Section agreed to.
Bill reported ; read the third time, and passed.
CANADA AND FRANCE STEAMSHIP SERVICE.
House again in Committee on the following resolution :
Resolved, that it is expedient to make provision for a subsidy, not exceeding $133,333.33 a year, for a steamship service between Canada and France.-The Minister of Trade and Commerce.
(Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))
I moved the House into Committee so as to bring down the information, which my hon. friend the leader of the opposition asked for, and I now lay it on the Table. I would suggest that the resolution be reported, so that I may introduce the Bill, and that we may have the further discussion on the first reading.
Resolution reported ; read the first and second times, and agreed to.
The PRIME MINISTER moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 252) to amend the Acts relating to ocean steamship subsidies.
We are now in our seventh month of the session. From the intimation given us some days ago, the government intend bringing down railway resolutions which may have a very important bearing on the railway Bill we are now considering. Will the right hon. gentleman give us any information as to when the railway resolutions are likely to be brought down, and the supplementary estimates ?
When is the dead-lock with the Auditor General likely to come to an end ? A number of members on both sides find it very inconvenient on account of not being able to draw their indemnity or something on account. Judging from the accounts in the newspapers the Auditor General says it is not his fault.
The question is a pertinent one, especially as this is exhibition week, and hon. members may require a dollar or so to take part in the festivities. But I am sorry that I cannot give any information. As the matter now stands, it is in the right and power of the Auditor General to establish a dead-loek and it pleases him to do it.