May 18, 1918

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member may put ,a supplemental question on the Order Paper and get his answer in that way.

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member should proceed in the usual way and put a supplemental question on the Order Paper.

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George Boyce

Unionist

Mr. BOYCE:

I do not want to be called to order, because I have not spoken very often.

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FARMERS' DELEGATION.


On the Orders of the Day:


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Thomas Vien

Laurier Liberal

Mr. THOMAS VIEN (Lotbiniere):

Has the Prime Minister been handed a certain communication which was addressed to His Excellency the Governor General regarding the last convention of farmers held at Ottawa?

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Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I understood it was to he referred to me, but it has not yet arrived so far as I am aware.

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Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I will make any necessary announcement in that regard at a later date.

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HALIFAX RELIEF 'COMMISSION.


On the motion of Sir Robert Borden (Prime Minister), Bill No. 97, respecting the Halifax Relief Commission, was Tead the second time and the House went into committee thereon, Mr. Boivin in the Chair. On section 1-Act of Nova Scotia ratified:


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Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

The purpose of this Bill is merely to confirm an Act of the legislature of the province of Nova Scotia conferring certain powers on the Halifax Relief Commission, and also to provide that the accounts of the commission shall be audited 'by such persons as the Governor in Council may appoint on the recommendation of the Auditor General of Canada. The provincial Act conferred upon the Halifax Relief Commission power to make certain alterations in the streets of the city. My right hon. friend, who knows the city fairly well, will recollect that in the north end the streets run directly up a very steep hill from the water. It is proposed that as that district has Ibeen completely devastated, the commission shall have power to run certain of the main arteries of the city diagonally along the hill so as to secure a much better grade, and that for that pur-

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pose they shall have power to acquire or expropriate the land that is necessary for making these alterations. Those are the principal features of the Bill. The provincial Act confers! upon the Halifax Relief Commission certain powers which could not properly, in the first instance at least, be conferred by this Parliament.

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Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

*Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

As I understand the explanation of the Prime Minister, this Bill is simply to confirm, so far as our confirmation may be necessary, an Act passed 'by the legislature of Nova Scotia.

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Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

And to provide that the' accounts of the commission shall be audited.

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Rodolphe Lemieux

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

When a decision' has been reached by the Commission, which I do not at all criticise, will it be submitted to the Council?

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May 18, 1918