May 2, 1904

QUEBEC AND LAKE HURON RAILWAY ' COMPANY


House in committee on Bill (No. 43) respecting the Quebec and Lake Huron Railway Company.-Mr. Malouin. On section 3,


LIB

Charles Smith Hyman (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Mr. HYMAN.

Section 2 is the usual clause granting an extension of time. Section 3 reads as follows :

Nothwithstanding the limitation of time for the commencement of the rai 1 way of the company enacted by section 2 of chapter 93 of the statutes of 1902,-

That section is just the usual clause providing that if the construction of the railway does not commence until a certain time and 15 per cent of the capital is not expended within two years, or if the railway is not finished within five years, the powers of the company shall cease in respect to so much of the railway as then remains uncompleted.

-all the other provisions contained in the Acts relating to the company, except section 10 of chapter 74 of the statutes of 1900 are declared to have continued to apply to the company and to its undertaking and to be in full force and effect.

Section 10 of chapter 74 of the statutes of 1900 reads as follows :

If the construction of the railway is not commenced and fifteen per cent on the amount of the capital stock is not expended thereon within two years after the passing of this Act, or if the railway is not finished and put in operation within five years after the passing of this Act, the powers granted by this Act or by the Railway Act shall cease and be null and void as respects so much of the railway as then remains uncompleted.

The Bill provides that this section, section 10 of chapter 74 of the statutes of 1900, shall not apply, hut that all the other clauses contained in the Acts relating to the company shall apply. I see that the words in the amended Bill * are declared to have continued to ' are struck out, and that the word I* shall, ' is substituted. The word ' to,' in the 25th line, should also have been struck out, so that it will read ' shall apply to the company and to its undertaking, and be in full force and effect.' I would move that the word ' to ' be struck out.

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LIB

Peter Macdonald (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. DEPUTY SPEAKER.

It is struck out in the Bill which I have before me.

Bill reported ; read the third time and passed.

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SECOND READING.


Bill (No. 87) for the relief of James E. Taylor.-Mr. Grant.


QUESTIONS.

PAYMENTS TO WINNIPEG NEWSPAPERS.

CON

Mr. W. J. ROCHE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount was paid to the Winnipeg ' Free Press ' by the government, for all purposes, for the year ending June 30th, 1903 ?

2. Also the Winnipeg ' Der Nordwesten ' ?

3. Also the Winnipeg ' Loyberg ' ?

4. Also the Winnipeg ' Canada ' ?

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

1. $5,299.62.

2. $2,456.10.

3. $2,228.60.

4. $765.85.

QUEBEC CENTRAL RAILWAY COMPANY. Mr. MORIN asked :

1. How much has the government received annually from the Quebec Central Railway Company, from 1896 to the present day-

(a.) For the passage of its trains over the Intercolonial from Harlaka to Levis ?

(b.) For the storage of its freight ?

(c.) For water supplies ? and (d.) For any other object.

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Hon. H. R.@

EMME'RSON (Minister of Railways and Canals). The information is too voluminous to give it in the form of an answer to a question, but if the hon. gentleman (Mr. Morin) will move for a return the information will be facilitated.

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PROPAGATION OF LOBSTERS IN PACIFIC OCEAN.

LIB

Mr. MORRISON asked :

Liberal

1. What steps are being taken to experiment iu the propagation of lobsters in the waters of the Pacific ocean in British Columbia ?

2. Have any experiments ever been made to breed lobsters there ? If so, when, and with what success ?

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LIB

Charles Smith Hyman (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES S. HYMAN.

In the absence of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries I beg to answer :

1. No steps are being taken at the present time.

2. In 1896 six hundred lobsters, a great many of them carrying spawn, as well as a quantity of eggs-about 100,000 placed in sea-weed-were shipped in a refrigerator car. The details of the shipment are given on page 289 of the Fisheries Report, 1896. Sines that shipment arrangements have been authorized for two other shipments; but on account of unfavourable weather conditions when the lobsters could be procured, the arrangements were not carried out, though, in 1901, a quantity of other fish- chiefly black bass-were sent to the Pacific coast. The departmental officers report that owing to swift currents in the strait of Georgia, and low salinity of water, the lobsters planted have probably been carried down Puget Sound direction. Those retained inshore, near Nanaimo, were observed to be doing well for some months until liberated.

and have no doubt bred and established themselves ; but no 1 fishdnfe experiments have been carried out to test the matter. On one or two occasions lobsters have been captured and sold by fish dealers in Victoria-the result of planting iu 1896.

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CHANGES IN ONTARIO COUNTY JUDICIARY.


Mr. BENNETT-by Mr. W. J. Roche-asked : 1. What changes in the Ontario county judiciary have taken place since the first of January last ? 2. Are there any vacancies in Ontario^ county judgeships at the present time ? If so, in what counties ?


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Hon. CHARLES FITZPATRICK (Minister of Justice) : (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. The following have been retired :-Judge Hughes, county court judge, Elgin county ; Judge Elliott, county court judge, Middlesex ; Judge O'Brian, county court judge, Prescott and Russell ; Judge Deacon, county court judge, Renfrew ; Judge Woods, junior county court judge, Kent.

Judge Coulter was transferred from Halcli-mand county to Elgin county.

The following appointments have been made G. B. Douglas, county court judge, Haldimand ; T. Macbeth, county court judge, Middlesex ; A. Constantineau, county court judge, Prescott and Russell ; D. J. Donahue, county court judge, Renfrew ; J. L. Dowlin, junior county court judge, Kent: J. J. O'Meara, junior county court judge, Carleton.

2. Vacant-Junior judgeship, Prescott and Russell.

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TREATMENT OF CANADIAN BRITISH VESSELS IN UNITED STATES POSSESSIONS.

L-C

Mr. SAM. HUGHES asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. Do United States vessels or goods enter any of the following ports upon more favourable terms than those of Canada and Great Britain do :-(a) the Hawaiian islands (b) the Philippine islands ; (c.) Cuba ; (d) Porto Rico ?

2. If so, what are the differences ?

3. May British or Canadian vessels carry Canadian, British or United States goods from any United States port to any of the ports referred to in (a), (b). (c) and (d) ?

4. Have Canadian or British goods or vessels any preferences over those of the United States or other foreign nations in entering the ports of South Africa, Egypt, British Guiana, Newfoundland, British West Indies, India, Bur-mah, and other British colonial possessions ?

5. If so, what are they ?

6. What steps have been taken by the Canadian government to induce the British government to secure for Canadian and British vessels and goods similar preferences and treatment upon entering the ports referred to in question, as are accorded United States vessels and goods entering British colonial ports ?

7. What steps have been taken in the same connection in regard to all other foreign countries' vessels and goods entering British colonial Iports, so as to give them the same treatment as is accorded British and Canadian vessels and goods entering their colonial ports ?

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Rt. Hon. Sir RICHARD CARTWRIGHT (Minister of Trade and Commerce) :

1. Yes.

2. It would be difficult to point out the differences, as the islands, with the exception of Cuba, are United States possessions and vessels and goods enter those ports on the same terms as they would United States ports. As regards Cuba, there has recently been negotiated a treaty which, it is understood, gives the United States a preferential of 20 per cent. Official copy not yet received.

3. No.

4. No.

5. Answered by fourth.

6. Steps have been taken at various times to secure reciprocal treatment of British vessels and British goods in United States ports, but without result.

7. Vessels and goods of other foreign countries entering colonial ports have the same treatment as is accorded to British and Canadian vessels and goods entering their ports, except in so far as the same are affected by the preferential tariff.

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May 2, 1904