March 9, 1914

REPORTS PRESENTED.


Report of the Department of the Interior for the year ended March 31, 1913, volume 2.-Hon. W. J. Roche. Report of the Militia Council for the Dominion of Canada for the year ended March 31, 1913.-Hon. Sam. Hughes. Report of the Board of Inquiry appointed to investigate and verify the claims of applicants for Fenian raid volunteer bounty in the province of Nova Scotia.-Hon. Sam. Hughes.


ADULTERATION ACT AMENDMENT.


Hon. W. B. NANTEL (Minister of Inland Revenue) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 99, to amend the Adulteration Act. He said: This Bill provides for several amendments to the law, but there is only one of very material importance. The following new section is introduced: No person shall manufacture for sale, keep for sale, or offer or expose for sale, as maple sugar any sugar which is not pure maple sugar, nor as maple syrup any syrup which is not pure maple syrup, and any maple sugar or maple syrup which is not up to the standard prescribed by the sixth schedule to this Act shall be deemed to be adulterated within the meaning of this Act. It is also provided that the word ' maple ' shall not be used, either alone or in combination with any other word or words, on a package containing any article of food which is not pure maple sugar or pure maple syrup. Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


CORRECTION.


On the Orders of the Day being called:


CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. T. WHITE (Minister of Finance):

Before the Orders of the Day

are called, I desire to correct a statement which I made in this House on January 20 last in the debate on the Address. Upon that occasion I directed the attention of the House to an article which had appeared in the Montreal Daily Telegraph, and which had been reproduced in the Daily Chronicle of London under the caption, ' Frenzied Finance in Canada.' I said that the article in question had been written by or under the direction of my predecessor, the ex-Minister of Finance. It has been drawn to my attention that the article to which I referred appeared in the Montreal Daily Telegraph a few days before the Hon. Mr. Fielding assumed its management. I therefore take very much pleasure in correcting the statement I then made, and in saying that in attributing to the exMinister of Finance the article in question, or in stating that it was written under his direction, I was in error as to the facts.

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QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


ALASKA-YUKON RAILWAY.

CON

Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Government received from the authorities at Washington any representation

regarding the construction of a railroad from Alaska, through the Yukon and British Columbia?

2. Has the Government considered the project of such a road?

3. Has the Government endorsed any project of co-operation in building a line to Alaska?

4. Has the Government any knowledge that the Standard Oil interests and the Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Paul railroad are behind such project?

5. If not already committed to the project, will the Government ascertain the effect such a road would have in diverting the Canadian trade of the north from Vancouver and other Canadian cities to Seattle?

6. Will the Government consult Canadian commercial interests on the coast before taking action ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALASKA-YUKON RAILWAY.
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CON

William James Roche (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of the Interior)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROCHE:

There is no information

in any department of the Government relating to the above.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALASKA-YUKON RAILWAY.
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GASPE-QUEBEC-CAMPBELLTON ATLANTIC SERVICE.

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Is the Department of Trade and Commerce aware as to whether the steamer Canada will perform the service between Gasp6, Quebec and Campbellton, N.B., during the coming season of navigation?

2. If this steamer is not t^ perform the service, have arrangements been made to have another steamer perform this service? If so, what is the name of the new steamer?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GASPE-QUEBEC-CAMPBELLTON ATLANTIC SERVICE.
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CON

Mr. FOSTER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The department has received no information leading to the belief that the steamer Canada will not perform the service this year, as the present contract does not expire until the" close of navigation next year.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   GASPE-QUEBEC-CAMPBELLTON ATLANTIC SERVICE.
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ESQUIMALT DRY DOCK.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Is it true that an Order in Council has been passed authorizing the purchase of a site for the proposed dry dock at Esquimau, B.C. ?

2. If so, has the site been purchased, and from whom, what is the purchase price, what is the acreage, and w'hat is the situation of the proposed site?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ESQUIMALT DRY DOCK.
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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. The Department of Public Works is now negotiating with H. F. Bullen, Richard Jackson, W. S. Terry, Joseph Hardisty Estate, Alve von Alvensleben, Mary E. Nicholson, Harry Noble, the municipality of Esquimalt and the Imperial Government for the purchase or acquisition of the site having a frontage of about 2,793 feet on Lang Cove, and the estimated cost will be about $334,595,

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ESQUIMALT DRY DOCK.
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INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-MINIMUM RATES.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. What is the minimum local rate now chargeable by the Intercolonial railway on small packages of goods shipped by said road?

2. What was the minimum rate charged by said railway on similar packages prior to October, 1911?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-MINIMUM RATES.
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March 9, 1914