Hon. T. G. MURPHY (Minister of the Interior) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 30, to amend the Yukon Quartz Mining Act.
He said: The regulations for the disposal
of quartz mining claims in the Northwest Territories were established by order in council under the authority of section 35 of the Dominion Lands Act, being chapter 113, of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1927, while quartz mining claims in the Yukon territory are granted under the Yukon Quartz Mining Act, which does not permit of any amendments except by legislation.
The purposes of this bill are twofold:
1. To make it. possible for the governor general in council to extend to holders of mineral claims in the Yukon territory the same measure of consideration as it is possible to extend to holders of mineral claims in the Northwest Territories in the matter of relief from representation work on mineral claims;
2. To provide a penalty clause designed to prevent misrepresentation as to work claimed to have been done on a mineral claim, and to prevent removing or disturbing any legal post or stake marking a claim.
, Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.