February 27, 1911


* Mr. WILSON (Lennox) : 1. How much money has been expended for immigration purposes in the United States by the Canadian government during the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1910? 2. How much money has been expended for immigration purposes in Great Britain by the Canadian government during the fiscal year ending 31st March, 1910?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. $232,347.

2. $245,577.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION-EXPENDITURE.
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SHIP ' WANDA.'


* Mr. SHARPE (Ontario) : 1. Was there a ship called ' Wanda' on the American register at Detroit changed to the Canadian register at Brockville? If so, what was the date when the change took place? 2. What official appraised its value for duty? 3. What was the value of the ship and the amount of duty ? 4. Who was the owner of the vessel? 5. At whose direction and instruction was the value of the vessel appraised for duty?


LIB

Mr. MURPHY : (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. A vessel named ' Wanda ' purchased in the United States, was registered at the port of Brockville under the name ' Tenno,' on the 20th October, 1909.

2. J. C. Boughner, Dominion appraiser of customs.

3. Appraised value, $1,600 ; duty, $400.

4. William Richard Travers, Toronto, Ont.-bank manager.

5. Department of Customs.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHIP ' WANDA.'
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CHACASTAPASIN INDIAN RESERVE.


* Mr. SCHAFFNER : Who is the owner, or who are the owners, *of the Chacastapasm Indian reserve in ranges 25 and 26, west of the 2nd principal meridian?


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER :

The department is not aware of the present owner or owners of the sold portion of this reserve. The reserve, comprising an area of 15,906-38 acres, was surrendered by the Indians on the 23rd of June, 1897, to be sold for their benefit, and 14,860-35 acres of the reserve have been sold, paid for and patented, with the exception of four fractional quarter sections which have been sold but not patented ; there remaining unsold Sugar island, containing an area of 1,046-03 acres, which is still held by the department in trust for the Indians.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CHACASTAPASIN INDIAN RESERVE.
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SUB-COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, MAHONE BAY.


* Mr. TAYLOR (Leeds) : 1. Has the sub-collector of customs at Malone Bay, Nova Scotia, been dismissed? 2. If so, for what reason, and after what investigation?


LIB

Mr. PATERSON : (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

1. The sub-collector of customs at Ma-hone Bay, N.S., aged 78 years, has been granted three months leave of absence with pay, until 1st June, 1911, when his services as a customs officer are terminated on account of his advanced age and physical condition. This case was investigated by Mr. D. C. MacDonald, inspector of customs. -

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUB-COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, MAHONE BAY.
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THE CENSUS.


* Mr. MARSHALL : 1. Has the commissioner been appointed for taking the census of East Elgin? 2. If appointment is made, what is his name and remuneration? 3. Have enumerators been appointed for East Elgin? If so, what are their names and remuneration ?


LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER :

No census commissioners or enumerators have been appointed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE CENSUS.
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EXPENDITURE ON AGRICULTURE.

NAT

Arthur Gilbert

Nationalist

Mr. GILBERT :

What is the total expenditure incurred by the Department of Agriculture since confederation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPENDITURE ON AGRICULTURE.
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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER :

The answer is as follows :

Y ear. Civil Government. Arts, Agriculture and Statistics. Immigration. Quarantine. Total.$ cts. 8 cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts.1867 32,636 77 108,078 25 50,137 91 2,660 83 193,513 761S68 28,402 37 5,580 59 53,630 73 6,765 50 94,379 191869 30,060 42 7,020 14 37,006 22 6,141 33 80,228 111870 32,289 69 6,226 84 59,988 68 11,945 96 110,451 171871 35,851 75 165,680 01 52,808 83 18,981 20 273,324 791872 35,726 43 224,015 68 108,260 83 20,705 85 388,708 991873 44,064 31 68,255 96 255,970 53 21,398 30 889,689 101874 46,208 59 58,562 31 275,102 37 43,470 50 423,343 771875 48,734 07 30,327 94 278,776 99 23.993 G9 381,832 691876 49,156 58 77,742 21 365,594 00 20,251 36 512,744 151877 : 45,080 17 73,313 93 309,352 90 44,598 14 472,345 141878 49,395 75 93,419 28 154,351 42 26,340 02 313,506 471879 50,787 22 63,068 23 186,403 06 26,099 17 326,357 681880 46,705 62 25,068 24 106,183 98 77,020 37 254,978 211881 47,807 51 149,441 69 214,251 05 36,561 94 44S,062 191882 51,778 55 273,413 31 215,339 24 37,721 78 578;252 881883 55,822 83 62,894 07 373,957 71 63,776 73 556,451 341884 60,045 35 67,767 43 511,208 83 64,117 89 703,139 501885 68,464 40 91,381 60 423,860 90 82,547 11 660,254 011886 72,981 81 203,312 02 257,354 93 90,220 62 623,869 38

Year.

Civil

Government.

cts.

Arts, Agriculture and Statistics.

cts.

Immigration.

S cts.

Quarantine.

$ cts.

Total.

$ cts.

1887

1888... 1889

1890.. .

1891.. .

1892

1893(a)..

1894.. ..

1895.. ..

1896.. ..

1897.. .

1898

1899.. .

1900.. .

1901.. ..

1902.. ..

1903.. ..

1904.. ..

1905.. ..

1906.. ..

1907.. .

1908 (b)

1909 (e).

1910.. ..

72,504 62 75,233 13 73,160 66 77,140 91 79,461 95 78,053 84 85,526 52 82,424 10 79,564 55 76,151 05 77,366 83 71,537 88 70,746 13 74,835 65 79,446 73 84,321 04 82,753 19

88.631 58 99,811 96

110,186 62

82.631 44 107,801 11 245,389 20 351,953 28

253,759 10 311,159 17 161,629 29 153,398 44 410,187 43 426,503 32 286,553 30 264,879 66 216,740 30 210,877 61 223,972 97 245,231 59 258,782 02 461,560 76 697,206 50 1,274,790 14 543,704 93 660,052 60 698,210 65 603,590 34 625,933 53 1,218,242 38 1,406,345 33 997,054*39

341,237 39 244,789 09 202,499 26 110,091 76 181,045 38 177,604 82 180,677 43

121,627 31 67,701 47 90,052 68 72,245 19 77,243 90 80,083 30 101,954 31 113,571 43 101,761 75 96,404 19 121,044 92 137,293 59 136,743 52 136,134 18 170.474 60 264,737 78 263,385 72 220,514 68 304,758 28 652,083 23 397,906 63 155,048 18 126,665 29 143,512 67

789.127 42 698,882 86 527,341 89 412,876 30 747,938 66 762,245 28 654,711 56 460,875 19 398,066 60 383,431 85 422,383 72 454,062 06 466,271 67 672,530 59

947.127 83 1,623,848 96

889,843 84 969,198 86 1,102,780 89 1,365,860 19 1,106,471 60 1,481,091 67 1,778,399 82 1,492,520 34

Total

28,399,327 34

(a) Immigration transferred to Department of Interior 1892-93.

(b) Cattle Quarantine transferred to Arts, Agriculture and Statistics as Health of Animals, 1907-08.

(c) Outside service at Ottawa transferred to Civil Government, September 1, 1908.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPENDITURE ON AGRICULTURE.
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HOLLAND PEAT BOG.

CON

Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government been investigating conditions along the shores of the Holland river for the purpose of ascertaining whether peat or other fuel can he obtained there on a commercially profitable basis?

2. If so, what is the result, and what further does the government intend to do?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HOLLAND PEAT BOG.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The Holland bog, which covers an area of several thousand acres in the counties of Simcoe and York, was surveyed and examined during the months of November and part of December, 1910.

2. The results of the survey of the entire bog have not as yet been worked out since the map which is in course of preparation is not complete, and the analyses of the different samples of peat which have been taken at various depths are not finished. The results, however, have been worked out for a portion of the southern part of the bog. The peat contained in this portion of the bog is suitable for fuel purposes.

When the map is completed and the results of the survey thoroughly worked out, the commercial value of the Holland bog and the various purposes to which the peat contained is best adapted will be known, and published in a report.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HOLLAND PEAT BOG.
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February 27, 1911