April 29, 1909

QUESTIONS.

CANAL FROM LAKE WILCOX TO NEWMARKET.


Mr. WALLACE-by Mr. Blain-asked: 1. Is it the intention of the government to constrnct a canal from Lake Wilcox, Whitchurch township, York county, to the town of Newmarket? 2. Was the survey made of this route as a feeder of the Newmarket canal? If so, what did it cost? 3. What was the probable cost of building such a canal from Lake Wilcox to Newmarket?


LIB

Hon. G. P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals): (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Such a project has not been considered by the government.

2. No survey was made for a canal; but a line was run for a conduit which might if necessary carry water from a reservoir to the canal.

3. Such a canal was not contemplated.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANAL FROM LAKE WILCOX TO NEWMARKET.
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CUSTOMS COLLECTOR AT BATHURST.


Mr. CROCKET-by Mr. Geo. Taylor-asked : Has the Department of Customs granted the collector at Bathurst, New Brunswick, any leave of absence from duty since November 1 last?


LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs).

No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS COLLECTOR AT BATHURST.
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BOWLING ALLEY IN WOODSTOCK, NEW BRUNSWICK, ARMOURY.


Mr. CROCKET-by Mr. Geo. Taylor- asked: 1. Is the Department of Militia and Defence aware that the superintendent of the armoury at Woodstock, New Brunswick, is said to have built and is operating a public bowling alley in said armoury? 2. If so, is this not a violation of the regulations relating to armouries? Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence;: 1 and 2. The officer commanding Military District No. 8 reports that he gave permission for the use by the officers, noncommissioned officers and men of the militia at Woodstock, of the west wing of the Woodstock armoury as a temporary bowling alley. From the report it does not appear to be a public alley, as the rules do not allow of any one bowling except members of the militia or friends introduced by them.


MINIMUM TARIFF UNDER FRENCH TREATY.


Mr. SAM SHARPE-by Mr. George Taylor-asked: 1. What is the minimum tariff, in Canadian currency, under the Franco-Canadian Treaty on the following products of the farm exported to France, and what is the maximum French tariff on the same articles, viz.: horses, cattle, mutton, pork, wheat, barley, rye, maize and buckwheat? 2. On what any ten staple products of the form, produced in considerable quantities will Canadians enjoy the benefit of the minimum tariff on goods exported to France, as distinguished from the maximum tariff; and what is the amount of such minimum tariff in Canadian currency ?


LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

The information is covered by a paper submitted to this House at the last session, a copy of which I will have sent to the hon. gentleman.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MINIMUM TARIFF UNDER FRENCH TREATY.
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LETTER CARRIER SYSTEMS IN CITIES.

CON

Mr. FOSTER asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What cities in Canada are equipped with letter carrier systems?

2. Are the letter carriers in all these cities organized on the same basis as to duties, classes and salaries?

3. In how many of these cities is the appointment of clerks in the post offices made by the government, and in what cities are they made and paid by the postmasters?

4. What is the amount received by each of these latter postmasters, and what number of clerks does each employ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LETTER CARRIER SYSTEMS IN CITIES.
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LIB

Hon. R. LEMIEUX (Postmaster General) : (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Ottawa, Hamilton, St. John, Halifax, London, Winnipeg, Kingston, Victoria, Brantford, Edmonton, Calgary, Stratford, Berlin, St. Hyacinthe, Three Rivers, PeteTboro, Sherbrooke, Guelph, Charlottetown, Brandon, Windsor, St. Catharines, Sarnia, Port William, Port Arthur, Moncton, St. Thomas and Chatham.

2. Yes.

3. In all of the offices named above the clerks are appointed by the department with the exception of Stratford, Sarnia, Chatham and Moncton.

4. Stratford $6,581 02Sarnia

6,298 39Chatham

7,992 32Moncton

7,659 48

In consideration of the above allowances the postmasters are required to engage whatever assistance may be necessary to properly perform the post office work. No record is kept in the department of the number of clerks employed at such offices. The matter of also placing these offices on

a semi-staff basis, that is, that appointments to clerkships shall be made by the department, is now under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LETTER CARRIER SYSTEMS IN CITIES.
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.-MORNING SITTINGS.

LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER moved:

That from this date to the end of the session, the rule of the House concerning the closing of the sitting on Wednesdays at six o'clock, p.m., shall not apply; that from Monday, the 3rd of May next, and until the end of the session, the House shall meet on that day and on every subsequent sitting day at eleven o'clock in the morning; and that in addition to the usual intermission at six o'clock, p.m., there shall be also an intermission every day, including Wednesdays, from one to three o'clock, p.m.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.-MORNING SITTINGS.
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Motion agreed to.


GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC LOAN.


House resumed adjourned debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Fielding, for the second reading of Bill (No. 128) to authorize a loan to the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company.


April 29, 1909