June 26, 1908

LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

It does not contemplate cutting anything that is smaller than the size mentioned.

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Theodore Arthur Burrows

Liberal

Mr. BURROWS.

So, in bidding for a timber limit, you do not know what the government is going to do.

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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

Your license, when you get it, defines the sizes. But the government has the right to change those sizes.

Mr. PUG-SLEY. In advertising it, the description will say whether it is merchantable, and describe the size which the licensee would be allowed to cut.

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Theodore Arthur Burrows

Liberal

Mr. BURROWS.

The interpretation put on it by lumbermen is that when any pulpwood is cut on that limit it would be cut subject to the regulations made by the department, and the licensee would have the first rights. He has the best right to the timber subject to the regulations.

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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

If subsequent regulations were made in regard to the cutting of pulpwood he would have the first right.

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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

In regard to section 52, I find that the officer in charge of the tim-

ber branch bas suggested some change in the wording. So we might say that section 52 shall stand for further consideration.

In connection with the description of the area within which we desire to have the pre-emption clause applied, the member for Saskatchewan (Mr. McCraney) suggested an adjustment of the eastern boundary. I would like to move a provision that would somewhat alter both the eastern and western boundaries, so that it would be before the committee for consideration when the Bill comes again. That relates to sections 27 and 28. The difference is that on the east side it is desired to use the third meridian. We leave the line of the third meridian going north. As it is proposed in this amendment, we continue on the third meridian instead of changing to the Saskatchewan river, and take the north line of township 44 throughout the whole district, from the third meridian to the Calgary and Edmonton Railway line, then take the Calgary and Edmonton Railway line for the western boundary until we reach the west line of range 26, and then follow the international boundary.

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Mr. M. S.@

McCarthy. How much further south ? Does it go to the Calgary and Edmonton line?

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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Down the Calgary and

Edmonton line to Macleod and it then follows the range line due south to the boundary.

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LIB

Theodore Arthur Burrows

Liberal

Mr. BURROWS.

I would like to ask the minister if he intends including the area suggested by my hon. friend from Selkirk (Mr. Jackson) and myself between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba.

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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

I am just asking the committee to take into consideration the proposed amendment of the limits of this area. I was not suggesting the other, but when we take this up it will be open for consideration.

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Charles Marcil (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. DEPUTY SPEAKER.

The amendment is as follows :

Commencing where the west line of range 26 west of the fourth principal meridian intersects the international boundary, thence east along the international boundary to its intersection with the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste Marie Railway, thence north west along the said railway line to its junction with the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, thence west along the Canadian Pacific Railway to the third principal meridian, thence north along the third principal meridian to the north line of township U, thence west along the north line of township 44 to the Calgary & Edmonton Railway, thence south along' the Calgary & Edmonton Railway to its intersection with the west line of range 26 west of the fourth principal meridian, thence south along the west line of said range 26 to the international boundary.

Section allowed to stand.

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CON

Richard Stuart Lake

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LAKE.

Is that the only amendment that the minister intends to move to this section?

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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

That is the only amendment I desire to move but my hon. friend from Dauphin (Mr. Burrows) and my hon. friend from Selkirk (Mr. Jackson) spoke of another amendment which they will have an opportunity of moving, I presume, when we take this up in committee.

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CON
LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Yes, I would ask the committee to revert to section 9 for the purpos^ of making, in subsection 3, the same provision with regard to including the width of road allowances in reference to the vicinity as we agreed to make in a section later on. I move that after the word ' miles ' in the seventh line of subsection 3 of section 9 to insert the words ' in a direct line exclusive of the width of the road allowances crossed in the measurement.'

Section as amended agreed to.

Progress reported.

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ADJOURNMENT-CORRECTION OF ' HANSARD.'


Mr. FIELDING moved the adjournment of the House.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Before the House adjourns, I would like to call your attention to the report of my remarks yesterday in connection with the Civil Service Bill. Speaking of the proposed increase in the salaries of the civil service, I am reported as follows :

The present Bill does not deal with that subject except in so far as it may be dealt with in the last section. I do not think it is one which should engage the attention of the government this session.

The last sentence is an entirely inaccurate statement of what I said. I expressly and distinctly stated that this subject should engage the attention of the government this session. May I ask what business will be taken up on Monday?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

We will continue the consideration of the Land Bill.

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Motion agreed to, House adjourned at 11.35 p.m.


June 26, 1908