May 17, 1909

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Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence).

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the complaints.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ARMY SERVICE CORPS.
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BLOOD INDIAN RESERVE, ALBERTA.

CON

Mr. WALLACE asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who has the lease for Blood Indian reserve in Alberta ?

2. When was this lease obtained and what were the circumstances in this connection?

3. Will the minister give full particulars to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BLOOD INDIAN RESERVE, ALBERTA.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior):

1, 2 and 3. Donald McEwen & Co., of Brandon, Manitoba,. An agreement was entered into between the Blood Indians in the presence of the Indian agent and Messrs. Donald McEwen & Co. on the 16th of May, 1903, covering the grazing privileges on the eastern and southern portions of the Blood reserve, upon the following conditions :

1. That the company put on a herd of cattle known as a breeding one, and that only thoroughbred bulls be used on the range:

2. That the company plough fireguards upon the reserve where needed, and construct dams for storing water on portions of the reserve distant from the river:

3. That the company put down at least three artesian wells on the lower part of the reserve, hut should they fail to find water at a reasonable distance in the first well sunk, this clause not to be insisted upon:

4. That the company purchase from the Indians annually not less than (700) seven hundred tons of hay at ($4) four dollars per ton, properly stacked at places designed by the manager of the company: the Indians to be under no obligation to supply it:

5. That the company keep in repair the fences along the southern boundary of the reserve, and also keep in good repair the dams, as well as any artesian wells put down; so that when the (10) ten years have expired, these will pass to the Indians as improvements to the reserve:

6. That the company shall put on line riders to hold their stock from mixing with the Indian cattle, should it at any time be found necessary:

7. That the company agree that any rights granted to them on the reserve, whether for grazing or for any other purposes. shall in no way be understood as depriving the Indians of the right to use the reserve for grazing as many of their own stock as they desire, or limiting the number they may so graze:

8. That the company shall use every endeavour to keep off trespassers from the reserve, and the Indian Agent shall lend them every assistance at this work:

9. Rounding up and branding stock shall be done at such times only as shall he arranged by the company's manager and the Indian Agent:

10. That the company shall have the privilege of erecting corrals for hay, and handling stock and any sheds that may be required for the proper handling of their stock and conducting their business; the same to become the property of the Indians at expiry of lease:

11. And the parties of the first part agree that the company shall be allowed to graze (7,000) seven thousand head of cattle, on the Blood Reserve for a period of (10) ten years at an annual rental of ($5,000) five thousand dollars payable halfyearly :

12. That the company shall advance three years' rent at any time after five years from date of ratification of this agreement should the same be required for the use of the Indians; of this the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs is to be the judge:

13. That the Indians (or parties _ of the first part) agree that no grazing privileges shall be extended to any other person or company, and the party of the second part agree not to sublet their privileges herein set forth, without the authority of the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs:

14. That this agreement shall come into force immediately upon its being ratified by the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs:

15. The Superintendent General of Indian Affairs shall be the final judge as to the fulfilment of the foregoing conditions.

The above agreement was ratified by the Department on the 6th of June, 1903, on the following conditions,-

(1) . That the half-yearly rental shall be paid in advance on the 1st of July and January in each and every year.

(2) . That this license is not intended to confer any authority to obstruct trails or roads now open to the public, which now or may be hereafter under the control of the government of the North West Territories.

The rental under the above lease has been paid to the 1st of July, 1909.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BLOOD INDIAN RESERVE, ALBERTA.
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FISH ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE.

CON

Mr. FRASER asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is the lightkeeper at Fish island, entrance to Malpeque harbour, Prince Edward Island?

2. Is he holding the office permanently, when was he appointed, and what is his salary?

3. Is there any age limit for lightkeepers when they are appointed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FISH ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Mr. Patrick Gould.

2. (a) Appointed temporarily by order-incouncil, December 7, 1906. (b) Appointment confirmed by- order-in-council, July 10, 1907. (c) Salary, $250.

3. The age limit is not determined by law nor by order-in-council, but the department as a rule endeavours to obtain keepers between the ages of 19 and 40 years.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FISH ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE.
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ELMIRA BRANCH RAILWAY.

CON

Austin Levi Fraser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FRASER asked:

Has a contract for the construction of the Elmira Branch Railway, Prince Edward island be$n awarded? If so, to whom, and tor what amount?

2. Is it the intention to build the said branch from Harmony station?

Topic:   ELMIRA BRANCH RAILWAY.
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CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READINGS.


Bill (No. 189) to incorporate the Commerce Insurance Company.-Mr. Geoffrion. Bill (No. 190) respecting the Fidelity Life Insurance Company of Canada.-Mr. Mc-Craney.


LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) Yes. (b) Messrs. Whitehead Brothers, at schedule prices.

2. While in supply, it was stated that no final decision would be arrived at until the chief engineer of the department had an opportunity of visiting the place, and going over the route of the pfoposed branch railway.

Topic:   CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READINGS.
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MARITIME DREDGING COMPANY.

CON

Mr. DANIEL asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was the tender of the Maritime Dredges of t Construction Companv for dredging m St. John harbour and Courtenay bay for which tenders were asked last year, accepted, and has .a contract been entered into? If so at what date?

2. Has any work been done under such contract? If so, what work and by what dredge?

J. Is it intended to resume this work? If so, when and with what dredge or dredges?

4. Has the dredge 'Iroquois'" done any work under this tender or contract?

[DOT] 5\Wh^ is Eer capacity, and at what depth is she able to dredge effectively?

Topic:   MARITIME DREDGING COMPANY.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) Yes, for dredging to be done on western side of St. John harbour, at or near Beacon Bar. (b) Yes, contract signed May 10, 1909.

,2- (a) Yes. (b) Dredging on western side ot bt. John harbour, at or near Beacon Bar. (c) Dredge 'Iroquois.'

3. As above stated, company is under contract to do the work mentioned and is the owner of dredges 'Saugus' and 'Iroquois ' The company also state that it has made arrangements to place on this work, without delay, an additional dredging plant of large capacity.

4. Yes.

5. (a) 250 cubic yards per hour, (b) 27 feet.

Topic:   MARITIME DREDGING COMPANY.
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CON

John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

I forgot to ask the rate for dredging ordinary material.

Topic:   MARITIME DREDGING COMPANY.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

394 cents per cubic yard. I think it is the cheapest dredging that has ever been done in St. John harbour.

Topic:   MARITIME DREDGING COMPANY.
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CON

John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

There was some done at 30 cents.

Mr. PUGSLEY, That was for some special work.

Topic:   MARITIME DREDGING COMPANY.
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Mr. BRODEUR .@

Topic:   MARITIME DREDGING COMPANY.
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ROYAL CANADIAN ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY..

May 17, 1909