April 3, 1903

OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE DEBATES.

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Mr. L. N.@

CHAMPAGNE (Wright) presented the second report of the Select Committee appointed to supervise the Official Report of the Debates of the House during the present session, as follows

The Committee recommend that Mr. S. A. Mackay whose appointment at the beginning of the last session as temporary substitute on the staff of translators of the Official Report of the Debates to replace the late N. H. Beaulieu until some permanent action was required to be taken, and which appointment was approved of by the House on the 24th March, 1902, be paid for his services at the rate of $4 per day, said remuneration to be computed from the date of the last payment made to him, viz.: 27th May, 1902 to the 3rd April Instant.

(Sgd.) L. N. CHAMPAGNE,

Chairman.

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VACANCY IN ST. JAMES DIVISION.

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Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. F. D. MONK (Jacques Cartier).

Mr. Speaker, in accordance with the notice which I gave a few days ago, I beg to move, seconded by Mr. Leonard :-

That Mr. Speaker do issue his warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to make out a new writ for the election of a member to serve in this present parliament for the electoral division of St. James (Montreal), in the room of Joseph Brunet, whose election has been declared void.

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Motion agreed to.


SECOND READINGS.


Bill (No. 79) to incorporate the Bank of Winnipeg.-Mr. Scott. Bill (No. 80) respecting the Canada Northwest Land Company, Limited.-Mr. Thompson (Haldimand). Bill (No. 81) respecting the Brandon and South-western Railway Company.-Mr. Morrison.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.

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

That from this date to the end of the session government orders have precedence on Thursdays, immediately after questions to be put by members.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Has the Prime Minister considered the effect this will have on Private Bill legislation? I have not considered it, I am asking for information. It has been suggested by some hon. gentlemen that at least one more Thursday should be given for private legislation.

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The PRIME MINISTER.

I do not see why, because this motion does not interfere with the hour for private Bills on Thursday.

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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. JOHN HAGGART (South Lanark).

It interferes with the whole day on Thursday.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

The translation of Bills is so very much behind that some of them have not been ready, and the time for private Bill legislation ought to be extended.

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CON
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The PRIME MINISTER.

I am reserving an hour after dinner for private Bills.

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LIB

Lawrence Geoffrey Power (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

Private Bills may be taken up on Wednesday and Friday night.

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS (Hon. James Sutherland).

It does not interfere with private Bills.

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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. Mr. HAGGART.

From this day to the end of the session it takes the whole of Thursdays. It takes the first Order of the Day on Thursday, and the questions to be put by members.

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

After questions put by members.

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The PRIME MINISTER.

This is the order for Thursday:

Questions put by members, Public Bills and Orders. Notices of Motions, Government Notices ot Motions, Government Orders.

This is the order for Wednesday.

Questions put by members, Notices of Motions, Public Bills and Orders, and from half past seven o'clock P.M., Private and Public Bills for the first hour.

There are no private Bills on Thursdays.

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April 3, 1903