1. What was the total number of replies, by provinces, received to the circular issued on or about the 1st day of March, 1901, by Mr. Thomas Cotd, Assistant Census Commissioner, to certain clergymen, asking for the name, the age, and the occupation of every person formerly resident in the parish or territory over which such clergyman exercised spiritual oversight, who had emigrated to the United States during the twelve months preceding the said 1st day of March, 1901 ?
2. What was the total number of persons so reported as above as having emigrated to the United States from each province of the Dominion during the year ending with the 1st March, 1901 ?
1. Seventy replies in all were received, sixty-five from the province of Quebec, one from New Brunswick, three from Ontario, and one from Prince Edward Island.
2. The number of persons reported by the parish priests as having emigrated to the United States during the twelve months preceding the 1st day .of March, 1901, is 870; twelve in New Brunswick, seventy-nine in Prince Edward Island, 779 in Quebec. There are also 108 families reported as having left the country, but their names and the number of their members were not given. One family was reported from Ontario and 107 from Quebec.
Up to this date the total amount spent on Bronte harbour has been $11,211,349. If my hon. friend will kindly look at the estimates for this year he will find that the sum of $3,000 has been placed to the credit of that work.
known as Milton in the province of Ontario. There is an office of that name, but it is situated in the united counties of Shelburne and Queens, and the office of postmaster there is not vacant. Perhaps my hon. friend refers to the post office in the county town of Halton, and if he means that, it is known in the Post Office Department as Milton East. If that is the post office to which the hon. gentleman alludes, I will be happy to consider the question so amended and will give the information another day.