July 15, 1908

CON

Francis Ramsey Lalor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LALOR.

In view of the fact that a number of deputations have lately waited on the government to urge increased duties for the woollen and knitted goods industries,

I would like to ask if the government contemplate makng any change in the tariff in that direction.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

The Prime Minister answered that question two days ago.

SUPPLY : INQUIRY FOR RETURN.

Mr. FIELDING moved that the House go into Committee of Supply.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I wish again to call the attention of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries to a return of whch I have already spoken twice. Last evening the hon. gentleman told me that the return had been prepared and had been lost. I am informed by the hon. member for Queens, P.E.I., who asked me to bring the matter to the atten-on of the minister, that he received exactly the same reply several days ago. The extraordinary delay and the replies of that kind repeated at such long intervals, lead us to believe that we are being humbugged in this matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

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

It will be brought down to-uay.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I trust that the hon. gentleman will see that it is, because if it is not brought down to-day the date of prorogation will be very seriously interfered with.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

There is no need of the hon. gentleman taking that stand, because there has been no intention on my part to be discourteous towards him-quite the reverse. The return was sent to me some time ago and was lost, but it will be brought down to- day.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I do not think 1 should be troubled with the necessity of bringing matters of this kind to the atten-of the minister. I only brought this to his attention because members on this side of the House have come to me over and over again and said that they could get no satisfaction in regard to this return, and I was obliged to take the matter up myself. I should not be required to do that. Attention should have been given to it in the first instance. It has been pending for more than six months.

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Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY
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THE FRENCH TREATY.

CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

1 would like to have a definite answer from the government in regard to the French treaty-whether the Senate of France has accepted it, and, if not, where we stand in regal'd to the treaty between France and Canada which existed before this one was negotiated. If this treaty is not ratified by France, shall we have no treaty or the one we had before?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

The hon. gentleman is perhaps aware from the public press that the treaty, though approved by the French Chamber of Deputies, has not been approved by the Senate. I am advised that the French Senate has adjourned and will not meet again for some weeks. We still anticipate that the treaty will be ratified, though we are not in a position to make any statement in regard to that. We are aware that the French government are making every effort to secure the French Senate's approval of the treaty, and we hope that in the end that approval will be given. In the meantime the old treaty remains in force. Until the formal approval of the new treaty by the French Chambers and the parliament of Canada takes place the matter stands precisely as before-as if nothing had been done.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

I would understand, then, that no steps will be taken looking towards the establishment of the commercial steam line between France and Canada until this matter has been finally settled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

I do not (think any contract has been made yet.

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Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

The minister knows that no contract has been made yet. That was not what I suggested. What I suggested was that until it is seen whether or not the French Chambers will ratify the treaty, I suppose that no steps will be taken to establish that line. It was understood that that was to be consequent on the treaty.

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Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

Of course, we shall have the service as it has been in previous years.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

I am not asking the minister either in reference to tire line as it has been. I am asking with reference to the vote which puts into the power of the government a centain amount of money for a service contingent on the new treaty going into effect, and what I asked the minister was if he proposed to put that into operation whether the new treaty is confirmed or not.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

There was a service established in previous years, as my hon. friend knows, between France and Canada. That was to expire in the month of May last; but this year the same service is supplied as in previous years under the vote taken some time ago. But for that (there would have been no service. I will bring before the Minister of Trade and Commerce Mr. R. L. BORDEN

the question of my hon. friend. I have never discussed the question very fully with the Minister of Trade and Commerce, but T do not think it is his intention to make a contract for a certain number of years if the treaty is not ratified.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

Has the arrangement with the old company been renewed ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

For this year, at the same rate, $5,500 per trip.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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ACCIDENT TO THE CORNWALL CANAL.

CON

Robert Abercrombie Pringle

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. A. PRINGLE (Stormont).

I would like to ask the Minister of Railways and Canals if any arrangement has been made by which the large manufacturing establishments at Cornwall will get a greater amount of water for power than they are now getting. I understand that since the unfortunate break in the canal they have been cut down to a very small amount, w3hich puts them at a great disadvantage. I recognize that the navigation is the first point to be considered, but I understand that without any great additional expense the channel could be widened in such a way that the cotton mills and the other mills could have a larger amount of water than they are now getting. I may say that the loss of power means to one industry alone an additional expenditure of some $15,000 a month. I saw that a deputation waited on the Minister of Railways and Canals the day before yesterday in reference to this matter, and I want to know if any arrangement has been made by which the mills can get more water.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ACCIDENT TO THE CORNWALL CANAL.
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July 15, 1908