April 22, 1908

CON

Mr. STANFIELD asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When and for what reasons was one P. Dovle, immigration agent at Quebec, superannuated?

2. Who has been appointed by the government in his stead, and what are the names of his assistants?

3. What was the date of the appointment of the new agent, and of his assistants, and what are their qualifications?

4. What are the respective salaries of each?

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LIB

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior) : (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. It is proposed to superannuate Mr. Doyle on the 15th instant, on account of age, and consequent inability to discharge properly the duties of his office.

2, 3 and 4. The assistant agent, Dr. Joseph Lavoie, is being promoted to the position, his promotion taking effect on the date of Mr. Doyle's retirement. Dr. Lavoie's assistants will be the following :

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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

Name. Date of Appointment. Salary.J. J. O'Flaherty. April 15, 1908. $1,500 00L. Stein [May 1, 1874. 1,500 00J. P. Stafford... Oct. 17, 1892. 1,000 00Dr. Potvin May 8, 1897. 1,200 00Dr. Dobbin April 1, 1907. 1,200 00

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Mrs. E.@

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Mrs. E.@

Cornell. May 1, 1888. 50 00 per monthMrs. Tremblay.. May 25, 1901. 40 00 i.Geo. Hayden... April 6, 1897. 800 00Jos. Huek July 1, 1904. 50 00 per monthN. Poulin Sept. 17, 1904. 1 75 per day.

They are considered to possess qualifications suitable to the work.

Dr. Lavoie's salary will be the same as that of his predecessor, viz., $1,800 per annum.

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DUTIES ON COAL, ETC.

LIB

Mr. ZIMMERMAN asked :

Liberal

1. Why is coke, which is a manufactured article, imported free, while coal from which coke is manufactured, and which is a raw material, is heavily taxed?

2. Does the government intend to refund to Canadian manufacturers of coke the duty on the coal from which it is made?

3. Why are makers of binder twine allowed to import coal free, while the same privilege is refused to producers of gas.

4. Why is coal tar, which is a manufactured article, imported free, while coal which is used by the Canadian manufacturer of coal tar, is subject to a heavy duty?

Topic:   DUTIES ON COAL, ETC.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Minister of Finance).

With reference to these three questions all of which are asked by the hon. member for Hamilton, I desire to say that it is necessary to consider the tariff as a whole and it would be obviously inconvenient to discuss isolated items. My hon. friend will see that these are rather difficult questions to answer, dealing with isolated items alone.

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QUEBEC BRIDGE COMMISSION REPORT.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

When may we expect the report of the Quebec Bridge Commission in printed form ? It Is a long time since it was first presented to the House.

Topic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE COMMISSION REPORT.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. G. P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals).

I am afraid it will be

quite a long time yet. It was only yesterday that I presented to the House the last appendix to that report. It is a very elaborate report, there are a great many drawings attached and we are trying to include all in the report so that it will be complete.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

May I ask whether a report which can be presented by itself could not be printed by itself and placed upon the table of the House.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

I will make inquiry as to that. The report is not only of importance to the House but judging from the correspondence and the inquiries I have received it will be of vast importance to the engineering world and we are anxious to make it as complete as possible so that in connection with the catastrophe those interested in the scientific aspect may get what lessons there are to be derived from it. I will make inquiry to see whether a portion of the report, or the main report possibly cannot be procured for the information of the House.

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THE TRENT CANAL.

CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

When may we expect t!ie report of the engineer who surveyed the line of the Trent canal from Kempenfeldt bay? I think the survey was made last year It will be remembered that there were two propositions as to the outlet of the canal, one by way of the Severn river and the other from Kempenfeldt bay which is part ol' Lake Simcoe, through, by way of the Not-tawasaga river to the Georgian bay. The survey has been made and I would like to know when we may expect the report.

Topic:   THE TRENT CANAL.
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LIB

THE NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-MAJOR HODGINS.

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Mr. I@

Might I renew the question which I addressed yesterday to the Prime Minister as to the intentions of the government respecting the letter of Major Hodgins respecting the construction of the National Transcontinental Railway?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

This morning I again telephoned to ascertain whether Mr. Parent, the chairman of the commission, had returned. I was informed that he had not yet returned, but that he was expected to return to-day. If |my hon. friend will renew his question to-morrow I shall be in a position to give him an answer.

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THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.

April 22, 1908