March 9, 1911

QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


FREE MAIL DELIVERY.


* Mr. MONK: 1. Under what conditions does the Post Office Department grant free delivery of mail matter in towns and other localities? 2. What localities in the.province of Quebec at present conform to these conditions and enjoy free delivery of mail matter? 3. Has the department granted free delivery in any locality which does not conform to conditions it has established? If so, in what cases ?


LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Free delivery is established in places where the population is 12,000, and the revenue is $20,000.

2. Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke.

3. Yes. Free delivery has been established at St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Three Rivers, Quebec, and Hull, Quebec.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FREE MAIL DELIVERY.
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WEST INDIES STEAMSHIP SERVICE.

CON

Mr. CROSBY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What arrangements are being made, if any, for steamship communication between Halifax and the West Indies?

2. As the present contract expires shortly, when will the tenders be asked for the new service?

3. What specifications will be placed before the public regarding boats for the service?

4. What will their passenger accommodation and freight capacity require to be, and what will be the speed required of the boats?

5. Has the government decided whether we are to have a weekly or tri-weekly service instead of the present service?

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Subtopic:   WEST INDIES STEAMSHIP SERVICE.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

1 and 2. The government is awaiting a call for tenders which the British government, who will pay half the subsidy, has informed the Canadian government will be issued simultaneously in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the British West Indies.

3 and 4. Adequate passenger and freight

accommodation will be required, and tenders, including speed, will be considered upon their respective merits.

5. Alternative tenders will be asked as to frequency of the proposed new service.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WEST INDIES STEAMSHIP SERVICE.
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ESCOTT POSTMASTERSHIP.

CON

Mr. TAYLOR (Leeds):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is the present postmaster at Escott, in the county of Leeds, province of Ontario?

2. What was the date of his appointment?

3. Who was the postmaster at the said office

up to the appointment of the present incumbent, and how long had he occupied the position? . _ _

4. Was the retiring postmaster dismissed, or for what reason was he discontinued?

5. Under whose representations, and at whose instance was he so retired?

G. Had any complaint as to incompetency to discharge the duties of the said office been made against the retiring postmaster or his assistant? If so, what was the nature of such complaint, and by whom was it made?

7. Is the government aware that the postmaster who has been retired is said to be an old man, a cripple, and a man who was in need of the income derived from the position he occupied?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ESCOTT POSTMASTERSHIP.
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LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Mr. F. T. Hutchison.

2. January 27, 1911.

3. Mr. George Dowsley, since December 1, 1891.

4. 5 and 6. It having been brought to the attention of the department that the postmaster was not giving his personal attention to the duties of the office, inquiry was made in the matter, and the inspector reported that the postmaster had not attended to the duties of the office for a long period. He farmed the office out to several persons in succession, and it was learned that the person then in charge of the office was obliged to vacate the premises. As the present location of the office was considered to be wholly satisfactory and very convenient, and it would not be in the public interest to have it changed, and as the postmaster was unable to give any attention to the duties of the office, it was deemed advisable to place the office in charge of some one who would keep it in the same premises and give it his personal attention.

7. The department has recently been informed that this is the case.

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Subtopic:   ESCOTT POSTMASTERSHIP.
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IMPORTS OF MEATS, CHEESE AND BUTTER.

CON

George Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR (Leeds):

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1. How many barrels, boxes or packages of pork, beef, mutton, lamb and cheese have been imported into Canada during the months of October, November and December, 1910, and for the months of January and February, 1911?

2. What was the weight and value thereof, and the countries from which the same was imported?

3. What was the number of pounds of butter and number of dozens of eggs, and the

value thereof, and the countries imported from, for the month of February, 1911?

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF MEATS, CHEESE AND BUTTER.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON:

,1. The department has no record of the number of barrels, boxes or packages of pork, beef, &c., imported, the quantity in ' pounds ' simply being shown.

2. The quantity and value of pork, beef, mutton, lamb and cheese imported into Canada, by countries, during the months of October, November, December and January was as follows:

Bacon and Hams, Shoulders and Sides.

- Country. Pounds. Value.October, 1910.. . Great Britain... 24 8 5United States... 812,893 139,483China 271 15Hong Kong. ... 100 8November, 1910. Great Britain... 420 90United States... 299,258 54,312Belgium... . 35 12Hong Kong 455 23December, 1910. Great Britain... 74 18United States. . . 234,408 39,716New Zea'and... 20,304 2,894Hong Kong 741 50January, 1911... Great Britain., . 50 13United States. . 223,392 31,240Hong Kong 515 28Japan 62 4

Beep, salted, in barkkls.

October, 1910.... United States. . 247,301 17,511 18,933November, 1910. United States. .. 271,408 December, 1910 United States .. 134,092 8,630Newfoundland... 1,255 151January, 1911... Great Britain.... 7,902 702United States 92,944 6,255

Mutton and Lamb, fresh.

October, 1910.... United States 76,027 7,046Australia 217,206 15,766November, 1910 United States 33,760 3,251Australia 103,909 12,341December, 1910.. United States.... 71,720 6,063Australia 179,470 11,880January, 1911... United States 54,665 5,027Australia 157,927 10,371Pork, Barrelled, in Brine. October, 1910... Great Britain. .. 2,5GS 304United States... 1,121,100 114,523China 60 4November, 1910. United States. . 824,265 85,189Hong Kong.. .. 1,855 131December, 1910 U nited States... 407,820 45,582Newfoundland .. 2,910 322China 291 25Hong Kong 3,499 216January, 1911... Great Britain.... 45,000 5,919United States... 852,135 83,072Hong Kong 302 19

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Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF MEATS, CHEESE AND BUTTER.
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CON

George Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR (loeds).

Other Meats, Fresh.

- Country. Pounds. Value.October, 1910.. . United States... Australia 59,596 6,480 s 7,774 140November, 1910. United States... 27,019 4,028December, 1910. United States... Australia. 42,350 800 5,303 97January, 1911... United States... Australia 29,397 11,902 4,520 595

Other meats, salted.

October, 1910. . United States.. . 58,941 8,191Hong Kong 4,831 323China 860 57November, 1910. United States.. . 22,701 3,187Italy 031 179P ranee 220 81China 1,481 105Hong Kong 950 66December, 1910. Great Britain... . 554 144United States... 25,590 3,645Hong Kong 3,071 240Newfoundland .. 900 93January, 1910... Great Britain.... 36,800 2,228United States... 22,538 3,u37Hong Kong 200 10China 200 12

Cheese.

October, 1910... Great Britain... 8,967 1,774United States... 21,716 4,234France 15,879 3,158Italy 72,709 16,378Belgium 14,489 210Switzerland 30,197 5,254Holland 2,400 397Germany 1,960 391November, 1910. Great Britain.... 10,161 2,270United States... 19,539 3,708France 22,482 4,754Italy 23,224 4,320Switzerland 36,317 6,755Germany 18,449 3,141Belgium 963 123December, 1910. Great Britain-... 5,184 1,300United States... 20,274 3,961France 44,559 12,173Italy 66,775 8,878Austria-Hungary 3,439 427Turkey in Asia.. 850 40Switzerland 31,873 5,717New Zealand.... 260 32Holland 3,543 443January, 1911... Great Britain.... 979 254United States... 18,261 3,418France 1,810 517Italy 18,280 3,153Turkey in Asia.. 538 42Switzerland 33,519 6,238

Note-Figures for the month of February will not be available for ten days.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF MEATS, CHEESE AND BUTTER.
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METEGHAN RIVER FORESHORE LOTS.

CON

Mr. JAMESON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

4. Have any grants of foreshore lots at Meteghan river, Digby county, been made by the government since 1896?

2. If So, when and to whom were such grants made, wihat prices were paid, respectively, and what were the dimensions of the respective lots?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   METEGHAN RIVER FORESHORE LOTS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   METEGHAN RIVER FORESHORE LOTS.
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BRIER ISLAND LIGHT.

CON

Mr. JAMESON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has any application been received from

the keeper of the Brier island light for (the erection of a new light? _

2. If so, when was such application received, what steps have been taken in the matter, and what is the intention of the department a3 ito the erection of a new house?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BRIER ISLAND LIGHT.
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March 9, 1911