May 2, 1904

VOTERS' LISTS, VICTORIA AND HALIBURTON.

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Mr. SAM. HUGHES asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. Are the voters' lists for the riding of Victoria and Haliburton yet !printed ?

2. If not, what is the reason, and when will they be printed ?

-'** If all the municipalities have not yet sent in the local municipal lists, what ones are not yet in ?

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Subtopic:   VOTERS' LISTS, VICTORIA AND HALIBURTON.
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Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) :

1. No.

2. Because of the large number of lists which had to be done, the work could not bo overtaken.

3. The lists for Victoria and Haliburton are now complete.

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SOUTH AFRICAN MEDALS.

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Mr. SAM. HUGHES asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. Have any Canadians who have made applications for the King's South African medal, been /denied it ?

2. If any, what are their names, and what is the general basis of negation ?

3. Has any application, or have applications, been made by the government, or any department thereof, to the imperial authorities, for recognition, other than for medals, for any Canadian who served in South Africa ?

4. In what condition do the applications of those of the last South African contingent for medals now stand, and have they been granted ?

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Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence).

1. Yes.

2. (a) Application was made on behalf of certain members of the 2nd Regiment. C.M.R., who had served twice.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

(b) Had not completed 18 months actual service in South Africa.

3. Yes, in several individual cases.

4. The applications for medals of the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th regiments, C.M.R., comprising the last South African contingent, have been refused by the imperial authorities. An application made on their behalf for the medal, owing to special circumstances, has not been favourably considered.

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SHERBROOKE DRILL HALL.


Mr. POPE-by Mr. W. J. Roche-asked : 1. Has the government determined to construct a drill hall at Sherbrooke ? 2. Has the site been definitely /settled ? 3. Were the local military authorities consulted in reference thereto ? If so, does the location, if made, meet with their approval ? 4. Has any deputation waited upon the government in reference thereto ? If so, who composed the deputation, and what was the nature of the interview ? 5. Is it true that strong representations have been made in opposition to the proposed site by the local military officers and the citizens of Sherbrooke ?


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Hon. Sir. FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence).

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Yes-Lt. Col. H. R. Fraser, commanding 53rd Regiment, was consulted. He did not approve of the proposed site.

4. Yes, two deputations.

The first deputation was composed of. Lieut. Col. E. N. Worthington, Dr. Camir-and, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Dr. Pelletier, M.P.P.

The first deputation presented arguments in favour of the site selected and also in favour of selecting Sherbrooke as the site for cavalry camp and school.

The second deputation was composed of . Lieut. Col. H. R. Fraser, Lieut. Col. Dr. A. N. Worthington, Dr. Austin, Mr. C. E. Armitage, John McIntosh, Esq., M.P., Major H. A. Odell, Major R. J. Spearing.

The second deputation strongly opposed the selection of this site.

5. Yes-representations have been made in favour of and against the site.

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Subtopic:   SHERBROOKE DRILL HALL.
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WINNIPEG ' FREE PRESS.'

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William James Roche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. J. ROCHE asked :

What amount has been paid to the Winnipeg ' Free Press ' by the government, for all purposes, from 30th June, 1903, to April 1st, 1904 ?

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LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER, BURNT ISLAND.


Mr. TAYLOR-by Mr. W. J. Roche-asked : 1. Is Mr. J. A. Acton lighthouse keeper at Burnt island, near Gananoque ? 2. If not, have his services been dispensed with ? 3. If so, for what reason ? 4. How many years has Mr. Acton served as lighthouse keeper ? 5. Has he been allowed a retiring allowance ? 6. If so, how much ? 7. If not, is it the intention of the government to grant him a retiring allowance ?


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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.

2. Yes.

3. Lighthouse converted into an automatic gas light.

4. 12 years 2 months and 12 days.

5. Paid 3 months salary-to 31st March, 1904.

6. 862.50.

7. No.

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DOG-FISH PEST.


Mr. KAULBACH-by Mr. Bell-asked : 1. Did the government recently cause the commissioner of fisheries to make an investigation into the dog-fish pest in the waters of the Atlantic coast of the Dominion ? 2. If so, what was the umuro of the report of the commissioner ? 3. Does the government intend offering a bounty for the capture of these fish, as suggested by me last year ? 4. What steps does the government intend taking towards minimizing this nuisance, which is doing so much injury to the fisheries of Canada ?


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Charles Smith Hyman (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. OHAS. S. HYMAN.

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

1. The Commissioner of Fisheries was authorized to hold an investigation into the dog-fish pest and other fishery matters on

the shores of northern New Brunswick. The investigation concluded on April 21st.

2. The report is in preparation, to be laid before me in a few days.

3. The report referred to is awaited before deciding the question of a dog-fish bounty.

4. A large number of suggestions are before the government, and steps will be taken when the report referred to is presented.

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LIGHTSHIP LURCHER.

May 2, 1904