May 7, 1908

INSURANCE COMMISSION.

CON

Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. A. C. MACDONELL (South Toronto).

Mr. Speaker, with the permission of the House, I beg to move :

That the clerk of the House be authorized to remove from_ the file of exhibits of the Royal Commission on Insurance, exhibits Nos. 381, 383 and 385, the same being Dr. Elliot's report, Mr. Pipe's report and Mr. C. W. Macdonald's report, and return the same to the owners of the said reports, the Commercial Travellers' Mutual Benefit Association; certified copies of the said exhibits 381, 383 and 385 to be filed in place of the said exhibits among the exhibits of the said commission.

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LIB
CON

Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL.

These are three exhibits that were filed with the Royal Commission on Insurance in the city of Toronto. They are actuarial reports of the three persons mentioned in the motion. They were filed, by the Commercial Travellers Mutual Benefit Association who own them. They now require these originals back in their po-session and they ask the House to allow them to have these returned to them, they depositing certified copies in their place with the clerk of the House. The clerk of the House has now certified copies in his possession which he is willing to retain in lieu of the originals.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS.

PAYMENTS UNDER SUPERANNUATION AND RETIREMENT ACTS.


Mr. BLAIN-by Mr. AY. J. Roche-asked; What amount was paid each year for the three years previous to the repeal of the Superannuation Act and the amount paid each year under the Retirement Act?


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Right Hon. S@

The Act to provide for the abolition of the Civil Service Superannuation Act and for the retirement of members of the Civil Service (chapter 17 Statutes 1S9S) came into force on the 1st July, 1898.

The amount paid on account of superannuation each year for the three years previous to that date was :

1895- 6 $311,231 79

1896- 7 307,792 66

1897- 8 340,185 67

The amount paid each year under the Retirement Act was :

1898- 9.. .

1899- 1900.

1900- 1.. .

1901- 2.. .

1902- 3. . .

1903- 4.. .

1904- 5.. .

1905- 6.. .

1906- 7.. .

1907- 8. . .

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$ 6,434 88 1,755 69 4,195 56 2,750 02 4,986 84 8,837 24 8,138 61 11,260 76 12,206 68 15,178 21 EXPERIMENTAL FARMS.

LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE asked :

In which provinces are the new experimental farms for which an appropriation of $40,000 is placed in the estimates for 1908-9 to be established?

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Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture).

The Department of Agriculture is now negotiating with the governments of the provinces of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia with regard to experimental farms, and it is also considering applications from various parts of the province of Quebec, the province of Saskatchewan, and the province of British Columbia. It is hoped that some or other of these establishments will be arranged for this coming season. .

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ST. PETER'S INDIAN RESERVE.

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Mr. W. J.@

ROCHE (Marquette) asked ;

1. Has a petition been received by the_ government from the Indians of St. Peter's reserve, Manitoba, in reference to the holding of an election for chief and councillors?

2. Is it necessary to receive the consent of the government before such an election can take place?

3. What is the term of office they are elected for, and when does the term of the present chief and councillors expire?

4. Will the surrender of the St. Peter's reserve interfere with the holding of their election ? ,

5. What reply, if any, has been made by the government to the petition?

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

Liberal

1. Yes ; a petition, dated 7th of January, 1908, has been received from the Indians of the St. Peter's reserve in reference to the holding of an election for chief and councillors.

2. It is considered necessary that the consent of the government should be received before such an election can take place, as the Indians of the St. Peter's band are not legally entitled to an election, the elective system, under section 93 of the Indian Act, not having yet been applied to that band by order in council.

3. Although,. as stated in answer No. 2, the elective system has not been applied to the St. Peter's band, those Indians have been allowed to hold an election every three years. Consequently, the last election having been held on 4th of July, 1905, the present term would naturally expire on 4th of July of the present year (1908).

4. NO ; as the surrender has already been taken.

5. On the 16th of January, 1908. the Indian commissioner was reminded, with reference to the petition referred to, that the elective system under section 93 of the Indian Act not having been applied by order in council to any Indian band in Manitoba,

the Indians of St. Peters have no legal right to that system, but that on the other hand, as they have for a long time been allowed the privilege of holding an election every three years, they might now consider that they have a moral claim to the privilege ; but that, as it was then five or six months before the usual date of holding the election, there was time for further consideration of the matter.

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QUEBEC BRIDGE COLLAPSE.


Mr. ROBITAILLE-by Mr. Armand La-vergne-asked : 1. What are the names of the parties who formed the coroner's jury investigating the Quebec bridge collapse? 2. How many and who of these gentlemen are shareholders of the Quebec bridge? 3. Upon what were the jurymen expected to report? 4. How many men were killed and injured? 5. What was the verdict of the coroner's jury ?


LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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

The government has no information about this matter.

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MR. PETER LYALL.


Mr. FOWLER-by Mr. Daniel-asked : 1. Is the Peter Lyall, who presided at the banquet to Horn Wm. Pugsley in Montreal, the same man whose firm some days later secured the contract for the erection of the National Transcontinental terminal at Winnipeg? 2. Is the said Peter Lyall the same man who locked out the workmen on Young Men's Christian Association building in Ottawa, for the erection of which he or his firm is the contractors ?


May 7, 1908