February 27, 1901

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

The total quantity of freight passed through the several divisions of the canals in Canada during the season of 1900, is as follows :

1900. [DOT]

Tons.

Welland 719,360

St. Lawrence 1,017,990

Chambly 348,561

Ottawa 366,782

Murray 18,916

Trent Valley 43,065

Sault Ste. Marie 2,035,677

4,550,351

Information with reference to the Rideau and St. Peters canal, not yet ready.

TARIFF ACT-BRITISH PREFERENTIAL _ CLAUSE.

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Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE asked :

Is it the intention of the government to so amend the Tariff Act as to debar from the advantage of the British preferential clause articles partly manufactured in Germany, or manufactured from raw material grown or produced in Germany ?

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding).

In answer to the question of the hon. gentleman (Mr. Clarke) I beg to say: No. Such provision would practically destroy the British perference inasmuch as British manufactures are largely produced from foreign raw materials, but if it can be shown that the intention of the British preferential tariff is evaded, we shall be glad to consider the facts when presented to us.

DISMISSAL OF MR. H. D. HENDERSON. Mr. BROCK asked :

1. Has Mr. H. D. Henderson, who for twenty-five years was postmaster of Whitechurch, been dismissed?

2. Were charges made against him? If so, by whom?

3. At whose request was he dismissed, and on what grounds?

4. Was any inquiry made as to the wishes of those using the office, and what was the result?

5. Has a successor been appointed? If so, on whose recommendation was he appointed?

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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. Wm, Mulock) :

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Mr. H. D.@

Henderson, postmaster at White-church, was removed from office because, during the last Dominion election, he took

an active political part In the elections of West Bruce, West Huron and East Huron. During tlie campaign, one of the Liberal candidates, the present member for West Bruce, warned him of the consequences of such conduct, and notwithstanding which he still persisted in it, taking the view that he had as much right to appear on the public platform, as had the candidate himself. The truth of the charges appeared fully established, and no further investigation was necessary; accordingly, the postmaster was removed from his position. Mr. Alexander Beaton, was appointed in his place on the recommendation of Mr. Tolmie, M.P.

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CENSUS COMMISSIONER FOR ADDINGTON.

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John William Bell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BELL (Addington) asked :

Has a census commissioner been appointed for the electoral district of Addington? If so, who has been appointed and upon whose recommendation?

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

No census commissioner has yet been appointed for the electoral district of Addington. Perhaps, it is as well for me to add, that none of the electoral division census commissioners have yet been appointed.

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PAYMENT TO MR. RALPH JONES.

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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM asked :

Referring to item No. 30 in the supplementary estimates for the year ending 30th June, 1900, for payment to Mr. Ralph Jones of $847.50 -

1. Has this item been paid? If so, when?

2. Has a cheque been given to Mr. Jones or his attorney or agent?

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

1. Yes, item No. 30, in supplementary estimates for year ending 30th June, 1900, for payment to Mr. Ralph Jones, of #817.50, has been paid. It was paid on the 29th of January, 1901.

2. The check was given to his attorney, Mr. Sinclair.

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VISIT OF THE DUKE OF CORNWALL AND YORK.


Mr. NORTHRUP-by Mr. Taylor-asked ; Has the government any information of the proposed visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall and York and the date thereof ? If so, have any arrangements been made for his reception?


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

I have stated to the House on previous occasions, that there is correspondence on the subject now going on between the government and the Imperial authorities. It is still confidential, and the contents of it cannot be given to the House. No definite arrangements have yet been made for the visit of Their Royal Highnesses.

"Report presented.

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

I beg to place on the Table of the House, the report of the Northwest Mounted Police. This is the report only so far as the territories are concerned, and the Yukon is not included.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA-NEW GOVERNMENT VESSELS.

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Hon. E. G.@

PRIOR (Victoria, B.C.) moved for :

Copies of all specifications and plans issued by the Department of Marine and Fisheries when calling for tenders for the construction of two government vessels in British Columbia. Also copies of all tenders received for construction of same, together with a statement showing the amount of the deposits made by the several tenderers, &c., names of the successful tenderers, and all correspondence and papers connected with the same.

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The MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES (Hon. Sir Louis Davies).

There can be no objection to these papers being brought down at the proper time, hut, I want to call the attention of the hon. gentleman to the fact that the order cannot pass now. The contract has not yet been entered into; not yet signed. The department notified the tenderer that his tender had been accepted, and the contract is being prepared, but it is not yet signed. One of the tenderers withdrew.

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Edward Gawler Prior

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. Mr. PRIOR.

Which was that ?

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The MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES.

In Victoria. Not a week ago I received notice that they had withdrawn from their tender.

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February 27, 1901