August 22, 1914 (12th Parliament, 4th Session)


Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)


I think the provisions of the Bill are broad enough to embrace the various conditions in $ie different parts of the Dominion. It is proposed to add to section 6 the following clause, which will perhaps to some extent meet the suggestions made by the hon. gentleman:
The persons whose names are mentioned in section 2 shall constitute the provincial executive committee, and provided that ten of the said persons are present at the first meeting, the corporation may be organized and the executive committee may be selected by them, and until otherwise provided by by-law or regulation made by the executive committee, ten members of the executive committee shall be a quorum.
My hon. friend has spoken of the limited number of names from the city of Ottawa.
I may say that at the meeting held the other day one of the objections advanced from other cities was that the number of names from the city of Ottawa was, perhaps, too large. Toronto and Montreal felt, and very properly so, that they should be strongly represented. The members of the committee who had charge of this act of incorporation followed pretty closely the form of the Bill that we had in 1901.

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