February 15, 1905

QUESTIONS.


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DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER AT STANHOPE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.

CON

Mr. A. MARTIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Henry Lawson been dismissed as postmaster for Stanhope, Prince Edward Island ?

2. If so, why, and on whose recommendation?

3. Were there any complaints ? If so, of what nature, and what are the names of those who made them ?

4. Were any petitions received for his dismissal ? If so, by whom signed ?

* 5. Did the postmaster or post office inspector in the- province ask for Mr. Lawson's dismissal?

6. How long has Mr. Lawson held the position ?

7. When were complaints, if any, first made ?

8. Did the Postmaster General furnish Mr. Lawson any reasons for his dismissal ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER AT STANHOPE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

Then I think the rumour about the cost of this lot is well founded. If this lot cost $6,000, or rather $7,200, it is quite evident that the department has paid too much for it. That is borne out by the statement made by my hon. friend from Carleton N. B. (Mr. Carvell), who states 34* .

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Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER AT STANHOPE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
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Hon. S@

It having been clearly established that this officer adopted an active political partisan course in connection with the recent Dominion elections, he was removed from office. He was appointed postmaster at Stanhope on the 30th June, 1884,

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER AT STANHOPE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
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CON

Alexander Martin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. A. MARTIN.

I do not tliink tlmt the lion. Postmaster General has given an answer to the question. I asked the hon. gentleman if the Postmaster General had furnished Mr. Lawson with any reasons for his dismissal, and he has not answered that.

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Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER AT STANHOPE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
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LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

Mr. Lawson was not furnished with reasons. I fancy he knew very well the reasons for his dismissal. He is not in any doubt ; he is quite cognizant of what occurred ; there is no doubt of what occurred, and his dismissal is in accordance with the rule laid down eight years ago, of which he had ample notice.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER AT STANHOPE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
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CON

Alexander Martin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. A. MARTIN.

I think this question has not been answered at all.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER AT STANHOPE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
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LIB

William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.

I think I have answered that part of it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER AT STANHOPE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
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CON

Alexander Martin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. A. MARTIN.

The question as to who made these complaints against Mr. Lawson has not been answered. Mr. Lawson ought, in all fairness, to know who made these complaints.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER AT STANHOPE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
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HARBOURS CONTROLLED BY COMMISSIONERS.

CON

Mr. BERGERON asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the harbours in Canada under boards of commissioners ?

2. What are the names of the commissioners in the different harbours ?

3. How are they appointed ; and how many are named by the Governor in Council ?

4. What is the remuneration of the commissioners ?

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Subtopic:   HARBOURS CONTROLLED BY COMMISSIONERS.
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Hon. R. PREEONTAINE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) : (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. The harbours in Canada controlled by

boards of commissioners are : Montreal,

Quebec, Toronto, Belleville, Three Rivers, North Sydney and Pictou.

2. Montreal - Robert Mackay, Jonathan Hodgson, Robert Bickerdike, Alphonse Racine, Eustache H. Lernay, His Worship the Mayor, James Cratliern, Robert Reford, L. E. Geoffrion, W. E. Doran, Alexander Me-Fee.

Toronto-J. T. Mathews, W. P. Hubbard, Barlow Cumberland, Joseph Oliver, Francis Stephen Spence.

Quebec-Jean Baptiste LalibertC, Narcisse Rioux, Dosithee Arcand, Harold Kennedy) William M. Macpherson, Felix Carbray, E. T. Etienne Dussault, George Tanguay, William Molson Dobell.

Belleville-T. S. Carman, the Mayor of Belleville, David Price.

Three Rivers-Henry E. Hart, Alexander Houliston, Richard S. Cooke, K.C.; the Mayor of Three Rivers, Louis Brunelle.

North Sydney - William Hackett, jr.; Peter McDonald, M. W. Lawlor.

Pictou, N.S.-Henry G. Ives, J. Robert Brown, Edward Doherty, John C. Reid, William A. McIntosh.

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Subtopic:   HARBOURS CONTROLLED BY COMMISSIONERS.
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Sir WILLIAM MULOCK. (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

3. For the harbour of Montreal six are appointed by the Governor in Council, the Mayor of Montreal is ex officio a member, and four as follows :-One by the Montreal Board of Trade, one by the Montreal Corn Exchange Association, one by the Chamber of Commerce and one by the shipping interests.

At the port of Quebec there are nine commissioners-five appointed by the Governor in Council, the other four are : One appointed by the Council of the Board of Trade, one by the Council of the Levis Board of Trade and two by the shipping interests. In addition to these, the Chairman of the Corporation of Pilots for and below Quebec is ex officio a member, so far only as respects pilotage matters.

For Toronto the common council of the city of Toronto appoints two commissioners, the Toronto Board of Trade two, and the majority of such commissioners to recommend another person to be a commissioner to be appointed by the Governor in Council ; but if the majority of the commissioners cannot agree upon another person, then the Governor in Council appoints the fifth commissioner.

For Belleville the corporation of the town of Belleville, by an Act assented to on the 18th of May, 1870, are authorized and empowered to pass by-laws for the imposition and collection of harbour dues to be employed, after the expense of collection, for the purpose of assisting and liquidating the debts incurred or which may after that date be incurred, for the improvement of the harbour within the limits of the said town.

For the harbour of Three Rivers the Governor in Council appoints three persons the mayor, by virtue of his office, being a commissioner, along with the President of the Three Rivers Board of Trade-in all five persons.

For the harbour of North Sydney three commissioners are appointed by the Governor in Council.

For the harbour of Pictou the Governor in Council appoints three commissioners.

4. The commissioners at the port of Montreal receive $5 for each sitting of the board. The chairman of the board receives $2,000 annually.

The harbour commissioners of the other harbour boards receive no remuneration, except at the port of Quebec, and the returns of the department will not enable it to speak definitely about that port. The information is being asked for. So far as the returns in the department show, they have received no remuneration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HARBOURS CONTROLLED BY COMMISSIONERS.
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IMPORTS OF HAY.

CON

Mr. BOYCE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What quantity ol hay was entered for consumption from the United States at the port jf Sault Ste. Marie during the calendar years 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903 and 1904 ?

2. What was the amount of duty collected upon such imports in each of such years ?

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF HAY.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WILLIAM PATERSON (Minister of Customs).

The total quantity of hay imported from the United States and entered for consumption at the port of Sault Ste. Marie, and the duty collected thereon during each of the calendar years mentioned was :-

Year. Tons. Value. Duty.1900 .. .. $ 144 $ 281901 .. .. .. .. 61 647 1221902 .. . [DOT] .. .. 435 4,364 1,886 8701903 .. . [DOT] .. .. 188 3761904 .. .. 6,224 1,348

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF HAY.
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EMPLOYMENT OF R. A. E. LEACH.

CON

Mr. W. J. ROCHE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is Mr. R. A. E. Leach in the employ of this (government ?

2. If so, in what capacity, and at what salary ? , , n

3. What is the date of his employment ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF R. A. E. LEACH.
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February 15, 1905