September 17, 1917

SUPPLY.


The House again in Committee of Supply, Mr. D. Stewart in the Chair.


LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

I suggest to the Minister of Customs (Mr. Reid) that the committee should not proceed to-night.

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John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

There are just three items of the Minister of Inland Revenue. We are leaving a number of other items-

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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

I do not think that three items, or even one item, ought to go through for the Minister of Inland Revenue. I do not think that it is necessary to proceed even with those to-night.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

If we had had notice of this other amendment-

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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Hon. gentlemen on this side had no notice either. It was a matter of public importance.

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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

It was thoroughly understood on Saturday that I desired to move

the motion which I moved to-night. It was a matter of decision by the Speaker; the Honse was thoroughly aware that I had a motion to move in the matter.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

The hon. member may h ve given the Speaker notice; he certainly never gave the Government or any member of the Government notice.

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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

I was ruled out from making the motion. The House was aware uhat I would make a motion in the matter upon the first opportunity upon going into Supply. This is the first opportunity.

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LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

As I understand it, the hon. member endeavoured to move the motion, but it was ruled out on the ground that Supply was taken up automatically on that day.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I am informed that the Prime Minister himself was paired with the hon. member for Edmonton. I am certain that had the Prime Minister known that the motion was to come up, he would have remained in the House.

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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

I did not know that we were going into Supply to-night. If my hon. friend desires to go into personal matters, I may say that when I paired with the Prime Minister I had intended to go home, not anticipating that we should take up Supply to-night.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

It is admitted that we had no notice of the nature of the amendment.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

If the hon. member objects, we will rise now.

Progress reported.

On motion of Hon. Mr. Reid, the House adjourned at 12 midnight.

Tuesday, September 18, 1917.

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September 17, 1917