July 30, 1917

COUNCIL FOR THE INDIAN TRIBES OF CANADA.


Mr. PORTER moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 119, to incorporate a Council for the Indian Tribes of Canada.


LIB
CON

Edward Guss Porter

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PORTER:

Mr. Speaker, the object of the Bill is to incorporate a friendly society of the various tribes of Indians. A petition has been very largely signed by members of the bands throughout the different provinces asking for incorporation. The objects are numerous, but the principal ones are to promote education and morality and to facilitate the operation of their lands and the investment of their funds.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


WIDENING OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.

STEAMERS BETWEEN ISLAND AND MAINLAND.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

James Joseph Hughes

Liberal

Air. J. J. HUGHES (Kings, P.E.I.):

I* would like to ask the hon. the Alinister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Cochrane) if the Government have come to a final determination in regard to the widening of the gauge of the Prince Edward Island railway, and, if so, what it is? I would like also to ask a question in regard to the running of the steamers between Pictou and Charlottetown and between Summerside and Point du Chene for the balance of the year after the car ferry is put in operation. I would like to know whether they have come to a final determination in regard to that matter, and, if so, what it is?

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. FRANK COCHRANE (Minister of Railways):

The Government has decided not to standardize the Prince Edward Island railway this year. In the first place, it will take a considerable time to make that change. The rails will have to be shifted over, the bridges will have to be widened, the road will have to be straightened and the rolling stock will have to be widened or newly built. Therefore, it is not desirable that we should go on with the work this year. Besides, the war is taking all the finances the Government has. In reference to the other question, it is not decided, but

the Government will endeavour to keep on all the boats that there is business for.

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LIB

James Joseph Hughes

Liberal

Mr. J. J. HUGHES:

That there is business for?

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

Yes.

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LIB

James Joseph Hughes

Liberal

Mr. J. J. HUGHES:

There is no doubt about that.

Topic:   WIDENING OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.
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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

Well, I do not know, and I do not think that the hon. gentleman knows either.

Topic:   WIDENING OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.
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LIB

James Joseph Hughes

Liberal

Mr. J. J. HUGHES:

I do.

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

I hope the hon. gentleman is right. We will keep on all the steamers that are necessary.

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FORBIDDEN CIRCULATION IN CANADA.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER:

Is the Government prepared to make a statement to-day in regard to the suppression of " The Fiddlers"?

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CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

I am afraid I will have to ask my hon. friend (Mr. Oliver) to allow me to report progress and ask leave to rise again to-morrow. There is no information that I have at the present time.

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July 30, 1917