June 5, 1908

LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Who have gone from Can- . ada to the United States. We think they are possibly more likely to be willing to come into Canada again than native born citizens of those states. Therefore the agency in Boston, differing from those in some other states, is with a special view of appealing to this class of people.

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Mr OLIVER.

I do not know who they are, 'except that they are doing business under the name and style of the North Atlantic Trading Company. The secretary is S. Cohen. Then, commissions on settlers from the United States, $5,000. _ In the fiscal year 1906-7, we paid $4,743, $3 per head* on men, $2 on women and $1 on Children. Seaport expenses at Halifax, St. John, Quebec, Montreal, North Sydney, Vancouver and Victoria, $10,000. These are the contingent expenses, not salaries. For travelling and living expenses of officers meeting boats and on trains of immigrants, also telegrams, postage, &c., in the fiscal year 1906-7, we paid $5,000. Contingencies and general expenses of United States agents were $65,000. Contingencies and agents' expenses in Canada generally were $25,000. Contingencies and general expenses of agencies in Great Britain and Ire-lantk including the London office, were $75,000.

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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

Have you an agent at Boston and if so have you any means of checking the number of immigrants he

sends to Canada ?

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Mr OLIVER.

Yes, we have a salaried agent at Boston. The method we have of

At six o'clock, House took recess.

After Recess.

House resumed at eight o'clock.

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PRIVATE BILLS.


House went into committee on Bill (No. 180) respecting the Crown Life Insurance Company.-Mr. Tisdale.


LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

A few moments ago I received a telegram concerning this Bill. I have no information on the subject other than that contained in the telegram which is addressed to me from Montreal and which is as follows :

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Hon. W. S.@

Forget and many shareholders and policyholders, I ask that Bill be referred hack to committee to give chance for these opposed to be heard.

(Sgd.) GEORGE H. ROBERTS,

A shareholder of Crown Life.

My hon. friend from Norfolk (Mr. Tisdale) is familiar with the matter and I call his attention to this. I have no other knowledge than that which comes by this telegram.

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CON

David Tisdale

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TISDALE.

Every shareholder had notice at least three or four weeks ago before the Bill was introduced in the Senate. In the (Standing Orders Committee there was an affidavit filed that every one of them had notice in addition to the public notices which have now run their full time, that this Act would be applied for at this session. Sir. Roberts, the gentleman who sent that telegram, was formerly connected with the company, but we found it necessary to dispense with his services three or four years ago, and he has since been trying to give us all possible annoyance. The Bill is important to us as an enabling Bill, and therefore I wish to press it. We have to get a two-thirds votes of the proprietors before we can do anything under the Act, and it is most important, in the interests of the company, that we should have a chance of bringing the matter before the shareholders and getting it settled.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. BTELDING.

I would suggest, in view of what the hon. member for Norfolk has said, that we let the Bill go through its present stage, and stand for a third reading. I have no desire whatever to postpone it, but if the statement is correct that the hon. member for Charlevoix has proxies which he desires to use against this Bill, I would suggest to my hon. friend that he allow the Bill to stand until that hon. member can have an opportunity to be present.

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CON

David Tisdale

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TISDALE.

The telegram does not come from him, but from Mr. Roberts. It is most important in the interest of the company that we should get the Bill through so that if bills are assented to next week, we may save a month or six weeks in the reorganization. I may say that I represent now considerably more than half the proxies, apart from those shareholders who have not yet sent in their answers. A notice of what we were doing was sent to every shareholder. If we have any trouble, let us settle it before the shareholders. We have the burden of getting the two-thirds vote, while our opponents do not require to do anything. Under the circumstances, I would press the Bill.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I have no objection to accept my hon. friend's statement and let Mr. FIELDING.

the Bill go through, as far as I am concerned.

Bill reported, read the third time and passed.

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CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READINGS.


Bill (No. 71), respecting the Standard Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and to change its name to the Standard Fire Insurance Company.-Mr. McLean (York). Bill (No. 170) respecting the Nipissiug Central Railway Company.-Mr. McCool. Bill (No. 167) respecting the Phoenix Assurance Company, Limited.-Mr. Macdonald.


SUPPLY.


House in Committee of Supply. Contingencies in Canadian, British and foreign agencies, and general immigration expenses, * including salaries of extra clerks at head office, $710,000.


CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

What duties does Mr. F. O. Chapman perform in connection with the Immigration Department?

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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Mr. Chapman is in charge of the motor bus which travels through England carrying exhibits of Canadian produce and from which literature is distributed.

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June 5, 1908