May 31, 1905

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

When the subject was last discussed, I think the Minister of Justice informed us that the clauses would be taken up in the order suggested from this side. Is that the understanding of the right hon. gentleman, or will he give us aif idea as to the order ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   THE AUTONOMY BILL.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I have not considered that at all. If the Minister of Justice agreed upon any order, I have no objection.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   THE AUTONOMY BILL.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I am sorry the Postmaster General is not in his seat to-day, but he is expected to-morrow or the day after when I shall make it my duty to call his attention to the remarks of my hon. friend (Mr. Barr). I hope that at next sitting we will be able to give my hon. friend the information he asks ; I do not know whether he will be satisfied with it or not, but at all events he is entitled to It.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   THE AUTONOMY BILL.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

My understanding was that he would consult the wishes of hon. gentlemen on this side and follow the order we suggested.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   THE AUTONOMY BILL.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON.

I think lie said lie would leave the schedules to the last.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   THE AUTONOMY BILL.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Yes, he desired to have the redistribution clauses left until the end ; but apart from that, lie was willing to leave the order to us.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   THE AUTONOMY BILL.
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CON

SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Some time ago, when the right hon. gentleman and the Minister of Justice were both here, I said I would bring up again the question of the continued delay in filling the vacancy upon the bench of the Supreme .Court of Nova Scotia. The answer I then received was of a very indefinite and unsatisfactory character, and 1 am bringing the matter up again, not for the purpose of discussing it, but for the purpose of stating that I would like more definite and satisfactory answers when the Minister of Justice and I are next in the House together. I'reminded the right hon. gentleman in the first instance that there are now only six judges instead of seven, as required by law, upon the bench of the Supreme Court of the province, and that lias been the condition since the month of February, 1904-nearly eighteen months ago. I do not wish to discuss the subject in the absence of the Minister of Justice, but I would like the right hon. gentleman or his colleague to be prepared to discuss that question just as soon as the Minister of Justice, whose indisposition I very much regret, is able again to take his seat in this House.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

The question of my hon. friend is quite reasonable, and I shall make it my duty to accede to it. I am sorry that at this moment I cannot indicate at what time my hon. colleague will be able to resume his seat in the House. But if he finds himself unable to do so next week, the public business will not suffer, and we shall proceed in his absence. If by the middle of next week, he cannot be here, I shall ask my hon. friend to bring up this question.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I was not urging that the Minister of Justice should come here before he is quite able to attend to business, but merely desired to bring to the right hon. gentleman's notice that this is a subject which in my opinion demands discussion and which I trust the government will be prepared to discuss at an early date.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Hear, hear.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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Motion agreed to, and House went into Committee of Supply. Port Hawkesbury wharf-additional amount, $700.


LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

This is a balance due on the purchase of a wharf at Hawkesbury, N.S. The price was $2,950, legal expenses $250, total $3,200. We paid by cheque $2,500, leaving a balance of $700. The wharf was purchased from Mrs. raint.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

Is not $250 rather high for legal expenses ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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CON

George Taylor (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR.

Who was the legal gentleman who got that plum ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I could not give the name. It was for the legal expenses in connection with the transfer of the property, but there may be more in the item than is expressed here. All these items are passed upon by the Department of Justice and no doubt the charge is reasonable.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

The legal expenses in the case of an ordinary transfer of a piece of property would not amount to $250 or anything like it. For $25 to $50 would be about a reasonable charge. If the Minister of Finance will consult his hon. colleague, the Solicitor General, that hon. gentleman will tell him what would be a fair charge.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX.

Ordinarily the amount might appear rather large; but it happens sometimes that there are many negotiations in connection with the sale and transfer of property. Lately we had a transaction in Montreal in which it appeared at first sight that the amount for the transfer was large, but we found that we had to take proceedings through our agent, which increased the expense.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

In very special circumstances the cost might be easily run up to $1,000 ; but I am speaking of an ordinary transfer of property where you examine a title and prepare a conveyance. From $25 to $50 would be ample for that.

Topic:   SUPPLY-INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY TIME-TABLE.
Subtopic:   SUPREME COURT, NOVA SCOTIA-'VACANT JUDGESHIP.
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May 31, 1905