House of Commons, 21 May 1869, Canadian Confederation with Manitoba

424 COMMONS DEBATES May 21, 1869
The Bill was then ordered for a second reading on Tuesday.


Sir George E. Cartier gave notice that on Tuesday next he would move, seconded by Hon. Mr. McDougall, that the House go into Committee of the Whole to consider a series of resolutions respecting the acquisition of the territorial and other rights of the Hudson's Bay Company in Rupert's Land, and any other part of British North America not comprised in Canada, Rupert's Land, or British Columbia, and respecting the admission of the North West Territory. He said the resolutions would be distributed as soon as possible, but perhaps would not be ready in French and English for the House to go into Committee on Tuesday.


Mr. Jones (Leeds and Grenville North) gave notice that he would move, on the first convenient day, that it is expedient to impose a duty on all American Wheat, corn, rye, barley, and other grains imported into Canada, intended to be used in the manufacture of spirits, Wine, beer and other spirituous liquors, and that such duty be 20 per cent on the estimated value of such grain at the Canadian port of entry.


Sir John A. Macdonald moved the second reading of the Bill respecting offences against the person.
Hon. Mr. Dorion said, since he had given notice of his amendment with reference to flogging, he found the Minister of Justice had got his other Bills so amended as to reduce the cases in which flogging was to be administered to a very few. His (Mr. Dorion's) feeling, however, was so strong that we ought not to recede from the position we had taken long ago on this subject, that he must persist in his amendment. If we looked to the history of flogging, we would find that in the Middle Ages it was very frequently administered, with a view of driving from crime; but within the last half century a great change has taken place in the opinion of publicists, and in the criminal law of almost every other country, with reference to this matter. It had been abolished in Prussia, Russia, Austria, Switzerland, in large portions of Italy, and in fact it now existed, partially indeed, and in a very few cases in England; and the [...]


Canada. House of Commons Debates, 1869. Edited by P.B. Waite. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1975. Original scans accessible at: http://parl.canadiana.ca/.



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