July 13, 1903

QUESTIONS.

OFFICERS OF PERMANENT CORPS.


Mr. SMITH (Wentworth)-by Mr. Borden (Halifax)-asked :- 1. Did not a second-class long-course grade A certificate qualify for the substantive rank of lieutenant, under G. 0. 86, 1896 ? 2. Was not the first-class long-course Grade A certificate identical to C. D. G., in King's regulations 1174-ii., for promotion to rank of captain, under G. O. 75, 1899 ? Was there any other way laid down under this order to pass a promotion examination ? 3. How many officers have received substantive rank of captain since the promulgation of G. O. 75. 1899 ? How many by holding only a first-class long-course grade A ? 4. Is not (according to your answer, as it appeared in ' Hansard.' June 11, 1903) an officer who was qualified for substantive rank of lieutenant. under G. O. 86, 1896, and who qualified for promotion by obtaining another long-course certificate, under G. O. 75, 1899, exempt from another examination for substantive rank of captain, in G. O. 30, 1903 ? If not., why not. ?


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The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE (Hon. Sir Frederick Borden).

1. Yes.

2. (a.) Yes. (b.) Yes.

3. (a.) Twelve, (b.) Eight.

4. (a.) No. (b.) Because it has been decided that to ensure efficiency, officers should be called upon to pass an examination for each step of regimental rank.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   OFFICERS OF PERMANENT CORPS.
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FAILURES OF CHARTERED BANKS.


Ml REID (Grenville)-by Mt. Earle-asked :- How many chartered banks in Canada have failed or suspended business, since confederation, and what are the names of them ?


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

1. The Commercial Bank of New Brunswick, St. John, New Brunswick.

2. The Bank of Acadia, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

3. The Metropolitan Bank, Montreal.

4. The Mechanics Bank, Montreal.

5. The Consolidated Bank, Montreal.

6. The Bank of Liverpool, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

7. The Stadacona Bank, Quebec.

8. The Exchange Bank of Canada, Montreal.

9. The Maritime Bank of the Dominion of Canada, St. John, New Brunswick.

10. The Pictou Bank, Pietou, Nova Scotia.

11. The Bank of London in Canada, London, Ontario.

12. The Central Bank of Canada, Toronto, Ontario.

13. The Federal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Ontario.

14. The Commercial Bank of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

15. La Banque Ville Marie, Montreal.

16. La Banque du People, Montreal.

17. The Bank of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FAILURES OF CHARTERED BANKS.
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METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE asked :

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Is It the intention of the government to remove the head office of the Meteorological Service of Canada from Toronto to Ottawa ? And if so for what reason ?

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Subtopic:   METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
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The MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES (Hon. R. Prefontaine).

Yes. maintaining the magnetic observatory at Agincourt, as at present, and also a local meteorological observatory at the Toronto university. By so doing the service will be under the immediate supervision of the department and will give better satisfaction to the general public.

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Subtopic:   METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
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BOUNTY PAYMENTS ON IRON AND STEEL.


Mr. WILSON-by Mr. Vrooman-asked : 1. What sum was paid for bounty on iron and steel during the last fiscal year ? 2. What -are the names of the companies to whom paid, and what was the amount paid to each ? ^ The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding). The accounts for the fiscal year referred to have not yet been closed, and therefore we cannot give the final sum, but I can give the information up to date.


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Sir F. W. BORDEN. (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

1. The total amount paid for bounties on iron and steel during the last fiscal year, so far, is $1,245,382.25, which includes $147,022.91. deferred from the previous year.

2. The amount paid to each company has

been :

Pig Iron.

Dominion Iron and Steel Company. .$386,337 93 Hamilton Steel and Iron Company.. .. 90,914 73

Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company.. 38,973 65

Canada Iron Furnace Company 87,472 22

John McDougall & Company 4,598 40

Deseronto Iron Company 12,409 20

Steel Ingots.

Dominion Iron and Steel Company. .$499,625 51 Hamilton Steed and Iron Company.. .. 36.792 21

Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company.. 79,851 59

Puddled Iron Bars.

Hamilton Steel and Iron Company.,$ 8,406 76

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Subtopic:   BOUNTY PAYMENTS ON IRON AND STEEL.
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CENSUS SCHEDULES, HALTON, CARDWELL AND PEEL.


Mr. BLAIN-by Mr. Kemp-asked :- How many schedules were filled In, either in whole or in part, by the census enumerators for the counties of Halton, Cardwell and Peel 7


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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. Sydney Fisher) :

& Schedules. Halton. Card- well. Peel.1 Population 412 279 3252 Buildings and land s, churches and schools... 106 77 823 Mortality 31 27 244 Farmland, fruits and plan- tations 76 03 685 Field products 62 54 636 Live stock and animal products 69 57 657 Agricultural values and other real estate values. 93 60 738 Manufactures 63 28 219 Products of the forest.... 39 41 2510 Fisheries 1 211 Mining and mineral pro- ducts 7 5 5A Persons temporarily ab- sent 32 27 24B Individual schedule o f population 75 65 60C Butter and cheese fac- tories. 4 5 3D Clay products 3 3 1E

Total 1,073 791 841

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Subtopic:   CENSUS SCHEDULES, HALTON, CARDWELL AND PEEL.
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BOUNTY ON BINDER TWINE.

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

That the House will, on Tuesday, go into Committee of the Whole to consider the following proposed resolution :

That it is expedient to enact as follows :-

1. The Governor in Council may authorize the payment of a bounty to any corporation, firm or person manufacturing binder twine in Canada ; such bounty to be equal to the amount paid as export duty in the Philippine Islands, on Manilla fibre produced in such islands, and used in the manufacture of binder twine in Canada. Such bounty shall only be payable in respect of binder twine manufactured on or after the 1st day of September, 1902. Provided, however, that the bounty shall not exceed three-eighths of one cent per pound, on the Manilla fibre so used in the manufacture of binder twine

2. The Governor in Council may make regulations to carry out the intention of this Act.

He said : I beg to announce that His

Excellency the Governor General, having been acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the House.

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Subtopic:   BOUNTY ON BINDER TWINE.
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Motion agreed to.


SECURITY FOR DOMINION NOTES.

July 13, 1903