February 9, 1911

QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


CANADIAN CONTINGENT AT CORONATION.

CON

Mr. MIDDLEBRO:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What rule or principle will the government adopt in selecting the officers and men of the Canadian contingent to the Coronation?

2. What will be the probable number of officers and men of said contingent?

3. What other persons will be selected to represent the Canadian government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CONTINGENT AT CORONATION.
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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence).

I would like to make an explanation with reference to what took place yesterday. I said to my hon. friend (Mr. Middlebro) who put this question:

My deputy informs me that the answer was sent in last week in the 'regular way.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN CONTINGENT AT CORONATION.
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CON

William Sora Middlebro

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MIDDLEBRO.

I inquired of the clerk, and he cannot find it.

That difficulty occurred in this way: My deputy supposed, and rightly, that the third part of the question did not refer to the Militia Department, and followed the rule of sending the answer of the two first parts to the Secretary of State so that the answer to the third might be got from the proper minister, and the whole answer sent in together. I found the answer, which was sent in on the 23rd January, in the Department of the Secretary of State today. The answer is as follows:

1. It is proposed to send representatives

of every regiment or independent unit of the permanent force, and active militia, including departmental corps. The numbers to be furnished for the mounted and dismounted portions of the contingent have been arrived at, as far as possible, upon a percentage basis. Preference will be given to those who have not already partaken in former contingents on such great occasions, such as Jubilee of the late Queen Victoria, or the coronation of _ the late King. Preference will also be given to those who have served in the field. With regard to the selection of the more junior officers, it is proposed that their selection shall be made with due regard to efficiency. As regards the qualifications of non-commissioned officers and men, they will be required to fulfil the following conditions: _

(a) To be at present included in the service roll of a corps of the active militia.

*(b) To have completed the full military training in 1908, 1909 and 1910.

(c) To be well set up, of suitable height and physique, thoroughly trained, and certified by their commanding officers to be of * exemplary ' character.

(d) To be examined and passed ' fit ' by the medical officer, subject to confirmation by the principal medical officer before embarkation.

*This rule does not include corps organized since the above mentioned dates.

2. About 717.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CONTINGENT AT CORONATION.
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QUEBEC BRIDGE.

CON

Mr. DONNELLY :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How much has the proposed bridge across the St. Lawrence river for the use of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway cost up to date?

2. What is the estimated additional cost to complete the bridge?

3. Did the government ever consider the advisability of tunnelling the river instead of constructing a bridge?

i. Did the government ever have engineers report upon the feasibility and cost of such a tunnel?

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Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM : (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. I presume my bon. friend refers to what is known as the Quebec bridge which has not 'been constructed for the sole use of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway.

2. As intimated to the leader of the opposition the other day this question cannot be answered at the present time as the tenders are under consideration.

3. The department does not consider the construction of a tunnel at that point in the realm of practicability.

4. No.

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Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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HOMESTEAD-R. F. RUDDOCK.


* Mr. TAYLOR (New Westminster) : 1. Has the attention of the Interior Department been called to an application by R. F. Ruddock for a homestead in Chilliwack district, said to have been made on or about 11th May, 1908? 2. Has the applicant been residing on and improving the land applied for? 3. Is it the intention to grant this application befove proclamation of the new regulations?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. The first intimation of record here that R. F. Ruddock claimed to be squatting on south-east i 22, 2, 29 west 6th meridian, was by letter dated 13th. October, 1910, from Mr. J. D. Taylor, M.P., to this department.

2. The agent of Dominion lands at New Westminster was asked to report on the case. His report has not yet been received and the department does not know whether or not R. F. Ruddock has been residing on and improving the said land. The agent has been requested to expedite the report.

3. Until the agent's report is received, and the nature of the claim is before the department, a decision cannot be reached in reference to the case.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HOMESTEAD-R. F. RUDDOCK.
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IMPORTATION OF IMPURE CANNED PEAS.

CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware that canned peas are being imported into Canada containing colouring matter, contrary to the Pure Food Act? If so, what action has been taken to stop the importation of same?

2. How many cases of canned peas have been inspected at the ports of entry, and how many have been condemned as not complying with our food regulations?

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Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF IMPURE CANNED PEAS.
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LIB

Mr. MURPHY : (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. The government is not aware that canned peas containing colouring matter are being imported into Canada, contrary to the Adulteration Act.

2. There is no information available respecting canned peas at the ports of entry

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Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF IMPURE CANNED PEAS.
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CON

James J. Donnelly

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DONNELLY.

nor concerning the number of cases that may have been condemned.

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Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF IMPURE CANNED PEAS.
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GAS METERS IN TORONTO.

CON

Mr. MACDONELL :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the attention of the Minister of Inland Revenue been called to what appears to be the excessive reading of the gas meters in use in the city of Toronto?

2. Is the minister aware that it is alleged by the users of gas in Toronto that the meters register from J to J more gas than they did at the same period in any previous year?

3. Is the minister aware that such complaints have arisen since the new gas main was recently laid across the city?

4. If the minister is not cognizant of the position of matters as above indicated, will he ask for a report from the proper government officer or officers at Toronto, with special reference to the gas pressure prior to and since the new gas main was recently laid across the city?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GAS METERS IN TORONTO.
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LIB

Mr. TEMPLEMAN : (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

1. No complaint has been received at the Inland Revenue Department, from Toronto, since May, 1908, relative to the excessive reading of gas meters.

2. No.

3. No.

4. The department will send an expert official to Toronto to ascertain the exact condition of affairs.

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Subtopic:   GAS METERS IN TORONTO.
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HOURS OF LABOUR ON PUBLIC WORKS.

February 9, 1911