Canada, House of Commons Debates, [Union of British Columbia with Canada], 1st Parl, 4th Sess (4 April 1871)

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Date: 1871-04-04
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 1st Parl, 4th Sess, 1871 at 331.
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Tuesday, April 4, 1871

[Page 331]


Hon. Sir GEORGE-É. CARTIER moved that the House do resolve itself into Committee of the Whole tomorrow, to consider the following resolution:

Resolved, That the railway referred to in the Address to Her Majesty concerning the Union of British Columbia with Canada, adopted by this House on Saturday, April 1, instant, should be constructed and worked by private enterprise, and not by the Dominion Government; and that the public aid to be given to secure that undertaking should consist of such liberal grants of land, and such subsidy in money, or other aid, not unduly pressing on the industry and resources of the Dominion, as the Parliament of Canada shall hereafter determine.

Mr. MACKENZIE said after the ruling of the Speaker yesterday in the case of the Insolvency Act, this resolution was clearly out of order.

Hon. Sir GEORGE-É. CARTIER said it would be time enough to raise an objection when the motion should come before the House tomorrow.

The SPEAKER said he would decide tomorrow when the motion was made for the House to go into Committee.



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