October 8, 1903

PAYMENT OP MILITIA FOR DUTY AT VAL-LEYFIELD STRIKE.


the intention ot the if so, when ? government to do so ; and


CON

Mr. CLARKE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have the militia who were called out and sent to do duty at Valleyfleld on the occasion oi a strike in the fall of 1900, been paid for their services ? And if so, by whom and on what

[DOT]date ?

2. What was the total sum paid by the government on account of the calling out of the militia on the occasion of the Valleyfleld strike above alluded to ?

3. Has an action been entered against the municipality of Valleyfleld to compel that municipality to reimburse the government the amount expended for the militia services rendered on the occasion herein alluded to ?

4. When and by whom was the action commenced, and upon what date was the writ issued?

5. Has the case been set down for trial : and when will it likely be tried ?

6. What is the present position of the suit [DOT] and what instructions have been issued with reference to proceeding with it ?

7. Have the militia force called out on the occasion of the longshoremen's strike in Montreal, last spring, been paid for their services ? And if so, by whom, and what was the total sum paid out for such services ?

8. Has any request been made by the city of Mo,n.t7eai to be re'leved of the payment of the militia for such services ?

f', "hat is the intention of the government with respect to enforcing payment from the city of Montreal of any sums advanced by the government for payment of the said militia force in respect of their services while so called out; and what action, if any, does the government propose to take for that purpose ?

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The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE (Hon. Sir F. W. Borden) :

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PAY OF PERMANENT FORCE.

CON

James Gilmour

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GILMOUR asked :

Have any steps been taken toward increasing the pay of the permanent force ? If not, is it

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

No decision has been reached. The matter is under consideration.

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CONTRACT WITH THE NORTH ATLANTIC TRADING COMPANY.

CON

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax) asked : (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What contract or contracts, if ajiy, have been entered into since the year 1898 between the government of Canada, or any officer or person, acting on behalf of the government of Canada, or the Department of the Interior, of the first Part, and the North Atlantic Trading Company, of the second part ?

2. What contract or contracts, if any, have been entered into since the year 1898 between the government of Canada, or any officer or person, acting for the Department of the Interior, or for the government of Canada, of the first part, and any trading company or trading companies carrying on business at Amsterdam, in Holland, or elsewhere in Holland, of the second part 7

3. What are the particulars of each of such contracts ?

4. Will the government lay on the Table of the House a copy of each of such contracts ?

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The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

A contract was entered into on the 1st November, 1899, between tlie Department of the Interior and the Trans-Atlantic Trading Company, the name of which was afterwards changed to the North Atlantic Trading Company. The object of tlie contract was to secure the conveyance of immigrants from Europe, especially northern Europe, to Canada. The contract will be placed upon the Table of the House,

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MR. J. G. ANDERSON.


Mr. ALCORN asked ; 1. Has J. G. Anderson been appointed a fruit inspector, or to any, and what official position relating to fruit or its inspection, in or for the county of Prince Edward, Ontario, or for any territory including that county, or any part of 2. Where does he reside, and what is his post office address ? 3. What are his duties ? 4. What instructions, written or verbal, have been supplied to him ?


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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. Sydney Fisher).

Mr. J. G. Anderson was appointed inspector under the Fruit Marks Act, 1901, to act temporarily from tlie Utli September last. There is no special district to which he is appointed. He works at present in tlie province of Ontario. At tlie moment of his appointment he was temporarily residing at Picton, Ontario, but his former residence, to which I understand he was about returning, was Lucknow'. Ontario. His duties are to act as an inspector under tlie Fruit Marks Act. 1901. The general instructions furnished to inspectors are

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. FIELDING.

set forth in a departmental circular, which contains a copy of the Act and the regulations made by Order in Council for its enforcement and operation. Those and the verbal explanations given to Mr. Anderson by the chief of the fruit division were the instructions that were given.

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND-SHIPPERS' CLAIM FOR DAMAGES.


Mr. LEFURGEY-by Mr. Hackett-asked : 1. Has the government received a memorial from the shippers of frozen fish and other perishable goods, in the province of Prince Edward Island, asking to be compensated for loss sustained owing to government boats not keeping up communication between that province and the mainland, during the past winter ? 2. If so, is it the intention of the government to place an amount in the estimates to meet the claims of said shippers ? If not, why not ?


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

1. Yes.

2. The matter is under consideration.

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REPORT PRESENTED.


Report of the Geological Survey Department for the calendar year ending 1902.-Sir Wilfrid Laurier.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.

October 8, 1903