January 19, 1905

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL-MAIN ESTIMATES.


Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) delivered a message from the Governor General. Mr. SPEAKER read the message as follows : Grey. Government' House, Ottawa, January 18, 1905. The Governor General transmits to the House of Commons estimates of sums required for the service of the Dominion for the year ending June 30, 1906, and in accordance with the provisions of the B. N. A., 1867, the Governor General recommends these estimates to the House of Commons. Hon. WILLIAM PATERSON (Minister of Customs) moved that the message of His Excellency and the estimates be referred to the Committee of Supply. Motion agreed to.


FIRST READING.


Bill (No. 6) to amend the Steamboat Inspection Act, 1898-Mr. L. G. McCarthy-by Mr. A. Johnston.


QUESTION.

FREE TRANSPORTATION OF HAY ON I.C.R.


Mr. KEMP-by Mr. Foster-asked : Did the government, previous to the third day of November, 1904, give instructions permitting hay to be transported over the Intercolonial Railway free of freight charges ? If so, at what date were such instructions given ?


LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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

Instructions were given on October G, 1904, permitting certain municipalities, under certain conditions, to have hay carried free over the Intercolonial Railway.

Topic:   QUESTION.
Subtopic:   FREE TRANSPORTATION OF HAY ON I.C.R.
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PAY OF THE NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE.


Sir WILFRID LAURIER moved that on Friday next the House go into Committee of the Whole to consider the following proposed resolution : 1. That it is expedient to provide that the pay of the commissioner and other members of the Northwest Mounted Police shall not exceed the amounts following :- Commissioner of police, per annum ..$3,000 00 Assistant commissioners, per annum ..2,000 00 " Superintendents, per annum 1,800 00 Inspectors, per annum 1,400 00 Surgeons and assistant surgeons, per annum 1,800 00 Veterinary surgeons, per annum .. .. 1,400 00 Four staff sergeants, per diem 2 00Other staff sergeants, per diem 1 75 Other non-commissioned officers, per diem 1 25*Constables, per diem 1 .00Special constables and scouts, per diem 1 50 Buglers under 18 years of age, per diem 0 50 Working pay to artisans, per diem.... 0 75 2. That the Governor in Council may authorize extra pay and allowances to be paid to members of the force serving in the Yukon Territory or the unorganized portions of the Northwest Territories. He said : This resolution has been submitted to His Excellency the Governor General, and he approves the same and commends it to the attention of the House. Motion agreed to.


ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.


Sir WILFRID LAURIER moved the adjournment of the House.


CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

I suppose that to-morrow we shall take up the estimates.

Topic:   ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

To-morrow is not a government day. But I suppose the business in the hands of private members can hardly be ready for consideration. In that case, we shall take up the estimates, considering first the civil service.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 3.15 p.m. '


LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

Thursday, January 19, 1905. '

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QUESTIONS.

RAILWAY STATION IN CHARLOTTETOWN.

CON

Mr. A. MARTIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government decided on a site for the proposed railway station in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island ? If so, where is it to be placed ?

2. If a site has not been decided upon, is the Minister of Railways going to the province to decide as to the proper site, and when ?

3. If a site has been decided upon, are tenders for construction to be called for, and when ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY STATION IN CHARLOTTETOWN.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. Yes, at the earliest opportunity offering.

3. Answered by number one.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY STATION IN CHARLOTTETOWN.
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January 19, 1905