April 16, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

I have no desire to force the Bill forward, but I have not heard from the chairman of the committee, as my hon. friend has mentioned. I do not know the conclusion reached by the committee. The Bill has been before the House for a long time, and I was naturally anxious to take the first opnortunitv of carrying; it forward from the stage in which it now stands. _ If there is a reasonable objection to it being
proceeded with at the present time, I will postpone its consideration. But as the hon. member for Leeds (Mr. Taylor) has remarked, the session is getting well advanced, the Bill is long, and I am anxious to get it forward.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENT.
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