November 22, 1909

LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES MURPHY.

Since 1896 there have been entered into between Great Britain and the United States, twenty treaties or conventions, of which eight relate more or less directly to Canada. These are:

(a) Convention relating to the mutual extradition of fugitive criminals. Signed at Washington, December 13, 1900.

(b) Convention for the adjustment of the boundary between Canada and Alaska. Signed at Washington, January 24, 1903.

(c) Convention for the adjustment of the boundary between Canada and Alaska. Signed at Washington, April 21, 1906.

(d) Arbitration convention. Signed at Washington, April 4, 1908.

(e) Convention respecting the protection, preservation and propagation of food fishes in waters contiguous to the United States and Canada. Signed at Washington, April 11, 1908.

(f) Treaty relating to the demarcation of

the International boundary. Signed at

Washington, April 11, 1908.

(g) Treaty oroviding for the conveyance of prisoners of Canada or the United States through the territory of the other, also providing for reciprocal rights in wrecking and salvage. Signed at Washington, May 18, 1908.

(h) Agreement for the submission 'to arbitration of questions relating to fishing on the North Atlantic coasts. Signed at

Washington, January 27, 1909.

None of these treaties were laid before the parliament of Canada for ratification. Because under the British Constitution the treaties in question did not require parliamentary sanction.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TREATIES WITH THE UNITED STATES
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THE ALL-RED ROUTE.

CON
LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. In the condition revealed by the report.

3. No.

4. The government has not been advised of any such actions by the imperial authorities.

5. Matter under consideration

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE ALL-RED ROUTE.
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LAND OPEN TO HOMESTEAD SETTLEMENT.

CON

Mr. FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many acres in the surveyed areas of land in the Northwest, including Manitoba, are open to homestead settlement?

2. How many acres in the unsurveyed areas of the above are estimated as available for homestead settlement?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LAND OPEN TO HOMESTEAD SETTLEMENT.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

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1. Area surveyed excluding Parish and River lot settlements, Forest reserves and Indian reserves, 142,574,308 acres; area alienated at the 1st November, 1909, 101,285,781 acres; leaving a balance of 41,288,527 acres open to homestead settlement.

2. It is impossible to say how many acres in the unsurveyed area are available for homestead settlement as a considerable portion of this country has not been explored.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LAND OPEN TO HOMESTEAD SETTLEMENT.
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MEDALS AWARDED FOR HEROISM.

CON

Mr. MACDONELL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government awarded or recommended the Edward medal, instituted by His present Majesty for heroic deeds done by miners or quarrymen, in connection with the recent disaster at Extension,. British Columbia?

2. If so, how many such medals were awarded or recommended?

3. To what person or persons were such

medals awarded or recommended, and for what deeds? 1

i. What department of the government has charge of this matter, and on whose recommendation or advice were such awards made or recommended?

5. What inquiries were made by the government to properly ascertain the names of the parties entitled to such medals, and from whom were such inquiries made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MEDALS AWARDED FOR HEROISM.
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LIB

Hon. MACKENZIE KING: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. No.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

4. Answer to the first part of this question. The Department of the Secretary of State. The second part is answered by the answer to No. 1.

5. Inquiries were made of the member of parliament representing the district in which the disaster occurred.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MEDALS AWARDED FOR HEROISM.
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BARRACKS AT LAMBTON.

CON

Mr. MACDONELL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the government to place in the estimates an appropriation for the erection of the new barracks at Lambton, to take the place of Stanley Barracks, Toronto? If so, what is the amount of the appropriation ?

2. When was the site at Lambton acquired,

and what has been the cause of the delay in proceeding with the work? ,

3. Does Stanley Barracks afford sufficient accommodation for the officers and men stationed there?

4. What is tlie amount of rental and other additional expenses payable by the government during the current year, for accommodation or quarters outside of Stanley Barracks because of their insufficiency?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BARRACKS AT LAMBTON.
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LIB

Mr. PUGSLEY: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. $100,000 included in estimates for 19101911.

2, 3 and 4. To be answered by the Department of Militia and Defence.

SIR FREDERICK BORDEN:

1. Appertains to the Department of Public Works.

2. The property was conveyed to the Crown bv the city of Toronto by deed dated February 15, 1909. The delay in proceeding with the work is due to there having been no appropriation for the purpose.

3 and 4. No. There are 75 all ranks in Toronto for whom no quarters are available. The total amount of lodging allowance paid to them is $14,825 per annum.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BARRACKS AT LAMBTON.
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NORTH ATLANTIC FISHERIES BEFORE HAGUE TRIBUNAL.

CON

Mr. MACDONELL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When does the government expect the North Atlantic Fisheries dispute to be submitted to the Hague Tribunal?

2- By what counsel will Canada be represented on this occasion ?

3. Has the government retained the services of Sir Robert Finlay, and will he appear for Canada on that occasion? If not, why not?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NORTH ATLANTIC FISHERIES BEFORE HAGUE TRIBUNAL.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. In April or May next.

2 and 3. There will not be any separate representation of Canada before the tribunal. It is expected that upon the oral argument His Majesty's government will be represented bv the Attorney General of England and by Sir Robert Finlay and probably by one or by two other counsel, but who such other counsel will be has not yet been decided. The government of Canada joined with the government of Newfoundland in asking that Sir Robert h inlay should be retained. He has been retained and if available as counsel when the time comes will no doubt appear in that capacity. [DOT]

ALIEN LABOUR LAW. Mr. MACDONELL:

Bis 'J, the intention of the government to abolish the Alien Labour Law, on the ground that it is useless in its present condition?

2. Hag the government received any request from the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada to this effect?

3. What is the intention of the government with regard to either the enforcement of the Act"or its repeal?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NORTH ATLANTIC FISHERIES BEFORE HAGUE TRIBUNAL.
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CON

Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NORTH ATLANTIC FISHERIES BEFORE HAGUE TRIBUNAL.
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LIB

Mr. KING: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. No.

2. No.

3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NORTH ATLANTIC FISHERIES BEFORE HAGUE TRIBUNAL.
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PURCHASING AGENT FOR INTERCOLONIAL.

CON

Mr. STANFIELD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the denartment created a purchasing agency for buying supplies for the Intercolonial railway, at Ottawa?

2. If so, what is the personnel of the same, salary and former experience of each member of such agency?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASING AGENT FOR INTERCOLONIAL.
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November 22, 1909