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Month: November 1867

House of Commons Debates — November 22, 1867

Click here to view the original document (PDF). INDEMNITY TO MEMBERS [Page 121] On motion of Sir John A. Macdonald the second reading of the Bill relating to Indemnity of Members and Salaries of the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament was taken up. Hon. Mr. Dorion said the theory of the sessional allowance of six hundred dollars was that as the session was expected to last one hundred days the pay would be six dollars a day. As a matter of fact, however, in 1865 there were two sessions,… Read more House of Commons Debates — November 22, 1867

House of Commons Debates — November 19, 1867

Click here to view the original document (PDF). INDEMNITY TO MEMBERS [Page 95] Sir John A. Macdonald moved that the House go into Committee of the Whole on the resolutions respecting the indemnity to members and the salaries of the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament. Sir John A. Macdonald explained the provisions of the law of the former Provinces of Canada, which he said had been found to work satisfactorily, and the principle of which had therefore been adopted by the Government in these resolutions. He proposed to fill… Read more House of Commons Debates — November 19, 1867

House of Commons Debates — November 13, 1867

Click here to view the original document (PDF). [Page 41] The Speaker took the Chair at three o’clock. Messrs. Webb and Pope took the oath and their seats. Three petitions were presented and two read. Hon. Dr. Tupper resumed the debate on the address. He said some honourable gentlemen might take objection to bringing before the House after-dinner utterances on public questions, but these were the occasions taken advantage of in England by statesmen to make their sentiments known, and of that nature was the honourable member for Hants’ drill… Read more House of Commons Debates — November 13, 1867