April 7, 1910

OTTAWA AND MONTREAL POWER TRANSMISSION COMPANY, LTD.


Mr. McCRANEY moved that the third report of the Select Standing Committee on Standing Orders be concurred in.


CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

What does this report contain?

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LIB

George Ewan McCraney

Liberal

Mr. McCRANEY.

If my hon. friend will refer to Votes and Proceedings of March 14th, he will see the report of the examiner

for private bills with regard to this Bill. That report is as follows:

Your examiner has duly examined the petition of C. M. Edwards and others for an Act of incorporation under the name of the Ottawa and Montreal Transmission Company (Limited), with power to generate electric and other energy and to construct a transmission line from Mattawa to Montreal by the north shore of the Ottawa river, with power to expropriate lands necessary for the purpose of their undertaking, and finds that amongst the powers asked for is the right to carry their transmission lines across the Ottawa river into the province of Ontario wherever it may be found desirable in the interests of the company to do so; as this power would carry with it the right to expropriate any lands required for that purpose the notice would, under the terms of rule 90 (c) have to be published in each locality in Ontario which might be affected by the exercise of their rights by the company, but no evidence-that the notice has been so published has been submitted to your examiner; in all other respects the requirements of the rule have been complied with.

This came before the Standing Orders Committee yesterday. No evidence was submitted to the committee that publication of the notice had been made in the province of Ontario and the recommendation of the committee is that the company be given power only in the province of Quebec and not in the province of Ontario.

Mr. SPROULE I think it would be really advisable to let this stand over for a day that we may have an opportunity to look into it, because there is much about it not present to one's, mind in looking over it hurriedly and for the first time. We do not know to what extent it may operate in an injurious way. A short delay will not prevent the measure going on.

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Stand until to-morrow.

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LIB

QUESTIONS.

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Mr. A. J.@

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GRAVEL, THREE RIVERS, QUE.

CON

Mr. WALLACE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware that Mr. A. .T. Gravel, federal inspector of weights and measures at Three Rivers, is, at the same time, said to be acting as a regular insurance agent, being one of the firm of Gravel & Spenard?

2. Does the government consider that a man can attend to insurance business and fulfil the office of inspector at the same time?

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William Templeman (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. WM. TEMPLEMAN:

The government is not aware that Mr. Gravel is acting as a regular insurance 207

agent, or that he is a member of the firm of Gravel and Spenard.

2. It will depend on the circumstances in each case.

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Mr. JOHN E.@

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SINCLAIR, SUMMERFIELD, P.E.I.

CON

Mr. FRASER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is John E. Sinclair, of Summerfield, P. E.I., now or ha6 he at any time been in the employ of the government? If so, what was the nature of his employment and what are his duties ?

2. How long was he in the employment of the government and what was the" date of his first engagement ?

3. At what rate has he been paid?

4 How much has he been paid altogether since he ha6 been so employed?

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Hon. C. MURPHY: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. John E. Sinclair, of Summerfield, Prince Edward Island, was appointed as a member of the commission sent to the United Kingdom and Denmark by the Department of Agriculture to study swine husbandry.

2. The term of Mr. Sinclair's engagement was from the 14th June to September 2nd, 1909.

3. Mr. Sinclair has received no remuneration, other than his living and travelling expenses.

4. The sum of $793.27.

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SCHOOL SLATES AND LEAD PENCILS.

CON

Mr. MACDONELL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many cases of school slates were imported into Canada last year?

2. What precautions does the government adopt to prevent the dumping into Canada of second and third class lead pencils, which it is alleged goes on at the present time?

3. Does the government adopt the same methods of appraisement and valuation of these goods as the United States customs officials adopt? If not, what is the difference?

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Hon. Wm. PATERSON:

1. The imports of school writing slates into Canada for the year ended March 31, 1909, were valued at $29,340. The quantity is not stated in the statistical returns.

2. The usual precautions as to the production of certified invoices showing the fair market value as sold for home consumption are taken in the case of lead pencils entered at customs. The goods are examined and the invoices and entries reviewed by the appraisers to determine the proper duties payable. In the case of complaints, as to undervaluation of goods, investigations are made abroad by special officers to ascertain their fair market value.

3. While the methods of appraisement and valuation of goods in Canada and the United States bear a similarity in some re-

spects, the rates of duty on.the lead pencils in question are not based on the same lines in both countries. The Canadian rates being ad valorem only, while United States rates arp combined specific and ad valorem.

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DREDGING INSPECTORS AT PORT ARTHUR,

April 7, 1910