October 20, 1903

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

It is quite unintentional that the hon. member (Mr. Barker) was omitted.

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

It is my mistake. I drew the resolution up hurriedly.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

If the leader of the opposition would be willing to act, we would be pleased to have his assistance.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

I would be glad if I could give any assistance. It may be that this being a government measure, it is the precedent that members of the government should represent members of the House.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

It is not a controversial matter, and I will be glad if the House will allow me to move to add the names of the leader of the opposition and the hon. member for Hamilton (Mr. Barker).

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

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QUEBEC BRIDGE-PAPERS.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

I beg to lay on the Table of the House certain papers with respect to the Quebec bridge. They are printed and will be distributed immediately.

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ADJOURNMENT-ALASKAN BOUNDARY COMMISSION.


The PRIME MINISTER moved the adjournment of the House.


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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

position to place this matter upon the Table. It is important that at this juncture the House should be made acquainted with the communication to which my right hon. friend has referred in the extracts which I have read. As the right hon. gentleman has stated that the correspondence _ is ail ready, I presume there will be no objection to place it before the House to-morrow ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

With regard to the several questions which my hon. friend has asked, I have to say that the only information I have at the present moment as to the award, is a telegram from Mr. Sifton which I will communicate to the House tomorrow. This telegram informs me that the award has been rendered, and gives me succinctly the terms of the award.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

With regard to the dissent and the statement of the Canadian commissioners ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

I have no information on that except that our commissioners have dissented. With regard to the correspondence which led to the treaty, there is no objection on the part of this government to laying that before the House. I am not sure that I shall be in a position to do so to-morrow, but I hope to do so before the end of the session.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Several months have expired since my right hon. friend hoped to be able to lay that on the Table of the House at once. I hope he will be able to lay it on the Table so that we may have an opportunity of reading it and possibly discussing it before the end of the session. Will my right hon. friend also state what business is to be placed before us tomorrow ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

I hope to clear the paper of everything. We will commence by moving to go into Committee of Supply, when I understand my hon. friend from Pic-tou intends to move a motion.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 12 o'clock midnight.



Wednesday, October 21, 1903.


October 20, 1903