June 23, 1904

QUESTIONS.

EXPORTS TO SOUTH AFRICA.

LIB

Ralph Smith

Liberal

Mr. RALPH SMITH asked :

What is the value of the exports from Canada to British South Africa for each of the fiscal years of 1901-2 and 1902-3 of each of the following classes of products :-

(a.) Products of the farm ; (b) products of

the sea ; (c) products of the forest, other than manufactured goods ; (d) manufactured goods, not being food stuffs ? .

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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs).

For the fiscal year 1902 the amount of farm products exported to South Africa was $3,514,509; of products of the sea, $9,990 ; of the forest, $82,560 ; and of manufactured goods, $181,803. .

During the fiscal year 1903 the exports to South Africa of agricultural products amounted to $1,264,684 ; of fisheries, $12,796 ; of the forest, $246,839 ; and of manufactured goods, $362,111. All these goods were of Canadian origin.

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PAY OF MILITIA.

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE asked :

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1. Has the Department of Militia made the regulations referred to by the Minister of Militia when explaining the Militia Bill, whereby the force were to receive increased pay from year to year until a maximum sum mentioned was reached ?

2. Will the force now doing their annual drill get this increase for the present year ? And if so, when will it be given ?

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

1. Yes ; and the regulations have been .promulgated in the ' Gazette.'

2. (a) Yes ; (b) On completion of their

annual drill.

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ST. JOHN HARBOUR DREDGING.

CON

Mr. DANIEL asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When will the' dredge for use at the mouth of St. John harbour be ready for work ?

2. Is it the intention of the government to do any dredging at the mouth of the harbour of St. John this season ?

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LIB

Hon. CHAS. HYMAN (acting Minister of Public Works) : (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

1. Dredge will be ready for opening of navigation in spring of 1905.

2. There is no dredge available at present which can do the required work.

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TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

CON

Mr. DANIEL asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When does the government expect the report of the transportation commission ?

2. If such report of a final nature is not expected this year, will there be an interim report ?

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

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

I regret to say that I have no information to give my hon. friend.

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FRANKING PRIVILEGE.

LIB

Mr. GRANT asked :

Liberal

1. Has the attention of the honourable the Postmaster General been drawn to the fact that large quantities of . Conservative campaign literature have been sent free through the mails to the North Riding of Ontario ; the inclosure so stamped as to indicate that it is sent by a gentleman not a member of the House of Commons, the envelopes (evidently addressed and sent to Ottawa from outside) -being franked or stamped with the name of a member of the House ?

2. Does the sending of this matter in such a way constitute a breach of the franking privilege ?

3. If so, what action will be taken to prevent the practice ?

Hon. Sir WILLIAM MULOCIv (Postmaster General). To the first question the answer is yes. To the second, if any member of the House chooses to send mailable matter through the mails at the instance of any one else who is not a member, there is nothing in the law to prevent his doing so.

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LIB

MERCHANT MARINE AND 'CANADIAN ENSIGN.

CON

Charles Edwin Kaulbach

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. C. E. KAULBACH.

Before proceeding with the Orders of the Day, I desire, as I announced yesterday, to engage the attention of the hon. Minister of Marine, indeed the right hon. the leader of the government and his associates in the cabinet, to a report appearing in the Montreal ' Daily Star ' of the 17th instant, by Ship-master John Taylor, of Nova Scotia, headed :

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HAULED DOWN CANADIAN ARMS.


British Consul declares Canada has no flag. I might here state, Mr. Speaker, that I intend concluding with a motion. The report reads as follows :


June 23, 1904