April 6, 1904

MR. JONASSON, HOMESTEAD

CON
LIB

Hon. CLIFFORD SIFTON (5l,D the Interior) : (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 30th June, 1903.

3. No.

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Subtopic:   MR. JONASSON, HOMESTEAD
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CHEESE-COOLING EXPENDITURE.


BE AIN asked : c°nne^?-at ha.s been the total expenditure in IVoodstn? wit51 tlle cheese-cooling room at ^ctaii^^0ck' Ontario, up to the first March, 1904, Ss as follows 3. cost °f site for curing room ? 4. p>0 cost of construction of buildings ? 5. Eor cost of machinery, fittings, &c. ? 6. pOT. cost °f cheese purchased ? 7. p0 cost of hauling cheese ? traveii; eost °f salaries of officials, labour, 8. p'lug expenses, &c. ? ?®lephon OOS*" cifeese boxes, chemicals, light, ^cidental's storage, freight, and all other c*iees^°^ "a*1011 has been received for sale of cheese*?'V much has been received for curing «5w^DNBY fisher (Minister of Ag-Ond tho V As answers to this question J'UiQe ® foliowing three questions in the pylori [DOT]tbe l10n- member for Leeds (Mr. tvorij yr)lnvolv& a considerable amount of I must a a vet'y large number of figures, for retiias^ these lion, gentlemen to move SaSe r,f vIls' and I will facilitate the pas-c their motions. pISHlNG * Lancaster asked:


RIGHTS IN JAMES BAY.


Mr, |JatUeJag tj16 rental for the fishing rigiits in n?r' uoder i grauted to Arch. McNee, of Wind-ho ^ishpi-ieaSe from the Department of Marine ,®a Paid un<ier the 13th November, 1902, year 1903 7 ,1 f0r e rental for the same rights been If So lae year 1904 ? H0t) ' )y whom w^re the rentals paid ? ^fiturof °NEY FISHER (Minister of Ag Hire). I- Yes. 3 res. Ar<*ibald McNee. jr, EXpORTATION 11' E. D


OF APPLES.


smith asked : On tn0lllPartm gov®rnment inspector examined the « outw *1Us *n whicli apples were stored W, fe'lowino.' v°yage from Canadian ports, on n, 'an. '"8 vessels - Tunisbi vessels :-Ionian, Parisian, O11-Lait„ 1ester Vn ' Peruvian* Bavarian, Pretorian, Mo TErie jt ty- Manchester Shipper, Ulunda, Can-^he ' ni®ta> Kensington, Mount Tem-2 J 1 tnplain, Southwork, Montcalm, Jti ** Ua,t aporajj stem of mechanical ventilation was ric','thrmYn-NEY FIE in*t , uiet uPon each vessel, if any ? E Yes, *). MSIIER (Minister of Agfa'' The ( ' the i\V,;uian was fitted with Sirocco Vo„P.Per anchester City and Manchester ed with Gibb's patent 0 electric fans. The Pretorver ian. Kensington, Southwork, Canada, Ontarian, and Montcalm had cooled air compartments. All the other vessels named in tne first question had only the ordinary system of cowl ventilation.


TRENT CANAL-CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES.

L-C

Mr. SAM. HUGHES asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. Has the government, or have any of the departments, data regarding claims for flooded lands along Sturgeon Lake, in Verulam Township ?

2. What persons have put in claims for damage ?

3. Have these claims been examined into ?

4. What report has been made upon them ?

5. Will the claims he paid this year ?

Hon. it. R. EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals).

1. Have data for ascertaining if damages are caused by Trent canal works in the township of Verulam.

2. The corporation of the. township of Verulam, through Mr. R. J. McLaughlin, IC.C., of Lindsay.

3. No, they have been referred to Mr. R. B. Rogers, the superintending engineer of the Trent canal, for report.

4. No report has as yet been received.

5. Until Mr. Rogers' report is received cannot say what action may be taken.

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MEMBER INTRODUCED.

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John H.

Sinclair, Esq., member for the electoral district of Guysborough, introduced by the Hon. W. S. Fielding and Mr. A. Johnston.

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REPORT PRESENTED.


The thirty-sixth annual report of the Department of Fisheries-Hon. Raymond Pr<5-fontaine.


GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.


House resumed adjourned debate on the proposed motion of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, ' that Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair, for the House to go into committee to consider a certain resolution concerning the ratification of the agreement between His Majesty the King and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, dated the 8th day of March, 1904 ; ' and the proposed motion of Mr. Borden (Halifax) in amendment thereto.


LIB

Clifford Sifton (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. CLIFFORD SIFTON (Minister of the Interior).

Mr. Speaker, I am quite sure that I shall express a sentiment in accordance with the views of both sides of the House when I say that at this stage of the discussion of the question which occupied so long a time during last session, and which is the main business outside of the ordinary routine of the present session, it will be well for us as far ns possible to confine our attention to those prints that are really in issue, and to leave aside those ge eral features of the discussion which occu

pied so much time in the former debate. I shall not therefore follow my hon. friend, the leader of the opposition in the wealth of quotation with which he adorned his address. No one could listen to my hon. friend without being impressed with the ingenuity and the apparently great satisfaction with which he indulged in dialectical subtleties drawn from declarations by members on this side of the House, by Mr. Hays, by representatives of the Grand Trunk Kailway Company, and by others who have spoken on this question. One could not help either, feeling, that if my hon. friend had been deprived of the opportunity of quoting from those) speeches, and from the confidential documents of our friend the chairman of the Railway Commission, that his address might have been very much shortened, and that the last half hour, which was devoted to the constructive part of the subject-to the work of informing us what his actual views were upon the important subject before us-would have been in fact all that he would have found necessary to place before us.

My hon. friend referred with some force to a remark made by the Minister of Finance at the early part of this session, in which he referred to the state of the money market ; and this was one of the criticisms made by the hon. leader of the opposition as an effective reply to the position of the government, but which in fact did not prove what it was intended to prove, and did not show that the position of the government was in any way open to criticism in connection with the amendment which has been made to the contract providing that the government should have liberty to implement the guarantee of bonds. It had been explained by the Prime Minister that the reason of this was that there was a possibility that owing to the state of the money market the bonds might not sell at par ; and my hon. friend the Minister of Finance's remark was quoted for the purpose of showing that he had stated that in his opinion the money market was getting better instead of worse. Now, the real facts are known, or can be known, to any person who takes the trouble to inform himself on the subject, if he has not already done so. The real fact is that at the time this contract was framed, at least at the time when we began to frame it, about the 1st of July last or thereabouts, it was our information and the general belief that Canadian government bonds bearing interest at 3 per cent would sell at par, or perhaps a little better than par, in the money markets of the world. I hffYe no doubt that opinion was well founded at that time. But a combination of circumstances had been operating in the money markets of Great Britain and of the world, which culminated in the latter part of last year in a state of the money market which was described to me by a prominent flnan-

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LIB

Clifford Sifton (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. SIFTON.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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April 6, 1904