January 23, 1905

VACANCY-WRIGHT COUNTY.

LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received the following communication :

To the Honourable the Speaker of the House of

Commons :

Sir-I have the honour to hereby tender my resignation as a member of the House of Commons for the electoral district of Wright, in the province of Quebec, having elected to sit for the electoral district of Quebec East.

Given under my hand and seal at Ottawa this 20th day of January, 1905.

(Sgd.) WILFRID LAURIER.

Witnesses :

(Sgd.) Sydney Fisher,

C. Fitzpatrick.

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V AC ANC Y-C ARLETO N.

LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

I have received a further communication to the following effect:

To the Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons :

Sir,-I, Edward Kidd, of North Gower village, in the county of Carleton, farmer and manufacturer, who was duly elected a member of the said House of Commons for the electoral district of the county of Carleton, hereby declare my intention to resign my seat as said member in this said House of Commons and I do hereby resign the same.

In witness whereof I have hereto before two witnesses set my hand and seal this 19th day of January in the year 1905.

(Sgd.) EDWARD KIDD.

Witnesses :

(Sgd.) Samuel Barker. M.P.,

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John W.

Daniel, M.P.

I beg to inform the House that I have issued my warrant in each of these cases for a new election.

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CON
LIB

PAY OF NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE.


House in committee to consider proposed resolutions respecting the pay of the Northwest Mounted Police.-Sir Wilfrid Laurier. On section 1, Resolved, 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 00 Other staff sergeants, per diem .... 175



Other non-commissioned officers, per diem $ 1 25 Constables, per diem 1 00 Special 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


CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

This resolution was introduced in consequence of the representations which have been made to the government on the floor of this House on both sides, from time to time, advising that the pay of the Northwest Mounted Police should be increased. This matter has been under consideration, and I think we are meeting the public demand and the exigencies of the case in providing for the salaries now set forth in this resolution. The increases are as follows :

Officer. Present Pay. Proposed Pay.Commissioner

Assistant commissioners $ 2,600 1,000 1.400 1,000 1.400 1,000 *$ 3.000 2.000 1,800 1.400 1,800 1.400Inspectors

Surgeons and assistant surgeons Veterinary surgeons

.

We have four staff sergeants to whom we give $2 a day. Other staff sergeants receive $1.50 a day, and we propose to give them $1.75 a day, an increase of 25 cents a day. Non-commissioned officers receive $1 a day, and we propose to give them $1.25 a day. Constables receive 75 cents a day, and we propose to give them $1 a day. Special constables and scouts we have no right to pay for particularly, but we have paid them from 75 cents to $1.25 a day. We propose to give them $1.50 a day. Buglers under 18 years of age receive 40 cents a day, and we propose to give them 50 cents a day. Working artisans receive 50 cents a day, and we propose to give them 75,cents a day. It is calculated that this will increase the pay of the force by $50,000.

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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I cannot say what the strength of the force is at the present time. There are 300 in the Yukon, but I cannot say how many in the Northwest Territories. I think there are 600, but perhaps I am mistaken as to that. The force costs $1,000,000 in round numbers, and we will add by this resolution $50,000 to the cost.

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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

Under your resolution you take the power to increase the pay if The SPEAKER. .

you like. Is it the intention of the government to increase it up to this sum ?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Up to this maximum. We do not propose to make the increase in a bulk sum at once, but to gradually increase the pay. We take power to reach the maximum and no more.

On section 2,

Resolved, 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.

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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

What is the amount of the extra pay in the Yukon?

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I think it is either 25 cents or 50 cents a day; I forget at the moment. That amount is paid to the constables, and the officers have been given a certain proportion of additional pay which I will be able to state at the next stage.

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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

Would it not be better to have the amount stated in the resolution ?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

No. Because at the present time we are simply carrying out what has been in force in the Yukon for three or four years. When we sent men to the Yukon it would have been just to give the staff we required the same rate of pay as was given in other sections of the country and we increased the rate generally; we now propose to maintain that same rate.

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January 23, 1905