March 16, 1903

SALARIES OF JUDGES.


Mr. CASGRAIN asked (Translation.) : Is it the intention of the government to introduce, during the present session, legislation amending the Act respecting Judges of the j Provincial Courts, with a view either to in-1


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Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. FITZPATRICK.

crease the salaries of the judges generally, or to equalize the said salaries according to circumstances of residence, cost of living, &c., &c.

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Subtopic:   SALARIES OF JUDGES.
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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

(Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick.) (Translation.) In answer to the hon. gentleman, let me tell him that the matter is now under consideration by the government.

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TICKET OF LEAVE SYSTEM.

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Mr. CASGRAIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many persons have been released from imprisonment under the Ticket of Lgave Acts, since the first of January, 1902, to the 12th of March. 1903 ?

2. What are the names of such persons ?

3. Of what offences had they been convicted, and at what dates were T.hey so convicted ?

4. At what dates were they so released from imprisonment ?

5. Have any of the licenses or tickets of leave so granted been revoked ; and if any, how many ?

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick).

The information necessary to enable me to answer the first and fifth paragraphs is not now available, but it will be here in a few minutes. As to the second, I do not think it would be in the public interest that the names of the persons should be given. In respect to paragraphs 3 and 4, I think it would perhaps be more convenient if the hon. gentleman (Mr. Casgrain) would move for a return, because we find it practically impossible to give, within the brief scope of an answer to a question, the information he asks for.

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Subtopic:   TICKET OF LEAVE SYSTEM.
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EXERCISE OF PREROGATIVE OF PARDON.

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Mr. CASGRAIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. In how many instances was the prerogative of pardon exercised by His Excellency the Governor General in cases of conviction for offences against Federal or Provincial Laws since the first day of January, 1902, to the 12th of March, 1903 ?

2. What are the names of the persons in whose favour the prerogative of pardon was so exercised during the said period ?

3. Of what offences had the said persons been convicted ?

4. To what penalties had the said persons been condemned ?

5. At what dates were the convictions pronounced against the said persons ?

6. At what date was the prerogative of pardon exercised in each case ?

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick).

The answer to the preceding question will practically apply to this one. With respect to the first part of the question, I shall have the information in a few moments; with respect to the second,

I do not think it would be in the public interest that the names of the persons should be given; and, with regard to the third, fourth, fifth and sixth parts, a return will probably be the most convenient form for giving the information.

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Subtopic:   EXERCISE OF PREROGATIVE OF PARDON.
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PATENT ACT AMENDMENT.

CON

Charles Eusèbe Casgrain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CASGRAIN asked :

In view of the judgment delivered on the 15th of December, 1902, by the Supreme Court of Canada, in a case of Michael Power, appellant, and Judson MeGrifiin, and another, respondents, is it the intention of the government to introduce, at the present session, an Act to amend subsection one of section thirty-seven of the Patent Act, as amended by section two of chapter thirteen of the statutes of 1890, and amended by section one of chapter thirty-three of the statutes of 1891, and amended by section six of the statutes of 1892, so as to provide (a.) That no patent shall be held to have been avoided by reason of the failure of the patentee or his assigns to commence and carry on the construction of the patented invention in Canada, unless such patentee and his assigns be shown to have failed to supply such patented invention on demand duly made to them '!

(b.) That more than one extension of such delay to manufacture may be granted ?

(c.) That extensions of the delays to manufacture and to import, signed by the acting deputy commissioner of patents, be declared to be valid for all purposes ?

(d.) That such intended legislation be declaratory of the law as contained in the Acts hereinbefore mentioned ? .

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding).

It is the intention of the government to introduce a Bill to amend the Patent Act during the present session, and to include some amendments arising out of the judgment to which my hon. friend (Mr. Casgrain) refers.

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Subtopic:   PATENT ACT AMENDMENT.
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GRAIN IMPORTATIONS THROUGH WESTERN ONTARIO PORTS, 1902.

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William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT asked :

What were the grain receipts of all kinds at the Ports of Midland, Depot Harbour, Col-lingwood, Owen Sound, Meaford, Goderich, Sarnia, Kingston and Prescott, during the season of navigation of 1902 ?

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Subtopic:   GRAIN IMPORTATIONS THROUGH WESTERN ONTARIO PORTS, 1902.
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The MINISTER OF CUSTOMS (Hon. William Paterson).

When the hon. gentleman's (Mr. Bennett's) question was observed on the order paper, the following telegram was sent to the collectors of customs at the ports referred to :

Wire total quantity of grain of all kinds received at your port during the season of navigation, 1902. ,

To this we have the answers, as follow :

Bushels.

Midland 15,017,760

Depot Harbour 12,710,303

Collingwood 2,447,824

Owen Sound 1,794,381

Meaford 2,563,311

Goderich 2,226,660

Sarnia

Kingston 6,848,000

Prescott 97,740

An answer has not yet been received from Sarnia. But I can, perhaps, hand that to the bon. gentleman when it is received.

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Subtopic:   GRAIN IMPORTATIONS THROUGH WESTERN ONTARIO PORTS, 1902.
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MANUFACTURE OF WOOD ALCOHOL.

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Mr. BENNETT asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. At what places, if any, in Canada is wood alcohol manufactured ?

2. What is the output of said article, if any, at Longford, Ontario ?

3. Is the output of said article purchased exclusively by the Department of Inland Revenue?

4. Is any person or persons free to embark in such business in Canada ; and if so, subject to what regulations, if any, or restrictions, if any ?

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Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF WOOD ALCOHOL.
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The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding).

In the absence of the hon. Minister of Inland Revenue (Mr. Bernier),

I beg to answer the hon. gentleman's questions as follows :

1. So far as the department is aware, wood alcohol is manufactured at Deseronto, Fenelon Falls, and Longford, in the province of Ontario, and at Cookshire, in the province of Quebec.

2. The department has no data as to the output at Longford.

3. No.

4. The production of wood ' alcohol or wood naphtha is not subject to excise, and any person may embark in its manufacture in Canada.

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VALLEYFIELD POST OFFICE.

March 16, 1903