February 28, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)


William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)



I had contemplated bringing forward a revision of the Banking Act, and it is in an advanced condition. I am aware of the representations made within the last day or two on both sides as to the desirability of curtailing the government programme and bring about an early prorogation, and I would like to know what progress is likely to be made in that regard before deciding definitely.
I still desire to bring forward the Banking Act, but if there is to be an early prorogation the proposed Act might stand over until next session, as the bank charters do not expire until July 1, 1911. If the session is to be protracted the Bank Act will be brought forward, but if there is a desire to curtail the session it may remain over until next session.

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