March 6, 1914

PRIVATE BILL.

FIRST READING.


Bill No. 97, to incorporate the All Red Line Railway Company.-Mr. Fripp.


INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS COMMISSION.


On motion of Mr. Borden, Bill No. 90, to amend an Act relating to the establishment and expenses of the International Joint Commission under the waterways treaty of January 11, 1909 was read the second time,



and the House went into Committee thereon. Mr. Blondin in the Chair. On section 2-salary of secretary increased :


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

What is the meaning of this?

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Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

The secretary of the United States section of the commission receives a salary of $4,000.

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Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LATJRIER:

You are giving the Canadian secretary the .same salary?

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

Yes.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Who is the secretary now?

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

Mt. Burpee.

On section 3-payment of expenses:

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Frederick William Borden

Mr. BIORDEN:

The original statute was like this, with the exception of the use of the words 'Minister of Public Works,' and with the following addition:

And the commissioners are further authorized to expend an amount to be fixed by the Minister of Public Works, not in excess of $3,000 per annum, for office accommodation, equipment and supplies.

It has been found difficult to bring the expenses for these purposes within the limit named, and it was thought that if they were limited to an amount to be determined by the 'commissioners and approved by the Secretary of State for External Affairs, there would be a sufficient safeguard.

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Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

The only

change is that of doing away with the limit of $3,000. I would suggest that my hon. friend had better substitute for that sum such other amount, $4,000, $5,000 or $6,000, as he things advisable.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

I would have no objection to that; there might be some advantage in doing so. It will be necessary to make some inquiries as to the statutory allowance, and in the meantime perhaps the matter might stand.

Progress reported.

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VOLUNTEER BOUNTY ACT AMENDMENT.


On motion of Hon. W. J. Roche (Minister of the Interior), the House went into committee to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to amend the Volunteer Bounty Act, and its amending Acts, by providing that the time within which any grantee or his duly qualified substitute may surrender to the Crown all rights under the said Volunteer Bounty Act, 1908, and may thereupon be paid the sum of five hundred dollars out of such moneys as are voted for that purpose by Parliament, to be extended to the 31st December, 1914.


LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland

Liberal

Mir. BELAND:

This does not affect the Volunteer Bounty Act which was passed about two years ago in connection with the Department of Militia?

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LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland

Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

As the Minister of Militia is not in his seat, can the hon. minister give any information as to whether legislation will be introductd to provide for an extension of time with regard to the other bounty Act? ' .

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March 6, 1914