May 29, 1925


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

George Gibson Coote

Progressive

Mr. G. G. COOTE (Macleod):

Mr. Speaker. I rise to a question of privilege. Last night, or rather early this morning, we were discussing a certain resolution regarding the appropriation to the harbour commissioners of the port of Quebec. After the hon. member for Quebec County (Mr. Lavigueur) had spoken I rose in my place and put a question to the minister, and the chairman ruled that I could not put the question as he had called for yeas and nays before I rose. I wish to repeat what I said last night, Mr. Speaker, that I was on my feet when the question was put. If the chairman did not see me I do not see how that could be ruled as being my fault. I appeal to you, Sir, as I understand that you are responsible for the proper procedure being carried on in this House.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. Any such question should have been brought before the committee when the committee was sitting and an appeal from the decision of the chairman taken there and then, not later.

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OPIUM AND NARCOTIC DRUG ACT, 1923, AMENDMENT


Hon. H. S. BELAND (Minister of Health) moved the third reading of Bill No. 46, to amend The Opium and Narcotic Drug Act, 1923. Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed.


PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT


The House in committee of Supply, Mr. Gordon in the chair. Public works-chargeable to income-harbours and rivers, Prince Edward Island-Georgetown-repairs to freight shed on C.N.R. wharf, $1,200.


PRO

Edward Joseph Garland

Progressive

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

This is a

new item; perhaps we should have an explanation.

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LIB

James Horace King (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. J. H. KING (Kootenay, Minister of Public Works):

The Canadian National have a large shed on the wharf at Georgetown which is not being used by the railway authorities. It has been represented to the department that it could be made more useful for the storage of potatoes, and the Department of Public Works are taking it over and putting it in repair.

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Item agreed to. Harbours and rivers generally-repairs and improvements, $10,000.


PRO
PRO
CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Where is this money

intended to be spent, and how much at each place?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

I am afraid I

cannot give that information, because this is a contingent fund to take care of unforeseen conditions that may arise during the year. This year only two notations are made for expenditure, one at Sturgeon, $600, and the other at Skinner's Pond, $400. This item is, of course, entirely for Prince Edward Island.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Where was the money

spent last year? .

Supply-Harbours and Rivers

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

The following are

the places and amounts:

Charlottetown-repairs to scow

$238 07McEachern-wharf repairs

288 02Clifton-wharf

59 17Grand River North-wharf repairs

378 86Port Hill-wharf

315 30Wood Island-south breakwater

61 75* Annandale-wharf

100 00Franklin Point-wharf

391 88Gordon's Point-wharf repairs

556 53St. Mary's Bay-wharf

100 00Panmure Island-wharf

124 83

West Point

wharf

146 21Brudenelle-wharf

40 95

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Item agreed to. Higgin's Shore-wharf repairs, $2,300.


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Where is Higgin's Shore?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

In Prince county. The expenditure is for repairs. It is recommended by the district engineer. The wharf has been very useful as a shelter for a large number of boats engaged in lobster fishing on the eastern coast of Egmont bay, there being no other landing in that vicinity for this traffic. The wharf is in bad condition, no extensive repairs having been made on it for some years, and unless repairs are soon undertaken it will very soon be impassable.

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Item agreed to. Kier's Shore-wharf repairs, $2,000.


May 29, 1925