May 18, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

This is the motion which was introduced yesterday by my hon. friend from Haldimand (Mr. Thompson), which I asked him to let stand over for consideration. The inquiries which were made lead me to believe that the House might fairly entertain this motion and receive the Bill. I understand that Senator Dandurand introduced a Bill into the Senate with regard to the possible extension of patents under certain circumstances for cause assigned, but the Bill was withdrawn, and the Senate agreed to take this particular case into consideration. They went into it very carefully and have reported a Bill. This is only to give effect to what has taken place in the other House ; and as the matter has been fully considered there, I think we may fairly receive the petition.

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