February 3, 1910

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL-FURTHER SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES.


Mr. FIELDING presented a message from His Excellency the Governor General as follows: The Governor General transmits to the House of Commons, further supplementary estimates of sums required for the service of the Dominion for the year ending March 31, 1910. and. in accordance with the provisions of ' The British North America Act, 1867,' the Governor General recommends these estimates to the House of Commons. Mr. FIELDING moved that His Excellency's message together with the estimates be referred to the Committee of Supply. Motion agreed to.


NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-CLASSIFICATION OF MATERIAL.

LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER moved:

That the committee ordered by this House to investigate certain matters in connection

with Mr. Lumsden's resignation as chief engineer of the National Transcontinental Railway he composed of seven members instead of live, namely, Messrs. Geoffrion, Macdonald, Clarke (South Essex), Wilson (Laval), Lennox, Barker and Crothers.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID..

I would like to ask the right hon. gentleman, the Prime Minister, if it is the intention to allow this committee to investigate the charges made by Mr. Lumsden of over-classification?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

It is the intention that the charges ordered to be investigated by the House shall be investigated.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID.

The Prime Minister did not state the other day definitely whether his resolution really referred to the charge of over-classification, as made by Mr. Lumsden.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

If I have not succeeded in convincing my hon. friend of what I meant I am afraid that anything I might add will not do so.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS.

BRANDON AGENCY.

CON

Mr. LAKE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many persons are employed in the office of the inspector of agencies at Brandon?

2. How many days were they absent from the office during the period commencing 1st April, 1907, and ending 31st March, 1909, on duty and on leave, respectively?

3. How many days was the inspector of agencies absent from his office during the same period on duty and on leave, respectively ?

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Subtopic:   BRANDON AGENCY.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 3.

2. As the duties of the inspector are chiefly outside the office no account is kept of the period of their absence.

3. Answered by No. 2.

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Subtopic:   BRANDON AGENCY.
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THE BANKING ACT.

CON

Mr. BEATTIE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it a fact that the Banking Act of Canada will expire shortly?

2. If so, has the government obtained any reliable information regarding the Banking Acts of other countries ? If not, will the government endeavour to secure such information in the near future?

3. Does the government intend to allow that portion of the existing Banking Act to remain in force, by which the banks of Canada are said to issue nearly one hundred millions of dollars of currency; thereby making, as alleged, enormous profits, for which privilege the people of Canada do not receive one cent of interest in return?

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Subtopic:   THE BANKING ACT.
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. W. S. FIELDING.

It is contemplated to provide a Banking Act during the present session. I cannot add anything to that statement at present.

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Subtopic:   THE BANKING ACT.
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PRE-EMPTIONS AND HOMESTEADS- ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN.

CON

Mr. LAKE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total acreage of pre-emptions and purchased homesteads sold in each of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, respectively, from the 1st November, 1909, to the 31st December, 1909?

2. What total amount of money receivable by the government does this represent in each province?

3. How much has been received by the government on account of pre-emptions and purchased homesteads in each of the provinces from the date of the passing of the Dominion Lands Act, 1908, to the 31st December, 1909?

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Subtopic:   PRE-EMPTIONS AND HOMESTEADS- ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN.
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Mr. OLIVER: (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. Alberta, 153,600 acres; Saskatchewan, 287,360.

2. Alberta, $460,800; Saskatchewan, $862,080; exclusve of interest and entry fees.

3. Alberta, payments on pre-emptions, $50,114.75; payments on purchased home-teteadsj $89,515.30; Saskatchewan, payments on pre-emptions, $71,838.96; payments 'on purchased homeateads, $208,618.96.

Exclusive of entry fees (these figures show an increase over those furnished on the 18th January, in answer to Mr. Foster's question of that date, which is accounted for by the fact that the complete returns for the month of December, 1909, had not reached the accounts branch when the answer to Mr. Foster's question was prepared).

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BRITISH COLUMBIA RAILWAY BILD-TITLE TO STREAMS.

February 3, 1910