February 22, 1910

OF THE DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA SECOND SESSION-ELEVENTH PARLIAMENT 9-10 EDWARD VII., 190910 VOL. XCV COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OP FEBRUARY TO THE TWENTY-THIRD DAY OF MARCH, INCLUSIVE.

PRINTED BY C. H. PARMELEK, PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOS EXCELLENT MAJESTY 1909-10


House ol (Commons debates


SECOND SESSION-ELEVENTH PARLIAMENT


Tuesday, February 22, 1910.


NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-CLASSIFICATION OF MATERIAL.

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Thomas Hay

Mr. A. H.

CLARKE, in the absence of the chairman, Mr. Geoffrion, presented the second report of the special committee on the Lnmsden charges, as follows: [DOT]

The Special Committee appointed to investigate charges and allegations- made by Mr. Hugh D. Lumsden regarding a portion of tile engineering staff of the Transcontinental railway beg leave to present the following as their second report: Your committee recommend that the proceedings and evidence taken by the committee be printed from day to day for the use of the committee, and that rule 72 be suspended in reference thereto.

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Thomas Hay

Mr. A. H.

CLARKE moved that the report be concurred in.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

I notice that the report recommends the printing of the evidence for the use of the committee. The members of the House are all deeply interested in this, and I think a sufficient number of copies should be printed to give every member a fair supply.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Is it understood that a larger number will be printed, because 1 think it would be very desirable? Every member should be given an opportunity of examining the evidence before the committee has made its report to the House, so that he will be in a better position to deal with it when it reaches the House. 1 would move that the motion be amended to that effect.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Although the motion reads that the report be printed for the use of the committee, it invariably happens that there is a somewhat larger number available, and I have no doubt that if any hon. member desires the report he will be able to obtain it. Of course, it does not come to the House until the committee has reported, but I think there will be no difficulty in any hon. gentleman obtaining a 127

sufficient number of copies through the committee.

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Motion agreed to.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.

LIB

William Manley German

Liberal

Mr. GERMAN.

I have a notice on the order paper which is No. 15. among the notices of motion. It would necessarily have to come up on private member's day, but as there will be no more private mem bers' days, I beg leave to withdraw the motion as I wish to bring it up in another form. *

Motion withdrawn.

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COMMANDER WAKEHAM'S REPORT ON LOBSTER INDUSTRY.


Mr. SINCLAIR moved that the fifth report of the Select Standing Committee on Marine and Fisheries be now concurred in.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What is the report?

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LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR.

During the recess Commander Wakeham, an officer of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, was appointed to take evidence with reference to the lobster industry. He completed his work and brought in his report recommending certain changes in the fishery law. These recommendations have been referred to the Committee on Marine and Fisheries. The committee recommend that a thousand copies of Commander Wakeham's report be printed.

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Motion agreed to. INQUIRIES FOR PAPERS, &c. On the orders of the -day being called:


LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I wish to answer a question which was asked yesterday by the hon. member for-Welland (Mr. German). He made an inquiry as to a return which was moved for at the last session of parliament with regard to the dredges which are owned by the government and their operation for the last four years. The return has been prepared and has left my department, in the ordinary course to go to the Department of the Secretary of State, and I presume that 'within a day or two it will be ready for submission to the House.

The hon. member for West Algoma (Mr. Boyce) asked a question regarding the Sault Ste. Marie dry dock, a question which I am bound to say was unusual, I would not like to say offensive, because if it is offensive, it probably was unconsciously so on my hon. friend's part. He asked if a statement I made with rgard to the action of the government in reference to the Sault Ste. Marie dry dock was true, and he referred to some statement contained in a newspaper that an order in council had been passed deciding to grant assistance to the dry dock. I may say to imy hon. friend that I have nothing to add to or take from what I said previously. The formal application has not yet come before the government; it will not come before council until the report of the engineer is ready and no order has been passed and no action taken with regard to the subsidy to this dock.

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February 22, 1910