Debates Volume 77

Debates Volume 77

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...and the ublic Works of the province There may be grave queslicy which would justify us la-r power upon a minister of the Crown for Canada and which would forbid us conferring a similar power upon a minister of the Crown for that prom not dealing with that, "I Iii-ill only dealing with the constitutional aspect, and while I thoroughly admit it may be open to question, still it cannot be denied that ve have gone nearly as far, if not quite as far in legislation which has already been enacted by this parliament. I have known in my own experience the imperial government to invoke the expropriation powers which are vested-in the-Minister of Mil-itia or the Minister of Public Works-for the purpose of c1-'i)1'0prlating land in 'Halifax, required for certain works of defence which the imperial government was erecting there and there does not seem to b in principle between our powers upon the imperial government 01' assisting-the imperial government by means of our own powers and doing that which is proposed by this very measure. The Min-lster of Militia (iSlr Frederick Borden) will remember that about six lthe zitnperial government desired land on McNwb's island; agree with the owners as v be paid and under a clause of the M1 Act, the powers of this government W91' invoked, that land was exproprlated under 11 section of the Militia Act, by the War Office of Great Britain. The land was taken over, proceedln the Exchequer s determined-in that way. The principle acted upon "1 that case is not very different, if it is nl1_ 8" different in principle. from t which is being invoked or to be invoked by the proposal by the government of Manitoba the present case. It is unfortunate U1" this proposal did more

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  • Paperback | 532 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236852311
  • 9781236852311