June 7, 1905

ROYAL ASSENT.


A message was delivered by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod as follows : Mr. Speaker, I beg to inform you that His Excellency the Governor General desires the Immediate attendance of your honourable House in the Chamber of the honourable Senate. Accordingly, Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to the Senate chamber. And having returned. Mr. SPEAKER informed the House that His Excellency the Governor General had been pleased to give, in His Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills : An Act for the relief of Edward Norman Lewis, a member of the House of Commons. An Act respecting the Western Alberta Railway Company. An Act to incorporate the Anthracite Coal Railway Company. An Act to incorporate the Owen Sound and Meaford Railway Company. An Act respecting the Toronto and Hamilton Railway Company. An Act respecting the Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway Company. An Act respecting the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company. An Act respecting the Kingston and Dominion Central Railway Company, and to change its name to ' The Dominion Central Railway Company.' An Act respecting the Hamilton, Galt and Berlin Railway Company, and to change Us name to ' The Hamilton, Galt and Guelph Railway Company.' An Act respecting the Montreal Bridge Company, and to change its name to ' The Montreal Bridge and Terminal Company.' An Act respecting the Ottawa River Railway Company, and ' to change its name to ' The Central Railway Company of Canada.' An Act for the relief of Clara Bidwell Mc-Dermot. An Act for the relief of Jane Marie Fitz-Simons. An Act for the relief of George Dance Harper. An Act respecting the Kingston, Smith's Falls and Ottawa Railway Company. An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial years ending respectively the 30th June, 1905, and the 30th June, 1906.


ST. MAURICE VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY.

LIB

Jacques Bureau

Liberal

Mr. JACQUES BUREAU moved :

That in accordance with the recommendation contained in the 18th Report of the Select Standing Committee on Standing Orders that portion of the 49th rule which limits the time for receiving petitions for private Bills be suspended as regards the petition of the St. Maurice Valley Railway Company, presented 223

this day, and that the said petition be read and received forthwith.

Topic:   ST. MAURICE VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY.
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CON
LIB

Jacques Bureau

Liberal

Mr. BUREAU.

A charter was obtained last year by which the company have the right to cross the St. Maurice river at Point du Chevalier. Since then they have made surveys and they wish to proceed with the construction of the road, but they find that it will be impossible-not impossible but it will cost three times the amount to cross there that it will to cross below that point, and the amendment to the Act asks leave to cross the St. Maurice river about three miles below the point indicated in the charter obtained last year. They are going on with the construction and unless that amendment is obtained they cannot cross the river and expropriate land or have the rights on that side of the river which under the charter they have on the other side for this distance! There is no objection to the Bill by any person and it does not affect any interests in the country at all. 1

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Motion agreed to.


PILUTAGE ACT AMENDMENT.


Sir WILFRID LAURIER (for the Minister of Marine and Fisheries) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 171) to amend the Pilotage Act. He said : This is a Bill to place the pilotage of the district of Quebec, below Quebec and to the Gulf of St. Lawrence on a similar footing with the pilotage above Quebec, between Quebec and Montreal. Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS.

TIGNISH BREAKWATER.


Mr. LEFURGEY-by Mr. Foster-asked : 1. Were tenders called for the Tignish breakwater ? If so, when ? 2. What were the names of the tenderers and the amount of each tender ? 3. Whose tender was accepted, what was the amount of same ?


LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister).

I have to inform my hon. friend that tenders have been asked for, but the contract has not yet been given, and it is not customary to give information until the contract has been awarded.

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Subtopic:   TIGNISH BREAKWATER.
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POST OFFICE AT LESSER SLAVE LAKE.

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Mr. M. S.@

MCCARTHY-by Mr. Foster-asked :

1. When was the post office established at Lesser Slave Lake ?

2. From what railway point are mails forwarded, what is the distance covered, and how often do these mails arrive ?

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ESTABLISHMENT OF INFANTRY CORPS.

LIB

Mr. BELCOURT asked :

Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the government to reduce the establishment of the infantry corps throughout Canada ?

2. If so, in what manner, and what will be the effect of such reduction ?

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Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF INFANTRY CORPS.
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Mr. M. S.@

I hope my hon. friend (Mr. Belcourt) will accept as an answer to the question the statement which Mr. m. s. McCarthy.

I read to the House yesterday, which has been published very largely in all the newspapers, and which is the best answer I can give.

' trading stamps.

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Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF INFANTRY CORPS.
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CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK asked :

Is it the intention of the government to introduce legislation during the present session upon the subject of trading stamps ?

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Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF INFANTRY CORPS.
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Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. GHAS. FITZPATRICK (Minister of Justice).

A Bill is being prepared, but I have not finally accepted -the terms of the Bill, as I have not been able to get access to the judgment of the court of appeal which was rendered recently affecting a . case of this description.

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Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF INFANTRY CORPS.
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June 7, 1905