March 15, 1911

HOUSE OF COMMONS APPOINTMENTS.


Sir WILFRID LAURIER moved; That the recommendation of the Hon. the Speaker of the House of Commons, laid on the table of the House on the 21st day of February last, with reference to the appointment of Mr. Arthur W. Glasier as assistant clerk of the Committee on Agriculture and Colonization, be concurred in.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

I believe there are a number of these references. Perhaps the right hon. gentleman will let that motion stand until to-morrow.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Very well.

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QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


BEAUSOLEIL INDIAN RESERVE.

CON

Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is the Indian agent of Beausoleil reserve, Christian island?

2. Wheu was lie appointed, on whose recommendation, is he a practical farmer, what evidence had the department of this at the time of appointment; was it made a condition of his appointment that he should reside upon the reserve and instruct the Indians in agriculture, cattle feeding and the like, and has he resided on the reserve at any time? If so, during what periods, and is he residing upon the reserve or the island now?

3. In order to attain his object, did the government erect a residence for the agent upon the reserve, and at what cost; has the Indian agent ever resided in this house, and by whom is it occupied?

4. Where does the Indian agent reside, and when did he last visit the reserve?

5. Who was the immediate predecessor of the present Indian agent, and for what alleged cause was he retired?

6. Does the government propose to insist that the agent shall reside upon the reserve?

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Subtopic:   BEAUSOLEIL INDIAN RESERVE.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Mr. H. G. Todd,

2, 3 and 4. He was appointed on the 6th July, 1910. His name was suggested by the Indians of the band, who stated that upon the reserve and give the Indians practical advice in farming. For the first two months after his appointment he spent about half the time at the island. Early in the winter he was taken ill and spent five or six weeks at his own home unable to go out. Since then he has visited the island, spending more than half of his time there instructing the Indians, and he has made arrangements to move permanently to the island. During the time the agent was ill, he allowed a man and his wife to occupy part of the house in order to look after his

household goods while he was absent. This was for the winter months only. A residence was erected for the agent on the reserve at a cost of $3,470.

5. Mr. Charles McGibbon. He was retired because he had no qualifications to-give the Indians practical advice on farming. .

6. The government proposes to insist that the agent shall reside upon the reserve.

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Subtopic:   BEAUSOLEIL INDIAN RESERVE.
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CANADA AND SOUTH AMERICA STEAMSHIPS SERVICE.

CON

Mr. DANIEL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the government to subsidize a line of steamers between Canada and South America, more especially to Brazil and Argentine? If so, will tenders be called for the performance of this service?

2. Is it the intention of the government to pay subsidy on any steamer flying the Norwegian or any foreign flag, when British or Canadian steamers are available?

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Subtopic:   CANADA AND SOUTH AMERICA STEAMSHIPS SERVICE.
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LIB

Sir WILFRID LAURIER: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. The matter is now under consideration.

2. No.

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EXPORTS OF MICA.

CON

John Best

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BEST:

What quantity of mica was exported from the several provinces of Canada in the years 1900 to 1910 inclusive, and to what countries was it sent?

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Subtopic:   EXPORTS OF MICA.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON:

The quantity of mica exported from Canada, by countries during the fiscal years from 1900 to 1910 inclusive, was as follows:

Countries to which exported. 1900. 1901. 1902. 1903.Great Britain Lbs. 14,429 Lbs. 211,833 4,734 700 Lbs. 115,388 11,000 2,032 100 868,645 Lbs. 658,081 5,000 1,150F ranee Germany Mexico United States 1,064,924 761,991 729,489

1,079,353 979,258 897,165 1,393,720

Great Britain

1904. 208,889 1905. 436,333 22,317 1906. 272,454 18,615 1907 (9 mos.)' 234,434 9,050

F ranee

Belgium. 2G0 620

Germany

Holland 3,000

Mexico 100 1,038,465

595,558 555,013 1,148,613

865,327 1,016,063 1,329,634 1,392,097

Countries to which exported.

Great Britain

Newfoundland

France

Germany

Mexico

Switzerland

United States

Total

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MR. DUNCAN GRAHAM.


Mr. SHARPE (Ontario;: 1. What was the date of the appointment of Duncan Graham, of North Ontario, as Indian agent? 2. What was the amount of his salary? 3. Who was appointed to succeed Duncan Graham, what was the date of his appointment and the amount of this salary?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. He was appointed by order in council of 21st November, 1908.

2. $400 per annum.

3. Murdoch MacKenzie, by order in council of the 12th November, 1910; $400 per annum.

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Subtopic:   MR. DUNCAN GRAHAM.
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COAL MINING RIGHTS IN SCHOOL LANDS.

CON

Mr. SHARPE (Lisgar):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. To whom were the eight leases issued last year for coal mining rights in school lands?

2. How many acres were covered by each

lease?

3. What is the respective revenue from each lease?

4. How is the revenue calculated, by the ton of ore mined, or is it calculated at so much per acre?

5. How much ore has been mined under each lease to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COAL MINING RIGHTS IN SCHOOL LANDS.
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March 15, 1911