May 31, 1905

CON

George Taylor (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR.

This item was allowed to stand because an hon. gentleman who

wished to discuss it was not present. He is not present this evening, but, with the same understanding as in Dunnville matter, we will allow the item to pass-that is that on some Ontario item in the main estimates the discussion may take place.

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

That will be quite satisfactory.

Mail subsidies and steamship subventions- further amount required for steam communication between St. John, Halifax and Yarmouth, $521.80. .

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

This is a balance due on a contract for steamer service. Some difference arose as to whether the service had been satisfactorily performed and the minister delayed payment. But this does not change the amount of the contract.

Miscellaneous-miscellaneous printing-further amount required, $12,000.

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

The main appropriation was $40,000. This item to some extent represents the arrears-that is they have had to pay at the beginning of the year some portion of the previous year's outlay. Then Hie departmental reports are increasing in bulk, and besides the cost of printing generally is increasing. The wages were increased during the last fiscal year.

Inspection of staples-further amount required on account of wages and contingencies, $7,500.

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

The present vote $60,000 will be sufficient to meet the expenditure for the current fiscal year. It is difficult to estimate what the cost of grain inspection will be. Nearly the whole amount is repaid in fees.

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CON

Richard Stuart Lake

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LAKE.

Have any additional assistant warehouse commissioners been appointed or are they to be appointed ?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I cannot give that information to-night. But I would be glad if the hon. gentleman would renew his question, and to have the Minister of Trade and Commerce furnish a written reply.

Prince Edward Island Railway-Working expenses, $60,000.

Railways and Canals-chargeable to collection of revenue-railways-'Intercolonial Railway working expenses, $2,000,000.

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George Taylor (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR.

I will have to ask the minister to allow this item to stand as the ex-Miuister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Haggart) is not present. This is a large Item.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I admit that the amount is large. It represents the working expenses which increase of course, with the volume of business. The receipts no not always increase proportionately, I am sorry to say-But the business is growing and the increased cost of operation must be provided for. This amount will be necessary to pay

the working expenses for the current year. If my hon. friend wishes the item to stand,

I am quite willing.

Unprovided items, 1903-4-To cover unprovided items, 1903-4, as per Auditor General's Report, page C-4, $280,551.40.

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

This is not an appropriation of money, tout a mere formal vote which the Auditor General likes to have at the close of the year'to wind up the accounts. It arises in this way : Appropriations are made to the department for the different 'branches of its business. It sometimes happens that the minister, the accountants and the Auditojr General do not exactly agree as to the particular manner in which charges should he made. For instance, the minister has an expenditure charged in one way ; the Auditor General makes up his mind that he will charge it against another. The result is that one particular branch is exceeded while in the other there is an excess. This is not an authority for the payment of a dollar, but the Auditor General has asked that a formal appropriation he made in this way to wind up the accounts.

I understand that, with the exception of the two railroad items, we have disposed of the supplementary estimates for the fiscal year ending June 30 next. I desire to express my appreciation of the assistance I have received from my hon. friends on the other side in passing these items.

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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

We understand that we* can discuss some of these matters when we go into the main estimates later.

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Certainly ; any of them.

Some resolutions reported.

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ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.


Mr. FIELDING moved the adjournment of the House.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What business are we to take up on Monday ?

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

We have happily disposed in Committee of Supply of all the items in the supplementary estimates for the current year, save two, which have been held over and which we would like the House to consider again in committee on Monday. After that we will endeavour to have concurrence and facilitate the passing of a Supply Bill as rapidly as possible. 1 hat being disposed of, we will proceed with the main estimates. I am not quite clear as to which particular department we will take up, but we will be governed by anything that may arise, and if there be any objection to that, we will endeavour to meet the views of hon. gentlemen opposite.

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Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

What about the Autonomy Bill ?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

*Mr. FIELDING.

That is arranged.

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Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Mr. K. BORDEN.

I suppose the government has made arrangements to have the Supply Bill assented to properly.

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

We will have to consider that carefully. The Senate is to meet on the 6th, and as soon as we get through here I hope to find that all the necessary facilities are provided.

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May 31, 1905