February 19, 1912

LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD.

I called the attention of the Prime Minister to the question of the legality of the appointment of Mr. Macpherson. I am very much impressed with the view that his appointment could not legally be made in the way it was. and I had hoped that when he spoke he would have dealt with that. Unless he is in a position to discuss that now, I would like to hear about it on the third reading of the Bill.

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.
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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE.

With reference to the appointment of Mr. Macpherson, the law clerk of the Commission advised Mr. Leonard that he had the power to make the appointment. Mr. Mclsaac, one of the commissioners, advised the same tiling, and the Commission as a whole, in . Mr. MACLEAN (Halifax).

passing the estimates for the payment of Mr Macpherson, in that way confirmed it.

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD.

I do not think that was good enough.

Bill reported.

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NATIONAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN.

Order No. 28, Public Bills and Orders, is a resolution standing in the name of the hon. member for Lambton (Mr. Armstrong). Since the resolution was last discussed there has been no opportunity of calling it except on one occasion when the Postmaster General had to be absent. The hon. gentleman is desirous of not being hampered by having the resolution on the order paper where it cannot be discussed without the consent of the House. I, therefore, move that order No. 28 be called for the purpose of having the resolution withdrawn. The hon. member for Rouville (Mr. Lemieux) desires to discuss some of the matters that are embraced within this resolution. A day or two ago when he proposed to do that, the point of order was raised, and it was considered that with the unanimous consent of the House he might go on. However, I think it will be better to proceed in. the regular way. It is for that reason I move the resolution.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.
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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Under what circumstances will the discussion come on?

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN.

The discussion will come on at any time the member for Rouville is desirous of raising it, when we go into Supply as I understand.

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.
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CON

Joseph Elijah Armstrong

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARMSTRONG.

I do not understand that the member for Rouville would have the bringing up of the subject. I was debating the subject and was going to bring it up myself.

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Motion agreed to. Mr ARMSTRONG moved, seconded by Mr. Lennox, that order No. 28 be discharged. Motion agreed to.


MANITOBA BOUNDARIES.

LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

There is a resolution under the heading of government notices of motion in regard to the Manitoba Boundaries. Would it be possible to lay on the table the correspondence in connection with this matter, beginning with the conference that was held between the Premiers of Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and the Prime Minister of Canada, and covering the period from that time forward to the present?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MANITOBA BOUNDARIES.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN.

I have already given instructions that the order of the House

which has already been made in that regard, be complied with before the resolution is brought on.

Mr. BORDEN moved the adjournment of the Blouse.

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Subtopic:   MANITOBA BOUNDARIES.
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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN.

We expect to take up government Bills, beginning with the Grain Bill, and after that Supply, proceeding with the estimates of the Minister of the Interior.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 12.50 a.m., Tuesday.



Tuesday, February 20, 1912.


February 19, 1912