March 3, 1902 (9th Parliament, 2nd Session)


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

In the case to which my hon. friend refers, which, I understand, is the second order, the Bill respecting the Edmonton and Slave Lake Railway Company, I understand, from the statement that has just been made by my hon. friend (Mr. Costigan), that this Bill has actually been printed. It was not printed when the Order paper was printed, but it is now, I understand, in the hands of members. Under such circumstances, I think the House might well take up the Bill. If it is the intention of my hon. friend to have the Bill read the second time, before it is printed I think the House should not agree to that proposition. But, when the Bill is printed, as a matter of fact, I think the order might be proceeded with.

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