GALDIHER moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 175) respecting the Pacific Bank of Canada. He said : The reason why this legislation has not been presented to the House before this session is that it was thought we would be able to make arrangements so that it would not be necessary to secure the passage of the Bill. We find, however, at the last moment that we cannot do so, and I therefore ask leave to introduce the Bill.
PACIFIC BANK OF CANADA.
Mr. D. HENDERSON.
When are we going to cease introducing Bills ? How long does the hon. gentleman (Mr. Galliher) expect this session is going to last ? If we continue as we have been doing we may be here until next winter. There is certainly no necessity for this Bill at the present time, because nobody claims there is any need for new banks. This charter might j ist as well lie over until another year, and we would be saved the necessity of passing Bills out of order continuously, practically violating a well established rule of the House. I only rise to protest against this, and I hope that those in charge of the legislation of the House will take note of it, and that no further legislation will be introduced this session, with the view of concluding the session as soon as possible.
Woilfville wharf, $6,000.
This is in King's coun ty. It is to replace the present pile worl structure at Wolfville by a wharf of solic crib work strong enough to withstand mov ing ice fields and heavy seas. This is ex pected to be the total cost.
"iarmouth harbour-retaining walls, $10,000.
This is for buildinlg levees and bulkheads to retain dredged materials preparatory to season's work of new suction dredge.
Some resolutions reported.
Mr. BRODEUR moved the adjournment of the House.
Mr. R. L. BORDEN.
What business will be taken up to-morrow.
Two Bills of Mr. 1 refontaine's will be taken up and then I will make a statement in connection with the Kentville rifle range. After that Sup-piy, either of the Railway Department or a continuation of Public Works, probably railways.
Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 11.25 p.m.
If I were making this request in connection with a Bill that had not already been before the Standing Orders Committee this year and passed by that committee, and if the rule in connection with the introduction of Bills had not been suspended, there might be some justification for the observations of the hon. gentleman (Mr. Henderson). But for that I would not be making this motion to-day. All this has been done, and, as a matter of fact, I think I am quite within my rights in presenting the Bill even now, because once the motion is passed for the suspension of the rule there is nothing to prevent me from introducing the Bill.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time. [DOT]
Bill (No. 174) to amend the Grain Inspection Act as regards the selection of cornmer-cal grades and samples.-Mr. Fisher.
Louis Auguste Carrier, Esquire, member for the electoral district of Levis, introduced by the Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Hon. Wm. Paterson.
INLAND REVENUE ACT AMENDMENT.
BRODEUR (Minister of Inland Revenue) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 176) to amend tlie Inland Revenue Act. He said : The maiu object oi the Bill is to harmonize the different sections of the Inland Revenue Act. Several amendments have been passed since the consolidation of the statutes in 1886, and in some eases we have still in the law clauses, which are not in harmony with the principle adopted when these amendments were made. The main object of the Bill is to incorporate these changes in the Act in order to harmonize the law, and in order that these amendments may be incorporated in the new revision of the statutes. There are, however, some other amendments of greater importance. We provide in the Bill, for example, that the bonds which are to be given by licensees shall be given by guarantee companies instead of being given by individuals. We also provide that distillers who are using malt in their distilleries, instead of being bound to manufacture the malt themselves, may get it in bond from the malting houses. We provide that malting process, instead of being carried on from eight in the morning until six in the afternoon, may begin at seven in the morning. It is also provided that spirits may be de-naturized, not only with wood naphtha, but also with all other material that could produce the same result. We provide that snuff may be sold in packages of one-twelfth of a pound.
Are these changes all going into the proposed Bill 7
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.