June 16, 1903

FIRST READINGS.


Bill (No. 202) to incorporate the Church Missionary Society of Canada.-Mr. Russell. Bill (No. 203) respecting the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Company.-^Mr. Calvert-by Mr. Campbell.


FAST ATLANTIC SERVICE.

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The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE (Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Cartwright).

Mr. Speaker, as requested by the hon. leader of the opposition, I may mention that the government have considered the two tenders for the fast Atlantic service which I laid on the Table the other day, but they do not see their way to accept either of them, although it is quite possible they may be of use as a basis of further negotiations. '

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THE TRANSPORTATION .COMMISSION.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).

I would ask whether or not the personnel of the transportation commission has yet been settled ? I think the right hon. leader of the government mentioned some two weeks ago that it had been proposed to appoint three gentlemen whom he had named, but he was not quite certain whether all of them would accept. I would like to know whether he has any more definite information on that subject now ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

The only change contemplated is that Mr. Fry is to take the place of Mr. Kennedy.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Would my right hon. friend say -whether or not there are three gentlemen who have agreed to undertake the work and when the commission may be expected to begin its labour ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

I cannot give the information to-day, but I will take a note of my hon. friend's request and let him know.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Might I also inquire whether or not my right hon. friend can announce the names of the gentlemen who are to compose the commission for inquiry into certain matters connected with the Treadgold and other concessions in the Yukon, and whether or not the gentlemen who were named in the House some days ago have accepted, and when that commission may be expected to begin its work ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

I will give my hon. friend the information at the same time as the other.

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Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

I desire to call attention to an order of the House made about Hon. Mr. BLAIR.

three weeks ago for a return of papers with regard to the Macnee fishing license, which has not yet been brought down.

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The MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES.

They are being prepared.

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THE 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.


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

I allowed a section or two to stand aside at the request of the hon. member for West Toronto (Mr. Clarke). Is my hon. friend prepared to submit an amendment ?

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Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

After the House adjourned I met the hon. minister and he asked me about the clause. I said that, as the Bill was not likely to get through to-day or to-morrow and as the solicitor and the mayor of the city of Toronto will be here to-morrow morning, I preferred to await their coming so as to have a clause drafted to meet their approval.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES (Victoria).

There are rural municipalities which ought to receive some consideration too.

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Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

I hope that my hon. friend from Victoria (Mr. Hughes) will possess his soul in patience until he sees the clause I propose to submit. I have not the slightest desire to place the city of Toronto in a better position than the other municipalities.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES (Victoria).

The interests of the city of Toronto have always been well looked after in Dominion and provincial legislation, but if any special power is to be given Toronto or any other city over rural municipalities, that must be watched very carefully.

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June 16, 1903