April 3, 1915 (12th Parliament, 5th Session)

CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

YTes. What was wrong with the Act was that St. Denis ward was not excluded as it should have been. I beg to move that section 6 of the Bill as introduced be struck out, and that the following be substituted as section 7:
Number 14 (a), the description of the electoral district of Hull, is repealed and the following is substituted therefor:
"(a) The electoral district of Hull shall consist of Hull city, East and West Hull, the municipality of South Hull, Gatineau Point, East and West Templeton, the town of Buckingham, the township of Buckingham, the township of Southeast Buckingham, the township of North Templeton, L'Ange Gardien, Portland East and West, Derry, Bowman, Villeneuve East and West, Blake, McGill, B gelow, Wells, Wabassee and Dudley.
The effect of this is to add to the description of Hull, as it stands in the existing law, the townships of South East Buckingham, North Templeton and the municipality of South Hull. As the present Bill was introduced it only provided for the inclusion in Hull of Southeast Buckingham and North Templeton, in addition to those mentioned in the Act as it stood. I understand that it was considered that it properly should include the municipality of South Hull, and I am now moving to include in the description of the electoral district the municipalities of Southeast Buckingham, North Templeton and South Hull. That necesitates amendments in regard to the electoral districts of Labelle and Wright, because these portions which are included in Hull are, under the existing Act, included in Labelle and Wright. Southeast Buckingham is included in Labelle, and North Templeton and South Hull are included in Wright. Therefore, to make the descriptions of Labelle and Wright consistent with these changes, I beg to move that section 8 be as follows:
Number 14 (b), the description of the electoral district of Labelle, is repealed and the following is substituted therefor:
" (b) The electoral district of Labelle which shall be constituted as at present less the town of Buckingham, the township of Buckingham, the township of Southeast Buckingham, L'Ange Gardien,-
etc. The amendment consists in excluding those townships and municipalities which have been put into the electoral district of Hull, and the rest of the description remains the same. Then, section 9 is as follows:
Number 14 (c), the description of the electoral district of Wright is repealed and the following is substituted therefor:

Then follows the description of the electoral district of Wright as it stands at present in the statute, save that we add to the part excluded North Templeton and the municipality of South Hull. I think that completes the corrections in accordance with the agreement come to with respect to the matter.
In the description of the constituency of Jacques Cartier, the draftsman has put in the wording: " less any part of St. Denis ward." Inasmuch as only a part of St. Denis ward was ever included in Jacques Cartier, and we cannot, therefore, take out the whole, I suggest that perhaps the better way is to make the wording: " less any
part of St. Denis ward at present included-in said county."

Topic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS REPRESENTATION ACT AMENDMENT BILL.
Subtopic:   CORRECTION OP CLERICAL. ERROR.
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