June 9, 1905

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I think it is administered by the Department of the Interior ; it has reference to distant countries.

To pay grant to Canadian Mining Insitute,

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

This is an apparent reduction but my impression is that a supplementary vote will have to he taken. The Mr. HENDERSON.

amount was originally $2,000 and was increased to $3,000, but the increase was not noted and unless there be something I am not aware of to cause the reduction there will have to be a vote in the supplements ries. It is a grant paid to the Canadian Mining Institute, which holds an annual meeting, has a library in Montreal and is a representative organization of the mining men of Canada.

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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

I notice the Department of the Interior has asketL for some money for a purpose largely on the line of this mining institute to cover just such purposes as this.

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

This,, is a grant to a society just as we make grants to various public bodies under various conditions. The government do not expend it but the society expends it for what we know to be good purposes.

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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

My point is that an item was passed by the Interior Department to assist in mining and the like of that. It seems strange that they should reduce this amount to the Montreal organization if they are doing a good work in connection with mining.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I think the purposes are quite different. This is a society as I have explained. They have gatherings and then there are visiting bodies from the neighbouring country. I think it is recognized as a very excellent body and the money is well expended. It is not part of the Interior Department except as that department advises it.

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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

I was referring to an item of the Interior Department for obtaining technical knowledge, &c., in connection with mining.

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

We had an item with regard to certain experiments which were made with regard to the electrical smelting of ores and things like that. These experiments are being made through the Department of the Interior directly, but I think it is rather a different class of work from this.

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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

1 have no doubt it is.

Grant to assist the 'Canadian Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis, $2,000.

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CON

John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

Does this association make any report which is given to parliament ?

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

They have issued a report of their annual meeting which was distributed some days ago. I think it is sent to the members of parliament but it is not laid on the table.

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David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

I do not often complain of an item being too small, but I honestly think that the government in this case have struck a very low figure indeed. This question is attracting a great deal of

attention in the country and a certain amount of money is required for the gathering of information and in other ways making a strong attempt to improve the condition of The people and suppress this terrible disease. $2,000 to my mind is a very small sum when we consider the large sums which we vote for other purposes. We have just voted $2,000 for a mining institute. To my mind this is a far more worthy object. We had a discussion on the matter of tuberculosis in the early part of the session and I regret very much that the member for Ar-genteuil (Mr. Perley) who takes a deep interest in that matter is not in the House tonight. I think he would have liked very much to have been here and make a statement with reference to it. I simply express my opinion that the item is very small indeed considering the vast importance of the subject.

Some resolutions reported.

Mr. FIELDING moved the adjournment of the House.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What business do you expect to take up on Monday after private business is disposed of.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

The Militia Bill.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 10.15 p.m.



Monday, June 12, 1905.


June 9, 1905