May 1, 1901

MANITOBA RAILWAY BILLS.


Hon. Mr. SUTHERLAND moved that the-fee and charges paid on Bill (No. 102) respecting the lease of certain railways in Manitoba be refunded, less the cost of printing and translation, In accordance with the-recommendation contained in the eleventh. report of the Select Standing- Committee on Railways and Telegraph Lines.


CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

How did that come to he reported from the committee ? I understood they presented two Bills to the House, and afterwards a third one.

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

I understand the committee has consolidated all these Bills into one, and they make a report accordingly.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

We frequently have to reprint a Bill where it is an almost entirely new Bill compared to what it was.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

It does not necessarily follow that we should refund the cost of printing the Bills on that account.

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LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland

Liberal

Hon. Mr. SUTHERLAND.

It is quite customary, in fact, it is usual, when important amendments are asked for to a Bill, to have them reprinted. In this case the solicitor seems to have had the whole Bill redrafted and submitted to the committee, and it was adopted in that shape, instead of adding to it the proposed amendments or changes. My hon. friend will remember that practically a new Bill was submitted. It is the practice to reprint a Bill so that every member may have a copy of the suggested amendments, and, all cost of printing with regard to all these Bills will be deducted.

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Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

I understood the provincial government required two Bills, and two Bills were introduced and went before the Standing Orders Committee and received their second reading, and then went to the Railway Committee, and afterwards they were embodied into one. Now, why you should turn around and say, after that was done, not at the suggestion of the committee, but at the suggestion of the people themselves, that we should refund them the money, is not very clear to me. There is another thing. I did not hear of such a question being brought before the committee, otherwise I should have felt like saying something on it.

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LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland

Liberal

Hon. Mr. SUTHERLAND.

My hon. friend may not have heard it, as there was considerable confusion. But, I put the question loudly, and there was no dissent.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS.

J. A. COUTURE, VETERINARY SURGEON.


Mr. GAUVREAU-by Mr. Fraser-asked : L Is Mr. J. A. Couture, veterinary surgeon of the city of Quebec, in the employment of the government? 2. If so, what are his duties and what is his salary? 3. If he holds more than one position, what are the several dates of his appointment thereto, and under what department of the government is he serving? 4. On what recommendations was he appointed?


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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. S. A. Fisher) :

1. Yes.

2. Superintendent of the cattle quarantine at Point L6vis, at a salary of $1,000 per annum.

3. Appointed superintendent of the cattle quarantine station on 21st May, 1S79, and veterinary officer of the Department of Agriculture. Has no other position under the government.

4. No record to be found.

DR. LALONDE, M.P.P. FOR VAUDREUIL. Mr. MONK asked :

1. Has Dr. Lalonde, M.P.P. for Vaudreuil county, been engaged, within the last two years, by the government to act in expropriation cases upon the Soulanges canal?

2. In what capacity was he so engaged?

3. What was the total amount paid to him as remuneration or expenses?

4. Have his services been dispensed with, and for what reason?

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

The gentleman named by the hon. member has not been in the employ of the department within the past two years. I think that answer will cover the other branches of the question.

MAIL CARRIAGE, ASHCROFT TO CARIBOO. Hon. E. G. PRIOR asked :

1. Has the Postmaster General received any tender from any party or parties to carry the mails from Ashcroft to Cariboo, and other places en route, at a lower rate than that now paid the present contractors?

2. If so, from whom, when, and at what figure?

3. Is the Postmaster General inclined to accept their tender?

4. If not, why not?

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LIB

James Sutherland (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. JAMES SUTHERLAND.

I find that an informal offer has been sent to the department about which inquiries are being made, but I am not in a position to give any further information until I have an opportunity of looking into it.

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TRAIN HANDS ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.

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Mr. HACKETT asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. How many men have been employed as train hands on the Prince Edward Island Railway since the 1st day of July, 1896?

2. What are their names, and what were their post office and county addresses prior to receiving appointment?

3. What are the positions held by them whether as conductors, baggagemen, brakesmen' firemen or engineers?

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

I asked the hon. gentleman to move for a return ; the answer, I presume, will be very voluminous. Anyway, I have not the information ready.

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May 1, 1901