July 24, 1911

DRY DOCK AT QUEBEC.

CON

Mr. PRICE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the government to build a dry dock in the harbour of Quebec?

2. If so, is it to be built by, owned and operated by the government?

3. If not to be built as a government owned work, will it be built on the three per cent guarantee allowed for such works?

4. Is the government now negotiating with any syndicate, company or person for the construction of such work?

5. If it is the intention of the government to have this dry dock built, when will the work be commenced and when will it be ready for operation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRY DOCK AT QUEBEC.
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LIB
CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID (Grenville).

The hon. minister has not stated if it is tlhe intention to build a dry dock in Quebec, and if, in the event of no syndicate undertaking the work, it will be done as a government work.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRY DOCK AT QUEBEC.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The government have no authority to build it as a government work, the only authority for the construction of a dock being that contained in the Dry Dock Subsidies Act, -which provides for a bonus to the company.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRY DOCK AT QUEBEC.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID (Grenville).

Is it the intention of the government and of the Minister of Public Works to ask for authority and an estimate to go on with this work in case they are not able to go on with it under the Dry Dock Subsidies Act?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRY DOCK AT QUEBEC.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I am sure my hon. friend is such an old parliamentarian that he will realize that any expression of the intention of the government would have to be signified by the submission of an estimate to parliament for the purpose, with the permission of His Excellency.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRY DOCK AT QUEBEC.
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ATION CELEBRATION IN OTTAWA.

CON

Mr. BEATTIE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was any gathering or celebration of any kind held in Ottawa on Coronation day?

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2. What was the nature of such celebration or gathering?

3. What members of tbe Cabinet were present to take part in it?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ATION CELEBRATION IN OTTAWA.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

In connection with the celebration of coronation day, the Department of Public Works decorated the grounds of the parliament buildings very handsomely, and also gave permission to the city authorities for the occupation of the grounds by the public and more especially by the school children upon that day. It was understood, I believe, that there should be a procession of school children of Ottawa and the presentation of flags to them. I was not in Ottawa upon that day and it happened that most of the ministers were out of the city. The three ministers who were in the city, I understand, received no invitation to be present, the affair being entirely a civic celebration. I am informed that in the morning notices were posted up cancelling the celebration in consequence of a very heavy rainstorm and that the programme was considerably changed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ATION CELEBRATION IN OTTAWA.
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NEW ISSUE OF POSTAGE STAMPS.

CON

*Mr. WHITE (Renfrew):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware that the new postage stamps of King George's reign issued by the British post office are generally condemned by the people of the United Kingdom by reason of the poorness of the design?

2. Is it the intention of the Post Office Department of Canada to have the new issue of postage stamps for the Dominion prepared from dies produced by the Royal Mint? If not, where will the dies be made?

3. Is the Postmaster General prepared io lay before the House, as promised by him on March 16 last, the designs for the new Canadian postage stamps before they are finally adopted?

4. By whom are the stamps being designed, and where will they be produced?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW ISSUE OF POSTAGE STAMPS.
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LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. No, except what has appeared in the press on the subject.

2. (a) No. (b) In Ottawa.

3. If any member of the House of Commons wishes to see the designs for the new Canadian postage stamps when submitted to the department, no objection will be offered to his doing so.

4. By the American Bank Note Company, the contractors for the supply of postage stamps for the Dominion of Canada, acting in co-operation with and under the instructions of the Post Office Department of Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW ISSUE OF POSTAGE STAMPS.
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IMMIGRATION.

CON

Mr. PAQUET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the amount spent for Belgian immigration for the fiscal year 1910-11?

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2. What was the amount expended for French immigration for the fiscal year 1910-11?

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. $7,634.06.

2. $31,362.36.

It may 'be mentioned that emigration effort in France is discouraged by law.

Mr. PA-QUET:

What was the amount, expended for immigration from the United States for the fiscal year 1910-11 ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION.
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CON

Eugène Paquet

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PAQUET:

What was the amount expended for immigration from the British Isles for the fiscal year 1910-11?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION.
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CON

Eugène Paquet

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PAQUET:

If a commission of $3 on a man, $2 on a woman, and $1 on a child, is paid to certain sub-agents in the United States for bona fi.de settlers induced by them to settle in western Canada, why are the other provinces excluded?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION.
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July 24, 1911