June 12, 1903

INQUIRY FOR RETURN.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).

Mr. Speaker, before the Orders of the Day are called, I would like to direct the attention of the lion. Minister of Public Works (Hon. Mr. Sutherland) to the order passed by this House on the 30th March in reference to some papers concerning the Woodstock post office. I am bringing this matter to the attention of the hon. minister in the absence of my hon. friend from Carleton, N.B. (Mr. Hale). Two and a half months have elapsed since the order was passed, and surely the resources of the clerical department of my hon. friend's administration cannot be so severely taxed that these documents cannot be brought down.

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

I will make another investigation. There is no delay in bringing them down, but I think some mistake must have occurred in regard to the papers. They may be in the Department of the Secretary of State. I made inquiry, and it was reported that they had been brought down, but the hon. member for Carleton, N.B. (Mr. Hale), informs me that the papers which are brought down are papers in regard to some other building in Woodstock. I will inquire about it, and see that these papers are brought down at once.

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YUKON TERRITORY - INSTRUCTIONS TO GOLD COMMISSIONER.

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Mr. I@

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the right hon. leader of the House whether any recent instructions have been sent to the gold commissioner of the Yukon in regard to the Treadgold concession ?

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

Not to my knowledge. I will ask the acting minister, but I do not know that there have been any.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Perhaps the right hon. gentleman would be good enough to make inquiry of the acting minister when he comes into the House, and if there have been any instructions, perhaps he would be good enough to let me know at a later hour during the sitting, if convenient.

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RAILWAY ACT, 1903.


House again in committee on Bill (No. 21) to amend and consolidate the law respecting railways.-The Minister of Railways and Canals. On section 155,


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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS (Hon. A. G. Biair).

I move to strike out the words ' and is not the arbitrator named.'

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

I do not think that idea should be abandoned as part of the Act. Do you insert these words elsewhere ?

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

Yes, I will explain that when we come to it.

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Amendment agreed to.


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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

I move to add the words at the end of that sub-clause ' or is within the limit of deviation allowed under this Act.'

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Why do you insert these words ?

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

Because we have already passed a clause which allows a deviation of 100 yards if the board approves.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

This gives two alternatives; one that the land shall be required for the railway and the other that it shall be within the limit of deviation. Would not the expression ' is required for the railway ' cover everything ? It is of no importance whatever that it is within the limit of deviation unless it is required for the railway.

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

Under the Act the deviation may be allowed by the board without requiring that they should file plans, and if

within the limits of deviation more land is required, they could be allowed to take it without going through all the formalities necessary to secure the right of way in the first place.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

It seems to me that we should not use any language which enables a certificate to be given merely because land happens to be within the range of deviation. You cannot take it without some authority given in the Act, and yet you put that language in as an alternative cla.use to the other.

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June 12, 1903