November 26, 1909

MANITOBA GRAIN ACT-AMENDMENT.


Hon. SYDNEY FISHER moved that the House go into committee now to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to amend the Manitoba Grain Act, chapter 83 of the Revised Statutes, 1906, as follows:- By repealing subsection 5 of section 17, subsection 5 of section 47, and subsection 2 of section 109, and amending section 104, by substituting for the words ' license fee of two dollars J the words ' required license fee/ By authorizing the Governor in Council to fix the respective fees to be paid for licenses issued under the Act, and by providing fines for contravention of the said Act.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What is the reason that sometimes resolutions of this kind are dealt with by way of notice that proceedings will be taken on the following day, and sometimes the House is moved into committee at once? In the first case the motion goes on government orders and is taken up accordingly. Is there any distinction with respect to the character of these motions?

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

No, I think not. If they are proceeded with at once, it is simply by consent of the House. I will give notice that I will take it up on Monday.

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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

In the case of a money Bill, notice should be given in advance, and then it becomes an order of the day. When it is a notice concerning a question affecting trade, it does not go on the Order Paper, and may be taken up at once.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Where is that to be found?

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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

No. I think in order to guard the rights of the people over money Bills, they must be preceded by a notice in advance. That is the reason of the rule.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

This particular motion involves the payment of license fees.

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

I give notice that I will take it up on Monday next.

Motion allowed to stand.

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THE NAVAL DEFENCE BILL.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Before the orders of the day are called, I would like to ask the Prime Minister when we may expect the Bill announced in the speech from the Throne with regard to naval defence? There

has been considerable delay already, and I observe in the speech from the Throne that a plan had been adopted before the opening of the session. I presume there is no reason why we should not have the Bill at the earliest possible moment, and I merely rise for the purpose of inquiring when we may expect it.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

If my hon. friend will kindly renew his question on Monday, I think I shall be able to satisfy him.

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REPRESENTATION OF DUFFERIN.

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

In compliance with the Act in that behalf, I desire to inform you, Mr. Speaker, that the representation of the county of Dufferin in this House is vacant, owing to the death of the late member, Dr. Barr, so that you may address your warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for the issue of a writ to fill the vacancy, that that county may be represented in this parliament during the present session.

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REPRESENTATION OF OTTAWA AND QUEBEC EAST.

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

I see in the Toronto ' World ' of November 25, the following in the correspondence from Ottawa:-

Two statements of uncommon interest and eo-related were made in official quarters to the correspondent of the ' World ' to-day. The first of these is that Sir Wilfrid Laurier's present intention is to sit for Ottawa, and the second is that the Hon. S. N. Parent, Chairman of the Transcontinental Railway Commission, has been asked to resign his commissionership and contest the vacancy for Quebec East when the premier elects to sit for Ottawa.

I desire to ask the premier if that is correct?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I am afraid that the official quarters of the Toronto 'World' are better informed than I am. I have not heard anything either of, the one case or the other.

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INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ALCOHOLISM.

November 26, 1909