February 19, 1902

CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE asked :

What was the average speed per hour made during the year 1901 by steamships carrying British and Canadian mails from ports in the United Kingdom to Canadian porta ; and from Canadian ports to ports in the United Kingdom respectively ?

Topic:   MAIL STEAMERS.-RATE OF SPEED.
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The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE (Hon. Sir Richard Cartwright).

Topic:   MAIL STEAMERS.-RATE OF SPEED.
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THE TUBERCULAR TEST.

CON

William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT asked :

Is the government aware that at a meeting held on the 5th day of February, instant, in the city of Toronto, the following resolution was passed unanimously by the Shorthorn Breeders' Association: 'We, the members of the Dominion Shorthorn Breeders' Association, at our annual meeting, resolved that the tubercular test is unreliable, unnecessary, and in many cases injurious, and that we urge the discontinuance of the compulsory use of toxine by the Dominion Government Department of Agriculture ; and we also fail to see the object now of requiring 90 days' quarantine, as there is no contagious disease in Great Britain requiring its enforcement to such length of time.'

In view of the above action, is it the Intention of the government to meet the wishes of the said association ?

Topic:   THE TUBERCULAR TEST.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. Sydney Fisher).

The government is

aware of this resolution. It is not the intention of the government to act in the direction indicated by the resolution.

Topic:   THE TUBERCULAR TEST.
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RETIREMENT OP JUDGES.

CON

William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT asked :

Is the Prime Minister correctly reported in the Hansard of April 24th, 1899, as having stated that ' the question of introducing legislation to provide for the compulsory retirement of county court judges in the province of Ontario who had attained the age of seventy-five years was under the consideration of the government.'

If correctly reported, is legislation to such end to be introduced this session ?

If such legislation is introduced, will similar legislation be introduced in reference to the Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada and Judges of the High Court of Justice in the province of Ontario ?

Topic:   RETIREMENT OP JUDGES.
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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hou. Charles Fitzpatrick).

It is the intention of the government to introduce this session, legislation for the purpose of supplementing that already in existence with respect to county court judges. So far as the Supreme Court and High Court of Justice is concerned, the matter has not yet been considered.

Topic:   RETIREMENT OP JUDGES.
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RAILWAY COMMISSION.

IND

Jabel Robinson

Independent

Mr. ROBINSON (Elgin) asked :

Is it the intention of the government to comply with the resolution passed during the last session relative to the appointment of a commission to inquire into and adjust all differences that may arise between the public and the railway companies of Canada ?

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

I may say to the hon. gentleman that I*hope to make a definite announcement to the House on this subject at an early period.

Topic:   RAILWAY COMMISSION.
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DURATION OP ONTARIO LEGISLATURE.

L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES (Victoria) asked :

Has the government considered the Act passed at the last session of the Ontario Legislation extending its duration ?

Has it allowed the Act or is it the intention of the government to disallow it ?

If it is not to be disallowed, what are the reasons for non-disallowance ?

Topic:   DURATION OP ONTARIO LEGISLATURE.
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The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

The government has considered the Act passed at the last session of the Ontario legislature extending its duration. It is not the intention of the government to disallow the said Act. The reason is that the matter is altogether a domestic one entirely within the purview of the Ontario legislature.

Topic:   DURATION OP ONTARIO LEGISLATURE.
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LIB

DISMISSAL OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

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John William Bell

Mr. BELL (asked) :

Topic:   DISMISSAL OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
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The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

I will have to ask my hon. friend to be so kind as to move for a return for this information.

I. C. R.-NUMBER OF OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES.

Ml'. BELL asked :

What was the total number of officials and employees, temporary and permanent, and what the total salaries and wages of the Intercolonial Railway on June 30th, 1896, and on December 31st, 1901 ?

Topic:   DISMISSAL OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
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The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

I will give the same answer to this as was given to the last question of the hon. gentleman.

Topic:   DISMISSAL OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
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CONSULAR AGENCIES IN CANADA.

February 19, 1902