February 2, 1905

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Right Hon. S@

Mr. W. T. R. Preston did not visit Canada in the month of October last, but in the month of November. He arrived here about November 17, and came by permission of the Minister of the Interior (Hon. C. Sifton) in order to discuss with him private matters connected with the 'Department of Immigration. There has been no friction, so far as the government is informed, between the officers of the High Commissioner's office and Mr. Preston, and no complaints have been made to that effect to any member of the government, so far as I know, nor to any other minister. Mr. Preston has no jurisdiction over any members of the staff in the High Commissioner's office, and his duties are confined to immigration work.

I. C. R.-FUEL INSPECTOR.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   W. T. R. PRESTON, IMMIGRATION COMMISSIONER.
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CON

Mr. FOSTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. At what time was the position of fuel inspector on the Intercolonial created ?

2. What are the duties of such officer ?

3. Who holds the position at present, when was he appointed, and what is his remuneration ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   W. T. R. PRESTON, IMMIGRATION COMMISSIONER.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. April 1891.

2. To supervise delivery of coal to locomotives, to inspect it on locomotives while in actual service generating steam and to formulate methods for burning the various sorts of coal supplied so as to produce the greatest efficiency.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   W. T. R. PRESTON, IMMIGRATION COMMISSIONER.
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LIB

Mr. BOLE.

Liberal

3. M. C. Lockhart. Appointed July 5, 1904. Salary $75 per month.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   W. T. R. PRESTON, IMMIGRATION COMMISSIONER.
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CUTTING TIMBER ON BADGLEY ISLAND.

CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER asked :

Has the Department of Indian Affairs granted permits or licenses to any person or persons to cut timber on Badgley island, north shore of Georgian bay, during the year 1904 or 1905 1 M so, to whom, and to what' extent ?

Topic:   CUTTING TIMBER ON BADGLEY ISLAND.
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Right Hon. S@

No permits or licenses have been granted by the Department of Indian Affairs to any person or persons to cut timber on Badgley island, north shore of Georgian bay, during the year 1904 or 1905.

Topic:   CUTTING TIMBER ON BADGLEY ISLAND.
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DAVID ROUSE, CUSTOMS OFFICER.

CON

Mr. URIAH WILSON asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Upon what date did David Rouse receive his appointment as customs officer at the village of Bath, in the counties of Lennox and Addington ?

2. What salary did he receive when he received the appointment ?

3. Has his salary been increased since that' date, and when ?

4. What is his present salary ?

5. What have been the collections at the Bath customs office per year since the year 1896 ?

Topic:   DAVID ROUSE, CUSTOMS OFFICER.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs) :

1 and 2. David Rouse was installed into office as acting sub-collector of customs at Bath on May 18, 1898, at a salary of $150 a year on appointment in place of John Hogle, deceased, who had been receiving a salary of $450 a year.

3. Mr. Rouse's salary was increased to $400, a year from July 1, 1900.

4. His present salary is $400 a year.

5. The customs collections at Bath for the eight years from July 1, 1896, to July 1, 1904, were $362.73.

Topic:   DAVID ROUSE, CUSTOMS OFFICER.
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SALARY OF W. T. R. PRESTON.

CON

Mr. MONK asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the present salary of W. T. R. Preston, engaged in immigration work by the government in Europe ?

2. What amount has been paid to said Preston on account of travelling or other expenses during the past year ?

3. Where is he at present, and what work is be now engaged upon ?

4. What is the date of his last report to the Department of the Interior ?

5. How many reports has he made during the past year ?

Topic:   SALARY OF W. T. R. PRESTON.
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Right Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) :

1. $3,000 per annum.

2. $679.49 for the 11 months ended November 30, 1904.

3. In London, England, discharging the duties of Commissioner of Immigration for

Canada, with supervision over all agencies in the British Isles and on the continent of Europe.

4. June 30, 1904.

5. One, covering fiscal year 1903-4. This is now being printed.

Topic:   SALARY OF W. T. R. PRESTON.
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EMPLOYMENT OF EXTRA MEN ON WELLAND CANAL.

CON

Mr. LANCASTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many extra men were employed on the Welland canal during the months of September, October and November, 1J04 ?

2. At whose request and on whose recommendation were these men placed at work ?

3. What was the nature of their employment, and at what locks or weirs, or on what parts of the canals were they employed ?

4. What was their remuneration per day ?

5. When were they discharged, and why ?

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT OF EXTRA MEN ON WELLAND CANAL.
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Hon. H. R.@

BM'MEieSON (Minister of Railways and Canals):

1. September, 25 men; October, 74 men ; November, 42 men.

2. The superintending engineer required the men, and they were employed on the recommendation of those in whom the department had confidence.

3. General repairs, ditching in I-Iumber-stone and along the Feeder, locks 12, 15 and 16. Setting steel poles and building transformer in connection with the electric light plant.

4. $1.50 per day.

5. Some were discharged at end of October and some on December 1 last. Work at which they were employed being completed.

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT OF EXTRA MEN ON WELLAND CANAL.
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REPORT PRESENTED.


Annual report of the Department of the Interior for the year ending June 30, 1904. -Sir Wilfrid Laurier.


REPRESENTATION OF THE YUKON.

CON

William Barton Northrup

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. B. NORTHRUP (East Hastings).

Before the Orders of the Day are called, I would like to ask the right hon. leader of the government (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) if the government has any information to lay before the House as to the cause of the non-gazetting of the return of the member lately elected in the Yukon ? I understand that in the election in the Yukon, held on December 16 last, Dr. Thompson is said to be elected. The return has not yet been gazetted and the House, I believe, has no information as to whether any return has been made. I would suggest that, particularly at this time, when a Bill to provide for the autonomy of the Territories is about to be brought before parliament, it is important that the Yukon should be represented. It would seem that, if any person is to blame for the delay, the sooner that is discovered the better.

Topic:   REPRESENTATION OF THE YUKON.
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February 2, 1905