July 25, 1911

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-MORNING SITTINGS.

LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER moved:

That from this date to the end of the session, the House shalL meet on every sitting day at eleven o'clock in the morning, and that in addition to the usual intermission at six o clock p.m., there shall be also an interims-sion every day, including Wednesday, from one to three o'clock p.m.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

There are several Bills still on the paper and it can only he known to the government whether they intend to go on with them. If these Bills are to be gone on with and if others are coming up, it would necessarily involve changing the time of the meetings of the committees. I think that the right hon. Prime Minister should give us some information as to what Bills it is intended to go on with, because the committees must, if these Bills, are to be gone on with, do their work at some time and this will be taking up a portion of their time. The Railway Committee, for instance, is said to be meeting to-morrow. I think it is at half past ten, but it usually meets at eleven. If there are any of these Bills that have to go to' these committees, it will necessarily involve the changing of the time of the meeting of the committees.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

The intention of the government is to go on with the measure that is before the House with regard to the reciprocity agreement. Everything will depend upon the result of that. If we pass it in a short time we can take up other measures. If we were not to pass it in a short time the government would have to consider the course we would have to take. [DOT]

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Motion agreed to.


RESIGNATION OF DR. J. G. RUTHERFORD.


On the orders of the day being called:


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

I would like to repeat the inquiry I made yesterday as to the resignation of Dr. J. G. Rutherford.

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

Dr. Rutherford has handed me his resignation, which, however, has not been acted upon.

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SOREL SHIPYARD-OFFICIAL INQUIRY.

CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to follow up the inquiry I made yesterday respecting the report of the commissioner who was appointed to inquire into the state of affairs at Sorel. Has my hon. friend received the report, and would he deposit it on the table of the House?

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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of the Naval Service; Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

I made inquiries and I found the following: Immediately after I gave instructions to hold that investigation, Mr. Boyle, inspector of agencies, went to Sorel and he has been there for more than a month. Mr. Boyle, who is now absent, will return in a few days and his report will likely be ready then.

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PREPARATION OF VOTERS' LISTS.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

I would like to ask the government to lay upon the table of the House a statement as to the voters' lists. A representation has been made to me that the voters' lists for a number of constituencies have been printed and have been delivered to the members or to the defeated candidates. I have no complaint to make in the matter in regard to my own case because the lists were sent to me, I think, about four weeks ago, but there are some complaints in regard to others. I would like to have laid on the table of the House a statement of the ridings for which the voters' lists have been printed, completed and delivered and a further statement as to when it is expected they will be ready for those ridings which have not been served in that way up to the present time.

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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

I will have much pleasure in having a statement prepared and submitted such as my hon. friend has asked for.

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NEWSPAPER STATEMENT WITH REGARD TO QUEBEC MEMBERS.

LIB

Onésiphore Ernest Talbot

Liberal

Mr. TALBOT.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to draw the attention of the House to a report which was published in the Montreal ' Gazette ' on Monday as a special from Ottawa, It reads as follows:

Ottawa, July 23 (special).-The revolt of the supporters of the government from the province of Quebec against the calling of the extra session in midsummer for the sole purpose of carrying on a hopeless attempt to put through the reciprocity agreement, does not show any signs of dying down.

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Some hon. MEMBERS

Hear, hear.

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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Is he still discharging the duties of his office.

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July 25, 1911