March 8, 1911

FARMERS' BANK-REMOVAL OF WM. R.

CON

*Mr. SHARPE (Ontario):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was the removal of Wm, R. Travers, former manager of the Farmers' Bank, from Toronto to Kingston Penitentiary, made with the knowledge and consent of the government or any department thereof?

2. Was the action of the sheriff in so removing the said Travers, before the prosecution had finished with his evidence in support of the charges then being investigated, taken with the knowledge and consent of the government or any department thereof?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FARMERS' BANK-REMOVAL OF WM. R.
Sub-subtopic:   TRAVERS TO KINGSTON PENITENTIARY.
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LIB

Allen Bristol Aylesworth (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Sir ALLEN AYLESWORTH.

The answer to both questions is, no.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FARMERS' BANK-REMOVAL OF WM. R.
Sub-subtopic:   TRAVERS TO KINGSTON PENITENTIARY.
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QUEBEC BRIDGE.

CON

Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have the plans and the specifications of the new Quebec bridge been submitted to the chief engineer of the Grand Trunk Railway Company, pursuant to the agreement or statute? If so, with what result?

2. Has the company heen consulted or referred to in any way about the bridge? If so, in what way and with what result?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. The plans and specifications of the bridge have not been submitted to the chief engineer of the Grand Trunk Railway Company, as the said bridge is not comprised in the eastern division of the Transcontinental railway, as covered by statute.

2. The question of using the bridge has been discussed with the Grand Trunk Pacific, but it was considered premature to endeavour to make arrangements with the railway companies until the construction of the bridge was further advanced.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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EXPENDITURE ON NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.

CON

Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. In a return brought down 27th February last, Sessional Papers No. 77, where the ex-

ptndiiture of the National Transcontinental railway to 31st December, 1910, is stated to have been $89,553,740.32, is this correct, or should the amount toe $93,920,956.16?

2. In the order of the House requiring an estimate of the amount required to complete and fully equip, does the sum mentioned in the return, $55,785,959.68, include equipment or merely cover construction?

3. Is any portion of the construction of the Quebec bridge included in the return?

4. In the figures given, or in the corrected figures, is there anything included for interest during construction, or the seven years' period after the road is handed over to the company ? If so, for how many years, at what rate and what amount?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPENDITURE ON NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.
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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. $89,553,740.32 was the amount of money paid out to December 31, 1910, and $93j-920,956.16 was the cost to December 31, 1910.

2. $55,785,909.68 is the estimated amount required to complete the road. The equipment, with rolling stock, is to be furnished by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company. See clause 22 of agreement, schedule to National Transcontinental Railway Act, cap. 71, 3 Ed. VII.

3. No.

4. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPENDITURE ON NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.
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IMPORTS OF MICA.

LIB

Mr. EDWARDS:

Liberal

1. How many pounds of mica were imported into Canada in the years 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909 and 1910, respectively, and from what countries ?

2. How many pounds of mica were exported from Canada to the United States in each of the years named?

3. How much mica was exported from Ontario and Quebec, respectively, in the years named?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF MICA.
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LIB

Mr. PATERSON: (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

1. The department has no record of the quantity of mica imported into Canada, as it is not separately enumerated in the classification of irpports.

2. The quantity of mica (Canadian produce) exported from Canada to the United States during the fiscal years 1905 to 1910, inclusive, was as follows:

Pounds.

1905 555,013

1906 1,038,465

1907 (9 months) 1,148,613

1908.. 634,570

1909 338,824

1910 829,340

3. The quantity of mica (Canadian produce) exported from the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, respectively, during the fiscal years from 1905 to 1910, inclusive, was as follows:

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF MICA.
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CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

Ontario. Quebec.

Pounds. Pounds.

1905 691,654

1906 876,823

1907 (9 months).. .. .. 284,625 1,040,807

1908 612,782

1909 377,922

1910 .. .. 175,507 676,301

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF MICA.
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THE CORONATION CONTINGENT.

LIB

Mr. CURRIE (Simcoe):

Liberal

1. Who exercises the right to select officers to take part in the coronation contingent?

2. Has the officer commanding regiments the sole right to say what officer shall be chosen ?

3. Has the officer commanding a district the right to say what officers shall be chosen in his district?

4. Have any non-military organizations or civilians interceded on behalf of officers seeking to be chosen for this service? If -o, what are the names and particulars?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE CORONATION CONTINGENT.
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LIB

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

1. His Excellency the Governor General in council.

2. No.

3. No.

4. No, so far as the official records show.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE CORONATION CONTINGENT.
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MR. W. O. CREIGHTON.


Mr. STANFIELD 1. What position under the government did W. O. Creighton, of Pictou county, Nova Scotia, hold in the year 1910? 2. For what length of time was he in the service of the government and between what dates ? 3. What was his salary, how much was he paid for salary, and how much was he paid for expenses? 4. Where did he carry on the work for which he was appointed? . 5. Did he succeed in bringing any immigrants to Nova Scotia, or other parts of Canada? . 6. How many immigrants did he induce to settle in this country, from what places did they come, in what places did they settle, and to what classes, in regard to occupation, do they belong? 7. What was their several occupations in Gieat Britain?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. Farmer delegate to Great Britain.

2. From January 20 to April 15, 1910.

3. Salary $100 per month. Was paid $300 for salary and $350.87 for expenses.

4. In England. '

5. The government does not know. He was expected to interest people in Canada so that they would come, but was not expected to bring them.

6. See answer to No. 5.

7. See answer to No. 5.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. W. O. CREIGHTON.
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PIG IRON IMPORTS.

March 8, 1911