OF THE DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA FOURTH SESSION-NINTH PARLIAMENT 4 EDWA.RD V11., 1904 VOL LXVIII COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE FIRST DAY OF AUGUST TO THE TENTH DAY OF AUGUST, INCLUSIVE OTTAWA PRINTED P.Y S. E. DAWSON, PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY
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FOURTH SESSION-NINTH PARLIAMENT VOL. V.
Monday, August 1, 1904.
OFFICIAL REPORT OF DEBATES. TREADGOLD CONCESSION-REPORT OF COMMISSION.
Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) laid on the table of the House the report of Mr. Justice Brittodfron the Tread-gold concession, with the exhibits filed at the inquiry and the evidence.
Will this report be printed for the use of the House?
Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
I think the better course is to leave it to the Committee on Printing as usual, as we are so near the end of the session.
If that is done it may not be printed at all, because the Printing Committee may not be got together.
Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
The committee will surely have more than one sitting before the end of the session.
SOULANGES CANAL-CLAIM OF MESSRS. O'BRIEN.
Mr. F. D. MONK.
Mr. Speaker, before the Orders of the Day are called, I would like to call the attention of the government, in case further estimates are to be brought down, to the very equitable claim of the firm of Messrs. O'Brien in connection with the construction of the Soulanges canal
about 1S92. Their contract was cancelled. They had $18,000 worth of plant there, they had a deposit as security for the carrying out of tile contract and there was a large drawback at the time the contract was cancelled, I do no want to fake uip the time of the House, but their claim is certainly au equitable one, entitled to the consideration of the government, and I think it will he due to them to give the claim au equitable settlement.
I do not understand what my hon. friend (Mr. Monk) means by an equitable settlement. Does be advise tbe payment of the claim?
I think (bey are entitled to a certain sum of money and they should get it.
Hon. H. R. EMMERSON. (Minister of Railways and Canals).
The claim of Messrs. O'Brien is receiving consideration, and as far as 1 have looked into the matter it certainly presents very strong merits. The matter is now being considered and perhaps a decision will be reached at an early stage.