December 9, 1909

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Joseph Elijah Armstrong

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARMSTRONG:

What are the names of the chairman and members of the commission appointed to conserve our national resources, and what salaries, if any, are paid to them?

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

The Hon. Clifford Sif-ton is chairman. The other members are as follows:

The Hon. Benjamin Rogers, of Alberton, Prince Edward Island; Professor Howard Murray, B.A., of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Mr. Frank Davison, of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; Mr. Cecil C. Jones, M.A., Ph.D., LL.D., chancellor of University of New Brunswick, of Fredericton, New Brunswick; Mr. William B. Snowball, lumber merchant, of Chatham, New Brunswick; Mr. Henri S. Beland, M.D., M.P., of St. Joseph de Beauce, Quebec; Mr. Frederick Debartzch Monk, K.C., D.C.L., M.P., of Montreal, Quebec; Doctor J. W. Robertson, C.M.G., director of Macdonald Agricultural College, of Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec; Monseigneur J. C. K. La-fiamme, superior and rector of University of Laval, of Quebec, Quebec; Sir Sanford Fleming, K.C.M.G., LL.D., M.I.C.E., chancellor of Queens University, of Ottawa, Ontario; the Hon. Senator William Cameron Edwards, of Ottawa, Ontario; Mr. Edmund Boyd Osier, M.P., of Toronto, Ontario; Mr. Charles Arthur McCool, lumber merchant, of Ottawa, Ontario; Mr. J. F. Mackay, journalist, of Toronto, Ontario; Professor Bernhard Fernow, of Toronto, Ontario; the Reverend George Bryce, M.A., D.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C., of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Doctor W. J. Rutherford, Deputy Minister of Agficulture and member of the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan, of Regina, Saskatchewan; Professor H. M. Troy, M.A., D.Sc., LL.D., president of University of Alberta, of Edmonton, Alberta; Mr. John Hendry, lumber merchant, of Vancouver, British Columbia; and the following who are members ex-officio: the Hon. Sydney Fisher, of Ottawa, Minister of Agriculture; the Hon. Frank Oliver, of Ottawa, Minister of the Interior; the Hon. William Templeman, of Ottawa, Minister of Mines; the Hon. Francis L. Haszard, of Charlottetown, Premier of the province of Prince Edward Island; Attorney General of the province of Nova Scotia; the Hon. Ward Chipman Hazen Grimmer, of Fredericton, Surveyor General of the province of New Brunswick; the Hon. Jules Allard, of Quebec, Minister of Lands and Forests of the province of Quebec; the Hon. Frank Cochrane, of Toronto, Minister of Lands and Mines of the province of Ontario; the Hon. Hugh Armstrong, of Winnipeg, Provincial Treasurer of the province of Manitoba; the Hon. James Alexander Calder, of Regina, Commissioner of Education and Provincial Treasurer of the province of Saskatchewan; the Hon. Alexander Cameron Rutherford, of Edmonton, Premier and President of the Executive Council of the province of Alberta; the Hon. Frederick John Fulton, of

Victoria, Chief Commissioner of Lands of the province of British Columbia.

Under the provisions of section 9, chapter 27, 8-9 Edward VII., no fees or emoluments of any kind shall be received by the chairman or other members of the commission. Their expenses are paid.

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LEVEL CROSSINGS PROTECTION.

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John Stanfield

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STANFIELD:

Has the railway department received Ml. John Murphy's report on electric devices, electric bells, &c., for the better protection of level crossings? If so, will the minister lay copy of same on the table of the House?

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The department has not received any such report from Mr. John Murphy.

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CANADIAN FISHERIES COMMISSION.

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Mr. JAMESON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many commissions have been appointed to inquire into the condition of the Canadian fisheries since 1896?

2. Of whom did they, respectively, consist, what was the date of appointments and date of completion of duties of each?

3. What special branches of the fishery and what territory did each, respectively, deal with?

4. In what instances were reports'made?

5. In what instances were reports made and evidence taken, printed, and in such cases how many copies were printed?

6. How many copies of the respective reports and evidence, if printed, were distributed, by whom and among whom?

7. In what instances were recommendations made to the Minister of Marine and Fisheries by said reports?

8. In what instances were the recommendations as made, carried out?

9. What was the cost of the respective commissions?

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

Liberal

1. Nine.

2, 3 and 9. On the 27th September, 1898, the following persons were appointed to inquire into the condition and requirements of the Canadian Lobster Fishery: Professor E. E. Prince, Moses H. Nickerson, Wm. Whitman, H. C. V. LeVatte, S. E. Gallant, Patrick Sweeney, Robert Lindsay, Archibald Currie and Donald Campbell. The commission reported April 25, 1899. It cost $7,437.24.

On January 25, 1902, the following commissioners were appointed to inquire into the salmon fishery of British Columbia: Professor E. E. Prince, G. R. Maxwell, Aulay Morrison and Ralph Smith. Interim report March 4, 1902. Cost of commission, $878.70.

(Note.-George Riley was appointed to fill vacancy caused by death of G. R. Maxwell by order in council January 9, 1903.

Commission never finally reported and was ultimately superseded by another commission in 1905.)

On November 14, 1903, the following commissioners were appointed to inquire into the conditions and requirements of the herring and sardine fisheries and industry, in the Bay of Fundy and tributary waters, and of the lobster fishery of the western portion of the Bay of Fundy and St. Mary's Bay, as well as the dogfish pest: R. N. Venning, Col. J. J. Tucker, A. J. S. Copp, R. E. Armstrong and E. C. Bowers. Their final report was dated March 3, 1905.

These commissioners, together with Reverend J. S. Turbide, were at the same time empowered to investigate the conditions and requirements of the lobster fishery and the dogfish pest, at the Magdalen Islands, and they also finally reported in this connection on the 3rd March, 1905. Cost of both commissions, $3,943.11.

On April 11, 1904, Professor E. E. Prince and B. Morais were appointed a commission to inquire into the salmon and lobster fishery, as well as the dogfish pest, of Gloucester county, New Brunswick. Their report was dated May 5, 1904. Commission cost $389.32.

On July 22, 1905, the following commissioners were appointed to investigate the conditions and requirements of the fisheries of Georgian bay: Professor E. E. Prince, John Bimie and James J. Noble. They reported on February 16, 1909. The cost of the commission was $21,546.99.

(Note.-The powers of this commission were extended by order in council 14th August, 1906, so as to include the fisheries of Lake Erie; but owing to the subsequent appointment of the International Fisheries Commission, it did not report in regard thereto.)

On July 22, 1905, the following persons were appointed a commission to inquire into the condition and requirements of the fisheries of British Columbia: Professor

E. E. Prince, Campbell Sweeney, J. C. Brown, Richard Hall, Reverend G. W. Taylor and J. P. Babcock. They reported on July 24, 1907. The cost of the commission was $16,934.06.

On June 4, 1908, Professor E. E. Prince and S. F. Morrison were appointed a commission to investigate the condition and requirements of the shad fishery of Minas Basin and adjacent rivers and Bay of Fundy waters, and Simon Melanson was added to the commission when investigating the New Brunswick waters affected. The commission reported on February 6, 1909. It cost $2,651.07.

On March 16, 1909, Professor E. E. Prince, T. L. Metcalfe and D. F. Reid were appointed a commission to inquire into the condition and requirements of the fisheries of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,

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Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

and on September 3, 1909, J. B. Hugg was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Metcalfe, on his appointment to the Bench.

Interim report submitted December 2,

1909. Work of commission not yet completed. Cost to date $1,070.85.

On June 25, 1909, Commander W. Wake-ham was appointed a commissioner to inquire into the condition and requirements of the Canadian lobster fishery.

His report has not yet been submitted. Cost to date $1,375.97.

4. In all.

5. The reports of the Lobster Commission of 1898, the British Columbia Commission of 1905 and the Georgian Bay Commission of 1905, were printed. 4,500, 1,500 and 1,200 respectively, but no evidence printed in any case.

6. A number of copies were sent to the inspectors of fisheries of the districts affected for distribution among those interested and all applicants to the department were supplied with copies.

7. In all.

8. The recommendations of the Lobster Commission of 1898 were practically all carried out. The recommendations of the commission appointed 14th November, 1903, so far as the lobster fishery of the Bay of Fundy and St. Mary's bay and of the Magdalen islands is concerned, were carried out. In the^ case of the British Columbia Commission appointed on July 22, 1905, the recommendations were carried out. The recommendations of the Georgian bay, the Shad and Manitoba Commission are under consideration.

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MOBILIZATION EQUIPMENT.

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Mr. WORTHINGTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware that in the imperial army the fullest details as to mobilization equipment is carefully tabulated, periodically promulgated through army orders, and that copies thereof may be procured by the public either directly or through any bookseller ?

2. Was not the establishing of a similar system contemplated in Canada by paragraph 250 of the Regulations for Canadian Ordnance services, Part 1?

3. Have the mobilization store tables, required under this paragraph to be issued for the regulating of the details of mobilization stores, been yet prepared and promulgated through general orders? If not, why not?

4. In view of the English practice, and of its apparent adoption by Canadian Regulations, why should such information have been refused to this House by the Minister of Militia and Defence, on December 2, 1909, on the ground of the publication thereof not being in the public interest?

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Sir FREDERICK BORDEN: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

pense of establishing a mess in camp, which is necessarily a smaller and much more expensive one than in quarters (a fair estimate of .the additional expense would be $1 per diem), and to make up for the extra wear and tear on clothing, which for the men at least forms part of their emoluments. They are usually employed for much longer hours than the regimental officers of the active militia, and they have to do more entertaining.

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HEATING AND LIGHTING CONTRACT FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

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Mr. WORTHINGTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When contracts are awarded for the construction of public buildings, is due care exercised that heating systems and electric wiring are installed concurrently with the main construction?

2. Is it the case that many such buildings are otherwise completed for some time before lighting and heating contracts are awarded, or even called for? If so, does the government consider the same a sound practice?

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Mr. PUGSLEY. (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. It is the case that heating and lighting contracts have been let separately from the main contract, but the practice now is to include both these in the main contract.

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ORDNANCE CORPS LODGING ALLOWANCES - ORDNANCE LANDS - LEASE TO OTTAWA COLLEGIATE.

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Mr. WORTHINGTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount of money is now being paid out monthly to all ranks of the Ordnance Corps at Ottawa as lodging allowances and upon what amount do such allowances represent interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum?

2. Is the property upon which the Ottawa Collegiate Institute stands Ordnance lands? If so, what are the terms of the lease thereof from the Crown?

3. (a) May possession of such lands be resumed by the Crown if required for military purposes; (b) has the Collegiate building been, somewhat recently, further extended? If so, when?

4. If the growth of the Ordnance services has necessitated the hiring of space as an overflow storehouse, why was not the possession of the unoccupied land resumed, previous to the extension, to provide for such increasing requirements?

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Sir FREDERICK BORDEN: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

1. The monthly amount for lodging allowance paid to all ranks of the Canadian Ordnance Corps stationed at Ottawa is $416.95, making an annual cost of $5,000.

2 The building, with the exception of the northern ends of the centre and eastern wings, which encroach some 30 and

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Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

15 feet, respectively, upon the adjacent ordnance property, stands on land belonging to the Collegiate Institute. The land thus encroached on forms part of a strip, some 45 feet x 312 feet, of ordnance property, adjoining the northern boundary of the Collegiate Institute property, which is leased to the institute for a period of 99 years from the 1st June, 1900, being a continuation of a previous lease granted the institute in 1871, at an annual rental of $1, on the condition that the government can assume possession of the whole or any part thereof at any time if required for military purposes.

3. (a) Answered by No. 2; (b) Yes; last year.

4. The recent addition to the Collegiate building is not on ordnance property.

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CANADIAN SOUTH AFRICAN CONTINGENTS-EXPENDITURES BY CANADIAN AND IMPERIAL GOVERNMENTS.

December 9, 1909