May 25, 1904

CANADA TEMPERANCE ACT-AMENDMENT.

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Mr. B. B.@

LAW (Yarmouth) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 119) to amend the Canada Temperance Act.

Topic:   CANADA TEMPERANCE ACT-AMENDMENT.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Will the hon. gentleman kindly explain ?

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LIB

Bowman Brown Law

Liberal

Mr. LAW.

The amendment proposed in the Bill is very simple indeed ; it gives the convicting magistrate the power to- imprison with or without hard labour, whereas, unde? the Canada Temperance Act as it at present stands, the magistrate can only sentence without hard labour.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS.

BRIDGE ON TRENT CANAL.

L-C

Mr. SAM. HUGHES asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. Was any arrangement arrived at between the government and the people, or the municipality of Carden township, in Victoria county, in relation to a grant of money to the township, in lieu of a bridge over the seventh concession ?

2. What was the amount of money involved in the transaction ?

3. To whom was the money paid ?

4. Were the ratepayers of the township cpn-sulted in the matter ?

5. By whom was this money expended, and how ?

6. What would have been the cost of a high-level bridge over the canal at the seventh concession ?

7. Is the government aware that many of the electors concerned were never consulted in the matter ?

8. Is it the intention of the government to construct a bridge over the canal at this concession road 7

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Subtopic:   BRIDGE ON TRENT CANAL.
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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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

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Subtopic:   BRIDGE ON TRENT CANAL.
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GLEN ROSS POSTMASTER.

CON

Mr. PORTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the post office at Glen Ross, Ontario, been abolished or closed ?

2. If so, what was the cause thereof ?

3. Did the postmaster resign, or was he dismissed ?

4. What reason was assigned, or what cause was found ?

5. Was any person named or recommended by the late postmaster as his successor for the remainder of his term ? If so, whom ?

6. Were the necessary bonds or other papers forwarded for signature by any person to continue such office, and to entitle him to assume the duties of such office ?

7. If so, why were such persons not allowed to execute such papers and assume the duties of such office ?

8. Was any communication had or received from B. O. Lott, Esq., or any other person or persons, in regard to such office ? If so, what was the nature of such communication, and where and from whom was it received ?

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Subtopic:   GLEN ROSS POSTMASTER.
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Hon. S@

The post office at Glen Ross, Ontario, has been closed owing to the fact that the postmaster resigned and almost immediately afterwards left the place. No person was suggested by the postmaster as his successor, and no papers were forwarded by the department to any person for signature in connection with the office. No letter has been received at the department from Mr. B. O. Lott, or any other person, in regard to the office.

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Subtopic:   GLEN ROSS POSTMASTER.
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STOCK ISSUED BY C.P.R.

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Mr. J. J.@

HUGHES-by Mr. Calvert-asked :

1. What is the amount of stock, ordinary and preferred, issued by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company ?

2. When was such stock issued, and under what authority ?

3. What was the amount of the bond issue of the said railway ?

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Subtopic:   STOCK ISSUED BY C.P.R.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   STOCK ISSUED BY C.P.R.
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SALE OF LANDS TO MR. BOSTOCK.


Mr. CASGRAIN-by Mr. Taylor-asked : 1. Have any lands in British Columbia, owned by the government, been sold, leased, or rented to Mr. Hewitt Bostock, of Ducks, B.C. ? 2. If so, how many acres, and where are they situated ? 3. At what price per acre were the lands sold, leased or rented ? 4. If leased or rented, for what length of time ? 5. Are the lands agricultural or grazing lands ? G. Was any report on these lands received by the government prior to the selling, leasing or renting ; and if so, from whom ?


LIB

Hon. CLIFFORD SIFTON (Minister of the Interior) : (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 607 98 acres, agricultural lands, were sold to Mr. Bostock. Of this area, 153-40 acres were sold at $2.50 per acre and the balance at $5 per acre. These lands are situate in the railway belt in British Columbia, west of the 6th principal meridian. Mr. Bostock was granted a lease for grazing purposes, the area of which is 8,813 8 acres. These lands consisted of parts of township 19, range 15 ; township 19, range 14 ; and township 20, range 14, all west of the 6th.

3. The grazing lands are leased at a rental of 2 cents per acre per annum. The agricultural lands were sold at the prices mentioned in answer No. 2.

4. The lease is for a term of twenty-one years from 1st June, 1903.

5. The lands sold are agricultural, the lands leased are grazing lands.

6. A report upon the grazing lands was received from the inspector of the Kamloops land district before the lease was granted, which showed that they were not fit for any other purpose than the grazing of stock. No report is necessary in regard to agricultural lands when sold at the regulation price of $5 an acre. Mr. Bostock was permitted to purchase 153-40 acres (part of land sale No. 699) at $2.50 an acre as the assignee of the original claimant, who was entitled to purchase the land at that rate, being the regulation price of land at the time he Made application.

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Subtopic:   SALE OF LANDS TO MR. BOSTOCK.
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INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES.

LIB

Mr. RALPH SMITH asked :

Liberal

1. Were Fabien Leger and F. B. Wood ever employed in any capacity ou or about the Intercolonial Railway at Moncton, N.B. ?

2. When was each one employed, and in what capacity ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES.
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May 25, 1904