April 25, 1904

LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs).

Under an Order in Council of 1880 and regulations thereunder, the slaughter of swine in bond is permitted, but not of any other live stock or cattle.

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Subtopic:   AMERICAN CATTLE IN BOND.
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KEREMEOS INDIAN RESERVE.

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Mr. R. L.@

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Hon. CLIFFORD SIFTON .@Minister the Interior

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1. Yes ; from residents of Headley and vicinity.

2. No.

3. Answered by No. 2. . n It

4. The petition is under considerat [DOT] gf is hoped that a satisfactory adjustm t0 the matter may be made shortly, s" ieiter permit of the construction of the

for which a site is sought.

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POST OFFICE AT ST. JOHN D'IBERVILL


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Lancaster-ask ^ ^ 1. Howr many petitions have been addr ^ of a the government, relating to the s® j^n (j'lber site for the new post office at St. J ville ? . , tup said sit ' 2. Has the government selected tne and if so, what is that site ? be cOt° 3. When will the new post omce menced ?


CON

Mr. R. L. BORDEN. (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

4. Has the contract for the construction been given out, and to whom ?

.Hon. JAS. SUTHERLAND (Minister of Public Works) :

1. Two.

2. No.

3. Date not fixed.

4. No.

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TOBACCO CULTURE.


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Lancaster-asked : 1. Has the government sent an agent to the state of Wisconsin, or anywhere else, to investigate the question of tobacco culture ? 2. If so, who is the said agent, what were his instructions, and what are his salary and expense allowance ?


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Right Hon. S@

In the absence of the Minister of Agriculture, I beg to answer :

1. Yes, two to the state of Wisconsin.

2. Pierre Denis and J. B. Dugas. Their instructions were to investigate the methods practised in that state of cultivating, curing and preparing for the market the tobacco grown there, and to report on the same to the Minister of Agriculture. Their salaries are at the rate of one hundred dollars per month each with necessary expenses of living and transportation.

LIGHTING OF THE WELLAND C-^NAL.

Mr. BENNETT-by Mr. Lancaster-asked :

1. Has any contract been entered into by the government with any person, or persons, for the lighting of the Welland canal 1

2. If such a contract has been made, who are the contractors, price for lighting, and duration of such contract ?

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Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) :

1. A contract has been entered ipto for supplying power to light the Welland canai by electricity.

2. The contractors are the Lincoln Electric Light and Power Company. Price for the power is on a basis of $14 per h. p. per annum. The contract is for a term of ten years.

PURCHASES FROM LAMONTAGNE & CO.

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Mr. HUGHES (Victoria) asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. Were the goods supplied by Messrs. H. La-Jhontagne & Company, Montreal, amounting to |45,956.35, as shown by the Auditor General s tteport, on page 2i05, purchased by tender '.

2. If tenders were called for, who were the Parties tendering ?

Was the lowest tender accepted .

. Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence). Nearly all this Amount represents artillery harness supplied by Messrs. H. Lamontagne & Co. to the department. This had hitherto been supplied by the War Office or by English firms, with

the guns with which it was to be used. Upon consideration, the government thought it advisable to adopt the principle of having all work of this kind done by Canadian concerns so far as possible. The goods supplied by this firm were made according to samples furnished by the War Office, and the prices therefore were based upon War Office rates, and the firm was selected because of its having had experience in doing similar work to the satisfaction of the department.

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PURCHASES FROM THE OTTAWA CAR COMPANY.

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Mr. SAM. HUGHES asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. Were-the goods supplied by the Ottawa Car Company, Limited, amounting to $21,163.93, as shown by the Auditor General's Report, on page 2105, purchased by tender ?

2. If tenders were called for, who were the parties tendering ?

3. Was the lowest tender accepted ?

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Right Hon. S@

This amount represents repairs to artillery equipment and other similar work which had hitherto been done in England, and which could not be done by any Canadian concern until special equipment had been provided for the purpose. It was thought advisable to have the work done in Canada at some convenient point in Ontario. The Ottawa Car Company equipped their works for this purpose at a very considerable expense, upon the understanding that they would receive work of this kind at prices based upon War Office rates. The company is now able, not only to do the necessary repairs, but also to undertake the manufacture of new wagons, limbers and similar artillery equipment. Similar work is also being done at the Dominion government arsenal at Quebec.

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TOBACCO TRADE WITH BELGIUM.


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Lancaster-asked : 1. What is the total amount paid to Mr. Blaise Dugas, of the county of Montcalm, in connection -with his last mission to Belgium, regarding the tobacco trade ? 2. Did said Dugas make a written report to the government upon the result of his mission to Belgium ? If so, what date does report hear, and when was it handed in to the government ? 3. Has there been export trade in tobacco from Canada to Belgium ?


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Right Hon. S@

In the absence of the Minister of Agriculture, I beg to answer :

1. $470.25.

2. Yes. Mr. Dugas' report is dated January 10th! 1903, and was received on January 21st, 1903.

3. Only a small export trade as yet, averaging about 7,340 pounds of tobacco annually from 1898 to 1902, inclusive, but Belgium imports large quantities, of which we hope to increase Canada's share.

St. JOHNS, P.Q., POST OFFICE SITE.

Mr. MONK-by Mr. Lancaster-asked :

1. Is it the intention of the government, before selecting a site for the new post office, in the town of St. Johns, P.Q., to consult the municipal authorities of said town, the bankers, manufacturers, and particularly the business men of Richelieu street, as to which would be the most convenient site available ?

2. When will the said site be finally decided upon ?

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Subtopic:   TOBACCO TRADE WITH BELGIUM.
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LIB

James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. JAS. SUTHERLAND (Minister of Public Works).

The question of the purchase of this site is still under consideration.

Mr. MONK-by Mr. Lancaster-asked :

1. Has the government inquired from real estate owners in the town of St. Johns, P.Q., as to the price of their properties, in connection with the site of a new post office ; and if so, from whom has the government sought such information ?

2. What are the prices asked by such real estate owners ?

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Subtopic:   TOBACCO TRADE WITH BELGIUM.
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LIB

James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. .TAS. SUTHERLAND (Minister of Public Works).

Offers have been received and are now being considered. It does not appear advisable at the present stage of negotiations to disclose the prices given.

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April 25, 1904