First report of the select standing committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines-Mr. Cahill.
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- ANNUAL REPORT
CANADA SHIPPING ACT, AMENDMENT
Mr. A. C. CASSELMAN (Grenville-Dundas) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 23, to amend the Canada Shipping Act.
He said: The object of this bill is to do away with the discrimination which now exists between ships clearing from Montreal eastward and those clearing from points west of Montreal eastward with respect to pilotage dues, the latter, class being obliged to pay such dues if they go east of Montreal whether they carry pilots or not, while in the case of the former class pilotage dues are not charged unless pilots are used.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
REARRANGEMENT OF DEPARTMENTS POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
On the Orders of the Day:
CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE.
The House resumed from Thursday, April 15, the debate on the motion of Hon. J. A. Robb (Minister of Finance), that Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair for the House to go into committee of Ways and Means.