Province of Canada, Legislative Council, Scrapbook Debates, 8th Parl, 5th Sess, (13 June 1866)

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Date: 1866-06-13
By: Province of Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Province of Canada, Parliament, Scrapbook Debates, 8th Parl, 5th Sess, 1866 at 8-9.
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June 13, 1866.

The speaker took chair at 3 o’clock. After routine,




The Speaker laid upon the table Returns of the Births, Marriages and Deaths in Quebec and Montreal for 1865.


First Reading


Hon. Mr. Olivier introduced a bill to determine who the real proprietors of the Commons of Berthier and Isle du Pads, Second reading on Monday next.




On motion of Hon. Sir N. F. Belleau, the names of Hon. Messrs. Skead and Allan were added to the Standing committee on Banking and Commerce.

Also, the name of Hon. Mr. Read to the Standing Committee on Agriculture.


Notice of Motion


Hon. Mr. Bosse, gave notice that on Friday next, he would move for an address to His Excellency, praying for a detailed statement of all the expense incurred to this day, in the erection of the Parliament Buildings and Departmental Buildings in the City of Ottawa, also a statement of the sums required to finish said buildings, and furnish them completely; also a statement of the amount that will be required annually for warming and lighting the buildings, and for wages, and other necessary expenses for the preservation and maintenance of the said buildings.


Hon. Mr. Guevremont gave notice of motion for Friday, for an address to His Excellency.


1st – Copy of the proceedings of the Harbour Commissioners of Montreal, at their meeting held on the 19th January, 1866.

2nd – Copy of the minutes of proceedings of the said Commissioners at their meeting held on the 10th March, 1866.


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First Reading

Hon. Mr. Armand, introduced a bill to amend the Agricultural acts of Lower Canada, for the purpose of removing certain abuses prejudicial to agriculture; second reading on Monday next.




Hon. Mr. Le Tellier again inquired whether the government intended to give explanations regarding the changes which had taken place in the personnel. In his opinion, it was highly necessary these explanations should be given at the earliest moment, for it might be that some hon. members who supported the Government would not accept them as sufficient.

Hon. Sir N. F. Belleau replied that the circumstances today were the same as yesterday. The Government had always been ready to give full explanations, but had deemed it but tortuous to await the coming of Hon. Mr. Brown, who they were now informed was actually on the road, and who would have been here already but for an accident which detained him The explanations would therefore be given tomorrow.


Presenting the Address


Pursuant to order, the members, attended by the speaker and the officers, proceeded to His Excellency’s Chamber to present the reply to His Excellency’s speech form the throne.


On their return the Speaker stated that he had presented the address, to which His Excellency had replied in the following terms:


Hon. Gentlemen,


I receive your address with much satisfaction. I am confident that you will now proceed to the despatch of the public business with a sincere desire to promote the interests of the country.


On motion of Sir N. F. Belleau, His Excellency’s reply was ordered to be printed in both languages for the use of members.

First Reading


Hon. Mr. Campbell introduced a “Bill to enable the Indians of Caughnawaga to regulate the sale of wood on their reserves.” Second reading on Wednesday next.


The House then adjourned.

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