DEMERS (St. John and Iberville) presented the report of the Select Standing Committee on Standing Orders as follows :
Friday, 17th June, 1904.
The Select Standing Committee on Standing Orders beg leave to present the following as their eighteenth report :-
Your committee have considered the petition of John F. Stairs and others, provisional directors of the Alliance Bank of Canada, for an Act to extend the time within which to obtain a certificate from the Treasury Board, as required by section 14 of the Bank' Act, and find that while no notice has, as required by the rule, been published in the ' Canada Gazette,' the committee in view of the fact that no interests are likely to be affected by the proposed legislation, recommend that the 51st rule be suspended in reference thereto.
As the time for presenting private Bills has expired, your committee recommend that that portion of the 49th rule which limits the time for presenting private Bills be suspended iu reference to the foregoing Bill.
Your committee have also considered the petition of the Rio de Janeiro Light and Power Company, Limited, praying for leave to present their petition for an Act authorizing them to acquire, construct, &c., lines of railway, &c., outside o? the Dominion of Canada, notwithstanding the expiration of the time for receiving such petitions, and they recommend that the necessary leave be granted.
All which is respectfully Submited.
(Sgd.) PHILIPPE DEMERS, Chairman.