January 24, 1910

SPECIAL POST OFFICE EXAMINATION, MARCH, 1908.

CON

James Davis Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR:

Referring to special promotion examination of the Post Office Department, March 12, 1908, what in effect was accepted or would have been accepted by the Board of Civil Service Examiners as correct answer to question 4, viz.: ' What correspondence may pass through the Canadian mails free of Canadian postage?'

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Rodolphe Lemieux (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

All correspondence to and from the Governor General and his secretary.

All duly franked official correspondence from the public departments at Ottawa.

All correspondence to the public departments at Ottawa.

All correspondence to or from the Speakers of either House or the Librarian of Parliament.

Parliamentary library books passing between library and members of either House of parliament.

Parliamentary papers sent during recess by members of either House of parliament ox by members of provincial legislatures.

Petitions and addresses to provincial legislatures, or any branch; also votes, proceedings and other papers printed by order of any legislature or branch thereof.

Remittances from postmasters to banks, and acknowledgments from banks to postmasters.

Letters on H.M.S. addressed to imperial departments of state in United Kingdom.

Documents from provincial legislatures relating to agricultural, industrial and sanitary matters, and returns made to provincial governments on prepared forms respecting same matters.

Returns of births, marriages and deaths made by clergymen and others.

Contagious diseases reports and meteorological reports.

Provincial government blank forms for returns.

Customs notices to addressees of dutiable parcels, manifests, way bills passing between collectors of customs and postmasters authorized to collect duty.

Books in raised characters for the blind.

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SALES OF LAND IN SURREY, B.C.

CON

James Davis Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR:

Has the government disposed of the following lands in the municipality of Surrey, B.C., viz.: S. E. quarter-section, Bk. 34, Tp. 2; N. half S. S. E. quarter Bk. 34, Tp. 2; and section 31, Bk. 5, N. R. 1 W., Tp. 38, Westminster district? If so, to whom, on what dates, and on what terms?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

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The N.

i of the S. E. \ of section 34, Tp. 2, W.C.M., was sold at the rate of $5 per acre, on the 31st of July, 1891, to Denis Murphy, Esq.; by him assigned to the British Columbia Timber and Electric Company, and released to the Crown by that company on the 26th of March, 1905.

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The S.

J of the S. E. i of section 34 has not been disposed of.

The description ' N. i 8. S. E. I, Bk. 34, Tp. 2,' is insufficient for the location of the land.

The land described as ' section 31, Bk. 5, N.R. 1 W., Tp. 38,' or, according to the Dominion survey, the S. W. i of section 3, Tp. 38, W.C.M., has not been disposed of.

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LEASE OF LAND IN WESTMINSTER DISTRICT.

CON

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. With respect to 40 acres southerly 10 chains, section 30, Bk. 5, N.R. 1 W., Tp. 38, Mr. LEMIEUX.

Westminster district, is this land under lease for timber or other purposes? If so, to whom, upon what terms, and for what period?

2. Has any application been made for preemption of homesteading? If so, by whom, and upon what dates?

3. Has any report been made to the department upon application pending? If so, by whom, and to what effect?

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

Liberal

1. This land is held under timber license by the British Columbia Mills, Timber and Trading Company. It is held under the terms contained in the timber regulations. Yearly licenses are issued subject to renewal as long as timber of the kind specified in the license remains on the berth in sufficient quantities to make it commercially valuable.

2. No application to pre-empt or homestead this land has been made to head office. If an application has been made to the local agent of Dominion lands the department has not yet been advised.

3. No report has been made to the department.

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POSTAL PENALTIES.

CON

James Davis Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR:

Are penalties for violation of the postal law or regulations imposed otherwise than as the result of prosecutions? If so, what is the procedure followed?

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Rodolphe Lemieux (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

Yes. Under the statute, which provides that the Postmaster General, or any of the officers or persons acting under his orders, may accept any penalty incurred under the terms of the Postal Act or any part thereof, without action, suit, or information brought or commenced for the recovery thereof. See section 9, subsection W.-Cap 66, R.S.C.

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ESQUIMALT FORTIFICATIONS.

CON

Mr. BARNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was it with the concurrence of the Imperial War Office and in furtherance of their policy at the time the fortifications at Esquimau were taken over, that the upper battery at Rod Hill should be dismantled and the six disappearing guns constituting the armament of the battery, should be removed to the drill hall ac Victoria, to be used for training purposes of the 5tli Regiment?

2. If so, what was the date of such concurrence, or of the expression of such policy, by whom was such concurrence given or expression made, and was it made or given verbally or in writing? -

3. The same questions are asked with reference to the removal of the gun from Duntze Hill to the drill hall?

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Sir FREDERICK BORDEN: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

1. The removals of the 6-inch B.L. gun from Rod Hill and of the gun from Duntze Hill to the drill hall were undertaken with

the approval of the Militia Council at the urgent representation of the military authorities at Esquimalt that such removal was desirable to facilitate the training of the 5th regiment.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

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GOVERNMENT RESIDENT ENGINEERS.

CON

George Henry Barnard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARNARD:

How many resident engineers of the Public Works Department are there in each of the different provinces and what is the salary of each engineer?

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LIB

January 24, 1910