November 22, 1909

LIB
LIB

Sir WILFRID LAURIER (for Postmaster General): (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. One hundred.

2. Upon a receipt of a properly signed petition for rural mail delivery from the residents along and contiguous to the existing mail route the department will proceed at once to organize the service.

3. (a) $1 per box per annum, where the service is performed daily or more frequently; 75 cents per box per annum for semiweekly and less frequently than daily; 50 cents per box per annum for weekly or less frequently. (b) The contractors for the several mail routes on which boxes have been erected.

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Subtopic:   PORT BRUCE HARBOUR.
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RIFLES AVAILABLE FOR CADET CORPS.


These negotiations are not yet concluded. STRENGTH AND EXPENDITURE, PEIi-MANENT FORCE.


CON

Mr. WORTHINGTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What establishment has been fixed for the Permanent Force at Halifax, Fredericton, Quebec, St. John, P.Q., Ottawa, Kingston. Toronto, London, Winnipeg and Esquimalt i

2. What is actual strength of the Permanent Force at those stations?

3. What was the expenditure at those stations during the fiscal year on the Permanent Force, excluding any sums chargeable to Capital Account?

4. What amounts were expended at those Stations chargeable to Capital?

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Subtopic:   RIFLES AVAILABLE FOR CADET CORPS.
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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN:

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Subtopic:   RIFLES AVAILABLE FOR CADET CORPS.
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CON

Mr. WORTHINGTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many rifles have the Militia Department on hand which are available and suitable for issue to both Junior and Senior Cadet Corps ?

2. What are the patterns of such rifles and the total length and weight thereof?

3. Have any applications for rifles been received from any Cadet Corps which have not been complied with? If so, to what extent?

4. Are a sufficient supply of such rifles on store charged to keep pace with the rapidly growing requirements of the quickly expanding cadet system throughout Canada?

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Subtopic:   RIFLES AVAILABLE FOR CADET CORPS.
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TRANSFER OF ESQUIMALT.

CON

Mr. WORTHINGTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have the negotiations with the imperial government for the transfer of the Naval Station at Esquimalt to the Canadian government been yet concluded? If so, will the papers in connection therewith be laid on

1. Present establishment of the Permanent Force:

Halifax 1,297

Fredericton 84

Quebec 381

St. John, P.Q 99

Ottawa 86

Kingston 338

Toronto 257

London 91

Winnipeg 106

Esquimalt 131

2. Strength of the Permanent Force, November, 1. (The date of the last return) :

Halifax 1,219

Fredericton 77

Quebec 357

St. John, P.Q 99

Ottawa 86

Kingston 316

Toronto 246

London [DOT] 86

Winnipeg 98

Esquimalt 126

3. The annexed statement marked ' A ' shows the expenditure for the whole of the Permanent'Staff and Permanent Force for pay and allowances, provisions and supplies at all stations.

There is also annexed herewith a statement marked ' B ' showing direct expenditure for repairs to barracks, &c., occupied by the Permanent Force.

It is not practicable to give the amount expended on stores, transport, and clothing as these votes are general for both the permanent and non-permanent militia. It may be stated, however, that quite two-thirds, if not more, of the stores vote and clothing vote is expended on account of the non-permanent militia.

4. None.

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Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF ESQUIMALT.
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Statement B.

-Expenditure for repairs to Barracks occupied by Permanent Force for fiscal year 1908-9. '

authorized to discuss with the Postmaster General of the United Kingdom the subject of cable rates between Great Britain

and Canada.

Station. Expenditurein connection with Barracks.

London, Out $ cts. 589 00

Toronto, Ont 4,184 00 3,008 00 46 00

Kingston, Ont

Montreal, Que

5,653 00 5 212 00

Halifax, N.S 31,392 00 2,377 00 1,699 00 3,843 00

Winnipeg, Man.

Esquimalt, B. C

58,003 00

ABSENCE OF POSTMASTER GENERAL

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Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF ESQUIMALT.
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ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS.


2. The Prime Minister.


RECORD OF EMIGRANTS FROM CANADA.

CON

Mr. URIAH WILSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is any record kept by any department of the government of people emigrating from Canada? If so, how many people have emigrated from this country during the past fiscal year ?

2. If not, is it the intention of the government to establish a system of keeping a record of this nature.

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Subtopic:   RECORD OF EMIGRANTS FROM CANADA.
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Hon. FRANK OLIVER: (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Not at present.

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Subtopic:   RECORD OF EMIGRANTS FROM CANADA.
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CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the Postmaster General away from the Capital on official business? If so, what is the nature of the business, and when is he expected to return?

2. What minister is acting for the Postmaster General during his absence?

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Subtopic:   RECORD OF EMIGRANTS FROM CANADA.
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Sir WILFRID LAURIER: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. Yes, the Postmaster General is away from the capital on official business. In response to an invitation from the Swiss government, he was appointed to represent Canada at the inauguration of a monument to be erected in commemoration of the forming of the Postal Union. He was also I Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

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Subtopic:   RECORD OF EMIGRANTS FROM CANADA.
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TREATIES WITH THE UNITED STATES

CON

Mr. MACDONELL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many treaties have been made or entered into with the United States by the government since 189(5?

2. What are the dates of such treaties and in respect of what were they respectively entered into ?

3. How many of these treaties and if so, which, have been submitted to parliament for ratification, and how many of such treaties have been brought into operation with the consent of the government only?

4. If any of such treaties were not sanctioned by parliament, why were they not so sanctioned f

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Subtopic:   TREATIES WITH THE UNITED STATES
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November 22, 1909