March 1, 1905

CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION.

LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

I have the honour to inform the House that the Clerk has received from the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery certificate of the election and return of Emmanuel Bernard Devlin, Esq., for the electoral district of Wright, in the province of Quebec.

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MEMBER INTRODUCED.


Emmanuel Bernard Devlin, Esq., member for the electoral district of Wright, was Introduced by Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Hon. N. A. Belcourt.


QUESTIONS.

IMMIGRANTS DEPORTED.

CON

Mr. URIAH WILSON asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many immigrants were deported from this country during the fiscal year 1904, and up to the 1st of February, 1905 ?

2. What were their nationalities, and what was the cause of their being deported ?

3. How' many were deported for diseases, and for what diseases ? How many because they were liable to become paupers ?

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

1. During the fiscal year 1903-4 359 immigrants were deported. From 1st July, 1904, to the 1st of February, of the fiscal year 1905, 387 were deported, making a total of 746.

2. Deported immigrants were of the following nationalities :-

Russians.. .. Syrians.. ..

British

Japanese.. ..

Poles

Armenians.. Hebrews.. .. Galicians.. .. Italians.. .. Germans. . . . Norwegians..

Finns

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Austrians. . .@

Roumanians. .

Swedes

Danes

Lithuanians.. Hungarians..

Chinese

Turks

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Austrians. . .@

Americans.. . Buckowinians Icelanders.. .

173

23

24 23 22 22 17 16 15 12 11 11

5

4

2

2

1

Total 746

3. Deportations were for the following

causes :-

Trachoma

Physical infirmity

Consumption

Insanity . . . 19

Mental infirmity

Favus .. .. 13

Rheumatism

Tuberculosis .. . . 6

Crippled

Epilepsy

Poor physique . .. 4

Heart disease . .. 3

Bronchitis .. .. 3

Melancholia o

Syphilis o

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Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

Chronic dysentery 2.

Varicose ulcer 2

Blindness 2

Rheumatism and heart disease. 2

Mixed conjunctivitis 1

Conjunctivitis 1

Gout and debility 1

Idiocy

1 .Tabes ;. .. 1Pregnancy

1Deformity

1Gonorrhoea

1Deaf mute

1Small-pox

1Inflammatory rheumatism.... 1Physical and mental infirmity.. 1Cancer

1Adenitis lymphatics

1Haemoptysis

1Imbecile

1Broken back

1Hernia

1

660

Likely to become public charges.... 60

Accompanying deported persons 16

Criminals 6

Refused by United States officers 3

Bad character 1

26

Total 746

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CARRIAGE OF MAIDS BETWEEN COLD-WATER AND LOVERING.

CON

Mr. BENNETT asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is the present contractor for carrying the mails between Coldwater and Lovering ?

2. When does the contract expire ?

3. What is the remuneration per year for such servico ?

4. What is the date of execution of such contract, and when does it expire ?

5. Were tenders invited for such service ?

6. If so, who tendered, and what was the amount respectively of such tenders, if any ?.

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Hon. Sir WILLIAM MU LOCK (Postmaster General) :

1. W. H. Lovering.

2. 31st March, 1905.

3. $130 per annum.

4. 13th day of March, 1901-31st March, 1905.

5. & 6. Tenders were not invited in 1901, but were invited in 1897 when the contract was awarded to W. H. Lovering the lowest tenderer, at $130 a year, and on its expiry in 1901, was renewed as authorized by the Post Office Act with the same contractor at the same price.

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LIVE STOCK RECORDS OF CANADA.

CON

Mr. A. MARTIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What steps have been taken to secure the nationalization of the live stock records of Canada ?

2. Are national records likely to be established in the near future, and under what conditions ? If not, why not ?

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hou. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture).

Will the hou. gentleman let that stand ? I will have the information, I hope, to-morrow.

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COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS.

CON

Mr. AMES asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Were representations made to the Department of Agriculture in the month of April, 1903, in reference to the inconvenience of the long inscription required on copyright photographs ?

2. Did the government take the request of Messrs. Wm. Notman & Son, of Montreal, Stephen J. Thompson, of Vancouver, B.C., and W. J. Topley, of Ottawa, into consideration ?

3. Is it the intention of the government to introduce legislation ini the near future to amend the Copyright Act on photographs, in conformity with the suggestions contained in the aforesaid communications ?

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Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture) : (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The government did not think it was wise to introduce a special Bill for the purpose of making that amendment to the Copyright Act.

3. The matter is under consideration.

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March 1, 1905