House again in committee on Bill (No. 69) to establish and provide for the government of the province of Alberta.-(Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
On section 22,
Nothing in this Act shall in any way prejudice or affect the rights of properties of the Hudson Bay Company acquired, held or existing under and by virtue of the conditions of the deed under which that company surrendered Rupert's Land to the Crown.
Hon. CHARLES FITZPATRICK (Minister of Justice) moved that the following he substituted in lieu of section 22 :
Nothing in this Act shall in any way prejudice or affect the rights or properties of the Hudson Bay Company as contained in the conditions under which that company surrendered Rupert's Land to the Crown, and all rights, privileges and properties conferred on the Canadian government by the said conditions, shall, in so far as they relate to matters within the legislative authority of the province, belong to and be vested in the government of the said province.