Province of Canada, Legislative Council, Scrapbook Debates, 8th Parl, 5th Sess, (10 July 1866)

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Date: 1866-07-10
By: Province of Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Province of Canada, Parliament, Scrapbook Debates, 8th Parl, 5th Sess, 1866 at 37.
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Tuesday, July 10th, 1866.

The Speaker took the chair at three o’clock.

After routine.

Hon. Sir N.F. Belleau brought in a return to an Address to His Excellency, praying for a statement of the whole cost of the Puublic Buildings to datel of rhe amount necessary for their completion and for furniture; for levelling and embellishing the grounds; for lighting, heating, wages and maintenance.

On motion of Hon. Mr. Aikins, a Select Committee was appointed to consider the amending of the Upper Canada Municipa;l Act, said Committee to consist of Hon Messrs. Burnham, Christie, Vidal, Reesor, Blake, Currie, Flint and the mover.

The order for the third reading of the Belleville Cemetrary Act being called,

Hon. Mr. Campbell said he would suggest to the hon. member who had it in charge (Hon. Mr. Flint) to allow it to be referred to the Committee of the whole House for the purpose of amending it, as provided in the general law respecting burial places, viz. to protect the property from seizure for tax or debt of the parties owning the lots.

Hon. Mr. Flint was obliged to the Hn. Commissioner of Crown Lands for the suggestion, and moved that the Bill be referred to a Committee of the Whole to-morrow. —Carried.

The following Bills were then read a third time and passed:

Bill to charter the Belleville and Marmora Railway.

Bill to amend the Act of the Savings Bank of Notre Dame de Quebec.

Bill to ascertain the proprietorship fo the Commons of Bertheir and Isle du Pads.

On motion of Hon. Mr. Ferrier, the Bill to enable the Trustees of the Wesleyan Methodist Queen Street Church property, Toront, to put the same under the English Model Trust Deed, was then read a second time and referred to the Committee on Private Bills.

Hon. Mr. Hamilton (Kingston), from the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce, reported the Bill to amend the charter of the Bank of Upper Canada, with amendments.

Hon. Mr. Allan explained that the Bill as brought before the House, contemplated: 1st. The reduction of the capital. 2nd. The issue of preferential shares. 3rd. A change in the qualification of the Directors, but the Committee had dropped the 2nd clause and provided that before the proposed reduction in the capital stock took place, a notice of 60 days should be given to all stockholders.

The amendments were then concurred to, and the Bill was ordered for a third reading to-morrow.

The House then adjourned.

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