For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams, orders in council, between the government of Canada or any member thereof, or officials and any other person or persons in reference to the development of water-power on the Seven Sisters site and Slave Falls, including all correspondence with the government
Fishing Licenses in British Columbia
of Manitoba, the city of Winnipeg and all other private companies seeking to control power sites on the Winnipeg river in Manitoba.
A great deal of correspondence would have to be 'brought down if the motion was passed as it stands, and I am informed that a great deal of the .correspondence is not material to anyone. Perhaps the hon. gentleman would let the motion stand until I have had an opportunity of discussing it with him. I think we can reduce the order very materially.
For a return showing a detailed statement of expenditures on Black Point breakwater, Richmond county, together with a copy of all correspondence relating thereto, from March 15, 1927, to March 15, 1928.
Topic: UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic: BLACK POINT BREAKWATER
would like to call the attention of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Cardin), or possibly the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe), to the decision recently given by the Supreme Court of Canada on a question that was referred to it some months ago regarding the jurisdiction of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries under the Fisheries Act, in relation to the issuance of certain fishing licenses in British Columbia. In view of that decision, I would ask if it is the intention of the government to amend the Fisheries Act to meet the situation'that has arisen, or how is it proposed to deal with the situation, because this is a matter of very great importance to British Columbia.
I may say that the judgment is of very recent occurrence. As a matter of fact,
I have not yet had the opportunity of seeing a copy of it; I do not think that an official copy has been received by the department, but it may have been. In view of the importance of the matter, we shall certainly consider the advisability of appealing this judgment to the Privy Council.