May 13, 1909

QUESTIONS.

WHARF AT PANMURE ISLAND.


Mr. FRASER-by Mr. Fraser-asked: 1. Has the government bought a right-of-way to the wharf built at Panmore island, Prince Edward Island? If so, how much was paid for such right-of-way, and when was the amount paid ? 2. Is the government aware that no right-of-way has yet been opened to said wharf? If so, is it the intention of the government to open a right-of-way at once? 3. Does the government intend to have any dredging done at said wharf this season?


LIB

Hon. W. PUGSLEY (Minister of Public works): (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes, $150, paid 9th April, 1906.

2. The resident engineer reports that the right of way is now open and available for use, and that, previous to its opening, the owner of the adjoining property, from whom right-of-way was purchased, allowed free use of his private road which permitted good approach to wharf.

3. The department is not aware of any dredging being required at Panmnre Island.

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Subtopic:   WHARF AT PANMURE ISLAND.
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LIB

Allen Bristol Aylesworth (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. AYLESWORTH.

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Subtopic:   WHARF AT PANMURE ISLAND.
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INVERNESS HARBOUR.


Mr. MADDIN-asked: 1. What disposition was made of the sum of $5,300 expended out of the vote of $10,000, fiscal year 1908-9, at Inverness harbour, county of Inverness, Nova Scotia? 2. What were the items of said expenditure?


LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. W. PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works):

1 and 2. The expenditure on Inverness harbour during the last fiscal year was

$910.96, as follows:

D. R. McLean, foreman $ 70 00

A. S. McDonald, carpenter .... 6 00

Materials 834 96

Total -$910 96

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Subtopic:   INVERNESS HARBOUR.
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SOUTH AFRICAN LAND GRANTS.

CON

Mr. DANIEL asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many South African land grant warrants have been located, and what are the locations, filed with the department?

2. How many appointments of substitutes have been approved by the department?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 654 located as follows:

Battleford 58

Calgary 164

Edmonton 31

Humboldt 28

Lethbridge 50

Moosejaw7 177

Prince Albert 73

Regina 8

Red Deer 48

Winnipeg 2

Yorkton 15

2. 1,102.

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PENITENTIARY.


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Taylor-asked: 1. Who are the present contractors for materials for the St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary? 2. What contracts has J. G. Heroux obtained within a year for the supply of timber to the St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary? 3. What are the quantities and qualities of the timber and the prices paid to the said J. G. Heroux for the timber furnished and to be furnished by him ? 4. Is the government informed that the said J. G. Heroux does not, it is stated, furnish timber of the quality mentioned in his contract? 5. Have the inspectors of the penitentiary received inquiries in reference to what is passing in the delivery of building timber at St. Vincent de Paul? 6. If statements are correct, why is building timber of an inferior quality furnished by the said J. G. Heroux, now received by the authorities at the same price as timber of first-class?


LIB

Hon. A. B. AYLESWORTH (Minister of Justice): (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. E. M. Booth, blankets; A. Baile, hard

coal; T. F. Moore & Co., coal screenings; Imperial Oil Co., Ltd., coal oil; J. G. Heroux. cordwood; John M. Garland, Son & Co., dry goods; Parke & Parke, drugs; E. Auclair & Co., fresh meat; Macnee & Minnes, frieze and yarn; Hudon & Orsali, groceries, black tea; F. J. Castle & Co., green tea; Caver-hill, Learmont & Co., hardware sundries; Lewis Bros., Ltd., hardware staples; Beard-more & Co., leather and findings; H. La-montagne & Co., sole leather; Joseph Paquette, milk; Canadian Oil Co., oils; Lake-field Portland Cement Co , Portland cement; Poitras Woollen Mills, prison cloth and uniform serge; A. Racine & Co., underclothing. , , ,

2. One only, for the supply of maple, birch and tamarack cordwood.

3. The contractor shall supply only such quantities as may be required. Quality, sound. Prices, maple $6, birch $6, tamarack $5, f.o.b. penitentiary siding, per cord of 96 cubic feet.

4. No.

5. No inquiries, but the inspectors received a letter, of which the following is a translation:

St Vincent de Paul, May 2, 1909. Sirs the Inspectors,-I can inform you that a carload of lumber was unloaded the 28th April, the part I hare seen was cull. It is elm plank, 3-in. thick. That I had three men to see it, and that this lumber must be very dear. The same man has a lot of cedar posts about 25 feet long, which are at the disposition of the penitentiary.

Your all devoted servant,

(Sgd.) ALFRED GAGNON.

6. A shipment of lumber for building purposes arrived at the penitentiary on the 29th ultimo. It was not accepted by the authorities at the same price as timber of first-class. The warden examined the lumber the day it arrived and reported that it was 'not at all good' and 'not of the quality required,' and refused to accept it.

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Subtopic:   ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PENITENTIARY.
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MACKIE LEASE ON MILK RIVER.


Mr. WALLACE-by Mr. Taylor-asked: Will the minister give full particulars with regard to the Mackie lease on the Milk river, in Southern Alberta?


LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior):

Ranch 1970 comprises township 2, range 18 and that portion south of the Milk river of township 2, range 19, wrest 4th meridian, containing an area of 30,325 acres. This ranche wTas granted to Mr. A. T. Mackie under the authority of an order in council

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dated 31st October, 1901. The lease is for 21 years from the 1st March, 1902. The lands included in this ranch are not open to homestead entry or sale but the lease may be cancelled on giving the lessee two years' notice. This ranch was assigned to Messrs. A. and H. Mackie on the 23rd April, 1903, and still stands in their names.

Ranch 2131 comprises towmship 2, range 18 and 19, west 4th meridian, except Hudson's Bay Company and school lands, and contains an area of 41,280 acres. This ranch was granted to Mr. A. T. Mackie under the authority of an order in council dated the 24th May, 1902. The lease is a closed one and covers a period of 21 years from the 1st of August, 1902. The ranch was assigned to Messrs. A. and H. Mackie on the 23rd April, 1903, in whose name it still stands.

Ranch 3206 comprises township 2, range

17, (except section 8, the south half and northwest quarter of section 26, the north half of legal subdivision 11 and all legal subdivision 14 of section 27, and the south half of legal subdivision 3 of section 34); sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, south half and northwest quarter 10, and sections 17 and

18, township 3, range 17, and township 3, range 18 (except section 8 and the south half and northwest quarter of section 26), all west 4th meridian, containing an area of 50,612 acres. This ranch was granted under the present regulations, which provide that the lands covered are not open to homestead entry or sale, but the lease may be cancelled on giving the lessee two vears' notice. The lease is for 21 years from the 1st December, 1907.

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Subtopic:   MACKIE LEASE ON MILK RIVER.
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MARKHAM PUBLIC BUILDING.


Mr. WALLACE-by Mr. Blain-asked: 1. Is the post office at Markham finished? ! If so, what is the total cost and what was ; the first estimate? ! Hon. WILLIAM PUGSLEY (Minister of ; Public Works): ! 1. No. 2. Total cost to March 31, 1909, $9,690.52, which includes site, legal services and survey. 3. $14,000, which does not include site. . MR. MACKENZIE KING. ' Mr. SCHAFFNER asked: , 1. As far as government business was con- ' cerned, for what purpose was Mr. W. L. Mackenzie King absent from Canada? - 2. How long was he absent? r 3. Did the government pay the expenses of > Mr. King during the whole time of his abS sence ? 2 4. What was the total amount paid by gov- 1 ernment to Mr. King?


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Right Hon. S@

L To represent Canada on the International Opium Commission at Shanghai, China, and to confer with the authorities in England, India, and China, on the subject of immigration from the orient to Canada.

2. Four and one-half months.

3. Yes.

4. $2,900 to himself personally-exclusive of his secretary's expenses.

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Subtopic:   MARKHAM PUBLIC BUILDING.
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May 13, 1909