May 4, 1909

LIB
CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

My hon. friend wants to press this Bill through without it being printed or circulated, and although the amendments are in the Votes and Proceedings, a number of hon. gentlemen have asked me where they are to be found, as they cannot be found in the Bill, where they ought to be printed. But, as the hon. gentleman will not take the advice of his own leader and the Minister of Railways I cannot hope to convince him.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

It is quite evident there was some little misunderstanding between the promoter of the Bill and myself last night. I have nothing to find fault with in the hon. gentleman's attitude to-day. It is quite evident he did not catch the expression that I used, that this matter would have to stand over for a day or two or for several days. If his attention had been drawn to these words he would probably have taken exception, but he did not notice them and probably I must take the blame. My hon. friend, however, cannot make progress in the next twenty minutes, and I should think that in the interest of his own Bill he had better take the suggestion of the Prime Minister. I hope he may get it through in that way, but he certainly cannot get it through to-night.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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CON

George Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEORGE TAYLOR.

We would not have time to hear from the Ontario government. My hon. friend from Peel sent them a copy and we expect to hear from them.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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Mr CONMEE.

May I repeat the suggestion of my hon. friend (Mr. Miller) that private Bills be taken up at eleven o'clock.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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Some hon. MEMBERS

No.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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LIB
LIB

James Conmee

Liberal

Mr. CONMEE.

Hon. gentlemen ought to be fair. [DOT]

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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CON

John Barr

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARR.

If the hon. gentleman does not see that the Bill is printed by Friday night there may be trouble. '

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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LIB

James Conmee

Liberal

Mr. CONMEE.

The Bill is perfectly in order as to printing. The rules of the House are strictly complied with so far as that is concerned. However, under the circumstances, I am willing to accept the suggestion made by the premier.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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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.

Is the motion of the hon. gentleman to report progress on all the Bills or simply on this Bill?

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

This Bill.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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LIB

James Conmee

Liberal

Mr. CONMEE.

I assume that this Bill will retain its place on the Order Paper.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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CON

George Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEO. TAYLOR.

Certainly.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

I draw attention to the fact that there was an understanding last night, implied if not expressed, that the Canada Life Bill would be the first order on Friday night. We should not be asked to sit here discussing this Bill until midnight and then take the Canada Life Bill afterwards. I am quite sure that the words of the Prime Minister in 'Hansard' would carry out that idea and that good faith is to be kept between both sides. I trust that the First Minister will see that there will be nothing in the way of going on with the Canada Life Bill at eight o'clock on Friday night.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I will not say anything as to the Canada Life Bill, because the Prime Minister has dealt with that. It was understood with Tegard to this Bill that at the moment we should reach it- I will not say whether it was meant for to-night or some other night-there would be a moderate amount of discussion and a division would thereupon take place. I am, therefore, quite sure that on that Bill there would not be any protracted discussion so as to seriously interfere with the progress of the other Bill.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

There will be several amendments moved.

Mr. FIELDING On which Bill?

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

The Canada Life Bill.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I am speaking of what is commonly called the Conmee Bill, and the understanding was that when that Bill was reached there should be legitimate discussion on it and a division taken. If that is carried out there will then be abundant time to take up the Canada Life Bill.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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LIB

Onésiphore Ernest Talbot

Liberal

Mr. TALBOT.

Perhaps they won't agree to carry that out.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   ONTARIO AND MICHIGAN POWER COMPANY.
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May 4, 1909