December 9, 1909

DAM AT LONG SAULT RAPIDS.

CON

Mr. J. D. REID:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has an application been made by any persons or persons, or corporation for permission to dam the St. Lawrence river at Long Sault rapids, for power purposes?

2. If so, what is the name of the person or corporation making such application?

3. Has a report been made by the International Waterways Commission re proposed dam?

4. Is it the intention of the government to grant such privilege?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DAM AT LONG SAULT RAPIDS.
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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Application has been made for permission to construct a dam at Long Sault rapids, for power purposes.

2. St. Lawrence Power Company, Limited.

3. No.

4. The government has not yet considered the application.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DAM AT LONG SAULT RAPIDS.
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ST. LAURENT, MANITOBA, PIERS.

CON

Mr. STAPLES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government spent any moneys on a wharf at St. Laurent, on Lake Manitoba? If so, when, and how much?

2. At whose request was the expenditure made, and what is the nature of the work done, and the object for doing it?

3. Are the moneys expended, if any, of value to the public?

4. Is it the intention of the government to complete the undertaking? If so, when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. LAURENT, MANITOBA, PIERS.
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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Expenditure for construction and repairs of piers, exclusive of dredging, in 1903, 1904, 1906 and 1909: $15,988.87.

2. (a) Petitions received from residents of St. Laurent and surrounding district and. from Winnipeg Board of Trade, (b) Con-' struction of guide piers and dredging of a channel and basin inside of these piers, (c) The object was to afford greater facilities for traffic and transportation on Lake Manitoba and develop traffic by way of said lake and the connected lakes to the north. It was expected, at the time, that this place would be the main shipping point at the south end of Lake Manitoba and that the Canadian Northern railway would build a spur from their main line, which passes close by; the erection of freezers by the fishing industry was contemplated and it was also thought that the Manitoba Gypsum Company would make this their shipping point.

3. The work that has already been done is in excellent condition and is sufficient to provide for any shipping on Lake Manitoba.

4. Further expenditure at this point will be considered should the shipping increase to such an extent as to warrant same. .

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. LAURENT, MANITOBA, PIERS.
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DISTRIBUTION OF SEED GRAIN.

CON

Mr. LAKE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who are the present holders of homesteads for the northwest and southwest quarters of sections 24, township 38, range 10, west of 3rd meridian?

2. Was seed grain supplied to any of these men? If so, to whom, and how much to each?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF SEED GRAIN.
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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

1. Northwest l section 24, township 38, range 10, west 3rd meridian, Thomas Warwick; southwest i no entry at present. Allan R. Mudie allowed 30 days from 25th November, 1909, to make entry. Entry not reported up to date of last return received from Saskatoon agency which is dated 23rd November.

2. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF SEED GRAIN.
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FREE MAIL DELIVERY.

CON

Joseph Elijah Armstrong

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARMSTRONG:

Are there any cities in Canada in which free mail delivery has been established, and in which the distribution office has been closed? If so, what are the names of the cities ?

Topic:   FREE MAIL DELIVERY.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

In all cities where letter carrier delivery has been established it has been the practice to close all post offices, except the head office, within the city limits and continue them as sub-post offices. As sub-post offices they do not deliver mail to the public, but all mail matter for the different neighbourhoods is deposited in a letter box placed at the door and collected by the department and sent to the head office. All other post office' business, such as registering letters, issuing money orders, taking savings bank deposits! and sale of stamps is carried on by sub-post offices. The delivery of mail formerly undertaken by these offices is, of course, carried on by the letter carriers.

Topic:   FREE MAIL DELIVERY.
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GOVERNMENT WEIGHER AT MONTREAL.

CON

Joseph Elijah Armstrong

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARMSTRONG:

Has a government weigher been appointed at the port of Montreal?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT WEIGHER AT MONTREAL.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

A weighmaster has been appointed under the Inspection and Sale Act, but his powers are confined to grain.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT WEIGHER AT MONTREAL.
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FRANCO-CANADIAN TREATY.

CON

Joseph Elijah Armstrong

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARMSTRONG:

Referring to the ratification of the Franco-Canadian treaty, is the Canadian government now prepared to establish a similar treaty between Canada and the German empire?

Topic:   FRANCO-CANADIAN TREATY.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

The ratification of the Franco-Canadian convention has not yet taken place. The question of treaties with other countries is under consideration.

Topic:   FRANCO-CANADIAN TREATY.
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NATIONAL RESOURCES COMMISSION.

December 9, 1909