July 9, 1903

QUESTIONS.

RAILWAY CARRIAGE OF MAILS.

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Mr. WILSON asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have those railways subsidized or bonused, from the year 1896 to May 1st, 1903, which have received more than $3,200 per mile, been carrying mails free, according to the agreement upon which the subsidies were granted 2

2. If not. is it the intention of the government to enforce the terms upon which the subsidies were granted, and compel these roads to carry the mails free from the date of the issuing of the subsidies ?

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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. Sir William Mulock).

It is not the case that any railways that have received aid from the government, under legislation passed since 1896, have not complied with all the conditions attaching to such aids, but they have rendered the services required to be rendered under the terms of any aids granted to them.

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A KING'S WAREHOUSE AT WINNIPEG.


Mr. LaRIYIERE asked : 1. Has the honourable the Minister of Customs received the following letter from C. N. Bell, Esq., secretary of the Winnipeg Board of Trade ? The Honourable William Paterson, Minister of Customs, Ottawa, Ont. Sir.-I have the honour, by direction, to give you herewith a copy of a resolution passed at a general meeting of this board, held on the 30th of June, viz.: ' Resolved, that this board represent to the Dominion government the necessity and advisability of the Customs Department establishing and maintaining a King's warehouse in Winnipeg.' In explanation, I beg to inform you that the customs sufferance warehouses, but especially the one at the Canadian Pacific Railway station, are crowded with imported goods, a large percentage of which have remained there, according to a detailed statement of the railway company, for periods varying from ten days to six months, to the detriment of the business of the general importing public. As King's warehouses are in existence in eastern provinces, at ports minor in importance to Winnipeg, which now ranges as third as to revenue importance in the Dominion, this board are satisfied that you will at once see that Winnipeg is entitled to be placed on a proper footing in this direction. 2. Will a King's warehouse be established in Winnipeg at an early date ?


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The MINISTER OF CUSTOMS (Hon. Win. Paterson) :

1. The Minister of Customs has received the letter referred to. It is the duty of transportation companies and importers to provide warehouse accommodation for im-

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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

ported goods. It is open to the railway companies to relieve the crowding of their warehouses by requiring prompt entry of imported goods at the customs-house.

2. The customs examining warehouse at Winnipeg is a King's warehouse. The question as to extending this warehouse is undecided.

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IMMIGRATION EXPENDITURE.

CON

Uriah Wilson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WILSON asked :

What was the total expenditure made by the Dominion of Canada on immigration from the 1st of July. 1902, to the 30th June, 1903 ?

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The MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR (Hon. Clifford Sifton).

The total expenditure in connection with immigration during the year ended the 30th June, 1903, was $5G0,S57.45. This sum includes letters of credit in favour of the High Commissioner, London, England, and Commissioner of Immigration, Winnipeg, in regard to which statements of expenditure have not yet been received up to the end of June, but it is expected that all moneys advanced to them will be expended.

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OTTAWA IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION.


. The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding) moved that the House do tomorrow go into committee to consider the following resolution That it is expedient to amend chapter 10 of the statutes of 1899, intituled : ' An Act respecting the city of Ottawa,' as follows :- 1. The period during which the sum of sixty thousand dollars annually, referred to in section 1 of chapter 10 of the statutes of 1899, may be paid, shall be a period not exceeding twenty years from the first iday of July, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, instead of a period not exceeding ten years from said day, as provided in said section. 2. The commission may borrow from time to time, on debentures of the commission, bearing interest at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum : which debentures the commission is hereby authorized -to iss-ue ; such sum or sums of money, not exceeding in the whole two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, as may be required to enable the commission to purchase land or to carry into effect any scheme of improvements -and undertakings requiring a larger outlay than would be available out of the annual income of -the commission, or for both purposes. Providing always that no money shall be borrowed by the commission except with the previous consent of -the Governor in Council. 3. No debentures shall be issued by the commission for a period extending beyond the 1st day of July, in the year one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. The debentures issued under the -authority of this Act shall be paid and redeemed by the commission in equal annual Instalments, beginning -at the expiration of one year from the date of the issue thereof. So that the total amount of the debentures so issued shall be fully paid and redeemed on or before the said first day of July, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. 4. The principal of the debentures issued under this Act, and the interest thereon, shall be a first charge and lien upon the income of the commission from whatever -source derived. And the commission shall each year set apart and appropriate such amount of such income as shall be required to pay and discharge the principal and interest of such debentures as shall fall due and become payable during such year. The word 'year' in this section means the period beginning on the first day of July, in one year, and ending on the 30th day of June in the next year.


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Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

The hon. gentleman should give his explanation now.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

This is only the first stage. It merely sets the day for further consideration.

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Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

It has happened, I think, more frequently than otherwise that the explanation is given on the resolution, and not on the Bill.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

That is when the motion is made to go into committee on the resolution, not at this stage.

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Motion agreed to.


DOMINION NOTES SECURITY.


The MINISTER OF FINANCE moved that the House do to-morrow go into committee to consider the following resolution:- 1. Resolved, -that it is expedient to provide that the security to be held by the Minister of Finance and Receiver General, for the redemption of Dominion notes, issued and outstanding at any one time, up to and including thirty million dollars, shall be an amount in gold, or in gold and securities of Canada ; the principal or interest of such securities being guaranteed by the government of the United Kingdom, equal to not less -than twenty-five per cent of the -amount of such notes so issued and out-st-anding. The amount so to be held in gold to be not less -than fifteen per cent of such amount so Issued and outstanding. And for the redemption of Dominion notes issued in excess of thirty million dollars, an -amount in gold equal to such exc-ess. 2. That all expenses incurred or required to be paid in connection with the engraving, printing or preparation of Dominion notes, or the signing, issue or redemption thereof, shall be paid ou-t of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada. And in case the amount held as security for the redemption of Dominion notes should not be sufficient to pay the Dominion notes presented for redemption ; or in ease the amount so held should be reduced below the amount required to be held, as provided iu the aforegoing resolution, the Governor in Council may raise by way of loan, temporary or otherwise, such sum of money as may be necessary to pay such notes ; or to provide the amount required to be held as security for the redemption of Dominion notes issued and outstanding. Motion agreed to.


July 9, 1903