April 25, 1910

FTRST READING.


Bill (No. 216) respecting the British North-western Fire Insurance Company.


THE LOBSTER FISHERIES.


Mr. SINCLAIR presented the Teport of the special committee to investigate the lobster industry on the coast of the maritime provinces and Quebec. He said : I desire to give notice that I will move the adoption of this report on Wednesday next.


REVISION OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE.


Sir WILFRID LAURIER laid on the table the report of the special committee to revise the rules of the House and moved that the same be referred to the Committee of the Whole House for consideration tomorrow.


CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Would it not be well, even necessary, to have copies of the proposed revision in the hands of members before the matter is taken up? There seems a very short time for consideration, if a report only now presented is to be taken up to-morrow.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

This report will be printed in the Votes and Proceedings of to-morrow. If not convenient for hon. members to consider it then, some other day will be chosen.

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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Next Friday.

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LIB

James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

Taken into consideration next Friday. Carried.

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PRISONS AND REFORMATORIES ACT AMENDMENT.


Mr. AYLESWORTH moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 217) to amend the Prisons and Reformatories Act. He said : The Manitoba legislature, at its recent session, passed an Act establishing an industrial home in the province. Such an institution would not be within the language of our present Prisons and Reformatories Act. This Bill is introduced to amend our statute in order to enable the courts in Manitoba to sentence prisoners to the institution just established. Motion agreed to. and Bill read the first time.


LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

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RETAIL MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION OF CANADA.


House in committee on Bill (No. 210) to incorporate the Retail Merchants' Association of Canada-Mr. Gervais.


CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

I was not in my place at the moment when the resolution to go into committee on this Bill was presented and carried. I have been requested to ask that this Bill be allowed to stand over, as there are some gentlemen who wish to deal with it, and who could not be here to-day. Also, I see that the Minister of Finance (Mr. Fielding) is not in his place, and I am told that there is need for an amendment of the Bill, to which his attention should be called, to prevent this corporation being given the right to act as bankers. For myself, I have not gone into the matter at all carefully, and I do not wish to be pressed into having to deal with it. One hon. member, who was obliged to leave Ottawa on Saturday and has not yet returned, particularly desires to deal with this Bill. I would ask that the govern ment consent to have the Bill laid over until to-morrow.

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LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

I think that my hon. friend from Montreal, St. James (Mr. Gervais), in whose name this Bill stands, is not in his place at the moment. I suppose he will arrive by the noon train. I think there could be no objection to postponing the consideration of this Bill until to-morrow night. Will that do ?

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CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

Yes. I move that the committee rise, report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Progress reported.

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SECOND READINGS.

April 25, 1910