March 17, 1909

CON

Mr. PAQUET asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the hon. Minister of Agriculture established in his department an office of French translation?

2. If so, when was it established, and what are the names of the translators?

3. Is the volume entitled in French La Sta-tistique Annuaire, translated in the Department of Agriculture?

4. Are all the documents and reports respecting the office of agriculture translated in that department ?

5. In what departments have offices of French translation been established?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FRENCH TRANSLATION IN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
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LIB

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture): (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 1907. C. E. Mortureux and L. Noail-les, a temporary assistant. From 1892 to 1906 Mr. Louis D'Auray translated the Statistical Year Book, and from 1892 to 1908 Mr. Guignard translated the Experimental Farms Report.

3. Yes.

4. Yes, with the exception of such as are translated by the House of Commons translation staff.

5. All departments have officers or clerks who understand both of the official languages, and who translate documents from one language to the other for their departments.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FRENCH TRANSLATION IN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
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MARCONI STATIONS BETWEEN MONTREAL AND QUEBEC.

LIB

Mr. ECREMENT asked:

Liberal

1. Has the department of _ Marine and Fisheries received from certain navigation companies petitions asking for the installation between Montreal and Quebec of telegraph stations of the wireless Marconi ?

2. If so, is it the intention to grant what is asked for in these petitions?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MARCONI STATIONS BETWEEN MONTREAL AND QUEBEC.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes. The Montreal- Shipping Federa-. tion has sent such a petition.

2. Under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MARCONI STATIONS BETWEEN MONTREAL AND QUEBEC.
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DUTY ON REPAIRS TO CANADIAN SHIPS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

CON

Mr. J. A. CURRIE asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any representations been made to the government to reduce or abolish the tariff or duty now payable on repairs done to Canadian ships in foreign countries?

2. If so, who were the individuals making these representations, and who did they assume to represent?

3 Is it the intention of the government to deal with the matter this session?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DUTY ON REPAIRS TO CANADIAN SHIPS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs) :

1 and 2. Definite representations have not been made to the Customs Department to reduce or abolish the duty now payable on repairs done to Canadian ships in foreign countries since the Act came into force July 20, 1908, except representations by the Dominion Marine Association not to impose the duty in any case where it is impossible to enter a Canadian dock on account of its previous engagement or occupancy.

3. The government is not prepared to make any statement on this point at present.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DUTY ON REPAIRS TO CANADIAN SHIPS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
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BONUSES OR SUBSIDIES-NONE PAYABLE.

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Was J. A.@

CURRIE-by Mr. Geo. Taylor-asked:

1. Are any bonuses or subsidies payable under any legislation passed by this House overdue ?

2. If so, what are the items and amounts, and why have such amounts not been paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BONUSES OR SUBSIDIES-NONE PAYABLE.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

So far as I am aware there are none, but if the hon. gentleman will indicate more fully the purpose of his inquiry the matter will be more closely looked into.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BONUSES OR SUBSIDIES-NONE PAYABLE.
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DREDGING AT INDIAN POINT.


Mr. CROCKET-by Mr. Daniel-asked: 1. Were tenders called for the dredging which was done by the Maritime Dredging Company at Indian Point, N.B., last summer and fall? 2. If so, what tenders were received, what are the names of the tenderers and the amounts? 3. To what depth was the dredging done, and what was the depth of water before dredging ? 4. How much in all was the contractor paid for rock and boulders exceeding two cubic yards, and how much for other materials? 5. From what appropriation was the money paid?


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Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (for the Minister of Public Works):

1. Yes.

2. Maritime Dredging and Construction Company:

Price per cubic yard, scow measurement.

Towed to dumping ground-

Rock or boulders exceeding 2 cubic yards $17 00Other materials

0 50

Cast over-

Rock or boulders exceeding 2 cubic yards

19 00Other materials

0 503. Dredging at Indian Point last season was done to seven feet, low water summer level; average depth of water before dredging was three feet and eight-tenths

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING AT INDIAN POINT.
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LIB

Morley Currie

Liberal

Mr. CURRIE.

below summer level, one third of track having but six-tenths depth at low water.

4. (a) Rock and boulders: $0.00

(b) All other materials: $48,247.68.

5. From appropriation ' dredging, maritime provinces.'

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING AT INDIAN POINT.
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CARRIAGE OF GOODS BETWEEN CANADA AND GREAT BRITAIN.


Mr. SPROULE-by Mr. Geo. Taylor- asked: ; In view of the representations made by the Home and Foreign Produce Exchange, London, regarding the urgent need of a law to regulate water-carriage of goods between Canada and Great Britain, is it the intention of the government to introduce a measure for lhat purpose at the present session?


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Hon. W. S.@

FIELDING (Minister of Finance.) A Bill dealing with that subject is now before the House.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CARRIAGE OF GOODS BETWEEN CANADA AND GREAT BRITAIN.
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TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE TARIFFS.

CON

Mr. LENNOX asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When was the proclamation of the Governor in Counoil bringing into force part 1 of 7-8 Edward VII, chapter 61D, respecting telegraph and telephones issued?

2. What was the cause of the delay ?

3. Has the railway board issued regulations as to the form, size and style of tariffs to be filed, and the information they are to contain and will the minister lay a copy upon the table of the House?

4. Will the companies be at liberty to charge at the rate of their old tariffs of tolls for four months after the date of the proclamation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE TARIFFS.
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March 17, 1909