May 25, 1905

VACANCY IN LEVIS.

LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received a notification that a vacancy has occurred in the representation of the electoral district of Levis, by the death of Mr. Louis J. Demers. I have accordingly issued my warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery to make out a new writ of election for the said electoral district.

salary ?

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LIB

Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

He gets $1,800 a year, and every one knows that a man would not spend seven months in that isolated country without receiving something. Captain Wakeham and Captain Gordon, who were both employees of the government, and who were sent to the Hudson bay, were each voted an honorarium.

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L-C

Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

This is given as an extra on account of his taking the trip ?

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LIB

Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

Yes ; he is in the employ of the Department of the Interior as a technical officer.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

As the House sat late last night and as to-morrow is a holiday, I suggest we should adjourn now.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I think that is a reasonable suggestion.

Some resolutions reported.

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VACANCY IN LONDON.

LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

I have the honour to inform the House that I have been notified

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QUESTIONS.

DISALLOWANCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ACTS.


Mr. SMITH-by Mr. Louis Lavergneisked : 1 What are the reasons for the disallowance )f the British Columbia statute entitled ' An let to regulate Immigration into British Colum-)icL f ? 2. Was there any mention of any race discrim-nation in the Act ? 3. What are the reasons for the disallowance )f the British Columbia statute entitled An (Vet relating to the Employment on Works carried on under Franchises granted by Private &.cts * ? 4. Was there any mention of any race far discrimination in the Act ? 5 What are the reasons for the disallowance of the British Columbia statute entitled ' An Act to further amend the Coal Miners' Regulation Act' ? T _ 6. Did the Act prohibit Japanese from employment in mines ? 7. Was any discrimination made except uu- 8. Was the statute intended to safeguard the lives of English-speaking miners ?


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

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

These Acts were similar to Acts that have been passed already during the last few years, and have been disallowed for the reason that they were ultra vires and not in accordance with Dominion policy.

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R. AIMS TISON.

LIB

Mr. DESJARDINS (Translation) asked :

Liberal

1. Did one R. AimS Tison obtain from the Government a position in the Dominion Printing Bureau ?

2. If so, at what date ?

3. What is his salary ?

4. On whose recommendation was he so appointed ?

5. Has the said Tison passed the Civil Service examinations ?

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LIB

Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Translation) : (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. On the first of May, 1905.

3. $18 a week.

4. The Secretary of State.

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LOBSTERS IN JAMES BAY.


Mr. GANONG-by Mr. Taylor-asked : 1. Has the government made any investigation as to the existence of lobsters in James bay, or any of the waters of Hudson bay ? If so, what have been the results ? 2. Has the government any information from private individuals as to the existence of lobsters in the waters of James bay, or any of the waters of Hudson bay ?


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

1. Yes ; the investigations carried on in these localities involved inquiries into fish life, and no trace of the existence of lobsters was found.

2. No.

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LIGHT AND WHISTLE AT POINT LEPREAUX, NEW BRUNSWICK.

May 25, 1905