HOURS OF LABOUR ON PUBLIC WORKS.
Hon. MACKENZIE KING presented the first report of the special committee to whom was referred Bill (No. 21) an Act respecting hours of labour on public works as follows:
Tour committee beg leave to present the following as their first report:
Your committee recommend that leave be granted to have their proceedings and the eviaence taken by them printed from day to day and that rule 72 be suspended in relaaion thereto.
MESSAGE FROM HIS EXCELLENCY.
Sir WILFRID LAURIER presented a message from His Excellency the Governor General as follows:
Gentlemen of the House of Commons:
I have received with great pleasure the address which you have adopted in reply to my speech at the opening of the session of parliament, and thank you for it sincerely.
Government House, Ottawa, 14th Dec., 1909.
Bill (No. 82) to incorporate the Merchants and General Insurance Company.-Mr. Monk.
Bill (No. 83) respecting the Vancouver, Westminster and Yukon Railway Company. -Mr. Ralph Smith.
CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first, time.