMPBELL.

This is a Bill to regulate the size of milk cans and the quantity they shall contain. I will give further explanation at the proper time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COMMON'S WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT-AMENDMENT.
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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS.

COST OF CENSUS OF 1901.

CON

George Taylor (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR asked :

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COST OF CENSUS OF 1901.
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The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding).

It would be much preferable if my hon. friend would put this question in the shape of a motion for a return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COST OF CENSUS OF 1901.
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PRICE OF BINDER TWINE.

CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN asked :

Has the government published the prices of binder twine for the current year ? If not, when will they be published ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRICE OF BINDER TWINE.
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The PRIME MINISTER (Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

To the first question the answer is : No. To the second question the answer is : When the spring trade in that

class of supplies opens. The fluctuations in the fibre market have been such for some time past that it is not deemed advisable to fix prices at present.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRICE OF BINDER TWINE.
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THE SUPERANNUATION ALLOWANCE OF JUDGES.

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The PRIME MINISTER (for the Minister of Justice) moved :

That the House go into Commitee to-morrow to consider the following proposed resolution,

Resolved, that it is expedient to amend chapter 138 of the Revised Statutes, with respect to retiring allowances of Judges, and to provide that, any judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, or of the Exchequer Court of Canada, or of any Superior Court in Canada who has :-

(a.) Attained the age of seventy-five years, and has continued in oflice as such judge, or as such judge and as judge of any Superior Court in Canada, or as such judge and as stipendiary magistrate of the North-west Territories, for twenty years or upwards ; or

(b.) Attained the age of sixty-five years, and has continued in office as such judge, or as such judge and as judge of any Superior Court in Canada, for thirty years or upwards,

May resign his said office ; and His Majesty may, by letters patent, under the great seal, reciting such judge's age and period of office, grant unto such judge an annuity equal to the

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE SUPERANNUATION ALLOWANCE OF JUDGES.
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LIB

Mahlon K. Cowan

Liberal

Mr. COWAN.

salary of the office held by him at the time of his resignation, to commence immediately after his resignation, and to continue thenceforth during his natural life.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE SUPERANNUATION ALLOWANCE OF JUDGES.
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Motion agreed to.


CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION ACT.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding) moved :

That the House go into Commitee to-morrow to consider the following proposed resolution,

1. Resolved, that it is expedient to amend the Civil Service Superannuation Act, and to provide that if the period of service includes a fraction of a year less than one-half, the service shall be taken to be the number of years served, not including the fraction. And if the period of service includes a fraction equal to or greater than one-half, the fraction shall be deemed to be an entire year.

2. Resolved, that it is expedient to confirm all superannuation allowances heretofore granted, calculated in the foregoing manner.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION ACT.
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Motion agreed to.


SUPPLY-GOVERNMENT BUSINESS.


The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding) moved that the House go into Committee of Supply.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

I wish to ask the Prime Minister, at how early a date we may expect the Redistribution Bill, which was referred to in the speech from the Throne.

Topic:   SUPPLY-GOVERNMENT BUSINESS.
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March 18, 1903