May 19, 1914

PRIVATE BILLS.

FIRST READINGS.


Bill No. 202, respecting the Grand Council of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association of Canada.-Mr. Macdonell. Bill No. 203, for the relief of Gustav Oscar Lindquist.-Mr. W. M. Martin.


JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT.


On the order, receiving report of Committee of the Whole on Bill No. 190, to amend the Judges Act, as amended-Mr. Doherty:


CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

After looking into this

amendment carefully, I have decided that it is out of order, as it contemplates a larger expenditure of money than was provided for in the original resolution, which received the assent of His Royal Highness. The amendment reads:

5. Subsection (c) of section 18 of the principal Act is repealed,' and the following substituted therefor:

(c) No judge of a county court shall receive any travelling allowance for courts or chambers held at the county town of the county or union of counties wherein he resides-provided, however, that this subsection shall not apply to any such judge residing at a town (other than the county town) at which the volume of court or chamber work done Is established to the satisfaction of the Minister of Justice to be as great or greater than that done at the county town.

Therefore, for the reason giw^t. I rule this amendment out of order. Uu question is now on the third reading of the Bill.

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CON

William John Macdonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONALD:

Will not the Minister of Justice provide, by resolution, for the proposal which His Honour has just ruled out of order?

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CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

I might be disposed to do that were it not for the fact that the proposed amendment, which I think ought to be passed, did not seem to meet the wishes of the hon. member for Richmond (Mr. Kyte), or of the hon. member for Pictou (Mr. Macdonald), I think. If the amendment is not going to remedy the evil complained of, it is hardly worth while resorting to hew procedure to give effect to it.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the third time, and passed.


RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSINGS.


Hon. J. D. REID (acting Minister of Railways and Canals) moved the second reading of Bill No. 204, to amend the Railway Act. He said : This this Bill is to renew the $200,000 per annum to be expended on level crossings. Somebody on the other side of the House has asked me for a statement as to how much has been expended each year. The total amount expended during the five years up to January 1, 1914, is $60,991.22. I will bring down a detailed statement later on. The hon. member for South Renfrew said he was quite willing to let the Bill go through if he had this statement. Motion agreed to, Bill read the second time, and House went into Committee thereon. On section 1-time extended:


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

What changes are made by this amendment in the law as it exists at the present time?

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

There is no change in the

law as it exists. This is simply extending the time for another five years from April 14 of the present year. There is to be no change in so far as the expenditure is concerned.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

The provision which was made to assist in the work of the separation of grades expired on the 14th of April?

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CON
LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

And this Bill is to make provision for another five years?

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CON
LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Is there any change in the amount?

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

No, the amount remains

exactly the same.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Do I understand that during the past five years only $60,000 was expended?

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May 19, 1914