July 3, 1903

PENITENTIARY ACT.


The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 217) respecting penitentiaries. Mi-. MONK. Will the hon. minister explain ?


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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

The Act is a mere consolidation of the existing law, the intention being to re-enact the clauses in a somewhat more practical form and to change the expression in some cases so as Hon. Mr. PREFONTAINE.

to carry out the intention of those who passed the legislation originally. The only real change in the Act is respecting the schedule which has reference to the salaries, and I may say that the re-arrangement of the schedule will result in an annual saving of something like $7,500 a year.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read a first time.


QUESTIONS.

INCREASE OF SUBSIDIES TO THE PROVINCES-STATEMENT OF HON.

R. W. SCOTT.

LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX asked :

Liberal

1. Did the Honourable Mr. Scott, Secretary of State, speak in the name of the government and with its authorization, when he declared in the Senate, a few days ago, that no increase of subsidies would be granted to the provinces?

2. If not, is it the government's intention to grant the provinces such increase as may be just and equitable ?

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The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

I did not see any official report of the language attributed to Mr. Scott, the Secretary of State, but whatever Mr. Scott may have said on that occasion, he spoke for himself, as the government has not considered the question. To the second question, the answer is, that this matter will receive the careful consideration of the government at the proper time.

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SUPPLY OF MILITIA TENTS.

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR asked :

What is the price paid, or to be paid, each for the 2,000 tents being supplied on rush order by the James W. Woods Company, as mentioned by the Minister of Militia and Defence, on page 3804. ' Revised Hansard ' for 1903 ?

, The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE (Hon. Sir Frederick Borden). Twenty-five dollars each. The material used is non-absorbent duck.

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RENT OF BUILDING ON SLATER STREET.

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR asked :

Has the government rented, or agreed to rent a new building, or a portion thereof, now being erected on Slater street by Mr. James W. Woods, or the James W. Woods Company, for the Department of Militia and Defence ? If so, what is to be the rental, and for what term ?

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS (Hon. James Sutherland).

No. An offer has been made and it is now under consideration.

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RENT OF BUILDING ON QUEEN STREET.

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR asked :

Has the government rented, or agreed to rent a building, or part thereof, on Queen street, from Mr. James W. Woods, or the James W.

Woods Company, for the Militia Department ? If so, what is the rental, and for what term has it been rented ?

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS (Hon. .Tames Sutherland).

No.

transcontinental line-the

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POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT.

CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. F. D. MONK (Jacques Cartier).

Before the Orders of the Day are called, 1 would ask the right kon. Prime Minister if the government is prepared to make a statement in regard to the aid which it is intended to grant to a transcontinental line. We have had, as the right hon. gentleman is no doubt aware, several statements in the papers in regard to the proposed aid which is intended to be granted to a transcontinental line. It is a subject which I think was adverted to in the speech from the Throne, and one which at present engages greatly public attention. We would like to know ; no doubt the public would also like to know, if the government has arrived at a conclusion upon that important point.

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July 3, 1903