May 4, 1903

LIB

Andrew George Blair (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. BLAIR.

Acres.

Great North-west Central Railway. 314,263.26

Manitoba South-western Colonization Railway

72,187.99Qu'Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railroad and Steamboat Company

328,042.02Manitoba and North-western Railway

523,377.13Total

12,115,374.04

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IN THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES.
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A TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.

CON

Mr. BENNETT asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did .the Postmaster General, or any other

member of the present cabinet, declare, at Toronto, or elsewhere, that in face of the rivalry which existed between the Canadian Pacific, the Grand Trunk Pacific, the Canadian Northern, and the Trans-Canada, to build a transcontinental railway, the Laurier government had immediately set to work to study the project of itself building a railway, connecting Quebec with Winnipeg, by way of Lake St. John and James Bay ? *

2. If said declaration was made, when and to whom was it made ?

3. Was it made in the name or with the authority of the cabinet ?

4. Is it really the Intention of the government to build, itself, and at its own cost, another railway, crossing the continent, and connecting Quebec with Winnipeg, by way of Lake St. John and James Bay ?

5. When will this important work be begup ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   A TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.
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The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

No member of the government has made any announcement of policy upon this question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   A TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.
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MAIL SERVICE-CUTLER, SPANISH MILLS,


&c. Were tenders asked for mall service between Cutler, Spanish Mills, Little Current and Weki-magong, for 1903 ? If so, who was the lowest tenderer, and was his tender accepted ? If lowest tenderer was not accepted, who is now performing the service, if performed, and on what terms ?


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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. Sir Wm. Mulock) :

1. Yes.

2. William Fraser ($1,800). His tender was not accepted.

8. Sims Bros, at $1,500 per annum.

MAIL SERVICE-CUTLER, GORE BAY, &c.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MAIL SERVICE-CUTLER, SPANISH MILLS,
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CON

William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT asked :

Were tenders asked for the mail service between Cutler, Gore Bay and Kagawong, for the season of 1903 ? If so, who was the lowest tenderer ; and was his tender accepted ? If lowest tenderer was not accepted, who is now performing the service, if performed, and upon what terms ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MAIL SERVICE-CUTLER, SPANISH MILLS,
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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. Sir Wm. Mulock) :

1. Yes.

2. Herbert Cleland ($2,000). He was offered the contract, but declined it unless also given the contract for the Cutler, Span-

ish Mills, Little Current and Manitowaning service.

3. William Fraser ($1,800).

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MAIL SERVICE-CUTLER, SPANISH MILLS,
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PRIVATE CARS ON INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY.

CON

Mr. FOWLER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many private ears are there now in connection with the Intercolonial Railway ; what are their names, and what was their cost to the country during the past year ?

2. Were any new cars purchased by the Railway Department last year ?

3. Where Is the private car usually used by General Traffic Manager Tiffin, at the present time ? What is the object of the present trip upon which it is being used ? And what did it cost to provision and fit out the said car for this trip ?

4. How many trips have been made by this car during the month of April, 1903 ; where to, at what cost, for what purposes, and who were the occupants ?

5. What was the total cost of this car last year ?

6. Is it ever used for the private purposes of members of Mr. Tiffin's family or friends ? If so, when and how often ?

7. Is it usual for officials of the Intercolonial to have private cars maintained and run at the expense of the country, with which to make trips, either for pleasure or on private business ?

8. Is General Manager Tiffin out of Canada now ; and if so, who is performing his duties in his absence ?

The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS ANI) CANALS (Hon. A. G. Blair) :

1. There are three official cars connected with the Intercolonial Railway.

2. No.

3. He is in the western states en route to the Pacific'coast, returning through British Columbia and the North-west of Canada. The object is for the restoration of the traffic manager's health, who occupies the car. As the traffic manager pays this himself, I am not able to answer the question.

4. In the traffic manager's absence, it is not possible to answer this question.

5. Five hundred and sixty-one dollars and twenty-one cents.'

G. The department is not aware that it is, although it is possible some members of his family may occasionally accompany him on his official trip's. In the traffic manager's absence I am not able to say when or how often.

7. The official cars are as it were offices on wheels, in which to transact official business ; private business of course can be , transacted in them without detriment to the ' public service.

8: The traffic manager is in the United States now, but is within telegraphic communication with his staff whenever such communication is desired in the interests of the service. He may be, therefore, said to be performing official duties during his absence on the ground of ill health, the officers under him reporting to him and receiving his instructions.

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Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE CARS ON INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY.
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IMMIGRANTS REFUSED ADMISSION.


Mr. WILSON-by Mr. Ingram-asked : 1. How many immigrants have been refused admission into the Dominion of Canada, and for what causes or reason, for the years 1901 and 1902 ; and up to 1st of April, 1903 ? 2. How many immigrants have been deported to the country from which they came, and at whose expense, and for what cause ?


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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. Sir Wm. Mulock).

The preparation of the answer to this question involves considerable time, as it is necessary to communicate with immigration agents in different parts. Therefore it will not be possible to answer it today, or for some days.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRANTS REFUSED ADMISSION.
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CON
LIB

Lawrence Geoffrey Power (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

Stand.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRANTS REFUSED ADMISSION.
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IMMIGRATION FROM JULY, 1902, TO APRIL, 1903.


Mr. WILSON-by Mr. Ingram-asked : How many immigrants arrived in Canada from the 1st of July, 1902, to the 1st of April, 1903 ? What were the nationalities of said immigrants ? .


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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. Sir Wm. Mulock).

The total number was 61,-G78, of whom 27,171 were from the United Kingdom ; 24,487 from the United States ; and 10,020 from other countries. Total Gl,678. The following are the details :

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION FROM JULY, 1902, TO APRIL, 1903.
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VIA OCEAN PORTS.

May 4, 1903