March 9, 1916

INSURANCE ACT AMENDMENT.


Mr. BLAIN moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 54, to amend the Insurance Act, 1910.


LIB
CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN:

This is a Bill which was introduced at the last session of Parliament by the late Mr. Lancaster. It was simply placed in my hands, and I thought that if it were presented to the House it would, when printed, explain itself much better than I could.

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LIB
CON

Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


WINDING-UP ACT AMENDMENT.


Hon. C. J. DOHERTY (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 55, to amend the Winding-up Act. He said: The purpose of the Bill is merely to correct an anomaly that exists. The Supreme Court of Ontario includes two divisions- the High Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal. All the rules of practice, generally speaking, are made by the entire court, comprising the two divisions. The provision in the Winding-up Act defines the court in the province of Ontario as the High Court of Justice, and confides to that court the making of the rules. The result is that, whereas all other rules of practice are made by the entire court, comprising the two divisions, the rules under the Winding-up Act are made by only one division of the court. This is anomalous, and it is on the suggestion of the Chief Justice of Ontario, with, I understand, the concurrence of the other judges of both divisions of the court, that we seek to amend the Act, so as to put the rules under the Winding-up Act in the same position as all other rules of practice in the Courts of Ontario. Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time. (


PRIVATE BILLS.

FIRST READINGS.


Bill No. 52, for the relief of Henry John Thomas Wardlaw.-Mr. Wallace. Bill No. 53, for the relief of Robert William Thompson.-Mr. J. E. Armstrong.


QUESTIONS


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.]


OTTAWA CUSTOMS BUILDING.

LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. Were tenders invited for the construction of a retaining wall and sidewalks at the Customs building, Sussex street, Ottawa?

2. If so, who were the tenderers, and what was the amount of their respective ibids?

3. (a) To whom was the contract awarded, and (b) when is the work to be completed?

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

1 and 2. The P. 'Lyall & Sons Construction Company, contractors for the Customs building, were invited to tender by the Chief Architect, and the tender submitted, amounting to $22,637.50, was accepted.

3. (a) The P. Lyall & Sons Construction Company; (b) the contract called for the *completion on 26th January, 1916. Owing to severe weather work had to he suspended, but the wall will be completed early in the spring.

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A. KASTELLA.

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Mr. MACDONALD:

Liberal

1. What position did A. Kastella hold in the Department of Public Works?

2. When was he appointed?

3. Has he been removed from his position?

4. If so, for what reason?

5. Is the said A. Kastella of German extraction?

6. Is he a British subject?

7. If so, when was he naturalized?

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Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Mechanical superintendent of dredges.

2. May 28, 1914.

3 and 4. No; he resigned on February 15, 1916.

5. Yes.

6 and 7. Yes, by naturalization. Mr. Kastella came to Canada about fourteen years ago, and claimed to have been naturalized in 1904 before a Justice of the Peace. Not having his papers in accordance with the law, he was again naturalized on December 5, 1914.

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March 9, 1916