May 19, 1904

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES REPRESENTATION ACT AMENDMENT.

LIB

John Yeo

Liberal

Mr. GEO.

TAYLOR moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 117) to amend the Northwest Territories Representation Act, as to agents' certificates for voting.

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LIB

Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. FITZPATRICK.

Explain.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR.

Does the hon. gentleman (Mr. Fitzpatrick) wish me to read the whole Bill V This Bill has simply been left in my hands by my hon. friend from Montmorency (Mr. Oasgrain), -who asked to have it introduced.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


FIRST READING.


Bill (No. 118) to amend the Yukon Territory Representation Act, 1902.-Mr. Cas-grain.


QUESTIONS.

SECURITY BONDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS.

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Mr. A. T.@

THOMPSON-by Mr. Campbell -asked :

1. Does the Dominion government accept as security bonds for public officers the guarantee bonds of companies incorporated under the laws of the United States of America, and which have made deposits with the Receiver General, in accordance with the Insurance Act of the Dominion ?

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CON

Mr. JOHN D. REID.

Conservative (1867-1942)

2. If so, what are the names of the companies whose bonds are accepted as such security ?

3. How many Canadian and British guarantee companies are there licensed to transact business in Canada ?

4. Is the government aware that an Act of congress was approved on the 13th of August, 1894, enacting that foreign guarantee companies are not acceptable as sureties on the bonds of officials of the United States government ?

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LIB

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Minister ot Finance) : (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Some of the departments have accepted bonds of such companies.

2. American Surety Company of New York ; United States Fidelity and Guarantee Company of Baltimore, Md. ,

3. Five : The Guarantee Company of

North America ; Dominion of Canada Guarantee and Accident Insurance Company ; London Guarantee and Accident Company, Limited ; Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation, Limited ; Railway Passenger Assurance Company.

4. The United States Act does not specifically exclude foreign companies, but the effect is as stated. After reasonable notice the Canadian government will confine its guarantee business to British and Canadian companies.

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Subtopic:   SECURITY BONDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS.
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CHAMBLY CANAL.

CON

Mr. MONK asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the contract been awarded for the macadamizing of the public road along the Chambly canal, between St. John and the parish of St. Luc ? If so, to whom, and at what price ?

2. Has the government received tenders for the crushed stone to be used iu constructing the pier of the Chambly canal for the next fiscal year ? If so, from whom has it received tenders ?

3. When is the contract to be awarded ?

4. Has the contract for macadamizing the road between St. John and St. Luc been awarded to the lowest tenderer ?

5. Has the government received tenders for the quarry stone and other stone to be used on the Chambly canal during the next fiscal year ?

6. If so, who has tendered, and when will the

contract be awarded ? *

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Subtopic:   CHAMBLY CANAL.
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Hon. H. R. BMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals) : (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. No tenders have been received. The intention is to have the work done by the canal employees. Tenders, however, were received for the supply of stone for macadamizing this piece of road, the contract for which was awarded to J. E. Hebert, the lowest tenderer, at $2.45 per cubic yard.

2. Tenders have not been received for crushed stone to be used in connection with the construction of a pier on the Chambly canal.

3. Not until after tenders have been received.

4. Yes. "

5. Yes.

6. It is not the practice to give the names of the tenderers until the contract has been awarded. Contract will be awarded shortly.

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ICE PIERS ON ST. FRANCIS RIVER, AT RICHMOND.


Mr. POPE-by Mr. Taylor-asked : 1. What was the total cost of the erection of the ice piers or breakers in the St. Francis river, opposite Richmond, Quebec ? 2. How many piers were constructed ? 3. Has any claim been made for repairs to the same, caused by the damage done to them by the ice this spring ?


LIB

Charles Smith Hyman (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES HYMAN.

In the absence of the Minister of Public Works, I beg to answer :

1. $15,824.84.

2. Eight piers were constructed.

3. No request has been made for repairs.

TRAP-NET LICENSES FOR MACKEREL. Mr. KAULBACH asked :

1. Is the government aware that the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has recently decided that the Dominion government has no power to grant trap-net licenses to fish for mackerel, &c., on the shores of the Atlantic ocean, in Canadian waters, and that all licenses now issued for that purpose are illegal ?

2. How will this decision affect the present holders cf Dominion licenses of this character?

3. Is it the intention of the government to refund to the holders of Dominion licenses this year the amount of such license fee ?

4. Or will steps be taken to reach a ' modus vivendi ' for the present season with the government of Nova Scotia, whereby holders of trap-net licenses for mackerel, and other fishing will be undisturbed in their vocation ?

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Subtopic:   ICE PIERS ON ST. FRANCIS RIVER, AT RICHMOND.
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Hon. RAYMOND PREFONTAINE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) : (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. The government is aware that a decision to such effect has been given on an appeal from the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.

2. In most other localities no difficulties are likely to arise, and the licensees will, in their own interests, desire to continue their licenses.

3. The question of a refund could not at once be decided, as the decision is not final ; but where licensees are protected in their holdings, they.would have no claim to refund.

4. The government is now acting under agreement with the provincial government, and the difficulty arises only where litigation is invoked by the fishermen themselves.

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Subtopic:   ICE PIERS ON ST. FRANCIS RIVER, AT RICHMOND.
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OTTAWA GARRISON.

May 19, 1904