March 18, 1910

FIRST READING.


Bill (No. 176) to incorporate the Lauren-tian Insurance Company of Canada.-Mr. Talbot.


CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES.

LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER moved:

That the House go into Committee of the Whole on Monday next to consider the following proposed resolution:

Resolved, that it is expedient to provide for the payment to members of the Commission for the Conservation of Natural Resources of their actual reasonable disbursements incurred in travelling to, returning from and remaining at meetings of the committees of the commission or attending to the business thereof.

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IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. W. F. MACLEAN.

I hope that when the minister taii.es up this motion, as he proposes at an early date, he will make a statement to the House as to what the relation of the commission is to parliament in the way of the committees of parliament asking its advice in regard to certain questions. We have had such questions up in the Railway Committee at times in connection with Bills that seri-

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LIB

William Templeman (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. TEMPLEMAN.

ously interfered with the conservation of our natural resources and I hope the minister and the government will be able to let us know how the committees of this House may avail themselves of the advice, if we are entitled to have the advice, of the commission, and what ought to be the means of communication between the House and the commission.

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Motion agreed to.


EASTER ADJOURNMENT.

LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER moved:

That when this House adjourns on Wednesday, the 23rd inst., it stand adjourned to Tuesday the 29th inst.

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LIB

Alexander Bannerman Warburton

Liberal

Mr. WARBURTON.

Before the motion is carried, may I call the attention of the right hon. First Minister to the fact that, owing to the position in which some of the maritime province members are placed, an adjournment from Wednesday until Tuesday is rather awkward. For myself, going to Prince Edward Island, it means that I have either to lose some days from the House or spend two nights on the road to get into Charlottetown on Saturday at midnight and leave Monday morning. I would like to ask the First Minster if he could not see his way clear to amend the motion so that instead of having the adjournment to Tuesday, it be to the Wednesday following, which would be conferring a great favour upon us, and be most convenient for us.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

This is a matter as to which the government are quite willing to place themselves in the judgment of the House. If it is preferred that we should reconvene on Wednesday, the 30th, instead of Tuesday the 29th, we are quite willing.

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CON

George Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEO. TAYLOR.

Several hon. members from the west have spoken to me on the same subject, and they would prefer Wednesday to Tuesday.

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LIB

Michael Clark

Liberal

Mr. M. CLARK.

Personally, I am nearing the end of the second session in which I have lost one day. I have not been able to go home at any time except upon the occasion of the last Christmas holidays. I represent in that respect a number of western members who come long distances to serve their country, at a great deal of inconvenience, and if the views of the Prince Edward Islanders are to be met they will be met by keeping other gentlemen here, who cannot go home at all, in absolute idleness.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

In order to accommodate both the east and the west we will say Wednesday the 30th.

Motion as amended, agreed to.

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INQUIRY FOR RETURNS.

LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS.

On the 2nd of December last, I put a question with regard to armouries and drill halls which in the form of a notice of motion was issued as an order on the 15th of December. When mav I expect the return to be brought down?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

I will inquire about the matter, and have it brought down. I might say to the hon. gentleman that there is no objection to it.

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LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS.

I just thought it had escaped the attention of the minister. On the 13th of January last, I asked a question with regard to certain work done by contractors Sullivan and Langdon of Kingston, and an order -was issued on the 19th of January, but the papers have not yet been brought down.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I will make inquiry as to the cause of the delay.

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CON

Andrew Broder

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BRODER.

When may we expect the report of the commission appointed to look into the swine industry in Ireland and Denmark?

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March 18, 1910