May 6, 1914

LIB

James Joseph Hughes

Liberal

Mr. HUGHES:

In order to be living to-day they must have been living then. Then, section 4 reads:

The Governor in Council may at any time before the thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen-

That will be changed to 1914.

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LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS:

Has that been decided upon? I do not agree with the hon. member for Pictou on that point.

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LIB

James Joseph Hughes

Liberal

Mr. HUGHES:

We can fight that out on the second reading.

The Governor in Council may at any time before the thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, grant the sum of one hundred dollars to the widow, or, through being no widow, then to the legal representative, of every volunteer who was living on the first day of April, one thousand nine hundred and twelve, and to whom, or on

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account of whose services as a volunteer, no grant had previously been made under the authority of this act or under the authority of the Fenian Raid Volunteer Bounty Act.

The object is to prevent the trouble of probating.

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CON

William John Macdonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONALD:

The minister distinctly agreed earlier in the evening as to it being 1914 and that has been eliminated from the discussion. I am speaking particularly for the people in our province because all our applications are in. If there are any people who have not put their applications in the time can be extended but from our standpoint, and I think in the interest of the whole country, it is desirable that the matter should be closed up as soon as possible. Our discussion on the question has gone upon the assumption that the minister gave us that assurance earlier in the evening.

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LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS:

I do not think you are justified in taking that position.

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CON
LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS:

I did not understand it in that way.

Mr. SAM. HUGHES: My legal officers advise 1914.

Resolution reported and concurred in.

Mr. HUGHES thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 176, to make further provision for bounties to volunteers who served the Crown during the Fenian raids.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time. On motion of Mr. Rogers, the House adjourned at 2.55 a.m. Thursday. Thursday, May 7, 1914.


May 6, 1914