June 18, 1920

UNION

Walter Davy Cowan

Unionist

Mr. COWAN:

Will you permit me, Mr. Chairman, to speak again for just a minute. There is no intention of attempting to lower the level of Last Mountain lake and I do not wish to take the dam away. I did not say that and I want the hon. member to withdraw the statement. What I said was that I wanted a dam put in there with sluices in it so that the water could be regulated and let out what is necessary for the farmers below. That is all that is asked. I hope the hon. member will be more careful and not put into my mouth words that I did not use. ,

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UNION

John Frederick Johnston

Unionist

Mr. JOHNSTON:

The hon. member is getting unduly excited. I did not state that he had said the dam should be taken away; if he wall read my remarks in Hansard tomorrow he will see that I did not. What I did say was that the minister should not pay too much attention to the representations that were made by the hon. member for Regina in his remarks. I said that the hon. member from Regina had said that some people had asked that this dam should be blown up; to this I took exception and that is all I stated.

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UNION

Walter Davy Cowan

Unionist

Mr. COWAN:

I am very pleased to see that the farmer representative is looking

after the interests of the pleasure-seekers around Last Mountain lake instead of the farmers in the Qu'Appelle valley.

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UNION

John Frederick Johnston

Unionist

Mr. JOHNSTON:

I do not wish to continue the controversy with the hon. member for Regina.

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UNION
UNION

John Frederick Johnston

Unionist

Mr. JOHNSTON:

As far as that is concerned I think I can take care of myself, but the point is this: As I have said Last Mountain lake is a pleasure resort not only for the people in the towns and cities in that country but also for the farmers who like a day of recreation once in a whale; and if any harm has been done to the farmers in the Qu'Appelle valley others may have been recompensed to a probably larger extent and the matter should be thoroughly investigated before any change is made.

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L LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Laurier Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

It seems to be a ques

tion of something like dynamics that the hon. member for Regina has given us. I can quite understand that a dam would stop water until it got to a certain level, but after reaching the height of the dam would not the water go over its edge and run into the valley below?

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UNION

Walter Davy Cowan

Unionist

Mr. COWAN:

'To a very limited extent. The water has been raised, and that is what I have been trying to impress upon the committee, to six feet above its natural level.

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L LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Laurier Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

And then would not the water run over the dam?

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UNION

Walter Davy Cowan

Unionist

Mr. COWAN:

It would if there was any left. But the dam is there and it carries the water into the lake. By the time it has got into the lake there is no water left to any extent in the Qu'Appelle river and there is practically none for the farmers below. I wish it to be distinctly understood that vested interests have been created by the establishment of a large number of pleasure resorts on that lake. I am not wishing those interfered with at all, and the engineering process which I recommend will not have that effect. It will not lower the level of the lake at all, the water can be retained and only such a flow released as will be required for the farmers below.

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L LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Laurier Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

I can quite understand the hon. member's persistency.

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UNION

Walter Davy Cowan

Unionist

Mr. COWAN:

I am Scotch.

Mr. McKENZIlE: But on account of the flow of water they have there the laws of gravitation do not seem to be the same in that part of the country as elsewhere.

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UNION

John Archibald Campbell

Unionist

Mr. CAMPBELL:

May I ask what

dredging it is proposed to do in the province of Manitoba this year?

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Charles Bernhard Heyd

Mr. J. D. HELD:

There is the Red river (St. Andrews); Winnipeg beach; Red river (Sugar Point); Selkirk (Blue channels) ; [DOT] Winnipeg channels, the Pas, the Winnipeg-osis, Snake island, Selkirk, the Forks, the entrance channel to Red river.

Dredging, British Columbia-?4'00,(K)0.

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UNI L

John Flaws Reid

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. J. D. REID:

I understand the Minister of Finance wants to go on with some of his Bills, .and therefore I move that the committee rise and report progress and ask leave to sit again this day.

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Motion agreed to, and progress reported.


SPECIAL WAR REVENUE ACT AMENDMENT, 1915. (BILL 183.)


On the motion of Sir Henry Drayton (Minister of Finance) Bill No. 183 to amend the special War Revenue Act 1915, was read a second time and the House went into committee thereon, Mr. Boivin in the Chair. On section 1-Stamp tax, bills and notes, etc.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I move that the further consideration of this clause be postponed and that we proceed to the consideration off clause 2 which deals with the luxury tax.

Motion .agreed to.

On section 2-New excise taxes, etc.

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Henry Lumley Drayton (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

X would like to move in view of the other increases which have been made and in order to bring the prices properly into line, that the item as to caps be changed so as to provide for the taxation of caps in excess of $3 in place of $2.

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June 18, 1920