May 17, 1916

ENLISTMENTS IN NORTHERN ALBERTA.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

In discussing the militia Estimates, I asked the Prime Minister if he would* have prepared a detailed statement of enlistments in Northern Alberta. He was good enough >to promise that that would be done. I hope ^t will be available before the close of the session.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ENLISTMENTS IN NORTHERN ALBERTA.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I understood that the deputy minister had taken a note of everything the hon. member had asked for. However, I do not think he has furnished me with that statement, but I will call hii attention to it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ENLISTMENTS IN NORTHERN ALBERTA.
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PLANS OF NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.


On the Orders of the Day: [DOT]


CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Air. ROGERS:

I would once again invite the attention of the members of the House to the matter of the reconstruction of the Parliament Buildings. The committee who have the matter in charge have reached the point of considering the advisability of providing an additional story. We have the plan of the old building, as it stood, and of the building proposed to be constructed. They are in Room 1. and the committee will be very pleased, I am sure, if hon. members would take the trouble some time during the afternoon to visit that room, where they will meet one of the architects who will explain everything they might desire to know in respect to the proposal which is approved by the committee.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PLANS OF NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Have the committee come to any decision upon that?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PLANS OF NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.
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CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

AVe have considered it

very fully, and I think the committee are fairly unanimous in favour of the additional story.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PLANS OF NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.
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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

As a member of the

committee, perhaps it would not be out of place for me to say that the committee had before them the strong recommendation of Mr. Pearson, one of the architects-the other architect not being present at the time-in favour of an additional story. My own view was that, as we trust that the reconstructed building will last for a very long time, and as the number of members of Parliament is likely to increase very considerably in the not distant future, it would be desirable, if possible, to give considerably increased accommodation, providing that it would not interfere with the architectural aspect of the building. I think the view of the committee was quite unanimous that that result could be obtained, and that with the additional story the building would be a very handsome one indeed, and one of which the country would be proud.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PLANS OF NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Have tiie

architects expressed any preference in the matter?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PLANS OF NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.
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CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Air. ROGERS:

The architects have, 1

think, a preference for the additional story.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PLANS OF NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.
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TEAIISCOUATA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Air. MARCIL:

I am requested to ask the hon. Alinister Of Public Works (Air. Rogers) wh ether he has authorized the sending of a despatch down to anybody at lie Verte, Temiscouata county, stating that an expenditure of $1,000 would be made on wharves out of a sum voted for that purpose by this House. It is reported that the message was sent by the hon. Postmaster General (Mr. Casgrain):

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TEAIISCOUATA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Air. ROGERS:

I have no knowledge of the message referred to.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TEAIISCOUATA COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS.
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LOBSTER FISHERY IN NORTHUA1BER-LAND STRAITS.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Air. MACDONALD:

I am advised thatthe lobster fishing in Northumberland straits only opened on May 11, or six days ago. I would ask the hon. Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Hazen) to take that fact into consideration, and to regard favourably an application which will be made to him by the fishermen and packers for an extension in order to make up the time during which they would have been entitled to fish had the season opened at the regular period.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LOBSTER FISHERY IN NORTHUA1BER-LAND STRAITS.
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CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

It frequently happens

that, although the fishing season is somewhat late in opening, the catch of lobsters is so good during the balance of the season that the average catch ds as good as it is in other years when the fishing season opens earlier. The whole situation will be very carefully watched, and instructions have been given to that effect already by the officials of the department. The facts will be considered when the time comes for a decision as to whether the season shall be extended or not. As an ordinary proposition, it is not desirable to extend the season for catching lobsters. The seasons have been fixed by commissions that have been appointed to deal with the lobster question and the question of fishing generally, and when the last commission made its report it was evident that unless something was done in some way to restrict the amount of fishing that was being carried on, there would be great danger of the lobster fishery of the country being destroyed. It was in consequence of this that provision was made for a shortened season.

Last year, in many parts of the country, the lobster fishery was very satisfactory, and larger lobsters were caught than had been caught in past years, showing that the shortening of the season in the past three years had some effect in that direction. I understand, however, that there are some occasions when, in consequence of ice conditions, and other weather conditions, the fishermen are unable to fish for many days during the season. We have had cases of that sort, and upon investigation we have found that, while they had several slack days in which they could not follow their calling as they have done in some previous seasons, yet the catch has been quite as large, and that being the case there was no necessity for the extension of the lobster season. All these are facts which have to be taken into consideration. I will instruct my officails very carefully to watch the conditions that exist along the Northumberland straits this year, and give such consideration as is possible, having regard to the preservation and perpetuation of the lobster-fishing industry.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LOBSTER FISHERY IN NORTHUA1BER-LAND STRAITS.
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May 17, 1916