Province of Canada, Legislative Assembly, 8th Parl, 4th Sess (8 August 1865)


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Date: 1865-08-08
By: Province of Canada (Parliament), Morning Chronicle
Citation: “Provincial Parliament. Legislative Assembly. Tuesday, August 8” [Quebec] Morning Chronicle (9 August 1865).
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PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Tuesday, August 8

The Speaker took the Chair at three o’clock.

The following members were in attendance:

Messrs.

Archambault
Beaubien
Bellerose
Biggar
Blanchet
Bown
Brousseau
Brown
Burwell
Cameron
Caron
Cartier
Cartwright
Cauchon
Chambers
Chapais
Cockburn
Coupal
De Boucherville
A.A. Dorion
Eric Dorion
Duckett
Alex. Dufresne
Jos. Dufresne
Dunkin
Evanturel
Thomas Ferguson
William Ferguson
Fortier
Gaucher
Gagnon
Galt
Gibbs
Harwood
Holton
Houde
Howland
Huntington
Haultain
Irvine
Jones
Ford Jones
Knight
Labreche-Viger
Laframboise
Lajoie
Langevin
D.A. Macdonald
J.A. Macdonald
Hope
Mackenzie
McConkey
McDougall
McGee
McIntyre
Morris
Munro
Magill
O’Halloran
Paquette
Perrault
Pinsonneault
Poulin
Pouliot
Raymond
Remillard
Robitaille
Rose
J. Sylvester Ross
Walter Ross
Scatcherd
Scoble
J. Shuter Smith
Stirton
Taschereau
Thibaudeau
Tremblay
T.C. Wallbridge
Walsh
Wells
Amos Wright
Alonzo Wright

By command of His Excellency [Viscount Monck] the members proceeded to the Council Chamber, to hear the Speech from the Throne.

On their return—

The Speaker read His Excellency’s [Viscount Monck] speech in both language.

Routine Business

John A. Macdonald [Kingston, Attorney-General West and Minister of Militia] moved

The first reading of a bill to provide for the administration of oaths to Justices of the Peace.

Carried.

John A. Macdonald [Kingston, Attorney-General West and Minister of Militia] moved

That the Speech from the Throne be taken into consideration to-morrow.

Carried.

Antoine-Aimé Dorion [Hochelaga] asked when information as to the re-construction of the Cabinet would be given to the House—also, whether the Government would bring down the correspondence relative to the mission to England, before the discussion of the Address?

John A. Macdonald [Kingston, Attorney-General West and Minister of Militia] said the explanations would be given, respecting the re-construction, immediately after the Address was moved and seconded. The correspondence respecting the mission to England would be laid on the table the moment the Address was answered. It would be unusual and improper to pursue any other course.

Antoine-Aimé Dorion [Hochelaga] was understood to say he was aware that such a course was not usual, except on special occasions. It had, however, been done last year—as also in 1856 or 1859, in reference to the Seat of Government question. It would be much more convenient on the present occasion if the correspondence to which he referred were brought down before going on with the debate on the Address.

John A. Macdonald [Kingston, Attorney-General West and Minister of Militia] said he would much prefer that the ordinary practice of the House should be pursued.

The matter then dropped.

The motions relative to bribery and corruption at elections, and to the appointments of the Select Standing Committees of the House, were also made and carried.

The Speaker laid before the House a list of the bills of last session left in an unfinished state—also, a report on the state of the Library of Parliament.

The House then, at 20 minutes to 4 P.M., adjourned on motion of the John A. Macdonald [Kingston, Attorney-General West and Minister of Militia].

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