January 11, 1911

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL.


Sir WILFRID LAURIER delivered a message from the Governor General as follows :



Gentlemen of the House of Commons: I have received with great pleasure the Address which you have adopted in reply to my speech at the opening of the session of parliament, and thank you for it sincerely. Government House, Ottawa, December 28, 1910.


FIRST READINGS.


Bill (No. 62) respecting the Algoma Central and Hudson Bay Railway Company.- Mr. Tolmie. Bill (No. 63) to incorporate the British Columbia and Dawson Railway Company.- Mr. Burrell. Bill (No. .64) to incorporate the British Columbia and White River Railway Company.-Mr. Congdon. Bill (No. 65) respecting the British Crown Assurance Company, Limited.-Mr. McColl. Bill (No. 66) respecting the Brockville, Westport and Northwestern Railway Company.-Mr. Stratton. Bill (No. 67) respecting the Burrard, Westminster Boundary Railway1 and Navigation Company.-Mr. Taylor (New Westminster). Bill (No. 68) respecting the Campbellford, Lake Ontario and Western Railway Company.-Mr. Fowke. Bill (No. 69) respecting the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway Company.-Mr. Nesbitt.


CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Bill (No. 70) respecting the Canadian Western Railway Company.-Mr. Turriff.

Bill (No. 71) to incorporate the Empire Life Insurance Company of Canada.-Mr. Macdonell.

Bill (No. 72) respecting the Georgian Bay and Seaboard Railway Company.-Mr. Currie (Simcoe).

Bill (No. 73) respecting the Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company.-Mr. Turriff.

Bill (No. 74) respecting the International Railway Company and International Traction Railway.-Mr. German.

Bill (No. 75) respecting the McClary Manufacturing Company.-Mr. Beattie.

Bill (No. 76) respecting the Ontario, Hudson Bay and Western Railway Company.- Mr. Tolmie.

Bill (No. 77) respecting the National Weekly Indemnity Company, and to change its name to National Guarantee and Accident Company.-Mr. Wilson (Laval).

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QUESTIONS.


(The questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


LETTER CARRIERS AND SUPERANNUATION.

CON

Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

*Mr. MACDONELL:

Is it the intention of the government during the present session to amend the Superannuation Act with regard to letter carriers, so as to entitle those who are otherwise eligible within the meaning of the Act, to receive superannuation allowance on attaining the age of 55 years or thereabouts; or on the completion of 25 years service, or thereabouts, whichever first happens, or substantially to the above effect?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LETTER CARRIERS AND SUPERANNUATION.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

It is not the

intention of the government to introduce such legislation.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LETTER CARRIERS AND SUPERANNUATION.
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SCHOOL LANDS IN ALBERTA.

CON

*Mr. MCCARTHY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the total acreage of school lands in Alberta, held in trust under section 39 of the Dominion Lands Act, still undisposed of?

2. What is the amount already realized from the sale of such lands in Alberta?

3. What is the amount of the deferred payments or amounts yet to be paid in respect of sales of such lands? _

4. What is the income derived from the investment of the funds so obtained from the sale of such lands in Alberta?

5. From what sources is that revenue derived?

6. What is the cost of administration of the fund?

7. What items make up that cost?

8. What amounts have been paid to the province of Alberta by reason of the sale of lands or interest from the same?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SCHOOL LANDS IN ALBERTA.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Approximately eight million acres.

2. $4,209,212.47.

3. $3,354,835.92.

4. Total interest on fund to March 31, 1910, $76,913.14. Revenue other than principal and interest on sales from commencement to March 31, 1910, $249,486.21.

5. Interest on principal moneys, and revenue from timber dues, hay permits, grazing rentals, interest on sales.

6. From January 1, 1880, to March 31, 1910, $61,174.13.

7. Clerical assistance, expenses re auction sales,. printing, stationery, &c.

8. Interest on fund from commencement to April 1, 1910, $76,913.14; Revenue other than principal moneys and interest on sales, $249,486.21.

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Subtopic:   SCHOOL LANDS IN ALBERTA.
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WHARF AT ST. GABRIEL DE STRATFORD.


* Mr. MONK : 1 Has the government called for tenders for a wharf at St. Gabriel de Stratford on Lake Aylmer, province of Quebec? 2. If so, how many tenders were received tor said work and who was the lowest tenderer? 3. What was the amount of the lowest tena<4. Will the contract be given to the lowest tenderer ?


LIB

Mr. PUGSLEY : (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes, tenders were received until December 5, 1910. 2, 3 and 4. Until contract is awarded, such information is not made public. .

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Subtopic:   WHARF AT ST. GABRIEL DE STRATFORD.
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WHARF AT GARTHBY.


* Air. MONK : 1. Has parliament voted any money for the extension of the wharf at Garthby, province of Quebec? , , ' ., 2. If so, what is the amount voted tor said object? ,. , , „ 3. When is the work m question to be exe-exited ? 4. Have tenders been invited? If so, in what manner? . , , 5. Is the work going to be executed by tender and contract, or by the day?


LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Air. PUGSLEY :

No vote has been granted by parliament for the extension of the wharf -at Garthby, Que.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WHARF AT GARTHBY.
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January 11, 1911