July 25, 1904


Mr. FOWLER-by Mr. Lancaster-asked: 1. Is it true, as rumoured, that one E. P. Eastman has been appointed as a commissioner, or in some other, and what capacity, to the World's Fair at St. Louis ? 2. If so, is the government aware that the said E. P. Eastman is an American by citizenship, never having, though a resident of Canada for some years, become a British subject ? 3. What salary and allowances does the said Eastman receive for his services, if so employed ?


LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Minister of Finance).

Speaking for the Minister of Agriculture, I beg to say :

1. E. P. Eastman has been engaged to render such service as may be required of him by the Canadian Exhibition Commissioner at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis. His principal duties so far have been to assist in the arrangement of exhibits, and to give information to the inquiring public concerning the resources of the Dominion in general and certain exhibits assigned to him in particular.

2. No. The said Eastman is a British subject by naturalization.

3. Seven dollars per day in all, including expenses.

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SIR ELZEAR TASCHEREAU AND THE DISMISSAL OF LORD DUNDONALD.


Mr. CLARKE-by Mr. Sam. Hughes-asked : 1. Has the government taken any steps to ascertain whether Sir Eizear Taschereau, Chief Justice of Canada, was accurately reported in the following cable interview, which appeared in the Canadian newspapers on Wednesday last, July 20th :- * London, July 19.-Sir Eizear Taschereau says he is indignant that political capital is being made out of the Dundonald affair. The * Times ' is loaded up by Ottawa Tory sources. A few Scotchmen are back of the whole agitation, and he cannot see how the British government, if alive to its own interests, can fail to recall Lord Dundonald before the end of the week ' ? 2. If so, does the Chief Justice admit the accuracy of the interview in question ? 3. If no action has yet been taken by the government to ascertain the accuracy of the above interview, is it the intention of the government to take action ?


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The answer to this question is no.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

I am not aware that the right hon. gentleman has answered question 3. Is it the intention of the government to take any action ?

Sir 'WILFRID LAURIER. I answered no.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

No covered the whole question.

Mr. CLARKE-by Mr. Sam. Hughes-asked :

1. Has the government taken any steps, and if so, of what nature, to ascertain whether His Lordship, Sir Eizear Taschereau, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, sailed from Liverpool on Thursday last on the steamship ' Ionian ' ? If so, what is his destination ?

2. Has any communication been received by the government from Sir Eizear Taschereau, or from the Canadian High Commissioner in London, or from any other official or person, respecting the departure of Sir Eizear Taschereau from England ?

3. Were all the Canadian cases pending for decision by the Judicial Committee of the King's Privy Council disposed of before the departure of Sir Ezear Taschereau from England ?

4. Did the government give permission to Sir Ezear Taschereau to leave England before the disposal of the cases above mentioned by the Imperial Privy Council ?

5. Has Sir Elzdar Taschereau tendered his resignation to the government as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada ?

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Tbe same answer.

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PURCHASE OF TOW-BOAT.


Mr. LEONARD-by Mr. Lancaster-asked : 1. Has the Department of Public Works, or any person for the government, purchased a tow-boat from Messrs. Laperriere & FrSres, or from any other person at Pierreville, in the county of Yamaska ? 2. From whom was such tow-boat purchased ? 3. What price was paid ? 4. What value had been placed on it by the expert, or the experts, appointed for that purpose ? 5. Upon what basis did the department fix the price so paid ?


LIB

Hon. CHARLES HYMAN (Acting Minister of Public Works). (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. From Mr. Conrad Daneau.

3. $13,000.

4. $15,200.

5. The price of $13,000 was asked by the owner, and upon the report of the expert, it was agreed to be fair and reasonable.

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GRAND RIVER DREDGING.

CON

Mr. LANCASTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the appropriation for dredging the Grand river between Dunville and Port Maitland ?

' 2. How many hours did the dredge work at Such dredging during the years 1903 and 1904 ?

3. What payments have been made for such work, and to whom were such payments made, and at what date ?

4. Who is the time-keeper or inspector in charge of or superintending and checking the amount of work done ?

5. Who is the person or firm doing the work, and when was the agreement or contract therefor made ?

6. Was the work advertised or let by tender, and if so, when ?

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LIB

Hon. CHARLES HYMAN (Acting Minister of Public Works) : (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

1. There is no special appropriation.

2. 1,857 hours.

3. Paid C. S. Boone, on January 14, 1904, $10,161.

4. Mr. Hugh Boyle.

5. Dredging done by Mr. C. S. Boone, under agreement of September 15, 1903.

6. By agreement made September 15, 1903.

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PURCHASE OF THE CANADA EASTERN RAILWAY.

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Hon. H. R.@

EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals) moved that the House do to-morrow go into committee to consider the following proposed resolutions :

1. That it is expedient-

(a.) To authorize the Governor in Council to purchase from the Alexander Gibson Railway and Manufacturing Company, and to authorize the said company to sell and convey to His Majesty, the whole of the railway and undertaking formerly belonging to the Canada Eastern Railway Company, but now vested in the Alexander Gibson Railway and Manufacturing Company, the same having been sold, transferred and assigned to that company, pursuant to and by virtue of chapter 59 of the statutes of 1898, including the main and branch lines of the said railways and all buildings, fixtures and appurtenances appertaining thereto, together with all the rights, franchises, powers, privileges and property held or exercisable in respect thereof or in connection therewith ; and that upon such purchase being effected the said railways and its branch lines shall become and form part of the government railway system and be operated as such.

(b.) That it be made a condition of such purchase that the said railway and undertaking shall be conveyed to His Majesty free and clear from all charges, liens and encumbrances affecting the same under or by virtue or in respect of any mortgages, bonds, debentures, preference stocks, or other securities or otherwise howsoever.

(c.) That authority be given for the payment for the, said railway and undertaking and other property as aforesaid, out of any unappropriated moneys forming part of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, the sum of $800,000.

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Mr. HYMAN. (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

2. That whereas the Fredericton and Saint Mary's Railway Bridge Company has made default in payment of the advances of money paid to it by the Governor in Council under the statutes of 1887, chapter 26, and of interest thereon, which said advances and interest were made a first charge and lien and were duly secured by a mortgage on all the property, real and personal, of the Bridge Company, and by reason of such default all the property, real and personal, and all the rights, franchises, easements and privileges of the said Bridge Company became by virtue of the said last-mentioned Act and mortgage forfeited to the Crown, it is expedient to authorize the Governor in Council, by his officers or agents, to enter and take possession of the said property, rights, franchises, easements and privileges on behalf of His Majesty, and operate the same or any portions thereof as part of the government railway system.

Motion agreed to.

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SUPPLY.


House in Commitee of Supply. Steam service between Victoria and San Francisco, $5,000.


July 25, 1904