March 24, 1904

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE.

LIB

Fletcher Bath Wade

Liberal

Mr. F. B. WADE (Annapolis) moved :

That the Public Accounts of Canada for the fiscal year which ended on the 30th June, together with the report of the Auditor Genera', be referred to the next Standing Committee 09 Public Accounts.

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Motion agreed to.


FIRST READINGS.


Bill (No. 8) to further amend the Act r<£ specting the Nova Scotia Permanent Be® fit Building Society and. Savings Fund-Mr. R. I,. Borden. Bill (No. 9) to revive ami amend the respecting the St. Clair and Erie Ship CaD Company.-iMir. Tisdale. . Bill (No. 10) to incorporate the CamP^f y ford, Lake Ontario and Western Rai1"' Company-Mr. W. Ross, (Ont.) , Bill (No. 11) respecting the British umbia Southern Railway Company"-Ualliher. Bill (No. 12) respecting the Montreal, tawa and Georgian Bay Canal Coin!'1 -Mr. Mackie. cj. Bill (No. 13) respecting the Canadian 1 ' fie Railway Company.-Mr. A. T. ThoiM ^ Bill (No. 14) respecting the Atlantic Northwest Railway Company.-Mr. Thompson. r Bill (No. 15) respecting the Ottawa, era and Western Railway Company-Champagne. ' et Bill (No. 10) respecting the French Boom Company, Limited.-Mr. Grant. Bill (No. 17) to confer on the Coin ^ sioner of Patents certain powers f°r lief of the Hon. C. A. Parsons.-Mr. ( ' iPj Hill (No. 18) respecting the Manitoba jji. Northwestern Railway Company of L* -Mr. McCreary-by Mr. Douglas.


QUESTIONS.


EXPERIMENTAL POULTRY STATl°Nt" Mr. LaRIVIEItE asked :- , 1. Has the following copy of a motlon from the minutes of a meeting of the * jsfi Poultry Association, held In Brandon " th nary 28th, 1904, been received by the Minister of Agriculture :- , tvei F9, ' That, realizing ihe good results de^iv ijts the experimental farms to the agrl but as these farms do not make a re s> poultry breeding, we feel that one or 1 (h0 n\ lions for this purpose, together with ^rV tenlng and dressing of poultry >or


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should be established in the province of Manitoba ; which would prove to be of great benefit to those who are unacquainted with this branch °f farm work ' ? 2. Is it the intention of the government, in compliance with the recommendation contained ln the above motion, to establish one or more stations in Manitoba for the purposes therein thentioned ? .


LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture) :

[DOT]

1. Yes.

2. It is tlie intention of the government to endeavour to meet the wishes of the members of the Manitoba Poultry Association, as expressed in the resolution.

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THE QUEBEC BRIDGE COMPANY.

CON

IMPROVEMENT OF ST. ANDREWS RAPIDS.

IND

Mr. PUTTEE asked :

Independent Labour

1. What amount has been paid to the contractors under the contract for the improvement of St. Andrews rapids ? *

2. Has any extension of time not yet expired been granted to the contractors ?

3. Are arrangements being made to proceed with the work when the season opens ?

4. Will the Public Works Department complete the work, or will a further contract be let ?

Hon, JAMES SUTHERLAND (Minister of Public Works) :

1. $75,800.

2. No.

3 and 4. The matter is under consideration. .

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CHINESE LABOUR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.

IND

Arthur W. Puttee

Independent Labour

Mr. PUTTEE asked :

Has the government received any information that the Chinese government demands free entry of Chinese at Vancouver, in return for its sanction of the peonage system of Chinese labour in South Africa ?

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Itt. H@

The government has not received any information on the point.

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SALE OF MODELS BY GOVERNMENT.

CON

Mr. PORTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have the models deposited by inventors in the Patent Office Department been sold ?

2. If so, under what right were they so sold ?

3. How many models were sold ?

4. Were they sold by public tender or private contract ?

5. To whom were they sold ?

6. Were these models catalogued or listed, or were they sold en bloc ?

7. What was the gross and what the net amount realized from such sale ?

8. How many of these models were full size, or commercial machines or articles ?

9. Was any restriction placed upon the purchaser or purchasers to prevent these full-sized or commercial machines or articles coming into competition with the product of the inventor, or interfering with liis rights as such inventor ?

10. What is the wholesale or retail value of the total number of models of full size or commercial machines or articles so sold ?

11. Was the consent of the inventor, or any assignee of the inventor, of these various models procured for the sale thereof ?

12. Was any opportunity offered to each inventor to procure by purchase or otherwise his own model, without acquiring by purchase all other models ? . .

13. Has any compensation been made, or is it the intention to make my compensation to the Inventor for his labour and expenso in producing these models ?

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LIB

Hou. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture) : (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Y'es.

2. 3 Edward VII., cap. 46, sec. 13.

3. It was estimated that there were between 25.000 and 30,000. The sale was made without any warranty as to number.

4. By public tender.

5. T. G. Brigham, of Ottawa.

6. They were sold en bloc.

7. The gross amount was eight hundred dollars. The net amount was four hundred and ninety-nine dollars and sixty-fire cents, the difference being the expense of advertising.

8. The records of the department do not show what models were full size or commercial machines or articles. The only requirement of the law and the regulations has been that the models should be working ones ot convenient size, not to exceed twelve inches on the longest side ; and the only entry in the records respecting them it is of their deposit or filing.

9. The sale was made under the law above cited, and in accordance with the terms of the notice calling for tenders, which was as follows :

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March 24, 1904