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BOUCHERVILLE, DE, C.E., C.M.G.
BOWELL, (Sir Mackenzie), K.C.M.G.
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THE

SENATE DEBATES

THIRD SESSION-TWELFTH PARLIAMENT.

THE SENATE.

transportation companies to make full use of

all the facilities at their disposal. Thus the Ottawa, Thursday, January 15, 1914.

difficulties, which sometimes arose in former

years have not been manifest, and an unusually The SPEAKER took the Chair at 2.30 p.m. veyed to the sea-board before the close of the

large proportion of the crops have been con

season of inland navigation. NEW SENATOR.

Canada has been favoured by a long series Hon. William Henry Thorne, of the sent moment business is slightly restricted by

of prosperous years, and, although at the preprovince of New Brunswick.

the financial stringency which prevails through

out the world, I feel convinced that this conThe Senate adjourned during pleasure.

dition will be merely temporary, and that the

boundless resources of this Dominion which are THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE. so fully and universally known and recognized,

give us the fullest assurance of continued maHis Royal Highness the Governor General terial prosperity and progress. being seated on the Throne.

As a result of the recent decennial census

the representation of the different provinces The Honourable the Speaker commanded must be readjusted, as required by the British the Geatleman. Usher of the Black Rod to North America Act, and a Bill will be intro

duced for that purpose. proceed to the House of Commons and

A Bill consolidating the Railway Act and its acquaint the House that,

various amendments, as well as Bills relating to

the Civil Service and to Trust and Loan ComIt is His Royal Highness the Governor Gen- panies, will be submitted for your consideraeral's pleasure that they attend him immediately

tion. in the Senate.

Several other Bills will be submitted, includWhy being come, with their Speaker, ing measures providing for increased representa

tion of the provinces of Manitoba, SaskatcheHis Royal Highness the Governor General wan, Alberta and British Columbia, in the was then pleased to open the session by a

Senate.

The volume of immigration during the pregracious Speech to both Houses :

sent fiscal year promises to be greater than Honourable Gentlemen of the Senate:

that of any preceding year. It has come in Gentlemen of the House of Commons:

greatest measure from the British Isles and

from the United States, but a large stream of I take this public opportunity of expressing desirable immigration has also reached our to you all, my deep sense of gratitude for the shores from other countries. comfort and support that were afforded us at You will be pleased to learn that satisfactory the time of the serious illness of the Duchess of arrangements have heen made with the various Connaught, by the numerous messages of sym- provinces under the Agricultural Instruction pathy that were received from Canada, and by Act passed at the last session. My advisers the knowledge, that the hearts of so many are convinced that the co-operation between Canadians were with us during those dark days. the Dominion and the provinces which is thus I can only regret that my enforced absence afforded, will accomplish excellent results, in made it impossible for me to fully exercise the assuring better agricultural instruction and duties of my high office during a considerable needful improvement of existing methods vi portion of last year.

agriculture. It gives me great pleasure to be able to con- The work on the National Transcontinental gratulate you upon the remarkable expansion railway has been rapidly advanced during the of Canada's trade with other countries in the past year, and, notwithstanding the difficulties past fiscal year, during which our total trade attending the construction of the Hudson Bay far exceeded that of any preceding year.

railway, and the provision of terminals, every The bountiful crops with which the Dominion possible progress has been made in bringing has fortunately been blessed during the past that important project nearer to completion. season have been harvested under unusually In connection with the highly important subfavourable condition

have enabled the ject of transportation of our products, the pro

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