February 15, 1912

CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

In 1905-6

$1,295 55In 1906-7

48 70'In 1907-8

1,144 05In 1908-9

1,181 53III 1909-10

1,213 38In 1910-11

1,821 53

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF DEPUTY MINISTER OF JUSTICE.
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WHARF AND DREDGING AT FRASER-VILLE.

LIB

Mr. GAUVREAU:

Liberal

1. Referring to the sum of $70,000 mentioned in tho estimates of 1912-1913, for wharf and dredging at Fraserville, Quebec, and lately voted, is it the intention of the Minister of Public Works to ask for immediate tenders in order that the projected works may he constructed as soon as possible, in the interest of the general public and especially in that of the Intercolonial railway, which could discharge its coal at Fraserville, instead of Levis, thus saving fifteen or twenty thousand dollars on its annual expenses?

2. If so, will the honourable Minister of Public Works make use of the plans and specifications now existing in the department, and on which the preceding government was ready to ask for tenders at the time of the dissolution of parliament?

3. If not, what does he propose to do for the port of Fraserville?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WHARF AND DREDGING AT FRASER-VILLE.
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CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

It seems to me this question contains allegations of fact; however, I will endeavour to answer it.

1. It is the intention of the government, as soon as the appropriation of $70,000 referred to lias been passed *by parliament, to take the necessary steps to execute the work referred to in that appropriation.

2. The plans and specifications prepared already will no doubt be used by the department when the appropriation is at its disposal.

3. Answered by 1 and 2.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WHARF AND DREDGING AT FRASER-VILLE.
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JUDGE BLAISE LETELLIER.

CON

Mr. LAVALLEE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. At what place is the fixed residence of the Honourable Judge Blaise Letellier, one of the judges of the Superior Court of the province of Quebec?

2. Is it within or without the judicial district of Chicoutimi, for which he was appointed?

3. Is it the intention of the government to favour the interests of the honourable judge in permitting him to continue to reside in Bruce, or will it, in the interests of the pub-lio, require the honourable judge to reside in the midst of those wrho could utilize his services?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   JUDGE BLAISE LETELLIER.
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CON

Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. His residence was fixed by order in council, in accordance with the Quebec statute, at Chicoutimi.

2. Within.

3. The government is not aware that Mr. Justice Letellier resides elsewhere than at Chicoutimi, but the attention of the honourable judge will be drawn, to this question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   JUDGE BLAISE LETELLIER.
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COLLECTOR OP CUSTOMS AT PASPEBIAC.

CON

Mr. BOULAY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was Mr. Notary Beauchesne, of Paspe-biae, county of Bonaventure, dismissed as collector of customs, who has been collector at the same place since 1905? If so, what was the exact date?

2. For what reason and who requested his dismissal?

3. Is the collector of customs at Paspebiac, Mr. Marcil, a brother or a relative of the member for Bonaventure?

1. Who recommended the appointment of the present collector of customs at Paspebiac and on what grounds?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COLLECTOR OP CUSTOMS AT PASPEBIAC.
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CON

Mr. REID (Grenville): (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. P. C. Beauchesne, collector of customs at Paspebiac, Quebec, was superannuated from 15th November, 1910, on his application for retirement.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. Thos. H. Marcil, the present collector of customs at Paspebiac, is a brother of the member of parliament for Bonaventure.

4. His appointment was recommended by the Hon. Wm. Paterson, Minister of Customs, on the grounds that the position was made vacant by the superannuation of Mr. Beauchesne.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COLLECTOR OP CUSTOMS AT PASPEBIAC.
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LEASE OP LAND AT BRONTE.

CON

Mr. HENDERSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government, or the Department of Marine and Fisheries, entered into an agreement at any time with the Police Village of Bronte, in the county of Halton, for a lease of a parcel of land in said village, hounded by Lake Ontario on the south, the lands of one Joyce on the west, Chisholm street on the north and, the Twelve Mile creek on the east, for a public park or playgrounds?

2. Has a lease for such purpose been at any time drafted?

3. Has such lease been executed by the government and the trustees of said village?

i. If not, is it intended to have such lease completed? If not, why not?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LEASE OP LAND AT BRONTE.
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. No.

4. This is receiving consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LEASE OP LAND AT BRONTE.
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CON

MR. J. P. THERRIEN.

LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. Has J. F. Therrien, Inland Revenue Officer of Nicolet, P.Q., been dismissed?

2. If so, on what grounds and at whose request ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. J. P. THERRIEN.
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CON

Mr. REID (Grenville): (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Mr. J. F. Therrien, Assistant Inspector of Weights and Measures, residing at Nicolet, has been dismissed.

2. His dismissal was on the grounds of political partisanship, and was the result of charges brought against him by the member for the riding of Nicolet.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. J. P. THERRIEN.
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IMMIGRATION FROM THE UNITED STATES.

LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF.

Before the orders of the day are called, I wish to ask a question of the Minister of the Interior (Mr. Rogers), and to make the question plain it will be necessary for me to read a letter:.

Winnipeg, February 12, 1912.

Re Wm. Pearson Co., Ltd.

As yon are no doubt aware, the above mentioned company, of which I am vicepresident, is conducting an extensive colonization business. During the years 1910 and 1911 we have paid out in actual cash something in excess of $600,000 in the business of bringing in settlers, and we have met with a large measure of success. During the past year we have sold some 60,000 acres in quarter and half sections to actual settlers, and we will have three train loads of settlers effects coming in this spring to settle on the lands disposed of last season.

Naturally the attitude of the Dominion government towards American immigration is of great importance to us, in view of the fact that we have still some 200,000 acres to settle.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION FROM THE UNITED STATES.
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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER.

I beg to say to the hon. member that it is not permissible to bring in documents of a controversial character like that, and read them in the House for the purpose of founding a question upon them, I gave that ruling only yesterday.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION FROM THE UNITED STATES.
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February 15, 1912