April 23, 1914

PETITION REJECTED.

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

With reference to the

petition of the Guelph Trades and Labour Council praying the Government to take over the road of the Canadian Northern Railway Company as a public work for the people of Canada and for other purposes, I have to say that as the prayer of the petition, if granted, would involve an expenditure of public money, it cannot be received.

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QUESTIONS.


(Questions to be answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


MR. LBANDEE PARADIS.

LIB

Mr. DEMERS:

Liberal

1. Has M. Ldandre Paradis, of St. Johns, Quebec, been appointed to a position under the Government of Canada?

2. If so, to what position and whom did he succeed?

3. What was his predecessor's salary?

4. What is his present salary?

5. Has the said Ldandre Paradis any contract with the Department of Militia and Defence?

6. If so, can a civil servant be a Government contractor at the same time?

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Mr. CODERRE: (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Superintendent of the fumigation station at St. Johns, Quebec, and an inspector for carrying out the Destructive Insect and Pest Act. He succeeded Mr. P. H. Dupuis.

3. At the rate of $75 per month for such time as he was employed at the fumigation station, which is kept open for about four months in each year.

4. At the rate of $75 per month for such time as he may be employed at the fumigation station, which is kept opeen for about four months in each year.

5. A contract for the supply of forage at St. Johns, P.Q., was made with Mr. L. Paradis, of St. Johns, Quebec. This contract expires on the 31st of August, 1914.

6. No information. .

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INDIAN MEDICAL ATTENDANTS.

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Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Liberal

1. Who are the Government medical attendants of Indians for Kings county, N.S. ?

2. What amount is paid annually to each of such attendants?

3. What number of professional visits were made by each of such attendants, for the last

fiscal or calendar year of which there is available such detailed, information?

4. Who were the predecessors of such medical attendants, and what amount did they annually receive for such services?

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Mr. ROCHE:

Liberal

1. Doctor George McNally, of Berwick, is medical attendant for the western half of Kings county and Dr. W. B. Moore, of Kentville, is attendant for the eastern half of the county.

2. Doctors McNally and Moore are each paid a salary of $200 per annum.

3. Doctor Moore, during the last fiscal year, attended 127 Indians. Returns are not yet to hand from Dr. McNally as to the number of Indians he attended.

4. Previous to the appointment of the above mentioned doctors, Dr. H. M. Jacques was medical attendant for the whole county at a salary of $50 per annum. He did not attempt to do all the work, and in the year 1910-11 accounts amounting to $496.80, were paid. The total cost of attendance for that year was $546.80.

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PLANTAGENET RURAL MAIL DELIVERY.

LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Liberal

1. How many tenders were received by the Post Office Department for the conveyance of the mails on the proposed free rural delivery route No. 1, Plantagenet, county of Prescott?

2. What are the names of the tenderers and the amount of their respective tenders?

3. Is it the intention of the Post Office Department to establish said route in the near future?

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Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

The tenders will not be opened until the 8th proximo. The service will be established as soon as the necessary contract arrangements have been made.

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LIEUT.-COLONEL CHARLES F. WINTER.

LIB

Mr. CARROLL:

Liberal

1. What position does Lieut.-Colonel Charles F. Winter occupy in the Militia Department, and what are his duties?

2. Has he within the past year been given instructions to do any work outside his ordinary duties? If so, what?

Mr. SAM. HUGHES:

1. Military secretary.

2. No.

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ALDERSHOT, N.S., CAMP.

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Mr. MACDONALD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the names of the tenderers for

supplies furnished the various militia camps at Aldershot, Kings county, N.S., during the year 1913? '

2. What were the several prices quoted?

3. From whom were supplies purchased and what was the price paid in each case?

Mr. -SAM,. HUGHES': Papers in reply to a motion are being sent in. *

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HOMESTEAD ENTRY.

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Mr. KNOWLES:

Liberal

1. When was the entry of Harvey Rea

McVeigh for the S.W. 5 of 3-23-12, W. 3rd M., cancelled?

2. When were instructions first isued by the Department of the Interior for a homestead inspector's report with regard to the improvements made on the S. W. J of 3-23-12, W. 3rd M., in connection with the application of Harvey Rea McVeigh for a refund of the moneys collected for the improvements made by him on the above land?

3. What sum of money was so collected by the department for said improvements?

4. On what date was such money paid to the department?

5. Has the homestead inspector's report referred to in question No. 2, yet been received? If so, when?

6. Has any money been paid to the said

Harvey Rea McVeigh on account of such refund? If so, how much? .

7. Has such payment been on account or in full?

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Mr. ROCHE:

Liberal

1. 10th December, 1912.

2. 19th May, 1913.

3. $165 has been collected from the present entrant.

4. 5th April, 1913.

5. No. The land is situated north of the South Saskatchewan river, and the homestead inspector recently explained that on account of weather and the state of the roads it has been practically impossible to do any work in that country for some time, but that he would make his report as soon after the first of this month as weather and roads would permit.

6. Yes, $50. It was represented that he was in urgent need of money.

7. On account.

THE BUDGET:

Consideration of the motion of Hon. W. T. White (Minister of Finance) for the House to go into Committee of Ways and Means, resumed from Wednesday, April 22,

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April 23, 1914