May 12, 1914

PRIVATE BILLS.

FIRST READING.


Bill No. 186, respecting the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway Company, and to ratify and confirm its purchase of a portion of the property of the Carillon and Grenville Railway Company.-Mr. Guil-bault. Bill No. 187, respecting the North Shore Power, Railway and Navigation Company, and to change the name thereof to 'Gulf Pulp and Paper Company.'-Mr. Fripp. Bill No. 188, for the relief of Georgina Beatrice Boyd.-Mr. Fripp.


CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY PAPERS.


On the Orders of the Day being called:


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Mr. Speaker, in reference to the papers brought down concerning the Canadian Northern railway, on page 14, there is a statement of the earnings of the road for the year 1913, and an estimate of the earnings for the years 1916, 1917 and 1918. It would be important if the Government could get from the company a statement of the earnings for the year 1913 up to date, and an estimate for the balance of the year. Since we have an estimate for the year 1916, perhaps it would be possible to get a similar estimate of the earnings for the year 1914.

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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 will be very glad to ask the company for that information.

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CON

William John Macdonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONALD:

Referring to the dssuments brought down yesterday in connection with the Canadian Northern railway, at page 5, there is a letter from Sir Wm. Mackenzie to the right hon. the Prime Minister, in which he says:

S*or the reasons mentioned in the memoranda and statements respecting the Canadian Northern Railway system, submitted-

I do not see where these memoranda and statements appear in this book, as they do not appear to accompany the letter. It would be very important that we should have these.

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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:

Everything that accompanied the letter has been brought down, and the selection of the documents printed was made by my hon. colleague from Halifax (Mr. Maclean), and by my hon. friend the Solicitor General (Mr. Meighen). I have not examined the blue book very carefully. The documents alluded to were placed upon the table of the House. My recollection-I am not absolutely sure of this-is that what appears on the following page 'is a memorandum setting forth certain documents and information which were required from the company. When the company handed in these documents, they placed a copy of the written requisition which 'had been made in front, and these which follow in this book were the documents alluded to in the letter. That is my impression at the moment.

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CON

William John Macdonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONALD :

Apparently that letter of Sir William Mackenzie was accompanied toy some memoranda which explained the reason and the necessity for asking aid. I cannot find in the book or in such of the papers as I have looked at any such memoranda. If there is any such it should be in possession of the House.

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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 memoranda consisted of the information which was demanded to be furnished on two separate occasions. I do not know whether the information supplied on both occasions is printed in this book because I have not had an opportunity of examining it, but I do know that the information in a somewhat extended form was supplied on two different occasions. I will make inquiry and perhaps I can inform my hon. friend privately.

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ANTI-HOME RULE MEETING IN TORONTO.


On the Orders of the Day being called:


LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

I have just read in the Mail and Empire the report of a meeting held on Sunday in Toronto to protest against the Home Rule Bill, and I see that my hon. friend from Toronto East (Mr. Kemp), was present. I have read his remarks as reported in the Mail and Empire, and I must say that I do not find much fault with what he said. But, as a resolution much more drastic than his remarks was passed at that meeting, I would ask the hon. gentleman to state to the House whether he represented himself or the Government on that occasion.

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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. A. E. KEMP:

I fancy that the hon. gentleman is not absolutely serious when he asks whether I represented myself or the Government.

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LIB
CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KEMP:

I may say, as the hon: gentleman knows, that I represented myself on that occasion, and the Government had no knowledge whatever as to anything I intended to say at that meeting. I am glad, than my hon. friend agrees with the sentiments I expressed; I consider them very moderate sentiments indeed.

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LIB

CANADA GRAIN ACT AMENDMENT.


On motion of Hon. G. E. Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce), Bill No. 170, to amend the Canada Grain Act, was read the second time, and the House went into committee thereon, Mr. Blondin in the Chair.


May 12, 1914