July 7, 1903

SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.

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

In regard to the items of supply which were the subject of discussion yesterday, I propose to ask the House now to take concurrence in the various estimates which have been passed in committee.

House proceeded to consider resolutions reported from Committee of Supply.

Fisheries, salaries, &c., $85,000.

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Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

The Minister of Marine and Fisheries promised to give us on concurrence a statement as to what state this fisheries question was in between the provinces and the Dominion. I presume he is prepared to make that statement, but I do not see him here to-day.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

If my hon. friend (Mr. Sproule) be good enough to let the item pass, I will undertake to call the attention of the minister to the matter. I have no doubt he will be ready to carry out whatever promise he has made.

I prefer to have the item concurred in, but if the hon. gentleman wishes it postponed I will have to consent.

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Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

I do not object to it passing, but it would be interesting to know in what position the question stands as between the provinces and the Dominion, and if any decision has been arrived at with regard to a settlement.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

I will call the attention of the minister to it, and an explanation will be given at an early date.

Item concurred in.

Public works-chargeable to income-harbours and rivers, Quebec, $491,650.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

There is one vote in this item with reference to which, I understand, a motion will be made. I refer to the Grande Vallee pier, $7,200. I do not know if there is any objection to let that stand without letting the whole item stand.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

I am afraid that under procedure it will be difficult to separate them. Perhaps it will be sufficient if I give my hon. friend (Mr. Borden, Halifax) the assurance that no expenditure will be made of the money covered by this vote until the main estimates are through. That will, perhaps, meet the hon. gentleman's view.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

That is satisfactory. But, in order that we may keep ourselves technically correct, so that we may move afterwards that the four-fifths be struck out, I would like to move that this item be struck out, and let the item be carried on division.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

So long as my hon. friend has placed himself on ' Hansard ' I suppose that it is all right. I do not object to his method.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

I move in amendment that the words ' Grande Vall6e pier $7,200 ' be struck out.

Amendment negatived.

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Resolution agreed to, on division.


COMMON'S RAILWAY ACT, 1903.


House in committee on Bill (No. 21) to amend and consolidate the law respecting railways-The Minister of Railways and Canals. On section 24; regulations of the board. The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS moved that section 24 be amended by striking out the three subsections (e), (f) and (g) and substituting the following : (e) With respect to the use on an engine ot nettings, screens, grates and other devices and the use on any engine or car, of any appliances or precautions and, generally, in connection with the railway respecting the construction, use and maintenance of any Are guard or works which may be deemed by the board necessary and most suitable to prevent as far as possible fires from being started or occurring upon, along or near the right of way of the railway. (f) With respect to the rolling stock, apparatus, cattle-guards, appliances, signals, methods, devices, structures and works to be used upon the railway so as to provide means for the due protection of property, the employees of the company and the public. (g) With respect to any matter, act or thing which by this, or the special Act, is sanctioned, required to be done, or prohibited.


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William Manley German

Liberal

Mr. GERMAN.

I would like to see the amendment as this is the section where my proposed amendment in relation to protection from fire should come in. I notice there is something in this amendment in relation to fire.

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

We have a section providing for that to which I would call the hon. gentleman's attention later on as it applies to his case particularly. This does not. This makes provision for fire-guards and for protection along the right of way.

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Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

I do not see why the minister makes this reference to cattle-guards in this section.

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

We are not dealing with the cattle-guard question here.

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Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

You mention cattle-guards.

^ The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS. Yes, but we are coining to cattle-guards later.

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July 7, 1903