June 7, 1917

QUESTIONS.

GOVERNMENT STORAGE ELEVATOR'S.

LIB

Mr. EDWARDS:

Liberal

1. How many Government terminal and interior storage elevators were there in Canada previous to October 1, 1911, and where were they located?

2. How many Government terminal and interior storage elevators have been constructed since October 1, 1911, and where are they located?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT STORAGE ELEVATOR'S.
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CON

Sir GEORGE FOSTER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. None.

2. Five. Port Arthur, Moosejaw, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT STORAGE ELEVATOR'S.
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS.

LIB

Mr. CARVELL:

Liberal

1. How many recruiting officers have been appointed in the province of Quebec?

2. What are the names, addresses, nature of functions and salaries of said officers?

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LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Liberal

1. Does the Department of Agriculture supply thoroughbred bulls for improvement of stock to applicants for the same?

2. If so, have any' suoh bulls been sent into the County of Dorchester, Quebec, and when?

3. At whose request were these hulls sent, and did they belong to the Department of Agriculture?

4. If so, on what condition were they supplied?

5. From whom did the department purchase the animals referred to?

6. What was the price paid?

7. Has any official of the Department of Agriculture made an investigation as to where these hulls are at the present time?

8. If so, what is the substance of their report?

9. Are the said hulls being used for the purpose for which they were intended?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS.
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MILITARY SERVICE BILL.


On the Orders of the Bay:


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Rt. H@

I beg to announce that the Military Service Bill, 1917, will be introduced on Monday next.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE BILL.
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Rt. H@

Can my right hon. friend say when we may expect the second reading?

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE BILL.
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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:

Whenever it may be convenient. I should be prepared to consult my right hon. friend's convenience in that regard, except that I should like to proceed with it with as much expedition as may be possible.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE BILL.
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ALLEGED ADVANCE TO RAILWAY COMPANY.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux

Liberal

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX:

May I

ask if the report is true, that an advance has been made to a railway company by Order in Council? If this report is true, what is the amount and to what railway company has the advance been made? *

Topic:   ALLEGED ADVANCE TO RAILWAY COMPANY.
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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

I have no information in respect to the question asked by my hon. friend. No advance has been made by Order in Council, so far as I know.

Topic:   ALLEGED ADVANCE TO RAILWAY COMPANY.
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INSURANCE ACT OF 1910.

PROPOSED NEW ENACTMENT.


Sir THOMAS WHITE (Minister of Finance) moved the second leading of Bill No. 53, respecting insurance. He said: This legislation is rendered necessary by a decision of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in what is known as The Insurance Case, which was decided in March of last year. The Bill repeals the Insurance Act of 1910 and Te-enaots it with certain amendments. The amendments are of two classes: First, those which are necessary to remove from the existing Act the features which have been ruled by the decision of the Privy Council in The Insurance Case to be ultra vire6, and, second, those considered necessary to meet changed conditions which have arisen since the passing of the present Act and to remove serious defects which have come to light in the course of its administration. The decision of the Privy Council to which I have alluded is the culmination of considerable litigation which has from time to time during the last twenty years concerned itself with the question of the constitutionality of the Insurance Act. The point as to the constitutionality of the Insurance Act, however, never came up squarely in the course of the litigation to which I have referred. It arose incidentally from time to time, and as a result of the doulbt which was cast upon the constitutionality of the Act, a reference was made by the Solicitor General of Canada to the Supreme Court to determine the question. The Supreme Court gave its decision, and the case was afterwards appealed to the Privy Council. In 1909 it was held by Judge Lett, sitting as magistrate in ihe city of Montreal, that the Insurance Act was ultra vires and that it was not po&sible to enforce the penalties provided by the Act for infractions of the law. As a result, the administration of the Insurance Act was practically paralyzed.


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

On what

ground?

Topic:   INSURANCE ACT OF 1910.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED NEW ENACTMENT.
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June 7, 1917