January 19, 1911

CON

Mr. STANFIELD: (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the cost of the land acquired for the purpose of the Victoria Memorial Museum ?

2. What was the contract price for the building?

3. What amounts have been paid to date, respectively, on account of original contract, and extras?

4. What work has still to be performed before the contract is complete?

5. Are the accumulations of unsightly buildings, lumber, stone, derricks and other machinery on the land adjacent to the museum required for the completion of the contract? If not, why are they not being removed?

6. Will the work of laying out the grounds be performed by the contractor, the Department of Public Works, or the Ottawa Improvement Commission?

7. What is the quantity of floor space in the museum ?

8. Have the several rooms been allocated? If so, for what?

9. What proportion of the space in the huildintr is being utilized for administrative purposes ?

10. What amount of space will be set apart for the Fisheries Exhibit and the National Art Gallery respectively?

11. Is it the intention to mount the large collection of birds and skins, which were stored in the old museum, so that students and the public may study them?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   VICTORIA MEMORIAL MUSEUM.
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LIB

Mr. PUGSLEY: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. $76,041.44, including legal expenses, &c.

2. $950,000.

3.

On contract $941,580 00

" Heating - * [DOT] [DOT] [DOT] 41,400 00

" Electric wiring

14,500 00" Ventilation

23,400 00" Elevators

22,500 00" Carving and modelling . . [DOT] [DOT] 17,227 03

" Additional work, fitting up

Art Gallery

10,752 00" Drain

4,500 004. The only work on the contract to be completed is the lower stair railing.5. No. The contractor has been notified to remove them.6. Not decided.7. 145,303 superficial feet.

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Subtopic:   VICTORIA MEMORIAL MUSEUM.
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LIB

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

Liberal

8. Three floors of east wing for Art Gallery and balance of building for Geological Survey.

9 and 10. The floor space in building is divided as follows:

Offices, portion of basement and

2nd floors, superficial feet .. [DOT] [DOT] 14,547

Exhibition room 71,660

Auditorium 6,568

Library 4,986

Art gallery 12,448

Halls, corridors and lavatories . . . [DOT] 28,942

Boiler, fan and store rooms 6,152

Total feet 145,303

11. It is the intention to mount some of the birds and. skins for public display and to prepare and place the remainder in scientific collections accessible to students.

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Subtopic:   VICTORIA MEMORIAL MUSEUM.
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FISHERY OFFICER AT GRAND MANAN.

CON

Mr. JAMESON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is there an officer of the government stationed at or near Grand Manan, N.B., to prevent the dynamiting of pollock, or other fish ?

2. If so, what is his name, occupation, residence, when was he appointed, what salary is he paid, and to whom does he report?

3. What means are at his command to prevent the schools of pollock being dynamited?

4. Has the government been informed of the dynamiting of pollock in the vicinity of Grand Manan, since the date of the appointment of such officer, if any?

5. If so, when, by whom, in what instances, and on whose complaint were penalties imposed?

6. In what instances, if any, penalties collected, and have any such been refunded in whole or in part? If so, which?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FISHERY OFFICER AT GRAND MANAN.
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LIB

Mr. BRODEUR: (Minister of the Naval Service; Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes, one at Whitehead, Grand Manan.

2. I. D. Irving, fishery guardian and fisherman, Whitehead, August 23, 1907, $15 per month. Inspector of fisheries, John F. Calder.

3. A gasoline motor boat.

4. No.

5. Answered by No. 4.

6. None since date in question.

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Subtopic:   FISHERY OFFICER AT GRAND MANAN.
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MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES.

CON

Mr. DANIEL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many persons were employed in the match factory in Hull, Quebec, for each year respectively, from 1900 to 1909 inclusive?

2. In the said respective years how many of such employees at Hull were affected with disease of hone due to phosphorus, and what was the actual number in each of such years?

3. The same information for the same years as to the employees in the match factory in Halifax, N.S., and as to the number of such employees affected with phosphorus necrosis?

4. And the same information for the same years as to the employees in the match factory at Hampton, N.B., and as to the number of

such employees affected with phosphorus necrosis ? I

He said: An asterisk was put on this

question, but there is no asterisk in the printed notice. If the Minister of Labour (Mr. King) has the answer, I would ask him to give it, because the subject may come up this afternoon.

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Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES.
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Mr. KING:

Liberal

1. The government is not in possession of information as to the number of persons employed in the match factory at Hull, Quebec, for the years mentioned. It is understood that the number of employees in the factory in question is at the present time about 200.

2, 3 and 4. This has not been definitely ascertained. I may say, however, that the government has instances of necrosis, and I will give information to the House on that subject when we come to the discussion. But it was impossible to ascertain the exact number of cases. That is why the answer is not more complete.

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Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF MATCHES.
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YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.


House went into committee to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that the ordinance made by His' Excellency the Governor General in Council in virtue of the provisions of section 16 of the Yukon Act, chapter 63 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, on the 9th day of December, 1909, and intituled: ' An Ordinance to rescind an Ordinance respecting the imposition of a tax upon ale, porter, beer or lager beer imported into the Yukon Territory/ a copy of which was, on the 13tli day of January, 1911, laid before this House for its approval under section 17 of the said chapter 63, is now so approved.


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Provision is made in the Yukon Act that the commissioner in council may make ordinances for the control and regulation of the sale of and traffic in liquor in the territory, subject to the provisions of any ordinance of the Governor in Council. In accordance with a resolution of the Yukon Council requesting the passage of an ordinance by the Governor in Council, an ordinance was passed in 1908 levying a tax of 50 cents a gallon on beer imported into the Yukon Territory. After an experience of one year of this tax, the Yukon Council saw fit to change its mind and pass a resolution asking that the tax be repealed. In accordance with the wish of the Yukon Council, an ordinance was passed by the Governor in Council repealing that tax. It is this ordinance of repeal to which the assent of parliament is now asked.

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Subtopic:   YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.
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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART (Lanark).

Does the minister intend to found a Bill on this resolution?

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Subtopic:   YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

No. The Yukon Act requires that when an ordinance of this nature has been passed by the Governor in Council it shall be placed before parliament for its consideration and approval. If parliament disapprove of it it falls to the ground, but, if parliament approves of it, it remains effective.

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Subtopic:   YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.
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Frederick Laurence Schaffner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SCHAFFNER.

Is this the first time the Governor in Council has placed a tax on these liquors in the Yukon?

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Subtopic:   YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

I think this is the first occasion on which a tax was placed on beer imported into the Yukon.

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Subtopic:   YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.
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CON

Frederick Laurence Schaffner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SCHAFFNER.

What led the council to ask that this be done in 1908?

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Subtopic:   YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

It pleased them to do so.

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Subtopic:   YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.
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CON

Frederick Laurence Schaffner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SCHAFFNER.

They very soon found they wanted it changed.

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Subtopic:   YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

That is true. But, of course, I cannot hold myself responsible for the forming of opinion of the Yukon Council or for the change of that opinion. But, we thought that as it was a matter pertaining to local revenue we were warranted in following their resolution.

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Subtopic:   YUKON-REPEAL OF BEER IMPORT TAX.
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January 19, 1911