April 19, 1909

COLD STORAGE ACT AMENDMENT.


Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No.147) to amend the Cold Storage Act.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Please state the purport of the Bill.

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

It makes a change of only one or two words, and is designed to enable the department to make better provision for the cold storage of fruit.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I would like to inquire from the Prime Minister whether the government has yet come to a determination respecting its acceptance or non-acceptance of the rider or amendment to the Waterways Treaty proposed by the Senate of the United States; and if no decision has yet been arrived at, when we may expect some inti-Mr. MURPHY.

mation as to what the determination of the government will be.

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Mr. A. H.@

The government has come to no conclusion yet whether they will accept the treaty with the amendment that has been made by the Senate in its acceptance thereof. The matter is under consideration. I cannot say at present whether I will be in a position to give an early answer to my hon. friend.

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CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY.

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Mr. A. H.@

CLARKE moved that the order for further consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bill (No. 56) respecting the Canada Life Assurance Company be discharged, and that the said Bill be referred back to the Select Standing Committee on Standing Orders to inquire and report to this House what notice has been given to the public and to the policy-holders concerning said Bill. He said: I think the proper course to pursue would be to refer this Bill back to committee to inquire and report upon what notices have been given. On the 25th of March last, after reference to that committee, a report was made that two of the sections were within the terms of the published notice-the notice did not sufficiently indicate the nature of the powers to be granted under section 2,-and that the last two sections were not mentioned in the notice or in the petition,

, without recommending what course should be taken by the House. Since then, I am informed that these defects have been remedied by further notices.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

I did not understand from the promoter of the Bill that a notice has yet been given sufficiently long to enable the Standing Orders Committee to deal with the matter. I presume we will have to wait for at least ten days?

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LIB

Alfred Henry Clarke

Liberal

Mr. A. H. CLARKE.

I understand that the last notice will be this week. I thought that this might as well be got out of the way, and the committee can regulate its meetings. By the time the committee will be convened, no doubt the last publication will have taken place.

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Motion agreed to.


ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.


House again in committee on Bill (No. 34) to incorporate the Ontario and Michigan Power Company.-Mr. Conmee.


CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

When this Bill was before us on the last occasion the Right Hon. the Prime Minister (Sir Wilfrid Laurier), I think, asked to have it stand inasmuch as the Minister of Railways and Canals was not present.

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CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

Possibly it was the Minister of Justice. I thought it was the Minister of Railways and Canals. I think it would probably facilitate the consideration of this Bill if the government would indicate what attitude they propose to take in reference to it. There is a good deal of feeling in reference to what should be done in this ease and probably if there were a clear statement made as to the attitude which the government would take we could save time.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Are the amendments printed?

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LIB

Gilbert Howard McIntyre (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. DEPUTY SPEAKER.

The Bill appears reprinted as amended and reported by the Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills.

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April 19, 1909