April 10, 1916

PAPERS.


Abstract of Statement of Insurance Companies in Canada for the year ended December 31, 1915.-Mr. Reid.


PRISONS AND REFORMATORIES ACT AMENDMENT.


Hon. C. J. DOHERTY (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 86, to amend the Prisons and Reformatories Act.


LIB
CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

This Bill is introduced at the instance of the Ontario Government. They have by recent legislation modified their system of reformatories, more particularly by establishing institutions known as industrial farms, and the principal purpose of this Bill is to make applicable to those industrial farms the provisions of the Prisons and Reformatories Act. Provision is also made in this Bill for the transfer of prisoners from the jails to the industrial farms. Another provision gives wider powers than they have hitherto enjoyed to the Parole Board, which was established in connection with the reformatories by the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, these powers being with regard to the determination or suspension of indeterminate sentences.

Topic:   PRISONS AND REFORMATORIES ACT AMENDMENT.
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LIB

Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


POWERS OF RAILWAY COMMISSION.

RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.


Hon. J. D. REID (Minister of Railways) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 87, to amend the Railway Act.


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Explain.

Topic:   POWERS OF RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

This Bill is to repeal section 157 of the present Railway Act, which requires that before a railway charter is

granted the plans must be approved by the Minister of Railways and Canals and also by the Board of Railway Commissioners. Mr. Cochrane's Bill to amend the Railway Act, which was introduced in the Senate about two years ago, but not passed, proposed to amend that section and place all these matters entirely under the control of the Board of Railway Commissioners, and that is also the object of the present amendment.

Topic:   POWERS OF RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


ROYAL COMMISSION ON SHELL CONTRACTS.

APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL.


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I should like to ask my right hon. friend whether he proposes to make any recommendation with regard to the appointment of one of the counsel who are to assist Commissioners Chief Justice Sir William Meredith and Mr. Justice Duff in the inquiry which they are to undertake.

Topic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON SHELL CONTRACTS.
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

I propose to do so, and will see my right hon. friend about it to-morrow.

Topic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON SHELL CONTRACTS.
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL.
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I understand that the commissioners are in a position to start the inquiry, as the commission was issued the latter part of last week. If my right hon. friend will let me have the name as soon as possible, I will see that the necessary steps are taken.

Topic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON SHELL CONTRACTS.
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL.
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April 10, 1916