Mr. J. A. C. ETHIER (Two Mountains) moved :
That in accordance with the recommendation contained in the ninth report of the Select Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills, the fee of $200 levied under rule 88 on (Bill No. 88) to incorporate the Architectural institute of Canada, be refunded.
He said : As the House asked for further explanation of the nature of this Bill before granting the motion, I beg to state that it has always been the practice to remit, on the recommendation of the committee, the fee of $200 upon charitable private Bills and all such Bills as are of a religious, social, professional and benevolent character. The Architectural Institute Bill is one of a social nature, and is of the same general nature, as, for example, the Bill passed in 1887 to incorporate the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, the Bill passed in 1904 to incorporate the Collingwood General Marine Hospital, the Bill passed in 1900 to incorporate the Women's Art Association, to incorporate the Canadian Bible Society, the Bill respecting Queen's College, and the Bill passed in 1907-8 respecting the Ministers', Widows' and Orphans' Fund of the Presbyterian Church and the Women's Auxiliary of the Church of England.