July 7, 1904

THOROLD AND LAKE ERIE RY.

LIB

William Manley German

Liberal

Mr. W. M. GERMAN moved :

That all rules and orders he suspended in relation to a Bill to amend the Act of the. present session intituled 1 An Act to incorporate the Thorold and Lake Erie Railway Comlpiainy-'

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Right Hon. S@

Explain.

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LIB

William Manley German

Liberal

Mr. GERMAN.

Unfortunately clerical errors occurred in the Bill. The names of Mr. HAGGART.

three of the incorporators : Mr. Noreross,

Mr. Taschereau, and Mr. Bigman were typewritten incorrectly, and section 10 of the Bill allowed this railway company to make traffic arrangements with the great lakes and St. Lawrence Navigation Company; when it should have been ' transportation company ' instead of ' navigation company.'

It is simply sought to amend clerical errors. There is a precedent for this procedure. In the journals of the House of Commons of 1887, in the motion, of Mr. Kirkpatrick seconded by Mr. Hesson, a similar motion was made with regard to the Kincardine and Teeswater Railway Company. The Bill was presented to the House, received and read the first time ; a resolution was passed authorizing the second and third readings, and it was then ordered that the clerk should carry the Bill to the Senate and desire their concurrence.

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Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I suppose my hon. friend is entitled to have the Bill read the first time, but I do not think the rules of the House should be suspended to a greater extent than that. I presume the facts are just as stated, and that this is simply to correct clerical errors, but as it is a private Bill and there may be interested parties, I think it would be unwise to suspend all rules at once and to say that the Bill should be carried through without further investigation. I would suggest that the Bill should be read the first time, and referred to the Committee on Standing Orders where it can be examined.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill introduced and read the first time. On motion of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the Bill was referred to the Select Standing Committee on Standing Orders.


QUESTIONS.

INLAND REVENUE ACTS.


Mr. CLANCY-by Mr. Ingram-asked : 1. Has 53 Victoria, Chapter 23, section 4, which repeals 154 o£ the Inland Revenue Act, and substitutes the* following :-[DOT]' Every distiller who exports any spirits in the production whereof any malt is used, upon which any duty of excise has been paid, shall upon the production of due proof of such use and payment of duty, be entitled to a drawback equal to the excise duty paid on the malt used in the production of the spirits so exported ; and the amount of such drawback shall be determined in such manner as is directed by any Departmental Regulation in that behalf,' been repealed or amended ? * 2. If so, when ?


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Hon. L. P. BRODEUR (Minister of Inland Revenue) : (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

1. Not repealed or amended.

2. Not repealed or amended.

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NAPANEE RIVER BUOYS.

CON
LIB

Hon. RAYMOND PREFONTAINE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) : (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes. Under instructions of the department. Painting included in cost of painting and placing.

2. Yes. Placed toy R. B. Shipman under instruction from the department. Twenty dollars to be paid for painting and placing.

3. Yes. Posters sent out 24th June last. The last day for receiving tenders is the 7th July.

4. No arrangement has been made for paying any person for superintending the service.

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MONTREAL AND ATLANTIC RAILWAY.


Mr. MIGNAULT-by Mr. Proulx-asked : 1. Is the government aware that the section of the Montreal and Atlantic Railway between Yamaska and St. Guillaume is no longer being operated ? 2. Is it the intention of the goverment to take the necessary means to oblige the company to open that railway to traffic ?


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The Rt. H@

R, EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals) :

1. The government have no official information that this section of railway is not being operated, beyond the fact that it does not appear in the sworn statistics of the Montreal and Atlantic Railway made to the department by the company.

2. The matter having only now been brought to the attention of the department, is being considered.

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TRENTON HARBOUR DREDGING.


Mr. PORTER-by Mr. Sproule-asked : 1. Has any person been appointed to keep account, on behalf of the government, of the quantities- of dredging now being done in Trenton Harbour, Ontario ? 2. If so, when was such appointment made, and by whom was it made ? 2. What is the name of the person so appointed ? 4. Was he appointed upon the recommendation of any person or persons ? If so, whom?


LIB

Hon. L. P. BRODEUR (Minister of Inland Revenue) : (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Appointed on June 17, 1904, by order of acting minister.

3. Mr. Josiah P. Shurie.

4. Appointed by order of acting minister.

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RAILWAY ON THE BANKS OF THE LACHINE CANAL.

July 7, 1904