Mr. KING moved that the House do tomorrow go into Committee of the Whole to consider the following proposed resolution:
Resolved, that it is expedient, in connection with Bill (No. 101) now before this House respecting the investigation of combines, monopolies, trusts and mergers, which may enhance prices or restrict competition to the detriment of consumers, to provide for the appointment of Boards of Investigation for the purpose of inquiring into alleged combines causing enhanced prices or restricted competition, for the appointment of counsel to conduct investigations before such boards, and for the payment of the members of such boards and of counsel, and of witnesses appearing before the boards, and of all expenses of boards, including transportation expenses incurred by the members thereof, or by persons under order of such boards, in mating investigations under the Act, and salaries of employees and agents and the payment of clerical and other assistance.
He said: His Excellency, having been
appraised of the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the House.
Motion agreed to.