July 2, 1919

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH.


Sir HERBERT AMES (St. Antoine) presented the second report of the Special Committee appointed to consider the matter of the development in Canada of seien-, tifie research.


AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION COMMITTEE.

UNION

Richard Coe Henders

Unionist

Mr. R. C. HENDERS (Macdonald) moved:

That the third report of the Select Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization, relating to the printing of evidence taken 'before them during the current session of Parliament, be concurred in, in accordance with the recommendation of the committee in the said report.

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L LIB

James Alexander Robb (Chief Government Whip)

Laurier Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

Does the report involve any recommendation? If so, I should like to know what that recommendation is:

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UNION

Richard Coe Henders

Unionist

Mr. HENDERS:

The report recommends simply the printing of evidence concerning certain matters that came under the consideration and review of the Committee. That is all that is involved in it.

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Motion agreed to. I


BILL RESPECTING ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANIES.


Hon. J. D. REID (Minister of Railways) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 168 respecting Electric and Power Companies.


L LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

Explain.

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Mr. J. D. REID:

The House will remember that the other evening when we passed the Railway Act I promised to introduce a separate Bill embodying clause 374 of that Act, and also to strike out the words " including compensation, if any " in the telephone clause. This Bill is merely to carry out that promise.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


JUDGES ACT AMENDMENT.


On the Order for the first reading of Bill No. 115 (from the Senate) to amend the Judges Act:


UNI L

William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Shelburne and Queen's):

I notice that a proposal has been made to strike this Bill off the Order Paper. I do not wish to champion the Bill but as an act of courtesy to the Senate I think we should give it a first reading, and for that purpose only I beg to move the first reading the Bill.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks).


CANADIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS.- P.E.I. COAL PURCHASES.


Mr. SINCLAIR (Queen's). 1. How many tons of coal were purchased and delivered to the Government Railway in Prince Edward Island in 1917 and 1918? 2. Prom what coal mine was this coal purchased, and from what port was it shipped? 3. How many tons of the above coal were delivered at the ports of Charlottetown, Sum-merside, Georgetown and1 -Souris, in 1917 and 1918? 4. What was the means of transportation used to carry this coal to Prince Edward Island in 1917 and 1918? 5. What quantity of coal has been contracted for, for 1919, for the Government Prince Edward Island Railway? 6. From what coal mine? 7. How is the coal to be carried to Prince Edward Island in 1919? 8. Has the transportation of this coal begun yet? 9. What number of tons will be delivered at Charlottetown, Summerside, Georgetown, and Souris in 1919?


July 2, 1919