June 1, 1908

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Mr. Macdonell was appointed in 1903. He was a barrister by profession and unquestionably a capable man.

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CON
LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

He was not a young man, but by no means an old man. He was in the prime of advanced life. His age will be found in the civil list.

Miscellaneous-printing and stationery, subscriptions to commercial papers, flags, dating stamps, locks, instruments, &c., for various ports of entry, legal expenses, premiums on guarantee bonds and uniforms for customs officers, $85,000.

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CON

William D. Staples

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STAPLES.

It is now nearly two o'clock and the last item having been passed we should adjourn as we have to meet at eleven o'clock in the morning.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DUTY ON LUMBER.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON.

There are plenty of other items and you don't want to bother me. I am going away to-morrow and I want to get the items through.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DUTY ON LUMBER.
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Mr SAM. HUGHES.

I hope you are not going to take part in the provincial election.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DUTY ON LUMBER.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

You will have to tell us what you are going for.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DUTY ON LUMBER.
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CON

John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

How many officers are guaranteed out of this vote ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-DUTY ON LUMBER.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON.

1,600 or 1,800 all over Canada.

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CON

William James Roche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. J. ROCHE (Marquette).

Is there any particular guarantee company that the government deals with?

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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON.

We deal with one company in the maritime provinces, one in Quebec. two in Ontario, which is the largest, and another company in Manitoba and the Northwest.

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CON

William James Roche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. J. ROCHE (Marquette).

What are the two in Ontario ?

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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON.

The Dominion Guarantee and Accident and the Imperial, I think. Thev are all Canadian or British companies, we refused to go into American companies. 1

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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

How much was paid in legal expenses last year by the customs department ?

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LIB
CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

How was that incurred ?

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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON.

For the extradition and prosecution of the defaulting broker Hobbs.

Mr. LANCASTER, There are uniforms for customs officers, but I notice that all do not wear uniforms.

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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON.

Those who meet the public at steamboats or on trains are supposed to wear uniforms.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DUTY ON LUMBER.
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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

I have seen some customs officers in civilian clothes, come on trains to examine baggage.

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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. TATERSON.

They should have

uniforms.

Expenses of maintenance of revenue cruisers and preventive service, $40,000.

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June 1, 1908