April 19, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

The precedent of renewing a patent when the trouble arises from nonpayment of fees is an old one. Each case of this kind must be decided on its merits. That is the business of the Private Bills Committee and the committee having passed this Bill I would be disposed to support it. If another Bill was rejected by the Private Bills Committee, I would be disposed to endorse their action and if the Bill was brought up by some other means in the House, I would oppose it. But this Bill seems to be quite innocent and quite satisfactory. Some hon. gentlemen opposite say that it is. I have no knowledge of it myself. I do not think that because any other Bill has been rejected by the Private Bills Committee, that is any reason why we should reject this one.

Topic:   PATENT OF THE SUBMARINE COMPANY.
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