April 28, 1909

CANADA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.

LIB

Frederick Forsyth Pardee (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mr. PARDEE moved:

That Bill (No. 56) respecting the Canada Life Assurance Company be placed on the ciders of the day for Committee of the Vi uole, on Monday next.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

I scarcely understand the purport of this motion and perhaps the hon. gentleman ought to explain it. Does he intend to move on Monday that it be again referred to the Committee on Banking and Commerce? That to my mind is the proper course to take, as the House cannot deal with this Bill until it has been again dealt with by the Committee on Banking and Commerce. If the hon. gentleman's intention is simply to bring the matter before the House his motion is quite in order, but it would seem to me that the

proper motion now would be that Bill (No. 56) be referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce, in order that it may be dealt with there and subsequently by the House. The Canada Life Insurance Company has had this Bill readvertised, and I should say it is the duty of the House to give the general public the advantage of that advertising and allow them an opportunity of appearing before the Committee on Banking a'nd Commerce to state their objections to or approval of the Bill before it is considered by the House. The hon. gentleman says it is not his intention to move on Monday that it be referred to the Committee on Banking and Commerce. Then I certainly think that his motion is not the proper one, as the general public, the policy-holders, who may have objections to the Bill, should have an opportunity of appearing before the Banking and Commerce Committee and stating their objections, if they have any, to this measure.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

This is only a notice of motion. I express no opinion at this moment as to the course which ought to be taken when the Bill comes up on Monday.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

Then I understand it is still open to refer the Bill to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Oh, no, I express no opinion on that. This is simply a notice of motion to be moved on Monday; I express no opinion at all on it.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

I understand that this is only a motion to put it on the Order Paper.

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LIB

James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

I understand that this motion is unnecessary, that the Bill will appear on the Order Paper.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

It is on the Order Paper, and it may be dealt with on Monday.

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QUESTIONS.

SESSIONAL CLERKS-EE'WARD S.

CARTER.

CON

Mr. DANIEL asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is one Edward S. Carter employed as sessional clerk or in any other capacity by the government or House of Commons?

2. If so, what remuneration does he receive. and what are his duties?

3. Has he been paid, or is he to be paid, for the time he has been absent from Ottawa ?

4. Is His Honour the Speaker aware that toe said Edward S. Carter has been recently

spending a great deal of time in St. John, N.B., in connection with the civic election recently held there?

Right Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER

{Prime Minister):

1. Mr. Carter has been temporarily employed in typewriting and secretarial work in the House of Commons during the present session.

2. He receives when employed $4 per diem and his duties are to perform such work as may be directed, principally secretarial work and typewriting.

3. He has not been paid, nor is to be paid, for any time during which he has been absent from Ottawa.

4. The Speaker is informed that Mr. Carter was absent during and a few days after the Easter vacation. Mr. Carter states that he took no part in the election referred to and wad in St. John only three days during his absence.

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ALEX. MUIR MEMORIAL.

CON

Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL asked:

Has the government been requested to aid the Alexander Muir Memorial Fund? If so, is it the intention of the government to place something in the estimates this year for such purpose?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Minister of Finance).

A request of that nature has been received and the matter is under consideration. . i

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TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-J.

CON

Mr. LENNOX asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was J. Aylen at one time employed as a district engineer on the Transcontinental Railway, or in any capacity ?

2. Is Mr. Aylen still engaged on this railway as district engineer or otherwise?

3. If his services have been dispensed with, for what cause?

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Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals): (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. John Aylen was assistant district engineer of District ' D ' from February, 1905, until October, 1907, acting district engineer from October, 1907, until September, 1908, and assistant for the remainder of 1908. .

2. No.

3. Voluntarily resigned, December, 1908.

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MARKET GARDEN PRODUCE.

April 28, 1909