The Record of the Mowat Government; 18 Years of Progressive Legislation and Honest Administration, 1872-1890

The Record of the Mowat Government; 18 Years of Progressive Legislation and Honest Administration, 1872-1890

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...which are to take effect on 1st May, whereas the Scott Act repeals being after that date applications for licenses might be made and licenses issued at any time during the remainder of the year, and as a matter of fact the applications in question were considered some time in the month of June. All attempts to make capital against the Government in connection with the administration of the License Law proved abortive. Members of the Opposition who had any criticisms to make, in almost every case complained of alleged irregularities in parts of the Province remote from their own constituencies and generally on hearsay or newspaper information. Such complaints were in every case effectually disposed of by the Government. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. The. determination of the Government to adopt all possible means for the advancement of this great branch of the country's interests was plainly evinced in 1888, when by Act of Parliament they gave the office of Commissioner full ministerial powers, created the office of Minister of Agriculture, appointed a Minister, and required him to be elected by a constituency, and assigned him a seat in the Cabinet. They transferred to him all the interests of the department, and constituted him, besides, Registrar-General, for the statistical purposes of the registration of births, marriages and deaths. The management of our agricultural interests thus comes directly under the supervision of the people's representatives. The member of the House called to take charge of the new department was the Hon. Charles Drury, the representative of East Simcoe, a practical farmer, an experienced parliamentarian, and a gentleman who is not only an ornament to his profession, but one whose good judgment and energy in his...
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630858
  • 9781236630858