February 20, 1905


.Mr. BE LAND asked : 1. Is the government in a position at the present time to control the production of maple sugar and maple syrup in Canada ? 2. Is the government aware that the manufacture of those products is carried on in the large cities on an extensive scale, and that at Montreal at this, moment, under the designations of * maple sugar from Beauce ' and ' maple syrup from Beauce * articles that contain only a slight proportion of maple sap are offered for sale ? ' 3. Is it the intention of the government to check this practice which is calculated to ruin the reputation that the county of Beauce rightly enjoys for its maple products ?


FEBKUARY 20. 1905

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Hon. L. P.@

BRODEUR (Minister of Inland

Revenue) :

1. No.

2. The department is not aware that the articles ' maple sugar from Beauce' and ' maple syrup from Beauce ' containing only a slight proportion of maple sap are offered for sale in Montreal, but the matter will he immediately inquired into.

3. The department is taking active steps to prevent the adulteration of maple sugar and maple syrup. Already prosecutions have been instituted in cases where the ' Adulteration Act ' has been violated.

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Subtopic:   FEBKUARY 20. 1905
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CHILD IMMIGRATION.

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Mr. U.@

WILSON-by Mr. W. J. Roche-asked :

1. What assistance, if any, is given by the government to any person or persons bringing children to Canada from the old country ?

2. How many have been brought into this country during the fiscal year 1904, and of what age ? How many males and how many females?

3. From what sources in the old country do these immigrants come ?

4. To what institutions were they sent, and how many to each ?

Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (for the Minister of the Interior.

1. There are two classes of children brought to Canada by Philanthropic Societies. (a.) Children from workhouses and industrial institutions, on whom no bonus or commission is paid. (b.)i Children from private homes and educational institutions on whom it has been the practice since 1873-4, to pay a commission of ?2 per head.

2. 2,212, of whom 525 were bonus children : 443 males and 82 females, their ages ranging from 5 to 18 years.

3. Private homes, educational, industrial institutions and workhouses.

4. To the following receiving homes in

Canada : Bristol Emigration Society, St.

John, N.B., 40 ; Canadian Catholic Emigration Society, Ottawa, Out., 106 ; Dr. T. Bowman Stephenson, Hamilton, 60 ; Miss. Macpherson, Stratford, 142 ; Church of England, Waifs and Strays Society, Sherbrooke, 54 ; Church of England, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 29 ; J. W. C. Fagan's Home, Toronto, 49 ; Rev. Robert Wallace, Belleville, 94 ; Mrs. Birt, Kuowlton, P.Q., 106 ; J. T. Middlemore, Halifax, N.S., 130 ; Dr. Barnardo's Homes, Toronto, Peterboro, Ontario, Winnipeg and Russell, Manitoba, 1,188 ; Catholic Emigrating Association, Montreal, P.Q., 206 ; Working Boys' Home, Lennoxville, P.Q., 8.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CHILD IMMIGRATION.
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DELAY IN PRINTING SUPREME COURT REPORTS.


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Barker-asked : 1. Is the government aware that numerous complaints have been made by members of the bar in regard to the delay in printing the Supreme Court reports ? 2. What is the cause of said delay, and what steps have been taken by the government to remove this cause of complaint ? 3. Has the registrar of the Supreme Court power to have said reports printed where he deems expedient ? If not, why not ?


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Rt. Hon. Sir WILRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) :

1. No complaints have been heard, excepting recently concerning a delay in issuing the current number of the Supreme Court Reports.

2. (a.) The cause is the pressure on the bindery in consequence of the early session. To prevent delaying the House it was necessary to give precedence to departmental reports. During the last two months the pressure has been very exceptional.

(b.) For years the accommodation at the bureau has been insufficient. Changes are now in progress to extend the space for the bindery. In the meantime the departmental reports for this year are nearly all issued. The delayed number of Supreme Court Reports will be issued early this week.

3. The Registrar of the Supreme Court in common with other officials has not the power under the law to place printing outside of the Printing Bureau.

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Subtopic:   DELAY IN PRINTING SUPREME COURT REPORTS.
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BLANK BALLOTS FOR DOMINION ELECTIONS.

CON

Mr. SPROULE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Adverting to the answer given by the First Minister on Monday, February 13th, regarding the method of issuing blank ballot papers to returning officers, what was the date of the complaint received from the returning officer in South Lanark ?

2. What was the date of the complaint received from the returning officer in the city of Ottawa?

3. When were the additional thousand ballots sent to him ?

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Subtopic:   BLANK BALLOTS FOR DOMINION ELECTIONS.
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Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) :

1. The letter making the complaint in relation to South Lanark was dated October 29, 1904.

2. The complaint of shortage made at Ottawa was by telephone one or two days before October 31.

3. The request for additional ballots was made on October 31, and the additional 1,000 was sent on that date.

4. On November 21, 1,499 unused printed ballots were returned to the King's Printer.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BLANK BALLOTS FOR DOMINION ELECTIONS.
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I. C. R.-EMPLOYMENT OF MR. F. B. CHAPMAN.

CON

Mr. FOSTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was F. B. Chapman, now fuel inspector on the Intercolonial Railway, an employee of the road at any time previous to his present employment ? If so, in what capacity, and for what length of time ?

2. Was he at any time discharged from the service ? If so, when, and for what cause ?

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Subtopic:   I. C. R.-EMPLOYMENT OF MR. F. B. CHAPMAN.
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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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

1 and 2. There is no Fuel Inspector on the Intercolonial Railway named F. B. Chapman ; there is, however, a young man named F. B. Chapman, who was employed in the service as checker and clerk from June 1891 until February 1897, when he was dropped on account of reduction of staff, and who has lately been re-employed as a clerk in the Mechanical Accountant's Office.

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Subtopic:   I. C. R.-EMPLOYMENT OF MR. F. B. CHAPMAN.
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JOACHIM GODBOUT, LIGHTHOUSE-KEEPER. ST. LAURENT.


Mr. MONK-by Mi'. Barker-asked : 1. Is the government aware that one Joachim Godbout, a lighthouse-keeper, in the employ of the government at St. Laurent, Island of Orleans, took an active part in the last federal election, to the degree of insulting publicly in public meetings the opposition candidate and his friends ? 2. Is it the policy of the government to tolerate such conduct on the part of its employees ?


LIB

Hon. R. PREFONTAINE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) : (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. No.

2. No. The policy of the government in this regard has been stated on more than one occasion.

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Subtopic:   JOACHIM GODBOUT, LIGHTHOUSE-KEEPER. ST. LAURENT.
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EXPENDITURE BY J. HUOT, MAYOR OF L'ANGE GARDIEN.


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Barker-asked : 1. During the course of the months of September, October or November last, did the government, or any other department of the government, or any officer of any of its departments, write to J. C. Huot, Esq., mayor of 1'Auge Gar-dien, informing him that a sum of $600, or any other sum, had been placed at his disposal for the carrying on of certain works along the beach in front of the said parish ? 2. If so, has the sum in question been sent to the said J. C. Huot, and if not, why not ? Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER- (for the Minister of Public Works) : 1. On the 12th October 1904, Jos. Huot, at L'Ange Gardien, was authorized to expend the sum of $000 in removing boulders from the beach. 2. Pay-lists and accounts have not yet been received and consequently no money has been paid.


PARISH OF ST. FRANCOIS, ISLAND OF ORLEANS.

February 20, 1905