June 25, 1903

L-C

Edward Hackett

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HACKETT.

According to the Auditor General's Report, page D-110, his salary for twelve months at $50, amounted to $000. He was paid horse-liire 313 days at $1.25. He must have had a horse every day of the year. Then for hoard he was paid $149.50; ferries, $1.70; railway fares, $2.25; disinfectants, $15.50; horse-hire, again, $17.50; telegrams, 75 cents;, postage, $2; telephone, $2.75; two thermometers at $1.50; rent of telephone six months, $5; subscription to veterinary journal, $5. Total $1,195.22. Then when 1 turn to page D-100, 1 find there Dr. Pethick again, horse-hire, $2; railway and boat fare, $0.25; board, $15.75; rabbits, $2; cage, $1. What were these required for ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

For some inoculation experiments which Dr. Pethick was carrying on.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
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L-C

Edward Hackett

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HACKETT.

Is the hon. gentleman sure that they were not rabbits infected with tuberculosis, which required to be quarantined ? Telegrams, $3; telephone, 75 cents; postage, 50 cents; making in all over $2,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

Not at all; only $1,200.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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L-C

Edward Hackett

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HACKETT.

The hon. gentleman is right. But he was employed at $50 per month and his expenses were exactly equal to his salary.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

A very considerable amount of this expenditure was incurred by Dr. Pethick in an investigation on the mainland at Pictou of cattle disease. He was sent over by my orders to make an investigation regarding that disease. I informed the hon. gentleman a few minutes ago that Mr. Pethick's work is not confined to the island altogether. These items are for expenditures as well as for salary.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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CON

George Taylor (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR.

There are only 313 working days in the year and he charges for 313 days' horse-hire.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I am informed that he has an arrangement for horse-hire at $1.25 per day. Sometimes he spends a great deal more, and sometimes nothing at all.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

What were the duties of Dr. Rutherford in England during last year ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

Dr. Rutherford was sent to England the year before last to test cattle which were being exported from England to Canada- test them with tuberculin. An arrangement was made at the request of the im-173*

porters of live stock to test them in England instead of at our quarantine here. And for two seasons that was carried out. Dr. Rutherford was there the first season and carried out the work.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

Did he make a report to the department of the work done ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

Yes. Regularly.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
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CON

George Taylor (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR.

I would like to say to the Minister of Agriculture and to the hon. gentleman (Hon. Mr. Fielding) who is leading the House that my hon. friend from Peel (Mr. Blain) wanted to bring up the cold storage question on this item. I would suggest that this item be disposed of and that we discuss the cold storage question on another item. The census is the only one left.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I would like to say that when we do take up that discussion on the census item, I would like to discuss the two questions separately. I would like to discuss the questions arising under what are called Professor Robertson's votes, dispose of that and then discuss the census separately.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

There may be some sup-piemen taries.

Topic:   SUPPLY-PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SOUTH AFRICA.
Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I do not know of any supplementaries in my department on these items.

Some resolutions reported.

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Subtopic:   TRACHOMA IS EPIDEMIC.
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ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.


The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding) moved the adjournment of the House.


CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

What business will be taken up to-morrow ?

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

I think the hon. Minister of Railways and Canals (Hon, Mr. Blair) is absent; but if he is in the House to-morrow we shall probably resume consideration of his Bill, and afterwards go into supply, taking up the supplementary estimates for the'current year, the items under the direction of the Minister of Public Works. If the Minister of Railways and Canals returns, he may desire to take up a portion of the day on his Bill.

Topic:   ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.
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June 25, 1903