May 12, 1916

LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

Was the Minister of Customs asked with regard to the matter of the admission free of duty of large quantities of goods at Morrisburg?

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John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

We discussed that the other night at the instance of the hon. member for Assiniboia.

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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

I do not think that it

would unnecessarily delay the Estimates if this item were allowed to stand. The minister has been putting his Estimates through pretty rapidly. Is that upon the theory that prorogation is expected to take place shortly?

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William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

It is due to an arrangement which we made before my hon. friend came in.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

We are going to leave some items upon which you can discuss anything.

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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

I understand that when the hon. member for West Lambton (Mr. Pardee) agreed to the arrangement he was not aware that there was an item amounting to over $4,000,000.

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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

Then this might go

through.

Civil Government-Department of Public

, Printing and Stationery-to appoint Frederick Cook Assistant King's Printer and Controller of Stationery, at $4,000 per annum, from July 1st, 1915, $3,000.

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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

That is the gentleman.

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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

My hon. friend

will remember the high cost of living.

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William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

I think it is. It has been in existence since July last.

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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

I think the minister had better let this stand. It is new and we had better have some information about it.

Item stands.

Mines and Geological Survey-Mines Branch -publication of reports, translation of reports into French, purchase books, stationery, chemical laboratories supplies, apparatus, instruments, office contingencies, additional assistance-further amount required, $50,000.

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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

In view of it being ten o'clock, and as most of us were up until five o'clock this morning, probably the minister would leave the rest of the items. There are not very many.

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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

Before the hon.

member came in, I put, not quite as nicely as he has, the same idea, that is that we were up late last night, or early this morning, and I thought it was desirable that we should pass these items and then rise. There are only four more items in the Supplementaries for 1915-16 and I suggest that we pass these and let the Supplementaries for 1916-17, containing about twelve items in all, remain until to-morrow.

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May 12, 1916