April 12, 1905

FIRST READING.


Bill (No. 134) to incorporate The Provident Savings Association, Limited.-Mr. Gervais -by Mr. L. Lavergne.


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 of the House has received from the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery a certificate of the election and return of Edmund Bristol, Esquire, for the electoral district of Toronto Centre, in the province of Ontario.

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QUESTIONS.

DEPUTY MINISTER OP THE INTERIOR.

CON

Mr. TAYLOR asked : (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is the Deputy Minister of the Interior, and when was he appointed ?

2. When did Mr. J. A. Smart cease to be Deputy Minister of the Interior ?

3. Did Mr. Smart resign, or was he dismissed?

4. Has Mr. Smart been superannuated ?

5. What are the reasons wffiich lead to Mr. Smart ceasing to be Deputy Minister of the Interior ?

6. Is Mr. Smart at present employed by the Department of the Interior, or by the government, either permanently or temporarily, in any capacity ?

7. If so, what is his present position or employment, where is he so employed, and w*hat is his present salary or remuneration as such ?

8. If not, is it the intention of the government to further employ Mr. Smart, and in -what capacity ?

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

1. W. W. Cory. Appointed 1st January.

1905. '

2. 31st December, 1904.

3. He resigned.

4. No.

5. There are no reasons on record but it is understood he resigned to better his circumstances.

6. Has been employed temporarily, since he resigned, at occasional special work outside of Ottawa, for short periods, for the Department of the Inferior (Immigration Branch.) Has been paid his travelling expenses and $10 a day when so employed, such per diem allowance covering his services and actual living expenses.

7. Answered by No. 6.

8. Answered by No. 6.

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PIER AT AMHERST. NOVA SCOTIA.


Mr. R, L. BORDEN asked : 1. Who has or had the contract for the construction of the pier at Amherst, Nova Scotia ? 2. What amount has been paid to the contractors for the construction of the pier ? 3. Have the contractors finished the pier ? 4. If not, when will it be finished, and what will be the total cost when finished ?


LIB

Charles Smith Hyman (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. C. S. HYMAN (Acting Minister of Public Works).

No contract has been awarded yet for the construction of a pier at Amherst. Nova Scotia.

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HERRING AND LOBSTER INDUSTRY.

LIB

Mr. MCLENNAN asked :

Liberal

1. Has the commission appointed to investigate the herring and lobster industry made their report ?

2. Is it the intention to have the same printed for distribution ?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes. I lay a copy of the report on the table with the request that it be printed for [DOT]distribution.

.SALE OF LAND NEAR NEW WESTMINSTER.

Mr. LANCASTER-by Mr. Taylor-asked:

1. What were the circumstances under which 'certain valuable lands south of and close to :New Westminster recently sold to T. W. Patt-[DOT]erson for $10.10 per acre ?

2. Why was advertisement for sale or map -marked that land was proposed to be sold to T. W. Patterson ?

3. Did government or department know that land was worth $60 to $80 per acre ?

4. 'Was government or department advised from New Westminster that land was valuable ?

5. Why was sale not advertised in the newspapers ?

6. Did the government or department instruct the Dominion Land Agent of New Westminster to hold the sale upstairs in his office instead of in a public place ?

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CON

Mr. TAYLOR. (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

7. Did the government * or the department know that this land was occupied by one Herring for the past forty years ?

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

1. The land in question was vacant Dominion land situated within the railway belt in British Columbia, and applications to purchase the same were made by M. W. Winthorne and T. W. Patterson. The former withdrew his application. The agent of Dominion lands at New Westminster recommended that the land be put up for tender at the upset price of $10 per acre, the successful tenderer to pay also for clearing and fencing improvements. The department gave public notice by poster that the land would be sold by public auction. The land was sold accordingly on the 4th of March, 1905, to T. W. Patterson, who was the only bidder, at $10.10 per acre.

2. The copy of poster advertising sale on

file in the department does not show that it was proposed to sell the land to T. W. Patterson. [DOT]* !

3. No.

4. No ; the agent of Dominion lands

simply reported it was difficult to fix a valuation as dyking, ditching and pumping would be required to raise the value of the land, and considered $10 an acre a fair upset price. .

5. There was so few applicants to purchase that it was not considered necessary to advertise the sale in the newspapers.

0. The notice of sale announced that sale would be held in the agent's office, post office building, and notices were placed in the most public places, including the general post office, the public market, the Dominion land office, real estate offices and post offices throughout the district.

7. The department knew that one Herring occupied a portion of the land (4 acres), on the river front for a considerable time, which Herring was allowed to purchase.

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MAIL CONTRACT BETWEEN MELBOURNE AND UPPER MELBOURNE.


Mr. WORTHINGTON-by Mr. Taylor- asked : 1. Were tenders called for in connection with the carrying of mails between Melbourne, Quebec, and Upper Melbourne ? 2. How ma'ny tenders were received, and from whom ? 3. What were the amounts of the respective tenders, which one was accepted, and who are his sureties ? 4. What was the contract price previously paid for such service, and to whom 1


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Hon. Sir WILLIAM MULOCK (Postmaster General) :

1. Yes.

2. Two tenders were received, one from William Davis and the other from A. E. Main.

3. William Davis' tender was at the rate of $85 and A. E. Main's $100. Mr Davis'

being the lowest was accepted. His sureties are John McMorine and James Ogle Ginn.

4. The former contractor was A. E. Main, his contract price being $80 per annum.

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POST OFFICE, LENNOXVILLE.

April 12, 1905