September 18, 1903


House went into committee to consider the following resolution : Resolved, that it is expedient to amend the Act respecting the Judges of Provincial Courts, and to provide for an additioaal Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, at a salary of $4,000 per annum.-The Minster of Justice.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Would my hon. friend the Minister of Justice he good enough to explain ?

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick).

I think I shall have to ask the committee to rise, because I find that I have not the draft of the Bill which I intend to base on this resolution. It is intended to provide for the appointment of an additional Superior Court judge in the province of Quebec for the district of Pontiac. Provision was made by the legislature of Quebec eight years ago for the appointment of this judge, hut effect was not given to it, because we 'did not think the business justified the making of the appointment. The district of Pontiac will be taken from the district of Hull, and will be constituted into a separate district. If there is any information which my hon. friend desires, I will procure it for him ; but this is simply giving effect to that legislation.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

None of the members of the bar from the province of

Quebec' are here, and I am not at all familiar with the matter ; but I have no doubt that any information we desire can be obtained on the first or the second reading of the Bill, and therefore, I will not ask that there should be any delay to-night ; assuming, of course, that we can have the same discussion on the Bill that we might have had on tliis resolution.

Resolution reported, and read the first time.

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ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.


The PRIME MINISTER moved the adjournment of the House.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

I understand that we are to take up the National Transcontinental Railway Bill on Monday ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

Yes.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Has the right hon. gentleman any information to give us to when the Bill with reference to the Consolidated Revenue and Audit Act will he taken up ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

Our intention is, as soon as we dispose of the National Transcontinental Railway Bill, to complete the Redistribution Bill, and then, I suppose, we will take up the other.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

My hon. friend the Minister of Finance will hear in mind that he was to lay on the Table of the House some documents with reference to that Bill.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

At my hon. friend's suggestion, I will have the papers submitted in printed form, and the Bill will not be proceeded with until the papers are on the Table.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 11.50 p.m.



Monday, September 21, 1903.


September 18, 1903