Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)
Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
At the present moment we are simply defining what is an emergency, and I do not think my hon. friend will take exception to the definition. By section 77, to which my hon. friend has alluded, the Governor in Council is given certain powers in case of emergency. Perhaps those powers are too great or are not great enough. That is a question to be discussed when we reach section 77 ; but it seems to me that no exception can be taken by my hon. friend to the definition of emergency, which is the only thing before us at present.
.[DOT] Mr. R. L. BORDEN. I do not quite understand subsection (f) and there is some information which I shall require when we come to consider it again. When I mentioned my objection, I was referred to section 123, which deals, not with general orders, but with regulations ; and they seem to be two distinct things. Section 123 is relevant to subsection (h) but not to subsection (f). When we come to discuss (f) again, I would like a more definite answer to the question I asked a moment ago.