February 13, 1914

CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

Considering the importance of this Bill, it might be better not to proceed further at present. I think we should report progress, so that hon. members may have further time to study the Bill.

Progress reported.

Topic:   MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT AMENDMENT.
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GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY.


On motion of Mr. Cochrane, 4 p.m. Bill No. 30, respecting the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, was read the second time, and the House Went into Committee thereon, Mr. Blondin in the Chair. On section 1-prairie section:


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

This is a repetition of the Bill of last year.

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

Yes, extending the time on the prairie section.

Bill reported, read the third time, and passed.

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NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.


Bill No. 31, respecting the National Transcontinental Railway-Mr. Cochrane-was read the second time, considered in committee, reported, read the third time, and passed.


SUPPLY.


The House in Committee of Supply. * Ocean and River Service-Schools of navigation, $8,000.


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

We have the Naval College. What, then, is this vote?

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CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. J. D. HAZEN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries):

This is for schools of navigation such as have been carried on for many years. These schools are for the instruction of men who wish to pursue navigation, to get certificates as mates and captains. The schools give instruction in the use of nautical instruments, and so on. These schools are established at ports throughout the country.

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LIB
CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

No; such schools have

been carried on for many years.

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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Does the Government pay anything to the Technical College in Nova Scotia for carrying on classes in navigation?

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CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

The Government is arranging to establish a school of navigation at Halifax in connection with the Technical College.

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LIB
CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

It will be paid for out of this vote. Correspondence is going on now between the authorities of the college and the department on the subject.

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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

I would strongly

commend the idea of the Government assisting the Technical College at Halifax to

establish a school of navigation. I think that this work of education could be carried on by the college more effectively than by any other means. At present, it is the practice of the Government to make small allowances to persons at various ports who will conduct navigation schools for limited periods during each year for the instruction of persons desiring to go up for examination. I think experience has shown that this is not very satisfactory. In a comparatively small province, such as Nova Scotia, suitable educational facilities in navigation at Halifax, I should think, would meet all the requirements of the province generally. A well-equipped school at Halifax would probably attract a greater attendance than schools distributed throughout the province. I trust arrangements will be definitely concluded between the department and the college.

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LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

I have drawn the attention of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, on more than one occasion, to the necessity of a branch school at Canso. Five or six years ago a school was started at that point in the winter season, and the attendance was quite large, running as high as forty, I believe. But recently the grant to this school has been withdrawn. I am not accusing my hon. friend of doing that for any improper purpose.

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February 13, 1914