March 30, 1909

CON

George Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEO. TAYLOR.

What business does the leader of the House intend to take up to-morrow ? Second, are we to expect the Budget before the Eastei holidays ? And third, when will the holidays commence and end? -

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

As to the business for to-morrow, as we are on the eve of a new fiscal year, it is very important that we should facilitate the voting of such supplies as are needed at the beginning of the year. We propose, therefore, to take up to-morrow a number of items in the main estimates and ask the approval of the House, first, probably some items of the Civil Service, but there are a number of services for which 115

appropriations are needed at the beginning of the year. We shall endeavour to select these items, and give precedence to them to-morrow, and, if necessary, on Friday. As soon as a number of these items have been passed in Supply, we shall take concurrence and ask the House to pass a Supply Bill.

As regards the budget speech, it was contemplated to bring it on before the recess, but as this debate has intervened, and as it is desirable to close it up, the budget speech will have to stand over until after the holiday.

As to the third point referred to by -the hon. gentleman (Mr. George Taylor), I think the intention is to ask the House to adjourn on Wednesday. As to the date when it will resume, I would prefer to ask the Right Hon. Prime Minister (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) to-morrow. I think, probably, the adjournment will be moved on Wednesday,

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CON

Herbert Brown Ames

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. AMES.

Will the Bill with reference to the Grand Trunk Pacific immediately follow on adoption of the resolution ?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Yes, and, if it will facilitate the discussion, the House might pass the resolution in committee and leave the further discussion to take place on the Bill. However, in that respect, we are in the hands of the House. For the present, we shall proceed along the lines of to-day.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 11.10 p.m.



Wednesday, March 31, 1909.


March 30, 1909