January 16, 1911

MEDICAL INSPECTION OF IMMIGRANTS.

CON

Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL:

Is it the intention of the government to provide efficient medical inspection at the ports of embarkation, or on the steamships on the voyage out, for the purpose of preventing, as far as possible, the admission into Canada of immigrants afflicted with tuberculosis, as requested by a deputation consisting of Messrs.

E. Gurney, W. J. Gage and other Toronto gentlemen interested in the suppression of tuberculosis, which waited upon the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior at Ottawa, shortly before the Christmas adjournment of the House?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MEDICAL INSPECTION OF IMMIGRANTS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

The representations of the deputation are under consideration.

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Subtopic:   MEDICAL INSPECTION OF IMMIGRANTS.
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PURCHASE OF GARDEN SEEDS.

CON

Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL:

What means does the government adopt in the purchase of garden seeds for the Department of Indian Affairs for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, to insure the procuring of the best seeds at the lowest current prices, and does the government advertise in the public press? If so, to what extent, and what other means are adopted in order to reach the seed supply men, and to secure the competition of all engaged in this business?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF GARDEN SEEDS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

The department asks for tenders, by letter, from all the principal seedsmen of the Dominion, as per list under, and awards contract to lowest. The department does not advertise, as the quantity required is small-not amounting to $300-and would not justify the expense of advertising.

There are no restrictions as regards inviting tenders. All seed merchants known to the department are written to and given full particulars of what is required, and the nontract is always awarded to the lowest tenderer.

List-Messrs. Robert Evans & Co., Hamilton; Messrs. J. A. Bruce & Co., Hamilton; Mr. J. A. Simmers, Toronto; Messrs. W. Rennie & Co., Toronto; The Steele-Briggs Seed Co., Toronto; Messrs. Darch & Hunter, London, Ont.; Messrs. Graham Bros., Ottawa; Mr. K. McDonald, Ottawa; Mr. Jos. Skinner, Ottawa; Mr. R. Alston, Winnipeg; Messrs. Fleming & Son, Brandon; Messrs. A. E. McKenzie & Co., Brandon.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF GARDEN SEEDS.
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MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES.

CON

Mr. DANIEL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many match factories are there in Canada, where are they located and what is the number of employees?

2. How many match factories in Canada use phosphorus in their manufactories, where are they located and how many employees are engaged in the industries?

3. How many cases of bone disease have *occurred, to the knowledge of the department, among these employees, due to the use of phosphorus ?

4. What, if any, expense will be entailed upon match factories by abandoning the use of phosphorus in their business?

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Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES.
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LIB

Mr. KING:

Liberal

1. According to the census of 1906 there were in Canada at that date three factories, situated at Hull, Que., Halifax, N.S., and Hampton, N.B., respectively, and employing in all 278 employees. According to more recent information obtained by the Department of Labour, it would appear that the number of persons employed in these three factories has since decreased to about 230.

2. So far as is known, all of the match factories use phosphorus, though some matches are also made without phosphorus. The factories using phosphorus,

with location and number of employees are as follows :-

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Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES.
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The E. B.@

Eddy Co., Ltd., Hull, Que., 200 (about); the Eureka Match Factory, Halifax, N.S., 14; The G. & G. Flewelling Mfg. Co., Ltd., Hampton, N.B., 13.

3. Several.

4. In other countries where a substitute for phosphorus has been used, the expense involved by the change has been slight. It is variously estimated at from very little to 5 per cent at the most.

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Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES.
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ST. LAWRENCE SHIP CHANNEL.

LIB

Mr. LACHANCE:

Liberal

1. Are there in the St. Lawrence channel between the port of Montreal and the high sea any places where there is less than thirty feet of water at low tide ?

2. If so, what are those places and what is the depth at low tide?

3. Is the government going to carry out the work required in order that thirty feet at low tide shall exist throughout, and where will they be executed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SHIP CHANNEL.
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Mr. BRODEUR: (Minister of the Naval Service; Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. St. Thomas bank (below Quebec), 25 feet at low tide. Average rise of tide, 16 feet. Cap a la Roche, 27i feet at low tide. Average rise of tide, 5h feet. St. Augustin Bar, 22 feet at low tide. Average rise of tide, 14 feet. Advantage is taken of the tide to obtain 30 feet and more at these places.

. 3. Yes. At Cap a la Roche and St. Augustin, and St. Thomas channel, below Quebec.

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Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE SHIP CHANNEL.
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GOVERNMENT BOOKKEEPING

CON

Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. During the last financial year who were the persons engaged in bookkeeping and keeping track of receipts and expenditures with the salaries separately and the total salaries in the Department of the Minister of Finance, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Marine and Fisheries, the De-nartment of Railways and Canals, and in the office of or under the Commissioners of the Transcontinental railway?

2. What was the total cost last year of the Auditor General's Office?

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Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT BOOKKEEPING
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

The answer is as follows:-

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Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT BOOKKEEPING
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THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE.


Name. Salary. T. C, Boville $ 5,000 00 H. T. Ross 4.500 00W. L. Blair 2,100 00E. L. Brittain 2,200 00J. R. Forsyth 2,225 00T. C. Saunders 2,225 00J. A. Clayton 1,787 50F. A. Coffin 1,937 50L. B. Cohoon 1,600 00S J. Jenkins 2,100 00T. McNichol 2,100 00J. E. Rourke 1,787 50 Name. Salary. C. S. Seott $ 1,137 50 A. F. Bill 1,537 50G. B. Burns 1,487 50E. Caphert 1,600 00G. E. Finlayson * 1,237 50I1'. Grierson 1,600 00G. W. Hyndman 1,562 50T. Lawson 1,487 50J. G. Macfarlane 1,400 00J. It. Morton 1,600 00C. F. Street 1,199 97C. E. Turgeon 1,600 00V. Woodland 1,400 00J. H. Wright 1,400 00


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Mrs. L. A.@

Black 900 00

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Subtopic:   THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE.
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Miss L.@

Macdonald 900 00

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Subtopic:   THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE.
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January 16, 1911