March 5, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


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

That for the remainder of the session Government Orders shall have precedence after questions on Thursdays.
He said : In making this motion, I may inform the House of the government business,
not only so far as it is already before the House, but so far as it is intended to bring in other business. There are on the Order paper two Bills to be introduced by the Solicitor General, one relating to the Franchise Act and one relating to the Elections Act. These Bills will be introduced, probably, tomorrow. Then, the Minister of the Interior contemplates introducing a Bill for the consolidating of the Indian Act. The Minister of Finance contemplates introducing the Bill, which was announced in the speech from the Throne, concerning the mint. A Bill will be introduced concerning the Alien Labour law. The day after to-morrow the Bill concerning the Alien Labour law will be introduced, and the other two probably in the course of a week. It is expected that supplementary estimates will be introduced not this week, but early next week.
I will not say that this is all the legislation to be introduced this session, but if there is more, it will be of a light character.

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