February 23, 1911

PRIVATE BILLS.

FIRST READINGS.


Bill (No. 123) to incorporate La Banque du Canada.-Mr. Bickerdike. Bill (No. 119) respecting the Ontario Northern and Timagami Railway Company. -Mr. Carvell.


WATER IN THE RAILWAY BELT AND PEACE RIVER BLOCK.


Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 124) relating to the water in the Railway Belt and Peace River block of land. He said: The purpose of this Bill is to provide for the administration of rights in regard to water in the Railway Belt of British Columbia and in a certain area of land in the Peace River country within the province of British Columbia, to administer rights to water in these areas by the Dominion government in pursuance of the decisions of the Privy Council delivered recently by which that jurisdiction was fixed.


IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN (York).

May I ask if the Bill covers' a policy for the conservation of that water and its equitable distribution? Does it take in that view of the case?

Topic:   WATER IN THE RAILWAY BELT AND PEACE RIVER BLOCK.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

The whole purpose of the Bill is to provide for the conservation of the public interest in the water in these areas. But, the conditions being what they are, the details are not set out in the Bill.

Topic:   WATER IN THE RAILWAY BELT AND PEACE RIVER BLOCK.
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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.


Mr. CARVELL moved the first reading of Bill (No. 120) respecting the Quebec and New Brunswick Railway Company.


CON
LIB

Frank Broadstreet Carvell

Liberal

Mr. CARVELL.

The object of this Bill is to renew a railway charter granted about ten years ago. The charter was renewed about two years ago, but the time allowed for commencement of construction will expire, I believe, in April next. The parties are anxious to have the charter renewed for the purpose of going on and probably constructing the railway. The proposed line is from Quebec to the town of Connors in the province of New Brunswick, and, by an amendment added two years ago, from Connors to the city of St. John. There is also provision, I think, to extend across the northern part of the state of Maine. No doubt, some portion of the railway will be built within the next two years.

Topic:   QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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CON

Oswald Smith Crocket

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROCKET.

Is the Bill simply for an extension of time?

Topic:   QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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LIB

Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN-PROPOSED LAND ENDOWMENT.

CON

Mr. LAKE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Referring to a resolution of the legislative assembly of the province of Saskatchewan, of December 18, 1909, endorsing the desirability of the creation of a suitable land endowment for the University of Saskatchewan out of the public domain within the province, what was the nature of the reply made by the government to the Lieutenant Governor iu acknowledging the receipt of the resolution ?

2. Have any further Communications in regard to the subject taken place between the government and the provincial authorities? If so, will the government lay a copy of the papers on the table of the House?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN-PROPOSED LAND ENDOWMENT.
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LIB

Sir WILFRID LAURIER: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. The nature of the reply made to the memorial of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan of the 18th' December, 1909, is set forth in the order in council of 31st March, 1910, which I lay upon the table of the House.

2. There has been no communication on this subject since.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN-PROPOSED LAND ENDOWMENT.
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February 23, 1911