February 6, 1911

LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON.

It has not been brought to my notice.

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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

I desire to ask the Prime Minister whether or not serious consideration will be given to any special interest in Canada that may be affected by the proposed reciprocity arrangement should it become law? In the county I have the honour to represent there is a very strongfeeling in respect to these matters. Throughout the western part of Ontario, at the present moment, large sums of money are being subscribed to send delegations to the government to explain the position of specific interests that will be affected if these tariff changes become law. Will the government give serious consideration to the representations of these interests if they are made? I may anticipate by saying that a general answer that the government will listen to all complaints of everybody will not be quite sufficient. I want to know if the government will give serious consideration to these matters, or whether it -will be better for these gentlemen to stay at home on the ground that this proposal -will not- be changed?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

We will give most serious consideration to all the interests represented, reserving our judgment.

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CON

DAMMING THE ST. LAWRENCE.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

I desire to ask the Prime Minister whether or not any further communication lias been sent with respect to the proposed dam across the St. Lawrence river. 1 ask this question because, as I understand it, action taken by the government at the present juncture might have considerable effect.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I do not know about that. The last move we made was to ask for all information on the subject.

I received, a few moments ago, a report of the committee which had charge of the Bill. It will be brought down to-morrow.

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L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES.

In the same connection, has the Prime Minister, or any member of the government, information as to any proposal on the American side for the diversion of the waters of the St. Lawrence by

means of a dam between Long Sault island and the mainland, and the cutting of a canal to connect the St. Lawrence river with Lake Champlain waters?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

We have received no intimation of that kind.

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INQUIRY FOR RETURN.

CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

May I ask the government when I may expect a return to an order of the House of January 16, relative to the large number of appointments made from South Grey during the last few yeaTS?

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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

The material for that order has been sought in all the department. Several of them have responded, and I hope to bring down complete returns soon.

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CON
LIB
CON
LIB

MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION, OTTAWA.

LIB

Henry Horton Miller

Liberal

Mr. MILLER.

Before the orders of the day are called, perhaps the House will not object to listening to a resolution passed in this city at a meeting of the Ministerial Association. I do this in defence of a man who is not able to be here to defend himself.

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LIB

James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

How is the hon. member bringing that matter up at this stage?

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LIB

February 6, 1911