May 1, 1911

CON

Mr. TAYLOR (Leeds):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government sold the cool cheese curing room at Brockville? If so, at what pricer

2. Did the government sell the machinery and fixtures writh said building or separately? If separately, at what price?

3. What was the total cost of said building and machinery'

4. What was the total loss on said building and machinery?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COOL CHEESE CURING AT BROCKVILLE.
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LIB

Mr. FISHER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes, $1,241.42. .

2. There was no machinery in the building except an elevator which was sold with the building. The lumber consisting of cheese shelves and some tools, chairs, &c.,

was sold separately, as follows:

Building $1,075 00

Lumber 116 77

Tools, chairs, &c.. 19 65

Total $1,211 42

From former sale of shelving 30 00

Total $1,241 42

3. $7,553.26.

4. $6,311.84.

In addition to the above revenue from the disposal of the curing room, there should be included about $150 worth of lumber, weighing scales, cheese truck, which the department removed previous to the sale, which is being held for other purposes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COOL CHEESE CURING AT BROCKVILLE.
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PRICES OF FARM PRODUCTS IN FOREIGN MARKETS.

CON

Richard Stuart Lake

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LAKE:

What was the average price of beef, mutton, butter, and eggs for export at Buenos A>

res, Bahia Blanca, Sydney, Melbourne, Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland, respectively, for each of the months of October, November and December, 1910, and January and February, 1911, or at such of these ports for which information is obtainable?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRICES OF FARM PRODUCTS IN FOREIGN MARKETS.
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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER:

As the meat and butter exported from Australia and New Zealand is shipped to Great Britain on consignment, there is practically no export market in these countries for these products as the price is absolutely controlled by the English market. As a consequence the papers published in Australia give prominence to English market reports for butter and meats, but print very little information regarding _ local prices. A similar condition obtains in the Argentine. Great Britain is the market for their frozen and chilled meat which is either consigned or is sold by resident agents of the packing companies.

A few prices of butter and eggs in Australia and New Zealand have been taken from publications received from those countries. The Adelaide quotations have been taken from the report of the manager of the government produce export department as given in the journal of the Department of Agriculture of South Australia. The Sydney and Christchurch quotations have been taken from the Canterbury ' Times,' Christchurch, and the Auckland quotations have been taken from the Auckland Weekly ' News ':

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRICES OF FARM PRODUCTS IN FOREIGN MARKETS.
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AUSTRALIA.


Adelaide- Creamery Eggs. Butter. per Date. per lb. dozen.1910. Cents. Cents.Oct. 1 IllNov. 1 .... 19 21 15Dec. 1 .... 19 21 151911. Jan. 2 17Feb. 1 17Sydney- Factory EggsButter perDate. per lb. dozen.1911. Cents. Cents.Jan. 12 19i Jan. 19 19i Feb. 2 19i Feb. 23 19i


NEW ZEALAND.


Christchurch- Creamery Eggs Butter per Date. per lb. dozen.1911. Cents. Cents.Jan. 13 21 20Jan. 17 21 20Jan. 17 21 20Feb. 8 21 26Feb. 17 25 22Feb. 24 21 21Auckland- Factory EggsButter perDate. per lb. dozen.1911. Cents. Cents.Feb. 21 25 26 If the desire is to compare prices in these countries with prices in Canada it should not be forgotten that the months composing Canada's winter season would be in the Antipodes, the summer.


LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON:

Statement showing the Quantity and Value of Butter and Mutton Entered for Consumption in Canada from the Undermentioned Countries, during the Months of October, November, December, 1910, January and February, 1911; showing also the Average Price of these Articles at Places of Export.

Aetioles. Months. Australia. New Zealand. Quantity. Value. Average Price. Quantity. Value. Aversge Price.Butter

.. October Lbs. 8 Cts. Lbs. $ Cts. 24-57 26 30 23 00Mutton and lamb, fresh. November December

January

February

October

November-

December

January

February 66,080 108,416 15,008 213,050 180,962 171,370 125,676 136,379 15,578 25,542 3,000 14,208 12,191 11,646 8,521 8,761 23 57 23 55 2>)00 6-66 0-73 668 6'78 6 43 19,600 92,400 181,826 4,815 24,303 41,813

Argentine, Nil. Beef and Eggs, Nil.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW ZEALAND.
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RECIPROCITY AND TRADE WITH PRANCE.

CON

Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. If the proposed reciprocity agreement between Canada and the United States becomes law, will the rate of duty on any of our imports from Prance be in any way affected? If so, upon what articles and what will be the extent of the increase or decrease of the duty in each case?

2. What was the quantity and value of this class of imports, affected as aforesaid, during the last financial year?

- Mr. PATERSON:

1. Under the proposed reciprocity arrangement between Canada and the United States there is no increase in the rate of duty on any imports from France. The duties on the following imports of French origin are decreased under the said agreement, viz.:

Item No. Canadian Tariff. Article. Rate under the Arrangement. Rate under French Treaty.17 Cheese Per pound Free. cents.72 Garden, field and other seeds for agricultural or other purposes, n.o.p., canary, hemp and millet seed, when in packages weighing over one pound each (not including flower seeds, flax seed, or seed of timothy or clover Free. 10 p.e.Ex. 109 Peanuts, shelled

Per pound 1 cent. 2 cents.Ex. 112 Peanuts, unshelled

.1 Jcent. 2 cents.Ex. 711 Cotton seed oil Free. DA p.c.Ex. 711 Glycerine, crude, not purified P ree. 17$ p.c.Ex. 711 Asbestos, crude, not ground Free. 174 p.c.Ex. 711 Mica, unmanufactured, or rough trimmed only, and mica ground or bolted Free. 174 p.c.Ex. 711 Bran, middlings and other offals of grain used for animal food (but not more than 174 per cent ad valorem).. Per 100 pounds 12J cts. 174 P-c.

2. Th'e following statement shows the quantity an-d value of this class of imports, affected as aforesaid, during the last financial year, viz.:

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STATEMENT SHOWING THE IMPORTATIONS OF THE UNDERMENTIONED ARTICLES FROM FRANCE UNDER THE FRENCH TREATY, DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1911.


Cheese Lbs. Garden, field or other seeds for agricultural or other purposes, n.o.p., canary, hemp and millet seed, when in packages weighing over one lb. each (not including flower seeds, flax seed, or seed of timothy or clover) Peanuts, shelled 28,242 6,912 Not separately enumerated. Peanuts, unshelled Nil. It Nil. Nil. Nil. Nil. Nil. Mica, unmanufactured or rough trimmed only and mica ground or bolted Bran, middlings and other offals of Nil. Nil. HG


WOLFE ISLAND CUSTOMS OFFICER.

LIB

Mr. EDWARDS:

Liberal

1. Has any person been recommended for the position of customs officer on Wolfe Island? If so, what is the name of the person, by whom was he recommended, and when?

2. Is it the intention of the government to appoint a customs officer on Wolfe Island? If so, when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WOLFE ISLAND CUSTOMS OFFICER.
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LIB

Mr. PATERSON: (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

1. There is no recommendation in this

matter on the official files of the Department of Customs. .

2. There are two Customs officials now on Wolfe Island. It is not the intention of the government, at present, to appoint another Customs officer on that island.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WOLFE ISLAND CUSTOMS OFFICER.
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MR. FRANK THIBODEAU.

May 1, 1911