March 30, 1910

CON

Mr. BLONDIN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the government intend to construct this year or soon, an embankment or dam over the Grand Piles chute, on the St. Maurice river, county of Champlain?

2. Does the government possess plans and specifications of such intended embankment? If so, since when?

3. What are the different amounts expended annually during the last ten years on the River St. Maurice for dredging, maintenance and all other works, between the Grand Piles chute and La Tuque?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. MAURICE RIVER-DREDGING AND IMPROVEMENTS.
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Hon. WM. PUGSLEY: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. No decision yet arrived at.

2. No plan or specification has ever been agreed upon.

3. Maintenance

and all

Year. Dredging. other works.1899-1900 .. $ 2,830 00 $ 13,488 451900-1901 .. 9,598 29 20,047 581901-1902 .. 6,394 83 29,493 371902-1903 .. Nil. 15,832 211903-1904 .. 7,751 53 13,371 261904-1905 .. 7,953 02 20,359 921905-1906 .. 11,240 71 17,115 851906-1907 .. 9,198 08 39,866 671907-1908 .. 16,146 59 50,464 011908-1909 .. 15,888 17 41,982 77Totals.. .. .. $87,001 22 $262,022 09

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. MAURICE RIVER-DREDGING AND IMPROVEMENTS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. MAURICE RIVER-DREDGING AND IMPROVEMENTS.
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TURTLE MOUNTAIN TIMBER RESERVE.

CON

Frederick Laurence Schaffner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SCHAFFNER:

I

1. Has there been any tree planting in the Turtle Mountain timber reserve during the years 1908 and 1909?

2. If so, how many men were employed in said tree planting during the years 1908 and 1909?

3. What was the amount of money paid to each person so employed during the years 1909-1910, and what are their names?

4. Is there an. assistant timber inspector in Turtle Mountain timber reserve? If so, what is his name and salary?

5. What percentage of the trees planted was living at the end of the growing season of 1909 ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TURTLE MOUNTAIN TIMBER RESERVE.
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Mr. OLIVER: (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. No tree planting was done on the Turtle Mountain Forest reserve during the years 1908 and 1909, but a small nursery of coniferous trees was started on this reserve in 1909 to provide trees for planting.

2. None.

3. None.

4. There is no permanent assistant timber inspector. Temporary help is obtained as required.

5. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TURTLE MOUNTAIN TIMBER RESERVE.
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ASSENT TO WATERWAYS TREATY.

LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I beg to lay on the table of the House papers and correspondence regarding the purchase of the steamer ' Rainbow '; also papers and correspondence regarding the intended purchase of the steamship ' Niobe '. I have also to inform the House that the government of Canada has assented to the exchange of ratifications in the Waterways Treaty. There is some additional correspondence with regard to the same, which will be put upon the table of the House either to-morrow or early on Monday.

Topic:   ASSENT TO WATERWAYS TREATY.
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TARIFF NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES.

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

In the absence of the Finance Minister-I notice a statement circulated in the press that an announcement would be made to-day in regard to the negotiations with the President of the United States concerning tariff matters. Is the First Minister prepared to take the House into his confidence, and give us a statement, so far as he can; and if there is any correspondence or data connected with that matter, will he lay them on the table of the House?

Topic:   TARIFF NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I have to inform my hon. friend that the Minister of Finance will himself be in the House within probably an hour, and when he comes, we will take up an item so as to give him

an opportunity of making his intended statement.

Topic:   TARIFF NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES.
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PRIVILEGE-LONG SAULT DAM.

CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID.

I rise to a question of privilege. I see in the Toronto ' Globe ' of March 26 the following item:

The Montreal ' Star' can easily ascertain that the Long Sault dam scheme is not a party measure. Conservatives like Dr. Reid favour it, and the Conservative Brockvillo ' Times1 is exceedingly severe on everybody who opposes it.

I am not now, never was, and never will be, in favour of any scheme that would place a dam across the St..Lawrence river at Long Sault Rapids, or any place on the St. Lawrence.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-LONG SAULT DAM.
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MIXING OF GRAIN.

CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

The only thing I can say at present is that I understand the Minister of Trade and Commerce is investigating the matter to which my hon. friend has referred.

Topic:   MIXING OF GRAIN.
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INDIAN ACT-AMENDMENT.


House in committee on Bill (No. 141) to amend the Indian Act.-Mr. Oliver. On section 2-contracts affecting Indian moneys and securities to he approved by superintendent general.


CON
LIB

March 30, 1910