January 25, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I do not know
whether I make myself perfectly plain. I thought we might introduce the Railway Bill, pass it through the second reading without discussion, and then possibly it might be arranged between a committee of this House and a committee of the Senate that some work be done upon that during adjournment.

Whether or not that would be possible, I do not know; members are not, perhaps, very anxious to work during the period of adjournment. At all events, this House and the Senate could give to the members of the committee, whoever they may be, an opportunity to do some work in the interim. The Minister of Marine and Fisheries reminds me that it may be necessary to introduce a Bill, which, I think, will not be controversial, with regard to the Harbour Commission works that are proceeding at Quebec. If my right hon. friend should find that the proposal is controversial we shall not press it before adjournment, but if he is disposed to accept it we would have that also put through before adjournment.

Topic:   IMPERIAL WAR CONFERENCE.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OP PARLIAMENT-PROPOSED ADJOURNMENT.
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