Mr. OLIVER moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 107) to amend the Dominion Lands Act. He said: This Bill is a very short amendment. It relates to the disposition of schools lands. As these sections stand in the Act at present they provide only for the sale of school lands. In practice it is frequently found desirable that school lands should be leased for various purposes, such as grazing rights, mineral rights, or timber rights. There is no specific authority in the Act now to permit leasing and while in practice we have granted leases it is thought it would be right and proper that the practice should be sanctioned by an amendment to the Act.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.