August 3, 1903

DOKIS INDIAN RESERVE.


Mr. BENNETT-by Mr. Hughes (Victoria) ' -asked :



Have any trespasses been made and complained of on the Dokis Indian reserve, French river, during the past five years ? If so, by whom ; and have damages, and to what extent, been paid therefor ? If any amount paid, what disposition was made of same ?


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

The only trespass of which the department have received notice is a trespass made by the Hardy Lumber Company on the Dokis Indian reserve, French River, during the winter of 1899. The quantity of timber cut was 1,129 saw logs, containing 172,336 feet board measure, for which the department charged and collected $1,034.02 for timber and damages, which sum has been placed to the credit of the capital funds of the Dokis band.

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PARDON OF RUDOLPH HETU.


Mr. NORTHRUP-by Mr. Hughes (Victoria).-asked : 1. Has one Rudolph H6tu been lately pardoned ? If so, on whose recommendation ? 2. For what offences was he sentenced ? For what term was he sentenced ; and how long has he served thereunder ?


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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon. C. Charles Fitzpatrick) :

1. Yes. Upon the recommendation of the Minister of Justice founded upon medical certificates to the effect that confinement was rapidly developing tubercular consumption for which unless the patient were released, little could be done in the way of treatment.

2. Hetu was sentenced for forgery and electoral frauds ; for the first mentioned offence he was awarded twelve months imprisonment ; for the second a fine of $500, or in default of payment, six months imprisonment.

He had served seven months and one day.

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NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.

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

In the absence of the Prime Minister, I move that the House go into committee on the following resolution, to-morrow :

Resolved, that it is 'expedient, in connection with the Bill now before this House, respecting the construction of a National Transcontinental Railway, to ratify the agreement set forth in the schedule to the said Bill, entered into on the 28th of July, 1903, between the government and certain persons on behalf of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, a company to be incorporated by parliament at the present session thereof, and to authorize the government to do whatever is necessary to give full effect to the said Bill and agreement.

I may say that His Excellency the Governor General has been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, and recommends it to the House.

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Motion agreed to.


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William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT.

The MINISTER OF FINANCE moved the adjournment of the House.

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John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. Mr. HAGGART.

What will be the business to-morrow ?

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

The Minister of Justice will take up the resolutions respecting judges, and we may proceed with the iron and steel bounties. It was the intention of the Prime Minister to proceed with the Grand Trunk measure.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 1 o'clock a.m. Tuesday.



Tuesday, August 4, 1903.


August 3, 1903