August 2, 1904

BILL WITHDRAWN.


Bill (No. 145) to amend the Animal Contagious Diseases Act, 1903.-Hon. Sydney Fisher.


TOBACCO LICENSES-CANCELLATION.

LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

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

That the House do to-morrow go into committee to consider the following proposed resolution :-

Resolved, that it is expedient to amend the Inland Revenue Act, In providing that :

(2.)Any license authorized by this Act may be cancelled in any case where a person who, being a manufacturer of any class of goods subject to a duty of excise, either directly or indirectly-

(a.) makes a sale of any such goods to a person who sells or intends to sell goods of that class in connection with his own business, subject to the condition that the^ purchaser shall not sell or deal in goods of a like kind produced by, or obtained or to be obtained, from any other manufacturer or dealer ; or

(b.) makes such sale upon terms that would in their application deprive the purchaser of any profit upon the sale of such goods, if they should so sell or deal ; or ,

(c.) consigns any such goods to another person for sale upon commission, upon such terms that the consignee can profit by such sale only if he does not sell or deal in goods of a like kind, manufactured by, or obtained, or to be obtained, from any other manufacturer or dealer.

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Motion agreed to.


DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT, 1900- AMENDMENT.


House again in committee on Bill (No. 148) to amend the Dominion Elections Act of 1900.-Mr. Fitzpatrick. ; i On section 1-proclamation by returning offcer.


LIB

Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. CHAS. FITZPATRICK (Minister of Justice).

I beg leave to move tbat the words ' the east riding of Algoma, in the province

of Ontario,' be struck out. There will then be no reference at all to Ontario.

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CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

I understand that in the counties of Gaspe and Chicoutimi and Saguenay elections are not to be held on the same day as in other counties.

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LIB

Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. FITZPATRICK.

There is no change with respect to Quebec at all. We leave the law as it is, that is, it is optional with the returning officer to have the election on the same day or to defer it.

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CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

Our provincial elections are held on the same day all over the province. I am not quite sure as to Chicoutimi and Saguenay ; but in the county of Gaspe provision is made for communication by telegraph between the Magdalen islands and the mainland. The means of communication are better than they were formerly, and if it is possible under the provincial law to hold the elections on the same day, it seems to me that it is equally possible under the federal law.

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LIB

Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. FITZPATRICK.

The conditions are not at all the same. The electoral district of Gasp6 under the provincial law does not include the Magdalen islands. They are a separate district, as are also the counties of Chicoutimi and Saguenay. There are four counties instead of two. Any one who knows the geographical conditions in the province of Quebec knows that in winter time it is absolutely impossible to hold the elections in Chicoutimi and Saguenay on the same day as in the other districts. It is impossible witbiu the eight days after the nomination to deliver the ballot boxes and papers from Tadousac to the straits of Belle Isle, a distance of GOO miles.

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CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

I do uot think my hon. friend is right as to the extent of the territory. I understand that between the Magdalen islands and the mainland there is provision in the provincial law that the proclamation may be sent by telegraph.

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Amendment agreed to.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

With regard to the districts in British Columbia, I understand that the general elections of 1896 in Yale and Cariboo were held at the same time as in other parts of the Dominion. Does the Minister of Justice know whether that is the case or not ?

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LIB

Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. FITZPATRICK.

My information is to the effect that in summer it is quite possible to hold the elections in those localities at the same time as in others, but that in winter it is a physical impossibility. It must be borne in mind that this is all discretionary with the returning officer. If the conveniences are such as to enable him to hold the election on the same day as in other districts, there is no reason why he should not do it ; but if tbe elections take place in winter, we ought not, by any Act

of ours to deprive any important portion of the community of the right to vote.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What does my hon. friend think is the difficulty in the way of holding the elections ?

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LIB

Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. FITZPATRICK.

The ballot boxes are in the possession of the returning officer on nomination day, and he has to distribute them and the ballot papers in the eight days between nomination day and the day of voting.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

It seems to me that the observations of my hon. friend the Minister of Justice are hardly pertinent. The only difficulty I can see is about the posting up of the proclamation. I do not think the polling box comes into it at all.

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LIB

Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. FITZPATRICK.

Why ?

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August 2, 1904