The SOLICITOR GENERAL (Hon. Charles | Fitzpatrick) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 157) to amend the Acts of 1899 and 1900 respecting the Quebec Harbour Commissioners. He said : This is not a matter of any particular importance. It provides merely that the authority conferred by the Act of 1899 on the Harbour Commissioners of Quebec to guarantee the interest on $200,000 at 3 per cent for twenty years, for the construction of an elevator in Quebec, shall be changed, and authority given to them to guarantee the interest on $300,000 at 2 per cent. The annual contribution of the harbour commissioners will be the same, if they are called on to pay anything at all.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.