February 26, 1912

LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. Are the provinces to be represented by counsel in the case to be submitted to the Privy Council on the marriage question?

2. Has the province of Quebec been notified as regards the wording of the reference now submitted to the Supreme Court.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MARRIAGE ACT AMENDMENT-REFERENCE TO PRIVY COUNCIL.
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CON

Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The provinces have been invited to appoint counsel to represent them if they 'deem it advisable to do so.

2. The questions referred have been forwarded to the Prime Minister of Quebec.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MARRIAGE ACT AMENDMENT-REFERENCE TO PRIVY COUNCIL.
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MANITOBA BOUNDARY EXTENSION.

LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

May I ask if there will be an answer to question No. 15, relating to the Manitoba boundary, some time during the day? It is important, in view of the discussion which will come up to-morrow.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MANITOBA BOUNDARY EXTENSION.
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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

I will bring the attention of the Minister of the Interior to it when he comes in. The Prime Minister will not be here to-day.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MANITOBA BOUNDARY EXTENSION.
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MOTIONS AGREED TO WITHOUT DISCUSSION.


For a copy of all papers and correspondence relating to the incorporation and operations of the Provident Trust Company, of Montreal.-Mr. Lemieux. For a copy of all papers, correspondence and documents in connection with the case of D. Raymond, petitioner, the Queen's Hotel Company, Limited, respondent, and Guillaume Narcisse Ducharme and others, party defendants.-Mr. Lemieux. For a copy of all reports, petitions and correspondence in the possession of the Depart-


CON

Avard Longley Davidson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DAVIDSON.

ment of Public Works, relating to the improvement of Port Dover harbour in Norfolk county, Ontario; together with all papers or documents relating to the connection of the Grand Trunk Railway Company therewith. -Mr. Charlton.

For a copy of all documents, letters, requests, reports and recommendations relating to the dismissal of Louis Deschesne, an employee of the Marine Department, on the river Ouelle wharf, county of Kamouraska.- Mr. Lapointe (Kamouraska).

For a copy of all documents, letters, requests, reports and recommendations relating to the dismissal of Luc Lizotte as postmaster at St. Pacome, county of Kamouraska.-Mr. Lapointe (Kamouraska).

For a copy of all documents, letters, requests, reports and recommendations relating to the dismissal of Auguste Hebert as Postmaster at St. Pascal, county of Kamouraska. .-Mr. Lapointe (Kamouraska).

For a copy of all documents, letters, requests, reports and recommendations relating to the dismissal of Wenceslas Lebel, of Kamouraska, as preventive officer of the Customs Department.-Mr. Lapointe (Kamouraska) .

For a copy of all letters, evidence taken under investigation by superintendent Sharp, reports and other documents connected with a claim for damages occasioned by fire to the property of Angus J. McAuley, of Tracadie Prince Edward Island, on the 16th day of July, 1911.-Mr. Macdonald (Piotou).

For a copy of all letters, petitions, reports, charges or other documents in the possession of the Post Office Department relating to the dismissal of J. D. McFarlane, postmaster at Southwest Margaree, Nova Scotia, and the appointment of his successor.-Mr. Chisholm (Inverness).

For a copy of all letters, documents and memoranda from the government of British Columbia, and all other papers relating to negotiations affecting the exportation of salmon, the boat rating in canneries, the system of issuing licenses and the restriction of licenses to Asiatics iu the province of British Columbia, and all orders in council made in regard to any of these matters since October 1, 1911.-Mr. Macdonald (Pictou).

For a copy of all papers and documents in the case of Rex. vs. Sheldon and others.-Mr. Lemieux.

For a copy of all letters, documents and correspondence relating to action by the government in regard to the relief of the shareholders and depositors of the Farmers' Bank,, and of the order in council appointing Sir William Meredith as commissioner, and all correspondence in relation thereto.-Mr. Macdonald (Pictou).

For a copy of all papers on file with the government and of all letters, telegrams and correspondence between the Labour Department and the Board of Conciliation in relation to the strike now and for some time past existing on the Grand Trunk Pacifio Railway west of Winnipeg.-Mr. MacNutt.

For a copy of all reports, surveys, plans and maps made or prepared during the year 1911 or this year, in respect of or in connection with the Hudson Bay railway or the suggested ports at Nelson or Churchill on

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the Hudson Bay, or relating to the navigation of the Hudson Straits.-Mr. Aikins.

For a copy of all documents, letters, requests, reports recommendations and evidence taken under investigation, by Dr. Shentliff, relating to the dismissal of Anson Sheltus, of St. Armand station, county of Missisquoi, a preventive officer of the Customs Department.-Mr. McKay.

For a copy of all documents, letters, requests, reports recommendations and evidence taken under investigation by Dr. Shentliff, relating to the dismissal of Charles 0. Jones, postmaster of Bedford, county of Missisquoi.-Mr. McKay.

For a copy of all documents, letters, requests, reports, recommendations and memoranda relating to the dismissal of Allan Kennedy as general government telegraph repairer at Inverness county, and the appointment of his successor.-Mr. Chisholm (Inverness).

For a copy of all documents, letters, telegrams, requests, orders in council, reports, recommendations and memoranda relating to the dismissal of Dr. A. G. Carmichael as superintendent of salmon hatchery at northeast Margaree, and the appointment of his successor.-Mr. Chisholm.

For a copy of all documents, letters, requests, reports, telegrams, recommendations and memoranda relating to the dismissal of James McPhee as Customs officer at West Bay, Nova Scotia, and the appointment of a successor.-Mr. Chisholm (Inverness).

For a copy of all papers, documents, &c., concerning the incorporation and operations of the Fidelity Trust Company of Montreal. -Mr. Lemieux.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MOTIONS AGREED TO WITHOUT DISCUSSION.
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THE GRAIN ACT.


House in committee on Bill (No. 32) respecting grain.-Mr. Foster (North Toronto). On section 124-hospital elevators,


CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER (North Toronto).

The first subsection provides that a hospital elevator shall be situated only at a terminal point. There does not seem to be any reason for that limitation. A hospital elevator is for the treatment of sick grain, and if at any time large storage elevators are erected at Winnipeg or in the interior, it will be economical to have the hospital elevator nearer to the central point where grain is brought for large storage purposes and have it treated there. I propose, therefore, to strike out these words, so that the subsection will read as follows:

There may be such number of hospital elevators as may be determined by the board, which shall be governed by such regulations and restrictions as are imposed by the board.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GRAIN ACT.
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Amendment agreed to. On section 99,


CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER (North Toronto).

In subsection 3, providing that no. grain shall

be allowed to pass inspection except on a lower grade, I propose to add, ' subject, nevertheless, to the provisions of section 99 and ' before the words ' subsection 5 of section 115.'

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GRAIN ACT.
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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

I do not suppose it is the intention of the minister to meet the point I raised in the former discussion of this section? If it is, I do not think these words meet it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GRAIN ACT.
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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER (North Toronto).

They are not for that purpose. This seems to be a sort of governing clause, Snd I wanted section 99 included.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GRAIN ACT.
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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

I have no objection to that, but I would like to ask if the minister has considered the point I raised as to the necessity of providing specifically that sound grain shall not be mixed with sick grain in the hospital elevators?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GRAIN ACT.
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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER (North Toronto).

I have gone over that carefully with the officers of the department, and I have had the advantage of having Mr. Horne here for a few days, during which I have gone over the matter with him, and it does not seem to me that it would be fair to do that with reference to the hospital elevator, if you wish to nurture and keep up an institution of that kind. In a time of great fatality and wide sickness, a hospital elevator has a great deal to do. Grain may come in, part of which is sound and part being mixed with oats or seeds, and this will be cleaned and separated. Then, when there is not this large amount of diseased or mixed grain to be treated, if you took away the storage privilege from these hospital elevators, they would be left bare of work, and it would be almost impossible to keep them in operation from year to year.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GRAIN ACT.
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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

That hardly is the point. The hon. minister is arguing as though the contention were that good grain should not be stored in the hospital elevator. That is not the contention. The contention is that there should be a specific provision that sound grain should not be mixed with unsound grain in the hospital elevator. If the intention is to prevent such mixing of sound with unsound grain, then as I read the section it would be desirable, to say the least, that that idea should be more clearly expressed. If, of course, it is the idea to permit the mixing of sound and unsound grain in an hospital elevator, then the section is all right as it is.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GRAIN ACT.
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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER. (North Toronto).

As a matter of fact in the hospital elevator at Fort William no mixing has been done.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE GRAIN ACT.
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LIB

February 26, 1912