May 7, 1901

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I have given some attention to this subject, and I know that authorities have never pretended that a human being could be nourished and kept in life for less than ten cents a day.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

I am sorry that I have not the report of the Minister of Justice in my hand, but I think there are hon. members who will bear me out in the statement that ten cents a day is a fairly good allowance for maintaining prisoners in the county jails in Ontario, at least. There are counties in that province where prisoners are well fed at even less than ten cents a day, in some instances for eight cents a day.

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Byron Moffatt Britton

Liberal

Mr. BRITTON.

I doubt if the hon. member will find this statement as a matter of formal report in the report of the Minister of Justice, because 'the maintenance of prisoners in Ontario jails is a provincial matter entirely.

Contribution for Canadian Law Library, London, England, $250.

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

This item has been in the estimates for ten or fifteen years past. They have in the Canadian office in London a law library that is accessible to all Canadians who visit the High Commissioner's office in London. I can say from

personal experience that it is exceedingly convenient for us to have access in London to our own statutes and works of that sort. Those who visit London on business, especially professional men, find it very convenient to have such a library. It was inaugurated by the late Sir John Thompson, and has been of great service.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Is this amount required to pay for our statutes ?

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The SOLICITOR GENERAL.

Of course we get our statutes gratis, we get the reports of our Supreme Court gratis; but the reports of the provincial courts they do not get, the law books of the provinces they have to purchase. This amount is all expended each year for that purpose.

Allowance for expenses of the Hon. Wm. Mu-lock as representative of Canada on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Commonwealth of Australia, $10,000.

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William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN.

Would the government tell us whether any special instructions were given to the hon. Postmaster General (Hon. Mr. Mulock) looking to a trade preference as between Australia and Canada, or anything else, or could they tell us what his instructions are in connection with his trip to Australia ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

The hon. Postmaster General has gone to Australia for the inauguration of the first parliament of the Commonwealth. He has gone upon invitation, and therefore his first object is simply to represent Canada. He has no special instructions, but of course he is expected to have an eye to business, and to see what can be done to develop our trade relations with that country.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Has the government any information in regard to the assault that was made upon him while he was on the way ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

I am glad to say we have not heard of that.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Has he arrived yet ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

My impression is that he has not arrived, but he will arrive within a day or two.

Militia-Further amount required, $12,000.

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The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE.

This is in connection with transportation. When the militia was withdrawn a year ago from the Yukon there were some unsettled bills, the accounts have only been adjusted recently, and this is the balance due for the transportation of goods in and for transportation out from Dawson City.

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CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

Would the hon. minister tell us if this amount is due to one single individual or company or to whom it is due ?

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The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE.

I think the whole of it is due to the Boston and Alaska Transportation Company.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

It is not exactly apropos of this subject, but I was questioned to-day as to the rate which the Electric Railway Company were allowed to charge in carrying men out to the rifle range. I understood the hon. minister to say, the other day, in answer to my question, that they would carry them at a 5-cent rate.

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The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE.

At a 15-cent rate.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

That would be a 10-cent rate from Rockliffe Park out to the range ?

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The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE.

I think it is a 15-cent rate out to the range.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

It seems to me that in consideration of the government having paid for the ties and rails-I do not know whether the right-of-way was given them- they are not granting very great concessions to those who use the line in going to the rifle range.

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May 7, 1901