April 2, 1918

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William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. FIELDING:

The item will not come up, because the payment is fixed by statute.

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Rodolphe Lemieux

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

I understand, as a result of my ramblings in the county of Gaspe that a very large number of the fishermen transfer these bounty cheques to the merchants on the coasts, sometimes for a very small consideration, and that they regret after a while that they have negotiated

these cheques. Was there not a regulation passed some years ago whereby these cheques were honoured by the department and paid only to the fishermen and whereby merchants getting hold of these cheques could not use them?

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UNION

Charles Colquhoun Ballantyne (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Unionist

Mr. BALLANTYNE:

That is quite true.

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UNION

Charles Colquhoun Ballantyne (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Unionist

Mr. BALLANTYNE:

Yes.

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Rodolphe Lemieux

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

The money is paid directly to the fishermen and not paid to the merchants?

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UNION

Charles Colquhoun Ballantyne (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Unionist

Mr. BALLANTYNE:

Quite so. I appreciate very much the way in which the committee has helped me to get my estimates through. There is just that little Toronto item if you want to clear everything off.

To provide for a fisheries exhibit at the Canadian Exhibition at Toronto, $5,000.

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Georges Henri Boivin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Laurier Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Carried.

Mr. MaMA'STER: Under pressure brought by the representatives of the Maritime Provinces who evidently wish to stand in well with the Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

Progress reported.

On motion of Hon. J. D. Reid the House adjourned at 11.56 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3, 1918.

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April 2, 1918