May 1, 1902

CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

Is there any legislation to be introduced this session respecting this Chinese question ?

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The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE.

No.

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Nathaniel Boyd

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BOYD.

I would like to ask the hon. Minister of Trade and Commerce (Hon. Sir Richard Cartwright) what the intention of the government is in regard to those immigrants who come into other provinces ?

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The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE.

All fare alike.

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Nathaniel Boyd

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BOYD.

These Chinamen land in British Columbia and they are to be found in almost every town and village in Manitoba and the North-west Territories taking the places that might be filled by our own people. I wish to know if we are to receive a share of this benefit that is being extended to British Columbia, or is it just the port where these immigrants land that is to receive the benefit.

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The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE.

The tax on those who land in British Columbia will be divided equally between the province and the Dominion. The tax on those who come to the other provinces will likewise be divided, but the number is comparatively speaking very small.

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Nathaniel Boyd

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BOYD.

But what is the intention of the government regarding those who afterwards flow into the other provinces ?

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The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE.

We cannot trace them after they once land.

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Nathaniel Boyd

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BOYD.

It is the place where they land that receives the benefit ?

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The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE.

Yes.

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Nathaniel Boyd

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BOYD.

The governihent should take the suggestion I made into consideration, because these people are to be found in every village and town in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

That brings up the question of what the pecuniary loss to the province is, upon which this Bill is based.

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The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE.

The vast majority of these Chinamen are residents in British Columbia. There are no doubt a few scattered here and there throughout the various provinces, but I should say that probably nineteen-twentieths of them are in British Columbia. The number elsewhere would be almost infinitesimal by comparison.

Resolution reported, read the second time, and agreed to.

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY-INCREASED CAPITAL.


Bill (No. 116) to amend the provision with respect to tolls of chapter 1 of the statutes of 1881 respecting the Canadian Pacific Railway (the Minister of Justice), read the second time, and House went into committee thereon.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

The hon. gentleman has already stated that a measure in these terms has been submitted to the committee.

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick).

By agreement.

Ml-. CLARKE. Is it a usual provision to insert, that the new stock shall not be sold at less than par ?

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

The company agrees to it. It is done in order that we may have the full benefit by way of expenditure of the total amount of authorized capital.

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Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

Is it a new principle in legislation ?

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

It is not a new principle in legislation, but it is confirming an agreement entered into practically between the company and the government.

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May 1, 1902