December 9, 1909

CON

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What employee, if any, is responsible for the franking of free mail matter dispatched from the Department of Justice?

2. What are the several franks, if more

than one, recognized as indicating that the missives to which they are affixed are entitled to he sent by the Department of Justice free of Canadian postage? .,

3. What official, if any, is charged with the supervision of the franking privilege in this department, and the duty of cheeking improper use of any frank?

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Hon. A. B.@

AYLE8WORTH:

1. The deputy minister.

2. Those of the minister and Solicitor General and of the deputy minister.

3. The deputy minister.

DRY DOCK ON THE TRENT CANAL. Mr. HUGHES:

Is it the intention of the government to construct a dry dock on the Trent canal at Eenelon Falls, or Buckom, or Burleigh, or some similar point on the canal where the lift is such that the dock could be unwatered without any cost of pumping?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The matter has not been considered by the government.

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SUBSIDIES TO CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY.

LIB

Mr. RALPH SMITH:

Liberal

1. Does the Canadian Northern Railway

Company own or in any way control any of the following railway companies: the Ontario and Rainy River Railway Company, the Port Arthur, Duluth & Western Railway Company, the Manitoba and South Eastern Railway Company, the Minnesota and Manitoba Railway Company, the Minnesota and Ontario Bridge Company, the Saskatchewan North Western Railway Company, the Qu'Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railway Company, the Alberta Midland Railway Company, the Edmonton, Yukon and Pacific Railway Company? .

2. What subsidies either in land, money, or by way of guarantee of securities have been granted to any of the railway companies mentioned in question on account of the main or branch lines or both, of the said companies, either by the Dominion government, or the provincial governments of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, or any municipality through which their lines run?

3. How much of these subsidies have been

earned to date? , .

4. How many miles west of Edmonton is there a line of railway constructed and in operation by the Canadian Northern Railway Company?

5. Has any work other than location survey work been done west of this point up to date? If so, how much and of what nature?

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LIB

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

Liberal

6. If any, will it eventually form part of the proposed line to Vancouver?

7. When was the location plan of the route of the Canadian Northern railway between Edmonton and Vancouver, by way of the Yellow Head Pass, approved by the Minister of Railways and the Board of Railway Commissioners?

8. Has any application been made since to change or in any way alter this location plan?

9. To what extent, if any, has the government of Manitoba exercised its right of control of freight rates under section 8 of schedule B of the Act 1 Edward VII, chapter 53?

10. Has this section of said Act had any effect in reducing freight rates in the province of Manitoba?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

This is a voluminous question and the answers would be voluminous. If the hon. gentleman will let it stand, I will investigate.

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QUARANTINE FRONTIER INSPECTORS.

CON

William Henry Sharpe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WM. H. SHARPE:

Referring to page D-73. volume 1, of the Auditor General's Report, where Dr. A. Bradford, Dr. L. J. Carter, Dr. J. D. Duncan, Dr.

R. S. Thornton, Dr. M. Wallace, Dr. J. May, Dr. T. D. McKenty, Dr. J. C. Little, Dr.

D. Henderson, and Dr. L. B. Scott are described as inspectors, and were inspectors from March 14 to August 15, 1908, each having drawn $508.00, what were their duties, and how many reports did each send in to the government ?

Mr. FIELDING '(for Minister of Agriculture). Quarantine frontier inspectors of persons entering from the United States during the prevalence of an epidemic of small-pox south of the line. Dr. Bradford,

5; Dr. Carter, 5; Dr. Duncan, 5; Dr. Thornton, 1; Dr. Wallace, 5; Dr. May, 2; Dr. McKenty, 5; Dr. Little, 5; Dr. Henderson,

4; Dr. Scott, 4.

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ALCOHOLIC GOODS IN SCOTT ACT COUNTIES.

CON

John Waterhouse Daniel

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DANIEL.

Before the orders of the day are called, I would ask the Minister of Railways if he will place on the table of the House the instructions which have been given to the employees of the Intercolonial railway with regard to the handling of alcoholic goods taken into Scott Act counties. He will remember that the Supreme Court of New Brunswick gave a decision to the effect that so far as that amendment to the Canadian Temperance Act was concerned, if did not apply to the Intercolonial, and the minister I believe has given some instructions to the employees. It is to obtain a copy of these instructions that I ask the minister to place them on the table of the House.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

As my hon. friend says, a difficulty arose, and certain instructions .

were given to the Intercolonial management of the Intercolonial railway which, I think, have obviated the difficulty. It is questionable whether my hon. friend ought to ask for instructions passing between the management of a railway and its employees, or whether they ought to be laid on the table. However, if he will move for the documents, I will consider it carefully. The same request has been made to me half a dozen times by other people who appear interested, and I am informed that the purpose sought to be attained has been accomplished by the instructions given at that time. I thought if that was the case, then the object of laying the correspondence on the table, or even of giving it to the public, was not obvious. However, if my hon. friend will move for the correspondence. I will look into it, and will give him a further answer.

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CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.


On order for House again in committee on Bill (No. 41) to amend the Criminal Code.


CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

I do not see the Minister of Agriculture present. The other day he asked this order to stand, and probably he desires it to stand yet. I am ready to go on.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I would be obliged if the hon. gentleman would permit it to stand until the return of the Minister of Agriculture. It would be a convenience.

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INTEREST ACT AMENDMENT.


Order called for resuming the adjourned debate op the proposed motion of Mr. Miller for the second reading of Bill (No. 8) to amend the Interest Act.


LIB

Henry Horton Miller

Liberal

Mr. MILLER.

I ask the permission of the House to withdraw this Bill, having given notice of the introduction of another Bill to the same purpose. I move that the order be discharged.

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Motion agreed to.


December 9, 1909