May 15, 1925

LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

No; I mentioned that our parties in the field in every province were forwarding samples for testing purposes which had jbeen turned in to them by prospectors.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

These were forwarded

before there was any such provision as this, so that the extra amount here must be for privately transmitted samples. I had always understood that those were assayed free, and I was surprised at what the member for Prince A'bert said.

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

We ask payment only for the chemical assay.

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CON

William Garland McQuarrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McQUARRIE:

Plow much was spent last year under this vote?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

Only about $S.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

It would seem that the

mining business is pretty nearly down and out if only $8 is the outlay in relation to samples for assaying from all of Canada.

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

I think the

explanation is that the samples come largely from our own officers in the field.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

It does not take very

much, then, to balance up British Columbia.

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Item agreed to. Dominion of Canada Assay Office-for maintenance of assay office, Vancouver, B.C., $26,000.


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

How long has this office

been there?

M,r. STEWART (Argenteuil): Twentyfive years. It was established at the time of the gold discovery in the Yukon and has been continued ever since.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

What is the need of it?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

It is really

a function of the Finance department; it has no connection with the Department of Mines. I would be very glad if the Finance department would take it over.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

All they do is buy gold

and transmit it to Ottawa?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

Yes.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

They might just as well

transmit it direct, without any stopping off at an assay office at Vancouver.

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PRO

Henry Elvins Spencer

Progressive

Mr. SPENCER:

How much of this vote

was spent last year?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

$23,723.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

How much gold was taken in at that office last year?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

$2,029,236.

I am told that they refine the gold there before forwarding it.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Is the gold all fefined

there and sent on here? i

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May 15, 1925