July 23, 1903

PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE.

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Mr. D. C.@

FRASER (Guysborough) moved that the Select Standing Committee on Pri-

vileges and Elections, to which were referred certain allegations respecting the sale to the government, by George Loy, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Beau-harnois, of certain properties in the town of Valleyfield, he authorized to employ a shorthand writer to take down such evidence as the commitee may deem necessary.

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Motion agreed to.


BILLS WITHDRAWN.

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Mr. C. S.@

HYMAN (London) moved that the following Bills be withdrawn, in accordance with the recommendation contained in the twenty-sixth report of the Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines : Bill (No. 210) respecting the Nipissing and Ottawa Railway Company ; Bill (No. 6) to amend the Railway Act; Bill (No. 16) to amend the Railway Act ; Bill (No. 19) respecting drainage and the right of way across the property of railway companies ; Bill (No. 23) to indemnify those who suffer damages in consequence of fires caused by railways ; Bill (No. 77) to promote the safety of railway employees.

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LIB

Lawrence Geoffrey Power (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

I am not sure whether this motion would be in order, because it concerns both public and private Bills. No doubt the motion would be in oi'der so far as private Bills are concerned, but so far as public Bills are concerned I have some doubts, and I would ask the hon. gentleman not to press his motion until I have looked into the matter.

Motion withdrawn.

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QUESTIONS.


COLLECTOR OF CHAjMBLY CANAL. Mi-. MONK-by Mr. Taylor-asked : 1. Has the government notified Jules Quesnel, collector of the Chambly canal at St. John, that his services are or will be dispensed with ? 2. Is it the intention of the government to dismiss the said officer ? 3. What reason is there for the dismissal or removal of the said officer ?


GAZETTE.

CON

Mr. LENNOX asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When the correspondents of the * Labour Gazette ' were appointed, what remuneration was agreed upon or fixed ?

2. Has the rate of remuneration been increased ?

3. Have increased duties or services been exacted of the correspondents without increased remuneration ?

4. Have representations and complaints been made to the Department of Labour touching these questions, by the correspondents of the * Gazette ' ?

5. Have the alleged grievances been redressed ?

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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. Sir William Mulock).

When correspondents of the ' Labour Gazette ' are appointed they are paid a sum of $100 per annum to make a monthly report as to the condition of industrial matters in the district in which the correspondent resides. There has been no change of any kind in the terms of their engagement. It is possible that on some occasions a labour correspondent may have more work to perform than another, but his engagement is to serve as correspondent at his place of residence. There has been one application for an increase, which is now under consideration. *

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PERSONAL EXPLANATION.

LIB

Joseph Henri Napoléon Bourassa

Liberal

Mr. H. BOURASSA (Labeile).

Before the Oi-ders of the Day are called, I want to refer to reports that have appeared, particularly in some of the newspapers belonging to the party of the opposition. It is stated in these papers that I initiated the debate on stock speculation the day before yesterday for the purpose of assisting the government to take up time while we were waiting for their railway policy. I need hai-dly say that such intention never entered my mind. I might not have referred to the matter wei-e it not that the same opinion was expressed by the leader of the opposition yesterday in the House. On the same day on which I made the motion, another hon. gentleman, during my absence from the House, the member for West Toronto, stated plainly that the government had succeeded in getting one of their followers to waste another afternoon.

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CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

Do you refer to me ?

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LIB

Joseph Henri Napoléon Bourassa

Liberal

Mr. BOURASSA.

To the hon. member for West Toronto.

Mi-. CLARKE. I represent West Toronto.

Mi-. BOURASSA. Then it is a mistake in Hansard.' I mean Mr. Osier. But, coming from that gentleman, I would not mind the charge : I know where the shoe pinched him. As far as the hon. leader of the opposition is concerned, I think our personal relations are such that I might appeal to the fairness of that hon. gentleman. I can tell him that members of the government have trouble enough with me in connection with their government business that they would never think of asking me to do that which it has been suggested I have done ; and I would be the last man to enter into such a compact.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Let me say t">

my hon. friend that I would accept most

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LIB

Duncan Cameron Fraser

Liberal

Hr. FRASER.

freely and fully any assurance from liim either in the House or out of the House. What I said yesterday was that we were marking time because my hon. friend proposed a resolution from which, with all deference to his views, I did not think that very much practical good would come, although I quite recognized his desire to bring about an improvement in the conditions to which his resolution had reference. I do know that the resolution was withdrawn. It was only in that way that I was suggesting that we were marking time. As my hon. friend says, our personal relations have always been such that I am certain it needs no assurance from me that I was not for a moment casting any reflection upon his motives.

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STRIKE OF EMPLOYEES OF CANADA FOUNDRY COMPANY.

LIB

Ralph Smith

Liberal

Mr. RALPH SMITH (Vancouver).

Mr. Speaker, before the Orders of the Day are called, I would like to ask the hon. Minister of Labour if any representations have been made to him in regard to the trouble existing in Toronto between the Canada Foundry Company and the iron moulders of that city ? According to the press of that city, it appears that matters are in a very serious condition, the company being represented as bringing out a large contingent from the old country evidently to take the places of the strikers, and that the men are now making arrangements to be taken back. I would like to know if any representations have been made to the Department of Labour on the subject ?

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

That subject was discussed for two hours last night.

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July 23, 1903