February 14, 1901

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The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE (Hon. F. IV. Borden).

I am advised by the officers of my department that the men and officers of ' C ' Battery have already been paid all they are entitled to under the Act of last session, by which the money was voted to the contingents serving iu South Africa.

SENDING OF MILITIA TO VALLEYFIELD. Mr. PUTTEE asked :

1. Who was responsible for the sending of militia from Montreal to Valleyfteld, Que., on October 25 last, the arrival of which precipitated a strike by the employees of the cotton mills?

2. Was the Militia Department consulted, or did it give consent to the despatch of further troops two days later?

3. In the riot that followed consequent upon the arrival of these troops, were any of the men seriously injured?

4. At whose expense were these military operations carried out, and have the accounts teen settled?

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The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE (Hon. F. W. Borden) :

1. The mayor of the town of Valleyfield. who made requisition upon the officer commanding military district No. 5.

2. The Militia Department was not consulted, nor was it necessary to consult the Militia Department before calling out the troops. (Militia Act, cap. 41, clause 34 (2).

3. Not so far as known at headquarters, Ottawa.

4. At the expense of the town council. It is not known whether the accounts have been settled or not.

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TUBERCULIN TEST AT GROSSE ISLE.

L-C

John McGowan

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. McGOWAN (by Mr. Sproule) asked :

Is the government aware that complaints have been made of the unreliable and injurious effects to cattle imported into Canada for breeding purposes by the use of the tuberculin test at the quarantine station at Grcsse Isle?

2. What steps does the government intend to take to remove the evil complained of?

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. Sydney A. Fisher).

Some representations have been made to me regarding the matter. I may say that the use of the test is not at the Grosse Isle quarantine station, which is only intended for people, but at the cattle quarantine stations, none of which are at Grosse Isle. As regards the second part of the question, the matter is under the consideration of the department.

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GERMAN DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CANADA.

CON

Albert Edward Kemp

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KEMP asked :

Has there been any correspondence between the government or any member thereof and the Imperial government or any member thereof regarding the discrimination against Canadian products by Germany, and if so, has the government any objection to bringing down the correspondence?

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The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

I have to inform my hon. friend that there is no correspondence to be brought down at this moment on this subject.

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IMMIGRANTS SETTLED IN CANADA.

CON

Uriah Wilson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WILSON asked :

How many immigrants have settled in the Dominion of Canada from January 1, 1S00, to December 31, 1900, and from what countries have they come respectively?

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The MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR (Hon. Clifford Sifton) :

The total immigrant arrivals for the calendar year 1900 were 44,697, from the

following countries

United States 15,500

English and Welsh 8,184

Scotch 1,411

Irish 765

Galicians 6.3.'3

Germans 705

Scandinavians 2,330

French and Belgians 483

Miscellaneous nationalities 8,673 TORONTO JUNCTION PUBLIC BUILDING.

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Mr. WALLACE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Whether the government has yet examined any sites for the proposed public building in Toronto Junction ?

2. If so, what officer has made the examination ?

3. Has any site been yet selected ?

4. If so, where, and of what area, and at what

cost ? [DOT]

5. If no site has yet been. selected, what does the government intend doing ?

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS (Hon. J. Israel Tarte).

No site has yet been examined, and consequently no officer has made an examination. In reply to the fifth paragraph of the question, that is under consideration.

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IN THE MATTER OF THE POST OFFICE OF KINNEAR'S MILLS.

LIB

Georges Turcot

Liberal

Mr. GEORGES TURCOT (Megantic).

(Translation.) I move that an address be voted for copies of the evidence, exhibits and report of the inquiry held at Inverness, in the county of Megantic, on August 21, 1900, by Hon. Mr. Justice White, of Sherbrooke, in the matter of the post office of Kinnear's Mills.

I deem it my duty, in my capacity of member for Megantic, to move for those papers, and the reason why I make that . motion is to show the interested parties how anxious the government have shown themselves to do justice to whomsoever justice was due. Here are the facts of the case On December 6, 1899, a letter was mailed at the post office of Kinnear's Mills, being supposed to contain $200. As the money had disappeared, the interested parties made a complaint, and an inquiry was held by the post office inspector, Mr. Bolduc, of Quebec.

Mr. Bolduc reported that the letter contained no money.

As the interested party was dissatisfied with that report, a second inquiry was held

by the post office inspector for the district of Ottawa, Mr. Hawkins. That gentleman made a report exactly similar to the first. As there prevailed a great deal of excitation in the locality, and as the interested parties were not yet satisfied, I obtained from the hon. the Postmaster General (Mr. Mulock) a public inquiry, which was held by Hon. Mr. Justice White, of Sherbrooke. The latter reported in the same sense as the former reports just referred to.

As the interested parties were not yet satisfied, the more so as those reports did not confirm them in their claims, and as they pretend that the evidence given is favourable to them, I move for the production of the evidence, exhibits and report of the inquiry, in order to show that the government is willing to render full justice.-Carried.

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RAILWAY BONUSES.


Mr. URIAH WILSON (Lennox) moved for a return showing : 1. The amount of the bonuses or subsidies voted by parliament each year to railways during the years 1896-7-8-9 and 1900, inclusive. 2. The names of all railways to which bonuses or subsidies were voted by parliament during each of the said years, and the amount voted to each railway. 3. The amount of such bonuses or subsidies paid to each cf the said railways during each of the said years, and the conditions of such payments. 4. On what part or parts of the said bonuses or subsidies voted during the said years was interest payable, and how much of each cf the said bonuses or subsidies on which interest is payable has been paid, giving details with reference to each railway. 6. The amount of interest paid during each of the said years by each of the said railways on the bonuses or subsidies they have received. 6. What railways to which bonuses or subsidies have been voted by parliament during each of the said years, and paid wholly or in part with the condition that interest should be payable, have paid interest cn the bonuses cr subsidies received by them, and how much interest has each railway receiving such bonuses or subsidies paid each year.


CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. P. D. MONK (Jacques Cartier).

Before tlie motion is carried, I desire to ask my hon. friend (Mr. Wilson) if lie would agree to the addition, in the third paragraph of the following words, after the word ' years.'

' Or to each and every company or individual who may have become vested with such bonuses or subsidies, by a transfer, or otherwise.' If my hon. friend has no objection, I will move that his motion be amended in that way. The words will not in any way change the effect of the motion, except to enlarge it.

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Uriah Wilson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WILSON.

I have no objection. Amendment agreed to.

Motion as amended agreed to.

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February 14, 1901