House of Commons, 22 June 1869, Canadian Confederation with Newfoundland

[...] ment in reference to the North-West Territory. That wide expanse will, I hope, ere long be opened to settlement, and become the abode of myriads of thriving and industrious immigrants. The terms of the delegates from Newfoundland, and which it may be expected will prove acceptable to the people of that island, have met with your concurrence. The basis has been laid for negotiations with the Government of Prince Edward Island. Moreover, what is not of less importance, seeing that the good will of the people already within the Dominion is a matter perhaps of greater, at least, of equal concern with the acquisition of new territories, you have adopted the precautions of timely and well-considered liberality in order to satisfy reasonable demands, and conciliate attachment in Nova Scotia. The Acts rendering the Criminal Law uniform will insure an exact and equal procedure, and cannot fail to be conducive in the highest degree to the public advantage.
Gentlemen of the House of Commons:
In Her Majesty's name I thank you for the supplies you have granted for the public service. Though the revenue accruing from import duties has not reached the expected standard, I rejoice to think that a vigilant supervision of the public expenditure has obviated the necessity of imposing any fresh burdens on the people.
Honourable Gentlemen and Gentlemen:
I will not detain you further than to express the hope that in returning to your homes you will ïŹnd the country blessed with every prospect of an abundant season, and that you will continue your services to the State by encouraging industrial pursuits, diffusing contentment, and upholding the authority of the law in your respective neighbourhoods.
Hon. Mr. Cauchon then announced that His Excellency was pleased to prorogue Parliament to the 31st of July, and Parliament stood prorogued accordingly.


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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  • Cauchon, Joseph-Édouard
    Provenance: BAC
    Cauchon, Joseph-Édouard Cet individu a participĂ© aux :
    • 1865: Ont/Que Leg en tant que reprĂ©sentant de Montmorency
    • 1867: BC House of Commons, MB House of Commons, PEI House of Commons, NF House of Commons en tant que reprĂ©sentant de Montmorency
    • 1872: PEI House of Commons en tant que reprĂ©sentant de Quebec Centre

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