February 1, 1917

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

We will not go into any particular Estimates, but we will give you what you want; we will give you a quarter of the total amount in these Estimates.

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

They are just the same as the usual Estimates.

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LIB
CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

We have usually put through the vote for Civil Government.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

I have no objection to your putting through the Estimates that you want to put through, but you know there is a rule that on Thursday and Friday the Speaker leaves the Chair without any motion, and the House can only take up such Supply as is to be taken into consideration. If we were to pass all the Estimates to-day, when we begin after the adjournment we could not take up any of the Estimates upon any day, and therefore we cannot consent to that. But if it is understood that the rule will not apply, then we will pass the Estimates.

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

I think that can easily be understood on both sides of the House.

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LIB
CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

There is very little that challenges criticism in the Civil Government Estimates.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

No, but I want it to be understood that when we meet on Friday again it will not be said that these Estimates have been passed, but that we will proceed as if the Estimates had not been passed at all.

On the motion of Sir THOMAS WHITE, it was resolved:

That a sum not exceeding one-quarter of the amount set forth in the Main Estimates be granted to His Majesty on account of certain expenses of the public service for the year ending 31st March, 1918.

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LIB
CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

All right; let it go on that basis.

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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

With reference to Item 321 of the Estimates, I beg to move that the words "Canadian Associated Press be struck out and "Canadian Press, Limited" be substituted. This is for a subsidy for a national wire to the West. The press is very much interested in it.

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LIB
CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

Yes.

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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Does that vote include capital as well as ordinary expenditure?

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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

Yes.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

It is onequarter of the Estimates which have been brought down.

Resolution reported and read the first time.

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W7AR LOAN-$500,000,000.


House in Committee to cpnsider the following proposed Resolutions.-Mr. Rain-ville in the chair. 1. That it is expedient to provide that a sum not exceeding five hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) be granted to His Majesty towards defraying any expenses that may be incurred by or under the authority of the Governor in Council during the year ending the 31st day of March, 1918, for:- (a) The defence and security of Canada; (b) The conduct of naval or military operations in and beyond Canada; (c) Promoting the continuance of trade, industry and business communications, whether by means of insurance or indemnity against war risk or otherwise ; (d) The carrying out of any measures deemed necessary or advisable by the Governor in Council in consequence of the existence of a state of war; and (e) Payments made for the said purposes during the fiscal year ending the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and seventeen in excess of the amounts authorized by The War Appropriation Act, 1916. 2. That the Governor in Council be empowered to raise byway of loan, temporary or otherwise, such sums of money as are required for the purpose of making any payment authorized by any Act founded on these Resolutions. 3. That the principal raised by way of loan under this Act and the interest thereon shall be chargeable on the Consolidated Revenue Fund.-Sir Robert Borden.


February 1, 1917