March 16, 1910

CON
LIB
CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID.

Are you going into the telegraph business in the other provinces?

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The government owns a telegraph line in British Columbia, in Alberta and Saskatchewan, in Quebec, and

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in the lower provinces in portions of the country where a commercial system would not be established.

To pay for the services of administrator of the Yukon Territory for five months, $2,500.

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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

I think Arthur Wilson is the name. The governor was called out on business here, and this gentlemen administered while he was away.

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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

He was in the employ of the local Yukon government for some time, but is not in that employ now.

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CON
LIB
CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID.

Was there not any other government official employed by the year who could have acted in that capacity while he was out?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

There was no other person in the government employ whose position and responsibilities were such as to *warrant h is appointment as acting administrator.

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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

For the purpose of consultation with the government. There are many intricate matters coming up that cannot be handled satisfactorily by letter or telegraph, and it is thought desirable that the commissioner should come to headquarters for consultation.

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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

No, but owing to climatic conditions, when the commissioner came out, it was not unreasonable that he should make a considerable stay.

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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Not to my knowledge.

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CON

William Price

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PRICE.

Is he not likely to receive a position as collector of customs or something else at Vancouver?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Not to my knowledge. In fact, to my knowledge, it is quite the contrary.

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March 16, 1910