March 25, 1909

QUESTIONS.

FRUIT IMPORTS TO BRITISH COLUMBIA FROM UNITED STATES.

CON

Mr. BURRELL asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What quantities, with values, and amount of duty collected, of apples, pears, plums, prunes, peaches and berries, respectively, were imported into British Columbia during 1908, from the United States points?

2. Similarly, what into Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the rest of Canada?

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William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs) :

1 and 2. The imports for consumption during the fiscal year 1908, were as follows:

Quantity. Value. Duty.Prunes and plums unpitted- Lbs. $ $ cts.Manitoba 1,743,980 72,855 17,439 80B. Columbia .. . 789,522 35,610 7,895 22Alberta 387,567 16.355 3,875 67Saskatchewan. . 95,545 4,959 955 45Rest of Canada . Green apples- 3,796,766 Brls. 172,492 37,967 66Manitoba 8,626 44,574 3,450 40B. Columbia.. . ,13,862 63,777 5,544 80Alberta 9,386 46,815 3,754 40Saskatchewan. . 1,118 4,647 447 20Rest of Canada . 4,107 22,335 1,642 80Blackberries, gooseberries, raspberries and strawberries- Lbs.Manitoba 357,077 48,380 7,141 54B. Columbia.. .. 81,792 9,957 1,635 84Alberta 8,516 1,224 170 32

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Saskatchewan . ..@

1,055 234 21 10Rest of Canada .. 1,247,675 121,723 24,953 50Peaches- Manitoba 885,690 39,890 8,856 90B. Columbia.. .. 571,503 24,860 5,7.15 03Alberta 307,835 13,638 3,078 35

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Saskatchewan . ..@

74,406 3,245 744 06Rest of Canada.. 1,894,155 97,185 18,941 55Plums- Bush. $ $ cts.Manitoba 15,761 40,633 4,728 30B. Columbia.. .. 4,145 10,314 1,243 50Alberta 5,241 12,233 1,572 30

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Saskatchewan . ..@

1,233 3,001 369 90Resit of Canada.. 20,834 57,718 6,250 20Quinces, apricots pears and nec- tarines, n.o.p.- Lbs. Manitoba 594,873 25,643 2,974 37B. Columbia.. .. 423,606 17,276 2,118 04Alberta 221,370 9,134 1,106 86

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Saskatchewan . ..@

42,785 1,507 213 93Rest of Canada.. 2,461,981 96,766 12,309 94

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ONTARIO POLLING BOOTHS.

CON

Peter Elson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ELSON asked:

Have all the persons in the province of Ontario from whom polling booths were rented for the purposes of the last federal election been paid their dues? If not, why not?

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Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES MURPHY (Secretary of State).

There are several polling booths in Ontario for the rental of which funds have not yet been sent to the returning officers; in some cases because the accounts of the owners have not yet been supplied and in others because accounts in hand have not yet been finally disposed of.

Topic:   ONTARIO POLLING BOOTHS.
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MAIL CARRIAGE IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY.

CON

Mr. ELSON asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the present contract for carrying the mails between Hyde Park post office, Ferguson, Lobo, Ivan, Coldstream, Poplar Hill and Komoka, in the county of Middlesex, expire on or before April 1, 1909?

2. If so, has the contract been relet, commencing from April 1, and who is the contractor ?

3. How long does the contract run, and what is the price per year?

4. Was it let to the lowest tenderer?

Topic:   MAIL CARRIAGE IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY.
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Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Postmaster General): (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Expires 31st March, 1909.

2. Yes. Robert E. Morris.

3. Four years from 1st April, 1909 at $745 per annum.

4. Yes.

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HOMESTEADS WEST OF LAKE WINNIPEG.

CON

Mr. BRADBURY asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware that a large percentage of the land homesteaded by Ruthenians, Polanders and Germans, west of Lake Winnipeg, is said to be poor land and not suitable for farming?

2. Has the government inspectors or others reported these lands unfit for settlement? If so, when?

3. Is it the intention of the government to allow these people who are located on reported bad lands to change for good lands in some other district? If so, when?

Mr. PATERSON

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. No.

3. See answers to numbers 1 and 2. Without further information it is not possible for the government to arrive at a conclusion as to action to be taken.

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MR. M. W. PLANK.

CON

Mr. SAM. SHARPE asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was M. W. Plank, V.S., of Uxbridge, in the employ of the government as special officer detailed to prevent the spread of the foot and mouth disease?

2. If so, when did his engagement commence and when did it end?

3. What salary did he receive, and what allowance for expenses?

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Engagement commenced November 26, 1908. Engagement ended January 8, 1909-33 days.

3. Salary, $5 per day-$165.00; expenses, $202.70.

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March 25, 1909