May 17, 1916


The House proceeded to consider resolutions reported from Committee of Supply. Resolutions concurred in.


WAYS AND MEANS-THE SUPPLY BILL.


On motion of Sir Thomas White (Minister of Finance), the House went into Committee of Ways and Means, Mr. Rhodes in the Chair:


CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE moved:

Resolved, that towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty, on account of certain expenses of the public service for the financial year ended 31st March, 1916, the sum of $4,485,537.26 be granted out, of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada.

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Motion agreed to.


CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE moved:

Resolved, that towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty, on account of certain expenses of the public service for the financial year ending 31st March, 1917, the sum of $115,077,465.72 be granted out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada.

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Motion agreed to. Resolutions reported and concurred in.


THE SUPPLY BILL.


Sir THOMAS WHITE thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 104, for grant- ing to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service for the financial years ending respectively the 31st March, 1916, and the 31st March,. 1917. Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first and second time, considered in committee, reported, read the third time, and passed.


CANADA SHIPPING ACT AMENDMENT.

CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. J. D. HAZEN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries):

I would like to call the

attention of the House to Order No. 26, Public Bills and Orders, Bill No. 21, to amend the Canada Shipping Act, which was introduced by the hon. member for Guys-borough (Mr. J. H. Sinclair). This Bill at my suggestion was referred to the Select Standing Committee on Marine and Fisheries. After hearing the evidence and statements from officials of the Marine and Fisheries Department and others interested in marine matters, that committee made a report recommending the Bill to the favourable consideration of the House. I may say that the Department of Marine and Fisheries agrees with the report of that committee, and under those circumstances I beg to move that public Bills and Orders be now taken up in order that Bill No. 21 may be referred to the Committee of the Whole.

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Motion agreed to, and the House went into committee on Bill No. 21-Mr. Sinclair-to amend the Canada Shipping Act, Mr. Rhodes in the Chair. On section 1-definition of coasting voyages extended:


CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

There are some amendments.

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LIB
CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN:

The amendments are

verbal.

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LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

The meaning is not

changed in the slightest degree. The wording was a little involved owing to the fact that the old statute was followed, and the law clerk advised that these changes should be made in order to make- it clearer.

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Section agreed to. Bill reported, read the third time and passed.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.

CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

This practically -cleans the Order Paper. When the House met at two o'clock the right hon. leader of the Opposi-

tion mentioned the question about the Public Printing. We promised that the subject would be discussed before adjournment to-night. We have yet for discussion this matter of printing, and the question of pensions; and I am sure that the hon. members of the House would not like to separate without having a few parting words from our friends from the Maritime Provinces about fish. We meet at two o'clock to-morrow, and prorogation has been arranged for four-thirty o'clock. If we can discuss the three questions between two o'clock and four-thirty we could now adjourn.

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LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

If we postpone the discussion until two o'clock we will have to get through by four-thirty, .so it has its bright side. If we start now we do not know when we will get through. The leader of the Opposition is interested in the printing question,- and he is not here to-night. I imagine that the discussion of pensions will not take long, as there is to be no legislation.

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May 17, 1916