July 29, 1903

DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OP CANADA THIRD SESSION-NINTH PARLIAMENT 3 EDWARD VII., 1903 VOL. LXI COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF JULY TO THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF AUGUST, INCLUSIVE OTTAWA PRINTED BY S. E. DAWSON, PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY 1903


House of Commons Hebates


THIRD SESSION-NINTH PARLIAMENT


Wednesday, July 29, 1903. Fiscal Year. 1897.. .. 1898.. .. 1899.. .. 1900.. .. 1901.. .. 1902.. .. 1903.. ..


BANK ACT AMENDMENT.

CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE asked :

Pounds.

3,394,475

8,679,823

10,629,211

8,016,354

9,674,268

14,927,302

14,198,690

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Mr. D.@

HENDERSON (Halton) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 234) to amend the Bank Act. He said : The explanation is very brief. The object of the Bill is to limit the investing power of the banks by placing it, as regards foreign securities, largely in the hands of the shareholders.

Topic:   BANK ACT AMENDMENT.
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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS.

FALSE CREEK, VANCOUVER.

CON

Mr. EARLE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government granted a lease to Robert Kelly and Frank Burnett of certain portions of False Creek, Vancouver, known as the ' Mud Flats,' as stated in letter of Robert Kelly and Frank Burnett to the mayor and aldermen of the city of Vancouver, dated May 13, 1903, a copy of which was brought down in answer to an address of the House of Commons, dated 4th and 5th of May, 1903 ; the terms of said lease being stated .in that letter as for ninety-nine years at a rental of $100 per annum, to be increased to $500 per annum, notwithstanding the resolution of the municipal council of Vancouver, protesting against such lease ?

2. If a lease has not been executed, is it the intention of the government to grant a lease ; and if so, on what terms ?

What was the average price per pound paid each year since 1893 by the government of Canada for manilla used in the manufacture of binder twine at the Kingston Penitentiary 7

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FALSE CREEK, VANCOUVER.
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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon Charles Fitzpatrick).

I beg to reply :

1893 None purchased

1894 $4 38 per cwt.

1895

4 13 "1896

4 46 "1897

4 26 "1898

3 71 "1899

5 39 "1900

None purchased.1901 $7 54 per cwt.1902

6 00 "1903

8 75 "

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FALSE CREEK, VANCOUVER.
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TRANS-CANADA RAILWAY AND G. T. PACIFIC RAILWAY.

CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Be fore the Orders of the Day are called, I would like to ask the government what truth there is in the report which I find in the ' News ' of Toronto, of July 28.

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TRANS-CANADA IS TO SELL OUT.


Quebec Promoters to hand charter to the Grand Trunk. To Safeguard Quebec. Sir Wilfrid Reported to be looking after the Interests of his Constituents.


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The MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES (Hon. R. PrSfontaine) :

1. No lease has been granted to Messrs. Robert Kelly and Frank Burnett.

2. Matter under consideration.

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BINDER TWINE.

CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE asked :

How many pounds of binder twine have been imported into Canada from the United States in each fiscal year since 1897 ?

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The MINISTER OF CUSTOMS (Hon. William Paterson).

The quantity in pounds

' of binder twine imported into Canada from the United States in each fiscal year since 1897 was as follows :-

Quebec, July 28.-Alderman George Tanguay, M.P.P., chairman of the Trans-Canada Railway Company, left for Ottawa this afternoon in response to a telegraphic message received from the Capital.

It transpires that the Trans-Canada Railway Company, realizing that their Pacific scheme is non est on account of the Dominion government adopting the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, has offered to sell their charter to the latter railway company.

They state that their only desire was to see a railway built from Quebec to Lake Winnipeg, through the northern section of the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and if this is only accomplished by the scheme promoted by. the Grand Trunk Railway and hacked by the government, they will be absolutely content.

It is also learned from reliable authority that Sir Wilfrid Laurier is looking after the interests of the Trans-Canada directors, and la de-

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termined to see that their charter is purchased, so as to recoup them for all the money which they expended in surveys, &c., in connection with the scheme which the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway has made impossible.

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July 29, 1903