January 25, 1909

DEPORTATION FROM MONCTON.

CON

James Davis Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEO. TAYLOR asked:

1- Has a boy by the name of Higgs been deported from Moncton to the United States or elsewhere?

2. What steps have been taken in connection with the deportation of such boy?

3. What are the circumstances or ground upon which deportation has been decided upon?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPORTATION FROM MONCTON.
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LIB

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior): (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. No. The Immigration Department has no knowledge of the case.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPORTATION FROM MONCTON.
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NET DEBT OF CANADA.

CON

Mr. R. L. BORDEN asked: (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the present amount of the net debt of Canada?

2. What was the increase in the net debt during the twelve months ending 31st December, 1908 ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NET DEBT OF CANADA.
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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

1. Net debt 31st December, 1908 (the latest date on which the books were balanced), $291,573,767.02.

2. $37,830,314.65.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NET DEBT OF CANADA.
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FREE MAIL DELIVERY.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN asked:

What principle or policy has been adopted by the government or by the Post Office Department in respect of free mail delivery,

(a) in towns, (b) in villages, (c) in rural communities ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FREE MAIL DELIVERY.
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LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Postmaster General).

A system of delivery of mail matter by letter carrier is provided whenever the population of a municipality reaches 12,000 and the gross postal revenue $20,000.

The department also provides for the delivery and collection of mail matter to persons residing in rural districts along and contiguous to the line of travel of any existing stage route of one mile and upwards in length, provided that such persons do not reside within one-quarter of a mile of the corporate limits of any city, town or village, and that they shall erect a box (approved of by the department) upon the roadside, to be located in such a manner as to be reached by the courier without dismounting from his vehicle or horse.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FREE MAIL DELIVERY.
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THE ALL RED LINE.

CON

Mr. R. L. BORDEN asked: (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What steps has the government taken and what negotiations have been entered into in pursuance of or in connection with the resolution passed by this House on the ninth day of July, 1908, relative to the All-Red Line, so called, therein referred to?

2. What progress, if any, -has been made in the matter?

3. To what engagements, if any, has the government committed or agreed to commit Canada in connection with this project?

4. What is the present position of the matter ?

5. Has any -definite plan or arrangement been agreed to or arrived at?

6. Ha,s the government in pursuance of the said resolution suggested or submitted any definite plan or arrangement to the government of Australia and New Zealand, respectively, or to the Imperial government? If so, what is such plan or arrangement?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE ALL RED LINE.
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Mr. A. H.@

No steps have been taken except to send a delegate to Australia to present the scheme to the Australian government and have a report upon the same. No report has yet been received.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE ALL RED LINE.
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THE FRENCH TREATY.

CON

Mr. R. L. BORDEN asked: (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the convention of September 19, 1907, with the Frenoh Republio come into force? If not, what has occasioned the delay?

2. Is it anticipated that this convention will soon come into force? If so, when?

3. For what reason has France failed to approve the convention?

4. Is the delay or failure to approve the convention on the part of France due to any alleged inaccuracy or inexactitude of statement or representation on the part of Canadian representatives during the negotiations thereof ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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Mr. A. H.@

As I have just stated the convention will be modified and as soon as received the treaty will be laid on the table of the House.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FRENCH TREATY.
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MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE FOR DECEMBER, 1908.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN asked:

What are the particulars of the following item of the revenue for December, 1908, it is shown >at page 1938 of the issue of the ' Canada Gazette ,' published on January 16, 1908, namely, ' Miscellaneous, $699,235.52 ' ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE FOR DECEMBER, 1908.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs) :

Interest on investments $ 68,915 31

Patent fees

16,425 00Casual

33,939 29Ordnance lands

608 72Fines and forfeitures

962 05Premium, discount and exchange 23,594 01Mariners' fund

48 52Electric light inspection

4,345 50Steamboat inspection

52 00Gas inspection

4,300 00Weights and measures

5,903 52Cullers' fees

360 93Law stamps

398 95Penitentiaries

1,870 39Insurance .inspection

21,633 77Fisheries

2,918 40Modus vivendi

121 50' Canada Gazette '

481 73Superannuation fund

162 53Dominion steamers

725 09Military college

596 78Militia

1,213 45Sup. and Exch. court reports.. 4 00Dominion lands

501,836 01Militia pensions rev

1,679 88Inspection of staples rev

7,571 54M. police officers' pensions rev- 589 79

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE FOR DECEMBER, 1908.
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$699,235 52 RAW WOOL IMPORTED.

January 25, 1909