May 18, 1904

IND

Mr. MACLEAN.

Independent Conservative

4. The trip claimed to have been made was between the ports of St. Malo and Halifax, via St. Pierre Miquelon.

5. Yes.

6. Indirectly, by what purports to be an assignment from him to a company called

' Les Transports Canadiens, Limited.' No. direct communication was received from him.

7. Have no knowledge of any such.

8. No direct claim having been made by Mr. Carbonneau, the government has nothing to decide in connection therewith.

9. No part of the subsidy has been paid.

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LABOUR TROUBLES AT VALLEYFIELD.

CON

Mr. CLARKE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What steps have been taken by the government to collect the sum agreed to be paid by the municipality of Valleyfield in payment for the services of troops called out on the occasion of the labour troubles in that municipality in October, 1900 ?

2. When were such steps initiated ?

3. On what date was the offer of settlement made by the municipality, and on what date was such offer approved by the Governor in Council ?

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

1. Lieut.-Col. Roy was instructed to effect a settlement with the municipality on the basis of the minute of Council with the least possible delay.

2. 23rd March, 1904.

3. (a) 27th November, 1903.

(b) 10th March, 1904.

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INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-TRAIN SERVICE.

LIB

Onésiphore Ernest Talbot

Liberal

Mr. O. E. TALBOT (Bellechasse).

Mr. Speaker, before the Orders of the Day are called, I would like to call the attention of the hon. Minister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Emmerson) to an announcement of ' Le Canada ' to-day. It reads as follows :

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SUMMER SERVICE ON THE INTERCOLONIAL.


The Intercolonial Railway will have this year a first-class service. From the 1st of July next, two luxurious trains will leave Montreal every day, except Saturday, for Sydney and Halifax. The maritime express, which under present arrangements, leaves at noon, will steam out at eight o'clock in the morning. As for the additional train, the Ocean Limited, it will leave at eight o'clock in the evening and reach its destination within twenty-four hours. The latter service will, no doubt, be very well received by the travelling public. The trip will be shorter, as the night train does not stop at all stations. Besides, passengers will for the first time view in broad day-light the magnificent scenery of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Numerous visitors are expected this year. However, it is possible that the St. Louis exhibition and the presidential election may divert from the maritime provinces a goodly proportloin of the tourists who visited them last year. By this announcement we are told that there will be every day two express trains leaving Montreal, one in the morning and one in the evening, except on Saturday. I would like to know the reason why, if two trains are to leave Montreal on the Intercolonial Railway every day, we are not to have a service in our district on Saturday.


LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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

The announcement in ' Le Canada ' is in part true in respect to the proposal to put on an additional train between Montreal and Halifax. The trains going east have always left on Sunday both by the Canadian Pacific Railway and by the government road. It has not been suggested that there should be any change, and if an additional train is put on it would probably leave on the evening of every day excepting Saturday. That would be the present intention. My attention has not been called to any question as to that arrangement.

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CON
LIB

Onésiphore Ernest Talbot

Liberal

Mr. TALBOT.

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and with the permission of the House, may I be allowed to remark that it is a great inconvenience and drawback to our district that people travelling from Montreal eastward should not have a train on Saturday. Business men and others going down to the seaside desire to go on Saturday. This is a great drawback to the people of the district of Quebec and I do not know any reason why we should not have a Saturday train. Trains leave the maritime provinces for the province of Quebec on Saturday, arriving on Sunday, and I do not see why trains should not leave the province of Quebec on Saturday for the maritime provinces, arriving on Sunday as well.

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RAILWAY CONNECTION AT BROCK-YILLE.

CON

George Taylor (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEO. TAYTLOR.

Mr. Speaker, before the Orders of the Day are called I would like to inquire from the hon. the Minister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Emmerson) as to what progress he has made with the Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific Railway Companies about making such connections at Brockville as will allow the mails to be carried through from the west on the day train. I brought this matter to his attention two or three weeks ago, but I have not had any report from him yet.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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

My hon. friend (Mr. Taylor) did call my attention to it and I stated then as I state now that it is not a matter under the control of the Department 105 I

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of Railways and Canals, that we have established a railway commission with large powers in connection with the railways of the country. The Department of Railways and Canals has control of the Intercolonial Railway, or of the government system, but it has not control of the other railways of the country. The question raised by my hon. friend is one which should be determined. I think, if at all, by anybody, by the railway commission. As I then stated to my hon. friend the attention of the commission was called to the matter. What it has done I am not in a position to state, but I presume that it is taking action in connection with the matter.


CON

George Taylor (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR.

I would like to say that I

do not understand that the Railway Commission has anything to do in connection with the carrying of the mails. The government makes arrangements with railways for carrying the mails. We pay the Grand Trunk for bringing tjie mail from Toronto and it is supposed to be delivered to the Canadian Pacific Railway. The mails arrive at Brockville a little after three and they do not arrive in Ottawa until seven the next morning, whereas they should be here by five o'clock the same evening. I do not know whether it is the hon. the Minister of Railways and Canals or the hon. Postmaster General (Sir William Muloek) who is responsible, but somebody should see to it that the mail service is improved.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

The Department of Railways and Canals has nothing whatever to do with mail contracts either with railways or in any other direction.

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CON

Uriah Wilson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. URIAH WILSON.

Mr. Speaker, I think the hon the Postmaster General (Sir William Muloek) at least, ought to see to this. Last year there was no difficulty. The mail train left Toronto early enough to make connection at Brockville and the mails came through. This year a change has been made by which the fast train passes the mail train at Kingstqn with the result that the mail train does not make connection with the Canadian Pacific Railway train for Ottawa at Brockville. This is a great incon-veaience to every person east of Toronto, because we cannot get our mails here by way of the Canadian Pacific Railway. I think it is worth the while of the hon. the Postmaster General to see that an arrangement is made, so that we can get our mails the same day as that upon which they are despatched. If proper connections were made, I could easily get letters written at noon at my own home at five o'clock the same day. Now I have to wait until the following morning. I think this is a great inconvenience and one which we should not have to submit to.

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Hon. S@

My hon. friend from South i.eeds (Mr. Taylor) brought this subject up

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May 18, 1904