February 18, 1910

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I am afraid it would be too late. By the terms of the agreement, as my hon. friend will see, the document is complete and signed. However, it is only at best a temporary arrangement; and if it has the effect of bringing out suggestions as to other items which it seems desirable should receive consideration in connection with negotiations with foreign countries, I should be happy to receive such suggestions, and we will profit by them in due course.

Topic:   COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT WITH GERMANY.
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CON

Francis Ramsey Lalor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LALOR.

I would like to ask if Canada enjoys the same rate of tariff that the United States enjoys with Germany.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I think negotiations are at present in progress between Germany and the United States. The German government has taken authority to grant to the United States its full conventional tariff. Whether they have actually by treaty at this moment granted the full conventional tariff, I do not know. But upon the items mentioned in our schedule, the rates will be the same as those enjoyed by the United States.

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SAULT STE. MARIE DRY DOCK COMPANY.

CON

Arthur Cyril Boyce

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BOYCE.

Before the orders of the day are called I would like to ask the Minister of Public Works whether any decision has been arrived at as to granting the subsidy applied for in June last, or thereabouts, by the Sault Ste. Marie Dry Dock Company in support of their undertaking?

Topic:   SAULT STE. MARIE DRY DOCK COMPANY.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I have written my hon. friend on the subject, I presume he has not received my letter, But no decision has yet been arrived at.

Topic:   SAULT STE. MARIE DRY DOCK COMPANY.
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CON
LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I am not able to state that to my hon. friend. The matter has not yet come before council.

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SUPPLY.


House in Committee of Supply. Harbours and rivers, Oncario-River St. Lawrence-improvement of Canadian channel between Kingston and Brockville, $60,000.


LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works).

This is to continue the work of improving the Canadian channel between Kingston and Brockville. There was a vote for it last year of $75,000, of which we do not expect to have expended more than $15,000 by the end of the fiscal year,

so that the total amount we are asking now is a revote.

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CON
LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The work is entirely the blasting of rock. It is the straightening of the channel by blasting off the points of islands along the route. The object is to make the Canadian channel navigable for the larger vessels which are now obliged to use the American channel.

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CON
LIB
CON
LIB
CON
LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Yes. We have only spent $15,000 during the current fiscal year, but the work did not proceed as rapidly as we had hoped it would.

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February 18, 1910