February 25, 1901

ARRIVALS OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE IN CANADA.

CON

Hon. Mr. PRIOR asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many Chinese were allowed to land in the province of British Columbia during each month of the year 1900?

2. How many, if any, are known to have left the province during said year ?

3. What was the total amount of poll tax collected during the said year?

4. How many Japanese landed in the said province each month during the same period?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ARRIVALS OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE IN CANADA.
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The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE (Hon. Sir Richard Cartwright) :

1. The Chinese paying fees landed in the province of British Columbia during the year 1900, were as follows :

January 154

February 253

March 422

April 752

May 634

June 659

July 462

August 317

September 213

October 73

November 129

December 144

Total paying fees 4,212

Entered as exempt during year.... 26Chinese entered in transit inwards. 1,591Total number entering province.... 5,8292. The total number registered for leave outwards, during the year, 896. Total number registered for leave in transit outwards. 2,220- 3,116.

Large numbers leave the province going east, of which there is no record.

3. Total poll-tax collected during the year, $210,600.

4. Japanese landed in province of British Columbia, during year 1900 :

January 298

February 416

March 933

April 2,556

May 2,666

June 1,547

July 684

August 282

September 28

October 65

November 39

December 14

Total 9,518

Japanese landed in British Columbia as in transit to other Canadian ports 998

Japanese reported as landed in transit to other than Canadian ports.. 5,481

Total 15,997

It is, however, to be stated that as there

is no law requiring any record of Japanese entering or leaving Canada, the above figures cannot be considered as absolutely reliable ; and it is very evident that large numbers of them have been twice reported as entering Canada, first on the arrival of the vessel at Victoria, and again when landing at Vancouver.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ARRIVALS OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE IN CANADA.
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MUNICIPAL BONUSES TO RAILWAYS.

L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Hr. HUGHES (Victoria).

Mr. Speaker, I beg to ask the last two paragraphs of question No. 3, as follows :

(a) What total sums have been voted to railways in Canada in bonuses by municipalities, viz.: counties or group of counties, townships or groups of townships, towns and villages?

(b) To what roads were such bonuses granted, and what amount to each?

(c) Have any of these bonuses been repaid by the Dominion parliament, either directly or indirectly?

(d) Is it the intention of the government to refund to such municipalities the bonuses so voted?

Topic:   MUNICIPAL BONUSES TO RAILWAYS.
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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS (Hon. A. G. Blair) :

(c) One and only one bonus has been repaid by the government, and that was the one repaid in July, 1883, to the corporation

. of Pembroke. The amount being $85,250.

(d) No such decision has been arrived at.

Topic:   MUNICIPAL BONUSES TO RAILWAYS.
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CENSUS COMMISSIONER FOR CARDWELL.

CON

Robert Johnston

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. JOHNSTON (Cardwell) asked :

Has a census commissioner been appointed for the electoral district of Cardwell? If so, upon whose recommendation?

Topic:   CENSUS COMMISSIONER FOR CARDWELL.
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James Sutherland (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. JAMES SUTHERLAND.

No appointment has been made.

Topic:   CENSUS COMMISSIONER FOR CARDWELL.
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I.C.R.-PURCHASE OF PROPERTY AT LEVIS.


Hr. CASGRAIN-by Mr. Monk-asked : 1. Has the government or the Department of Railways and Canals purchased w,thin the past two years any property at or near Levis, in the province of Quebec? 2. From whom have such properties been purchased? 3. What is the size of each property, respectively? 4. What price has been or is to be paid to each person from whom such property was purchased? 5. In what way was the price fixed or determined ?


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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS (Hon. A. G. Blair) :

1. Yes, property has been purchased at or near Levis, within the past two years.

2. Properties have been purchased from the following owners :

Heirs of D. D. Young.

Heii's of William Rhodes.

Estate of Chapleau or Murphy.

Joseph Turgeon.

Joseph, John and Edouard Goulet.

Edouard Couture.

Corporation of Levis.

Elizabeth Mary Bennett.

3. 4 and 5. Heirs of D. D. Young-10,407 square feet made ground-80 cents per square foot, paid. Price asked by owners and accepted by the department.

Heirs of William Rhodes-11,583 square feet beach ; 45 cents per square foot. Price asked by owners, accepted by department.

Heirs of D. D. Young-50,000 square feet wharf and beach ; 42 cents per square foot. Paid re order in council, May 26, 1900.

Estate of Chapleau or Murphy-8,908 square feet beach and made ground ; $1.75 per square foot. Paid re order in council, October 15, 1900.

Joseph Turgeon-1,640 square feet made ground ; expropriation papers filed April 17, 1900. Not yet settled.

Joseph, John and Edouard Goulet-1,632 square feet made ground ; expropriation papers filed April 11, 1900. Not yet settled.

Edouard Couture-22,356 3'100 square feet made ground; expropriation papers filed April 11, September 20 and October 19, 1900. Not yet settled.

Corporation of L6vis-78,868 square feet old wharf made ground and beach ; expropriation papers filed April 11, 1900. The corporation is to convey these lots to the railway free of charge.

Heirs of William Rhodes-154 71 TOO square feet beach; expropriation papers filed October 19, 1900. Not yet settled.

Elizabeth Mary Bennett-4,280 square feet land near Hadlow ; $500 considered reasonable price by railway engineer. Offer not yet accepted.

Topic:   I.C.R.-PURCHASE OF PROPERTY AT LEVIS.
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CON

Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALLACE.

What was the total amount paid ?

Topic:   I.C.R.-PURCHASE OF PROPERTY AT LEVIS.
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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

Topic:   I.C.R.-PURCHASE OF PROPERTY AT LEVIS.
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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS (Hon. A. G. Blair).

There have been no locomotives purchased by the department since the date mentioned, the 1st of January, 1897, though a number of locomotives and cars have been made as the result of tenders being asked for and of contracts entered into, and delivery has taken place. I am having a statement of them prepared which I can furnish, if desired, but there have been none purchased in the ordinary sense.

Topic:   I.C.R.-PURCHASE OF PROPERTY AT LEVIS.
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MONTREAL ELECTORAL LISTS.


Mi-. MONK asked : 1. Have the electoral lists now completed for the city of Montreal been transmitted to Ottawa, to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery? 2. Has the printing of said lists been completed or begun? 3. Will said lists be printed in the Government Frinting Bureau? I. When will the printing of said lists be completed?


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

I have to inform the hon.

Topic:   MONTREAL ELECTORAL LISTS.
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Andrew George Blair (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. BLAIR.

gentleman (Mi-. Monk) that the lists have not been transmitted to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.

Topic:   MONTREAL ELECTORAL LISTS.
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ENFORCEMENT OF ALIEN LABOUR LAW.

February 25, 1901