July 17, 1908

LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

No ; a great deal of it is stored. Some of the engineers claim that a great deal of it could be used. I suppose much would depend on the design of the bridge. I do no.t care to express an opinion, but it seems to me that the present site and piers will do. If the site is retained, the piers ought to be usable.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

It strikes me that this is a pretty fair bargain for the company, but a pretty bad one for the country.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

We are not making a bargain but carrying out the statute.

Bill reported, read the third time and passed.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

There is a Bill on Public Bills and Orders which I would ask leave to call. I quite realize that a Bill of this character can only go through at this stage by general consent, and I think probably the character of this Bill may get such consent. I beg leave to move that item 00 on Public Bills and Orders, being Bill (No. 187) to amend the Canadian Temperance Act, be now called.

428$

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

Before that motion is put, while I do not object to the subject matter of the Bill, I desire to protest against this Bill taking precedence of my Bill on a very much more important subject. This House unanimously passed my Bill to amend the Railway Act early in the session, and sent it to the Senate before Christmas. It was a Bill to protect the lives of every man,'woman and child from the fatal accidents that are taking place every day at railway crossings. The Senate amended that Bill three or four months afterwards, and sent it back to this House. A week or ten days ago I asked the House to consider this Bill, and was told by the Minister of Railways that it was too late in the session, and that they could not take up any Public Bills and Orders. I think if any Bill is to be taken up, it should* bd that one.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I would not care to offer any opinion on that point to-night. I realize now that this Bill to amend the Canada Temperance Act can not go through, unless it meets with general approval. I judge from what my hon. friend says that this Bill may be a matter of debate, I offer no opinion concerning it. But if there is no objection to this Bill, we can deal with it.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

Two wrongs do not make one right. I was pointing out that a much more important Bill did not get any such treatment, and I do not think it is right.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I would like to look at the Bill. Let it stand till to-morrow.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Then we will let it stand till to-morrow, if my hon. friend prefers. There is another Bill, item 65, a Bill from the Senate relating to the water carriage of goods, ilf there be no objection, I would like to take that up.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What is the nature

of it?

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

It relates to an important subject.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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CON

Alfred Alexander Lefurgey

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LEFURGEY.

There is a good deal of objection to that; it is an obnoxious Bill.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

If I had any idea that these two Bills were coming up I would have looked at them, but I have not been able to do so. Otherwise, I would be happy to go on with them to-night.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

The attention of the House was called to it by the hon. member for South York (Mr. W. F. Maclean), and I intimated to him the other day that the Bill would not be called. However, I will not press it now.

On motion of Mr. Fielding, House adjourned at 1.50 a.m., Saturday.

Saturday, July 18, 1908.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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July 17, 1908