December 16, 1909

LIB

BAIT FREEZERS.

CON

Mr. JAMESON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. In what year was assistance first granted by the government in aid of the erection of bait freezers?

2. How many bait freezers have been erected with government assistance in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, respectively?

3. What sum has been expended in each of said provinces for such purpose?

4. How many government aided bait freezers were reported in operation in each of the said provinces during the year 1908?

5. From whom were the reports received?

6. Has any change been made in the regulations respecting the conditions upon which aid is granted towards the construction of bait freezers? If so, what is the nature of the change and why was it made?

Topic:   BAIT FREEZERS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 1899.

2. Nova Scotia, 49; New Brunswick, 5; Prince Edward Island, 5; Quebec, 16.

3. Nova Scotia, $46,816.28; New Brunswick, $4,277.19; Prince Edward Island, $3,536.21; Quebec, $14,141.10.

4. Nova Scotia, 20; New Brunswick, 1; Prince Edward Island, 1; Quebec, 12.

5. Peter Macfarlane, officer in charge of fishermen's bait freezers.

6. Yes. Instead of further assisting Fishermen's Bait Associations in the building of purely bait freezing establishments, at locations and under conditions approved by the minister, firms or persons building fish freezers, who will guarantee to keep on hand a supply of bait, which will be sold to fishermen at current market prices, will be aided in the building of such freezers to the extent of half the cost up to $2,000, and an annual bonus of $5 per ton on bait frozen for the first five years of operations.

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MILITARY QUESTIONS.

CON

Arthur Norreys Worthington

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WORTHINGTON:

Is it intended to supply the different regiments of garrison artillery with 12-pounder B. L. guns? If not, why not?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

I will read the answer that has been sent to me from the department: No, but the actual meaning of the question is not quite clear. Perhaps the bon. member will put a further question.

Topic:   MILITARY QUESTIONS.
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CON

Arthur Norreys Worthington

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WORTHINGTON.

What part does the minister not understand?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

I did not

say I did not understand, but the officer who prepared the answer-which I did not see until this moment-said he did not understand. I presume he wanted to know what service or use these guns were to be iut to. It would not be to arm the garrison artillery generally, because they are armed with a different arm.

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CON

Arthur Norreys Worthington

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WORTHINGTON.

My object in asking was to ascertain if it was the general policy of the Militia Department to arm garrison artillery with twelve-pound guns; for this had been done a few weeks ago at Esquimalt.

Topic:   MILITARY QUESTIONS.
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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

That is not the policy of the government.

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CON

Arthur Norreys Worthington

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WORTHINGTON.

ing, or upon the possession of any instructional qualifications?

3. Is the chief business of the permanent

force to instruct the officers and men of the active militia? .

4. Do officer instructors and sergeant instructors of the permanent force, who are in receipt of regular pay as such, draw extra duty pay when employed instructing the active militia in camps of training? If so, why so?

5. Do the members of the permanent force receive increased rates of ordinary pay after fixed periods of service without regard to either their instructional abilities or their shooting efficiency?

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ARCTIC EXPEDITION COMMEMORATIVE TABLET.

CON

Mr. JAMESON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. By what authority was the tablet commemorative of the Arctic expedition placed in the vestibule of the library of parliament.

2. Was a sketch of the tablet proposed to be erected submitted? If so, what officer of the government was charged with the duty of examining and reporting on said sketch?

3. What has been the cost of the tablet, and to whom was the money paid?

Topic:   MILITARY QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ARCTIC EXPEDITION COMMEMORATIVE TABLET.
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Mr. PUGSLEY: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. The Hon. the Speaker of this House.

2. This tablet is an exact copy of the tablet left on Parry's Rock, Winter Har-hour, Melville Island, longitude 60 min. west to 141 min. west, by the crew of the [DOT] Arctic,' 1st of July, 1909.

3. The tablet was made by the government employees on board the * Arctic ' and there was, therefore, no charge made for this work.

Topic:   MILITARY QUESTIONS.
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER moved:

That, as the time for receiving petitions for Private Bills, and the time for presenting Private Bills without additional charges, will be curtailed through the Christmas adjournment of the House, the said times as fixed by rule 87 and rule 88, subsections 3 (b) and 3

(c) be extended to Wednesday, the 19th of January, Wednesday, the 2nd of February, and Wednesday, the 2nd of March, respectively.

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Motion agreed to.


December 16, 1909