August 6, 1903

FIRST READING.


Bill (No. 236) for the relief of Harford Ashley.-Mr. Porter.


EXCHEQUER COURT AND RAILWAY DEBTS.


The PRIME MINISTER moved that item 47 on the Order Paper, to wit, second reading of Bill (No. 155) respecting the jurisdiction of the Exchequer Court as to railway debts (Sir. Demers) be placed among government Orders. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS. , CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT SALARIES.

CON

James Clancy

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLANCY asked :

What increase of salaries have been granted to officers and employees of the Customs Department in Montreal during the last three months ? What are the names of these employees ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS. , CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT SALARIES.
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The MINISTER OF CUSTOMS (Hon. William Paterson).

The following is a list of the increases in question :

Increase.

iM. Charlland $100

E. H. Mereier 100

E. T. Wilkes 50

T. S. Slattery 50

J. Davis 50

J. S. Sorley 50

T. Butler* 50

A. Bourret 50

J. S. Loyer 50

B. Heroux 150

J. Hough 50

F. L. Chetvrier 100

A. E. Giroux 100

J. M. Bessette 150

J. A. Chlcoine 50

R. Fontaine 50

P. Martin 50

P. J. O'Neil 50

J. C. O. Bri&re 50

T. ,T. Dawson 100

E. O'Shea 100

Mr. BORDEN fHalifax).

Increase. .

J. Z. Corheil $ 100

J. McCluskey 50

J. Murray 50

B. T. Holdbrook 100

N. Provost 50

J. A. Robert 50

E. Bernard 50

H. McCamley 50

J. Cannon 50

J. A. A. Darin 50

D. Manson 50

iM. Neber 50

J. DrySdalo 50

S. B. Lytle

50S. St. Jean

50P. McGovern

50M. McGurn

50H. Gauthier

140P. Keane

50W. Murphy

150T. Logan

100C. Kllloran

90F. Brahant

100J. B. Desbois

100P. J. Martin

89H. Hearne

80P. Sansfacon

50E. Beauvais

50J. Dwane

30E. Elliott

30P. Locke

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MR. A. W. WRIGHT.

LIB

Thomas Walter Scott

Liberal

Mr. SCOTT asked :

What different sums of money have been paid, and at what dates, and on what account, to A. W. Wright, Conservative organizer, of Toronto ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS. , CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT SALARIES.
Subtopic:   MR. A. W. WRIGHT.
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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. Sir William Mulock).

On the 29th October, 1895, Mr. Wright was appointed a commissioner to inquire into the sweating system hi Canada. He made his report on the 6th of March, 1896.

The total expenditure on account of this commission was $904.90, the details being as follows :

Services, eighty-eight days at $5

per day $440 00Board and lodging

269 50Travelling expenses

174 20Miscellaneous

21 20

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Subtopic:   MR. A. W. WRIGHT.
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$904 90 BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOUR COMMISSION.

CON

Thomas Earle

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. EARLE asked :

Has the commission appointed by ithe government to investigate the labour troubles in British Columbia reported ? If so, will the report be laid on the Table of the House, and when ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS. , CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT SALARIES.
Subtopic:   $904 90 BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOUR COMMISSION.
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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. Sir William Mulock).

The commission has reported, and its report is now in the hands of the printer. As soon as the report is printed, a copy will be laid on the Table.

Topic:   QUESTIONS. , CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT SALARIES.
Subtopic:   $904 90 BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOUR COMMISSION.
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INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF GEOLOGYMEETING IN CANADA, 1906.


Mr. CARSCALLEN-by Mr. Lancaster-asked : 1. Is it the intention of the government to invite the International Congress of Geology to hold its next meeting in Canada in 1906 ? 2. If so, what steps have been taken to that end ? 3. Have delegateĀ® been appointed by the government to attend this year's congress in Vienna ? 4. If so, who are they ?


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

1. and 2. The government has informed the Royal Society of Canada that if the society's invitation to the International Congress of Geology is to hold its meetings in Canada in 1906 is accepted, the government will furnish certain funds for receiving and entertaining the congress.

3. and 4. Dr. Bell, the; acting director of the Geological Survey, has been given authority to proceed to Vienna as a representative of Canadian geologists and as delegate of the Royal Society, for the purpose of delivering the invitation.

Topic:   QUESTIONS. , CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT SALARIES.
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF GEOLOGYMEETING IN CANADA, 1906.
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GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC-PARISHES CROSSED-LEVIS TO TEMISCOUATA.

CON

Jean-Baptiste Morin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MORIN asked :

Whait parishes will the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific cross between the Quebec bridge, at Levis, and the county of Temiscouata ?

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Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC-PARISHES CROSSED-LEVIS TO TEMISCOUATA.
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The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding).

It is not possible to name the parishes through which the road will pass until the location of the road is made, but it may pass through the counties of LSvis, Dorchester, Bellechasse, Montmagny, L'lslet, Kamouraska and Temiscouata.

Topic:   QUESTIONS. , CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT SALARIES.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC-PARISHES CROSSED-LEVIS TO TEMISCOUATA.
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August 6, 1903