April 27, 1908

CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the name and residence of the person carrying the mail between Digby, Nova Scotia, and Westport, Digby County, Nova Scotia?

2. Is said carrier under contract to carry the mail? If so, when were tenders called for, and at what d-ate do they expire?

3. If the present contract expires June the 30th, does the government intend to give the customary three months'' notice to people wishing to tender?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MAIL CONTRACT, DIGBY TO WESTPORT.
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LIB

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Postmaster General) : (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Estate of the late W. H. Eldridge of Sandy Cove, Digby county, Nova Scotia.

2. (a) Yes. (b) In June 1900. The contract was renewed in 1904 and expires 30th June, 190S.

3. A renewal of the contract has been offered to the widow of the late contractor, who is now performing the service.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MAIL CONTRACT, DIGBY TO WESTPORT.
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DREDGING AT CHICOUTIMI.

CON

Mr. BENNETT asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was any dredging done at Chicoutimi last season ? If so, who' were the contractors, and were tenders - invited for the work?

2. How many tenders were received, and who were the different parties tendering therfor ?

3. What was the rate paid per yard, what was the nature of material dredged, and to what depth was dredging done?

4. Who was the local inspector of the work?

5. How^ much was the total sum paid to the contractor for work so done, and was such amount in full of all work? If not, what balance is due to the contractor for said work?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING AT CHICOUTIMI.
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LIB

Hon. W. PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works) : (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. (a) Yes. (b) General Construction Company. (cl Yes.

2. (a) Three. (b) General Construction Company, M. Connolly, Dominion Dredging Company.

3. (a) 34 cents, (b) Mud, clay, sand, chips and sawdust, (c) 12 to 15 feet at Chicoutimi ; 15 to 25 feet at Chicoutimi wharf.

4. H. Magnan.

5. $14,070.78, paid in full.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING AT CHICOUTIMI.
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NEW BARRACKS AT TORONTO.

CON

Mr. MACDONELL asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Militia Department approved of the plans, &c., for the new barracks at Mr. TEMPLEMAN.

Toronto? If so,( when and what is the cause of the delay in the Public Works Department ?

2. How many officers, non-commissioned officers and men, respectively, are being provided with living accommodation outside of the barracks, and for what reason ?

3. Wlvat has been the total annual expenditure for such purposes for the last three fiscal years, including the present year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW BARRACKS AT TORONTO.
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Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence) :

1. Plans of eleven of the buildings required for the new barracks at Toronto were forwarded on March 7, last, by the Department of Public Works to the Department of Militia and Defence for final approval. These plans are now being considered, and will be returned to the Department of Public Works in a few days.

2. Officers and warrant officers, 16 ; noncommissioned officers and men, 74. These are compelled to live out of barracks as there is no accommodation for them inside, pending the erection of new barracks.

3. Annual expenditure for allowances to officers and men in lieu of quarters :

Fiscal year-[DOT]

July 1, 1905 to June 30, 1906. . $10,535 20

July 1,1906 to March 31,1907.. 8,149 20

(Nine months.)

April 1, 1907 to March 31, 1908 13,125 60

No payments have as yet been made for the current fiscal year.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW BARRACKS AT TORONTO.
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TRAP-NET LICENSES.

CON

Mr. STANFIELD asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many trap-net licenses in the district of John 'A. Weber, Chester, Nova Scotia. have been taken out in the year 1906?

2. How many trap-net licenses in the district of John A. Webber, Chester, Nova Scotia, have been taken out in the year 1907?

3. What are the names of those who paid for these licenses?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TRAP-NET LICENSES.
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LIB

Hon. L. P. BRODEUR (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) : (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. No trap-net licenses were issued in this district in 1906.

When the decision of the Imperial Privy Council on the Fisheries Reference secured to the provincial governments the property interests in the fisheries, which involved the issue of leases and licenses for fishing privileges, it declared the clause empowering the Minister of Marine and Fisheries to issue licenses, to be ultra vires, where the right already existed by law.

The department, however, by tacit admission and tentative arrangement with the local government continued to issue licenses as formerly, pending final settlement of the question.

A gradual disposition grew up among the fishermen in this district to interpret the law for themselves and to fish trap-nets without licenses, and eventually a decision was rendered in the county court denying the right of this department to issue such licenses, which strengthened the hands of the fishermen in their contentions.

The department held, however, that subsection 7 of section 47 of the Fisheries Act, chapter 45 of the revised statutes, was to be interpreted as a prohibition of a method of fishing, not necessarily involving the abstract question of proprietary rights ; but merely giving the minister authority under certain conditions to legalize the operation of a trap-net, which was prohibited by the Act without his permission, whereas section 8 authorizing the minister to grant licenses as such, essayed to take power of a proprietary character.

Hence while he may not grant a license in the proprietary sense of the word, he could by special license or permission authorize a trap-net license, which trap could not be legally operated without his authority.

In 1906 the fishermen did not take out licenses, and early in 1907 the officer asked what course he was to follow for that year, and he was instructed to compel the fishermen to take out licenses, or remove their trap-nets with the assistance of one of the fishery protection cruisers.

2. Eighty-four trap-net licenses were issued in the year 1907.

3. William Levy & Co., Amos Fleet & Co., John Roast & Co., Benjamin Levy & Co., Jacob Seaboyer & Co., Gabriel Levy & Co., Cyrus Young & Co., Simeon Young & Co., Isaac Newton & Co., Joshua Mason & Co., David Baker & Co.. Jeremiah Levy & Co., Alvin Cross & Co., Stephen Cross and Benjamin I-Ieisler, Wesley Young & Co., Stephen Cross and Benjamin Heisler, Hibbard Baker and Frank Baker, Wesley Young & Co., Harry and Arthur Publicover, Harry and Percy Young, Ellis, Cross & Co., Alexander Wilsou and Albert Cross, Reuben and Howard Mason, Dennis Pearl and Sebastian Cross, Charles Cross & Co., Willis Levy & Co., Stephen Cross and Benjamin Heisler, Daniel Await and Co., Alexander Wilson and Hezikiah Slaughenwhite, Reuben Fleet & Co., Colin Heisler and Rufus Wilson, Ozen Hubley, David Baker & Co., Ernest Covey & Co., David Baker & Co., Ephriam Meisner and Joseph Pearl, Har-' ris, Publicover & Co., Colin Heisler and Rufus Wilson, Nathauial Levy & Co., Stanley Langille & Co., Reuben and Stephen Cross, Alexander Wilson and David Young, Daniel Baker and Zenas Rodenhiser, Denis Pearl and Joseph Wilnoff, Robert Schnare & Co., Albert Levy & Co.. David Gates & Co., Charles Nass & Co., James Boutilier &

Co., Willis Boutilier & Co., David Moland, George and Henry Gates, Albert Young, James Heisler and Samuel Ernst, Albert Young & Co., Austin Cleveland, M. Cleveland & Co., Albert Young & Co., William Gates & Co., B. and E. Publicover, James Sawler & Co., Thomas Misner & Co., David Cleveland & Co., Harvey Young & Co., Zenas Misner & Co., Harvey Young & Co., Wesley Young & Co., Amos Stephens & Co., William Manuel & Co., T. Roast & Co., Frank Baker & Co., Alvin Cross & Co., George and Sydney Coolen, Salem Coolen & Co., William T. Hornish, James W. Morash, William L. Hornish, Jackson Young & Co., William D. Jollymore & Co., Levy Coolen & Co., Salem Coolen & Co., Alfred Jordan & Co., Joseph Dominic & Co., Isaac Ray & Co., Jeremiah Dominey.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TRAP-NET LICENSES.
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SALE OF HOMESTEADS.

CON

Richard Stuart Lake

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LAKE asked :

![DOT] To whom and under what terms, specifying by homestead, sale, or otherwise, were the even-numbered sections in township 13, range 13, west second meridian, disposed of by. the government?

2. Were any sections or parts of sections marked in the books of the Interior Department as reservedJ for any person at any time? If so, for whom and for what reasons were they so reserved?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SALE OF HOMESTEADS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Township 13, range 13, west 2nd meridian.

NEi 2, homestead, W. G. Raper, patented 28th August, 1906.

NW| 2, homestead, Leonard Knapp, patented 4th January, 1907.

SEI 2, homestead, A. G. Raper, patented 11th August, 1900.

SWJ 2, homestead, A. P. Knapp, patented 5th November, 1906.

NEi 4, homestead, Wm. Morgan, patented 27th March, 1906.

NWi 4, half-breed scrip, Donald McLeod, patented 31st July, 1902, Jas. Gardiner and

D. J. Wilson.

SEI 4, homestead, Patrick Curran.

SWi 4, half breed scrip, Sara McLeod, patented 31st July, 1902, Jas. Gardiner, et al.

NEJ 6, halfbreed scrip, Angus McLeod, patented 14th August, 1902, Jas. Gardiner and D. J. Wilson.

SI of nwj 6, halfbreed scrip, Donald McLeod, patented 31st July, 1902, Jas. Gardiner et al.

NI of nwj 6, lialfbreed scrip, Angus McLeod, patented 14th August, 1902, J. Gardiner et al.

SI of sei 6, halfbreed scrip, F. Desriviers, patented 12th August, 1902, Jas. Gardiner et al.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SALE OF HOMESTEADS.
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COMMONS '208


NJ of se|- 6, homestead, ffm. R. McLel-lan. SWJ, homestead, Wilbert Lloyd, patented 20th January, 1906.


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Section S.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COMMONS '208
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Mr OLIVER.

NEi 20, halfbreed scrip, J. B. Corrigal, patented 8th June 1903, D. Peterson.

Wi of swi, halfbreed scrip, Patrice J. Fleury, patented 20th February, 1903, D. Peterson.

Ei of swi, halfbreed scrip, John B. Cor-rigal.

Section 22, sale, Wm. G. Livingston, patented 16th September, 1903.

NEJ 24, homestead, Chas. Gardner.

NWi 24, halfbreed scrip, R, D. E. J. Bruce, patented 22nd November, 1902, Jas. Porter.

SEi 24, halfbreed scrip, Z. Lepine, patented 5th September, 1905, C. M. Weiss.

Ni of swi 24, half breed scrip, R. D. E. J. Bruce, patented 22 November, 1902, Jas. Porter.

Si of swi 24, halfbreed scrip, Ewen McDonald, patented 5th May, 1903, Jas. Porter.

NEJ 26, homestead, Arthur Draper, patented 6th March, 1906.

Wi and sej 26, Hudson Bay Company, title passed 4th April, 1884.

Section 28, sale patented 16th September, 1903, W. G. Livingston.

NEi 30, halfbreed scrip, Elizabeth J. Kennedy, patented 20th February, 1903, D. Peterson.

Ei of nwi 30, halfbreed scrip, Elizabeth J. Kennedy, patented 20th February, 1903, D. Peterson.

Ei of nwj 30, halfbreed scrip, Elizabeth J. Kennedy, patented 20th February, 1903, D. Peterson.

Wi of nwi 30, halfbreed scrip, Isidore Parenteau, patented 20th February, 1903, D. Peterson.

SEi 30, halfbreed scrip, Isidore Parenteau, patented 20th February, 1903, D. Peterson.

SWJ 30, halfbreed scrip, Isidore Parenteau, patented 20th February, 1903, D. Peterson.

Section 32, sale, Wm. G. Livingston, patented 16th September, 1903.

NEi 34, homestead. M. Hack, jr.

NWJ 34, homestead, Conrad Schneider.

SWJ 34, homestead, Richard Schmidt, patented 25th March, 1907.

SEi 34, homestead, L. A. Barnett, patented 18th April, 1908.

NEJ 36, homestead, J. J. Olmstead, patented 10th May, 1906.

NWJ 36, homestead, Walter Olmstead, patented 7tli May, 1906.

SEJ 36, homestead, J. R. Annis, patented 7th February, 1906.

SWJ 36. homestead, W. A. Olmstead, patented 12th April, 1906.

2, Yes. Sections 22, 28. 32 and wi of section 14 were reserved in 1902 for Mr. W. G. Livingston, of Winnipeg, to whom they were subsequently sold under order in council of 4th June, 1902.

Section 16, 20,30 and sel of section 14 were reserved in 1902 for 30 days for Mr. William Peterson, of Regina, to have halfbreed scrip located thereon.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COMMONS '208
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LANDS APPLIED FOR UNDER IRRIGATION REGULATIONS.

L-C

Mr. HERRON asked:

Liberal-Conservative

1. What lands, if any, situated between Bow and Belly rivers, and within ranges 15 and 24, inclusive, west of the fourth meridian, have been applied for under irrigation regulations by Mr. A.ylwin or others?

2. When were such lands first reserved for such purposes, and are they still reserved fro.m settlement ?

3. What steps, if any, have been taken by Mr Aylwin or others to develop such lands, and what lias been the expenditure made by such parties in connection with such development?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LANDS APPLIED FOR UNDER IRRIGATION REGULATIONS.
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April 27, 1908