July 13, 1908

LIB

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs) : (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

1. The customs revenues for the months mentioned were as follows :

March.. ..$5,744,211 52 $4,830,889 62April.. .. 4,468,393 97 3,449,947 24May

5,333,253 63 3,568,691 56June 5,321,444 83 3,707,229 51ployed in the customs at port of Windsor, Ontario ? If so, when was he appointed, what was his age at time of appointment, and what is his salary per year ? _2. Is one Gerald Mooney, of the township of Maidstone, or Sandwich South, in the county of Essex, Ontario, employed in the customs at the port of Windsor, Ontario ? If so, when was he appointed, what are his duties and what is his salary per year ?3. Is one Ulrich Piclie, of the town of Sandwich, county of Essex, Ontario, employed in the customs at the port of Windsor, Ontario ? If so, when was he appointed, what was his age at the time of appointment, what are his present duties, and what is his salary per year ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs) :

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Minister of 1. J. A. Francis has been employed since Finance) :

v, July 4, 1908, as a clerk in the customs

Expenditure Consolidated Fund. Capital Expenditure, &c.

1907. 1908. 1907. 1908.$ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ ctsMarch

April 4,229,015 42 4,551.377 94 3,288,402 28 4,439,965 78 4,373,021 74 4,290,231 38 7,062,132 18 7,164,606 96 1,033,815 01 1,623,114 48 3,037,819 35 1,693,793 06 2,357,063 92 3,421,888 26 3,779,995 39 2,694,639 62

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES.
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FRANCO-CANADIAN TREATY.


Mr. TALBOT-by Mr. Johnston-asked : In viiew of the reported delay of approval by the French Senate of the new Franco-Canadian commercial treaty, will the government take steps to ask the imperial government to denounce the old treaty respecting trade between France and Canada?


LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

The non-approval of the convention is very embarrassing to all business interests between France and Canada, as well as in other respects, and creates conditions which, if continued, would probably render the denunciation of "The old convention unavoidable. But we do not feel disposed to take action in that direction immediately. We are aware that the French government are loyally using their best efforts to secure approval of the new convention, and it is due to them that we should await for some time the results of their endeavours.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FRANCO-CANADIAN TREATY.
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CUSTOMS OFFICERS, WINDSOR, ONT.

L-C

Mr. HERRON asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. Is one J. A. Francis, formerly of the town of Essex, Essex county, Ontario, em-long room at Windsor, Ont.; age 40, salary, $700 a year.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS OFFICERS, WINDSOR, ONT.
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Mr. FIELDING. (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

2. Gerald Mooney is not employed in the customs at Windsor, Ontario.

3. Ulrich PichS has been employed as a customs preventive officer at Michigan Central Railway station, Windsor, Ont., since July 4, 1908; age, 36 years; salary, $700 a year.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS OFFICERS, WINDSOR, ONT.
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REGULATIONS RE COAL LANDS, TIMBER, HOMESTEAD AND GRAZING AREAS.

CON

Mr. LAKE asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. At what dates were the regulations now in force sanctioned by the Minister of the Interior and put into force in respect of (a) coal lands, (b) timber, (c) homesteads, and (d) grazing areas ?

2. What were the dates of the several orders in council on which these regulations were based since the 1st of January, 1905 ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REGULATIONS RE COAL LANDS, TIMBER, HOMESTEAD AND GRAZING AREAS.
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Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior) : (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. (a) Coal lands :

General coal regulations came into force on the 15th day of June, 1907. Regulations for the leasing of coal mining lands in th* Rocky Mountains Park of Canada came into force on the 25th day of January, 1908.

Regulations governing the issue of permits to mine coal for domestic purposes

*came into force on the 20th day of March, 1897.

The present regulations for the issue of leases of school lands for coal mining purposes were authorized by order in council of December 20, 1907, and came into force on February 8, 1908.

February 1^ 1908.

The regulations were published and became effective on the following dates:

1st edition-June 21, 1907.

2nd edition-'October 1, 1907.

3rd edition-November 15, 1907.

4th edition-June 1, 1908.

'Saskatchewan and Alberta, October 14, 1905, railway belt, August 25, 1904; grazing regulations for the Yukon Territory came into force on the 2nd day of March, 1901.

2. Coal lands-Date of orders in council :

March 4, 1907.

May 9, 1907. ,

December 10, 1907.

Timber lands:

December 19. 1907.

Homesteads :

Regulations are based on Dominion Lands Act.

Grazing areas :

Saskatchewan and Aberta, July 27, 1905; March 15. 1907.

Railway belt, June 4, 1904; July 5, 1904. School lands :

The issue of grazing leases of school lands in Manitoba was authorized by order in council of July 13, 1895, and the regulations came into force on August 17, 1895. The regulations for grazing leases of school lands in the Northwest Territories were authorized by order in council of March 16, 1894, and came into force on April 28, 1894.

The regulations for the issue of grazing permits on school lands for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta were authorized by order in council of February 22, 1908, and came into force on March 28, 1908.

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Subtopic:   REGULATIONS RE COAL LANDS, TIMBER, HOMESTEAD AND GRAZING AREAS.
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TECUMSEH PARK BREAKWATER.

CON

Herbert Sylvester Clements

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLEMENTS.

Before the orders of the day are called I wish to direct the attention of the Minister of Public Works to a matter which though small is important.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TECUMSEH PARK BREAKWATER.
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LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

Is this for the purpose of asking a question ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TECUMSEH PARK BREAKWATER.
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CON

Herbert Sylvester Clements

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLEMENTS.

Yes. The breakwater at Tecumseh park has a face of about two feet in width and thousands of children have been playing there and quite recently drowning accidents were narrowly averted. I would ask the minister to have a railing erected.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TECUMSEH PARK BREAKWATER.
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LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

The hon. member will see that is not a question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TECUMSEH PARK BREAKWATER.
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AUDIT AND INSPECTION OF BANKS.

CON

Robert Abercrombie Pringle

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. A. PRINGLE (Cornwall).

I ask the Minister of Finance whether there is any possibility of legislation this session towards government Inspection or an independent audit of banks. In view of the failures which have taken place lately in the province of Quebec and the rumours that some others are pending, and in view of the fact that the reports returned to the government have been shown to be absolutely unreliable, has the minister in view any amendment by which at least we can get from our banks such a report as is obtained in other countries, sworn to by an official of the bank so that the public may know these reports are correct, and that they are not as every failure has proven, absolutely incorrect ? It is important that some steps should be taken in that direction.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   AUDIT AND INSPECTION OF BANKS.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

With regard to independent audit, there is no need of any legislation respecting that. One of our large banks has now a system of independent audit carried out under the present Banking Act and there is no reason why any other bank may not avail itself of the same privilege if it regards it as important. As to bank inspection, I repeat what I said a few days ago : that it is a question of the utmost importance as to which I am willing to have an cpen mind, although I have rather the impression that it would not accomplish the purposes its advocates have in view. It is a very large and important question which may properly be considered in connection with the general revision of the Bank Act. I do not think there is sufficient information as to the value of bank inspection, as adapted to our Canadian system, to warrant us at this stage of the session introducing special legislation. The conditions in Canada, with its very many branch banks, are so different from the conditions in the United States where bank inspection exists, that even if it were successful in the United States it would not necessarily be successful in Canada, and there is a question as to whether it has been successful in the United States. I do not care to say more than that at present. I realize the importance of the subject and believe it is well worthy of consideration in connection with the general revision of the Bank Act which must be taken up at no distant day.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   AUDIT AND INSPECTION OF BANKS.
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July 13, 1908