January 25, 1909

MEAT AND CANNED FOODS ACT.

LIB

Mr. A. H. CLARKE asked :

Liberal

1. What establishments have applied for exemption under the Meat and Canned Foods Act?

2. What establishments have been exempted from the operation of sections 3 and 4 and sections 6 and 10, inclusive?

3. What directions have been given by the government to railways or other carriers relating to the transportation of dressed hogs?

4. Have such directions been given respecting the transportation of dressed hogs to consignees other than ' establishments ' as defined by the said Act? If so, by what authority ?

5. At what points in the counties of Essex and Kent has provision been made for inspection of dressed hogs, and what is the nature of such provision?

6. Why has not similar provision been made for inspection at the other shipping points in the said counties?

7. Why were the service of qualified local inspectors dispensed with?

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Subtopic:   MEAT AND CANNED FOODS ACT.
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LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (for the Minister of Agriculture) :

1 and 2. Nil.

3. Directions have been given by the department to railways and other carriers to comply with the provisions of the Meat and Canned Foods Act and the regulations thereunder.

4. Yes. Under the authority of the Act and regulations thereunder.

5. Chatham, Amherstburg, Harrow, Essex, Oldcastle railway freight sheds have been declared establishments and placed in charge of inspectors regularly appointed under the Act.

6. The volume of trade at other points did not warrant such action.

7. No local inspectors were dispensed with, none were employed as the services of members of the regular inspection staff were available.

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Subtopic:   MEAT AND CANNED FOODS ACT.
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EXPERIMENTAL FARMS AND AGRICULTURAL STATIONS. .

CON
LIB

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (for the Minister of Agriculture) : (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. During the year 1908 land was secured for an experimental station at Rosthern, in Northern Saskatchewan, and the establishment is now being organized.

Arrangements were made during the year of 1908 with Mr. E. W. Calhoun, of Kamloops, B.C., for the use of ten acres of his farm on which he is to conduct a series of experiments in dry farming under the instructions of the Director of Experimental Farms.

2. It is not customary for the government to give any information regarding the estimates before they have been brought down.

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MOTIONS AGREED TO WITHOUT DISCUSSION.


For a return showing all armouries built since July 1, 1896, giving situation, cost, capacity, officials employed in each, with yearly expenses of each armoury, distributed under the head of maintenance, improvements, extensions and salaries, with the number of troops actually making use of the same, and to what i extent each year.-Mr. Foster. For a return showing the various statistical and special information publications issued by the several departments of the government, the number and pages of each, the number and cost of each for the year 1908, the number of persons employed in their preparation, the salaries paid to each person so employed, the number of special employees for engraving or illustrating these publications, and the salaries and expenses of the same, including work and apparatus, the firm or printing company publishing the same, and the amount paid in each case for printing and binding. The above ' return is not to include the regular reports of the departments, but to be so presented as to show the name of each statistical or special publication, the number of such printed, and the number of pages in each, the number of officials employed in the preparation of the publication, the total cost of each, and the total cost of all such publications for the year 1908.-Mr. Foster. For a copy of all orders in council, despatches, correspondence, reports, documents and papers, not already brought down, touching or relating to the convention of 19th day of September, 1907, entered into by plenipotentiaries appointed by His Majesty and the President of the French Republic,-Mr. R. L. Borden. For a return showing all free mail deliveries established or authorized since the 30th of June, 1908, in towns or villages, all free rural mail deliveries established or authorized since said date, the number of persons served by each such free mail delivery in the community or route for which it has been so established, and the cost in each instance.-Mr. R. L. Borden. For a return showing in relation to each dog-fish reduction plant or establishment for the reduction of dog-fish erected by or for the government or maintained, in whole or in part by the government, (a) the cost of construction, (b) the cost of maintenance for each year, (c) the location, (d) the quantity of dogfish treated thereat in each year, and (e) the amount realized from the sale or disposal thereof in each year.-Mr. R. L. Borden. For a copy of all orders in council, departmental orders, rules and regulations, and schemes of reorganization adopted in the several departments, rules and regulations made by the Civil Service Commissioners, and all other orders, steps and proceedings made, had or taken under or pursuant to the Civil Service Amendment Act, 1908.-M r. R. L. Borden. For a copy of all orders in council, correspondence, reports and other documents and papers, not already brought down, touching or relating to the All-Red Line, so-called, as referred to in the resolution passed by this House on the 9th day of July, 1908, or touching or relating to any similar or substituted proposal for the like purpose.-Mr. R. L. Borden. For a return showing : 1. The number of accidents which occured at level railway crossings in Canada during the period of five years prior to the 31st day of March, 1908. 2. The time where and the places at which these accidents occurred. 3. The alleged cause of the accident in each case. 4. The number of persons killed in each case. 5. The number of persons injured and the nature of the injury in each case. , 6. A statement in each case as to whether the crossing was protected or not, and if protected, by what means.-Mr. Lennox. For a return showing in detail the items comprised in the amount $699,235.52, given as miscellaneous revenue for the month of December, 1908.-Mr. Ames. For a return showing in detail what expenditures, chargeable to capital, have been made in connection with the Department of Militia and Defence since 1895.-Mr. Ames. For a copy of all correspondence during the last three months with reference to Lachute Mills post office.-Mr. Perley.


ADJOURNMENT-INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.


Right Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) moved the adjournment of the House.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Before the House adjourns, I would ask the Prime Minister whether he can inform us when we may expect that the recent treaty negotiated with the United States will be laid before us. As I understand, it is already before the Senate of the United States; if that is so, there seems to be no reason why it should not be laid on the table of this

House. I recollect that last session we had rather a long delay during which a treaty was accessible to members of the Senate of the United States, but was not accessible to members of this parliament. I must confess that I do not understand why that should be the case. It may be that there is good reason for it, and I would like to know what the reason is.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I understand the reason is this: Under the American

constitution, the treaty making power is vested in the President and Senate of the United States, and no treaty can come into force unless it has been ratified by the Senate and by the President. Under our constitution, the treaty comes into force on its ratification by His Majesty the King. The treaty is now on the ocean for the ratification of His Majesty, and perhaps I may be able to inform my hon. friend later whether we can lay it before the House before it has been ratified by His Majesty.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 9.30 p.m.



Tuesday, January 26, 1909.


January 25, 1909