May 27, 1926

AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION


Mr. W. F. KAY (Brome-Missisquoi) presented the second report of the select standing committee on Agriculture and Colonization as follows: Your committee recommend to the House that they be given leave to sit while the House is in session. He said: By unanimous consent of the House I beg to move: That the second report of the select standing committee on Agriculture and Colonization presented this day be concurred in.


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Leader of the Opposition):

I do not wish to direct

any special opposition to this motion, but I think there are already just about enough committees sitting while the House is in session; there are more committees than House. I hope the precedent thus set will hoc be pursued very far.

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Motion agreed to.


SADDLE LAKE INDIAN RESERVE

LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior):

With reference to the further

inquiry yesterday of the hon. member for East Edmonton (Mr. Bury) with respect to the recent sale of Saddle Lake lands, it is now possible to answer two of the three questions to which definite answer was not given some days ago. The questions were as follows:

8. What were the names and addresses of the successful allottees and how many acres were allotted to each?

9. How many and who among the said successful

allottees were at the date of the said allotment farmers actually engaged in farming operations in the district ? .

10. Have any of the said allotments been approved by the government? If so, which and when?

We are now in a position to reply to questions 8 and 10, but it will be necessary to obtain a special report from Agent Ostrander before reply can be made to question No. !>. The answer to question No. 8 is as follows:

Joseph Gagnon, Brosseau, Alberta, 320 acres.

Eclw'in McPheeters, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Joseph W. Beaudry, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

John Pratch, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Arthur Fontaine, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Alphonse Fontaine, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Henri Fontaine, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Antoine Fontaine, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Oliver Bussieres, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Flore-ida Charest, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres. Fortunat Charron, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Henri Charron, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Alphonse Turnul, St. Paul, Alberta, 160 acres.

Joseph Leroux, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

James Cormack, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Ernest Belzil, St. Paul, Alberta, 160 acres.

Victor Tessier, St. Paul, Alberta, 160 acres.

Cyrice Lafrance, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Charles Lambert, St. Paul, Alberta, 160 acres.

Joseph Parent, St. Paul, Alberta, 160 acres.

Alphonse Poitras, St. Paul, Alberta, 160 acres.

Donat Bougie, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Napoleon Garneau, Legal, Alberta, 320 acres.

Elzear Tremblay, Legal, Alberta, 320 acres.

Frank Jakubik, Edmonton, Alberta, 320 acres.

Pierre Charron, St. Paul, Alberta, 320 acres.

Ed. LeBlanc, St. Paul, Alberta, 160 acres.

Question No. 10 may be answered by stating that the allotments as indicated above and reported by our agent have been approved by the department.

With reference to the return ordered at the request of the hon. member, calling for the production of copies of correspondence, documents, data, etc., in connection with this sale of Saddle Lake lands, some delay must occur in preparation of this return, as it will be necessary to obtain considerable of the information desired direct from Agent Ostrander, at Saddle Lake.

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PEACE RIVER ELECTION

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (West Calgary):

I beg to present the petition of James Arthur Collins of Chisholm, Alberta, praying that the House of Commons of Canada will investigate the conduct of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, the returning officer for the electoral district of Peace River, Edward Henry Sheppard, aforesaid, the deputy returning officer, Peter A. Robb, aforesaid, and such other officer or officers as may be necessary in connection with the establishment of a polling place at Brule Mines poll No. 4 aforesaid and the taking of, the counting and recounting the votes cast at such poll in the electoral district of Peace River aforesaid, and that such Chief Electoral Officer, returning officer,'deputy returning officer or other officer or officers be directed to take such action as may be requisite and necessary to secure the return to the House of Commons of the candidate who secured the greatest number of votes cast by the electors of the electoral district of Peace River on the 29th of October, 1925, aforesaid, and for such other and further relief as may seem meet in the premises.

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QUESTIONS


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


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-LAND PURCHASES

CON

Mr. FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the property known as the Stephens property, on Dorchester street, Montreal, adjacent to the tunnel, been purchased by the Canadian National Railways?

2. If so, at what price and for what purpose?

3. Is it the intention of the Canadian National Railways to purchase St. Pauls church property and a number of other properties in the vicinity, for terminals ?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) $550,000.

(b) For the protection of the interests of the Canadian National Railways.

3. No present intention.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TORONTO BUILDING

CON

Mr. MANION:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has any new agreement been made regarding the erection of a building corner King and Yonge streets, Toronto, formerly occupied by C.N.R.?

2. If so, with whom?

3. On what terms as to Tental?

4. How many stories is the building to consist of, and how many stories are the government taking?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. No.

2, 3 and 4. Answered by No. 1.

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SCHOOL LANDS

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many acres of land have been set aside by the federal government for school purposes in each of the provinces of Canada?

2. What were the conditions under which the land was set aside?

3. What is the amount to the credit of each province on account of school lands with the federal government ?

4. What amount has been paid by the federal government to each of the provinces to date on account of school lands?

5. What is the average amount received per acre in each province on account of school lands?

6. What is the approximate value of the school lands unsold in each province?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. STEWART (Edmonton): (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. School lands are designated as such only

as survey progresses. When provinces have been fully surveyed, it is estimated that the total acreage allotted for school lands will be approximately as follows: Manitoba,

7,993,600 acres; Saskatchewan, 8,421,100 acres; Alberta, 7,798 600 acres.

2. See Section 22 of the Statutes of Canada, Chapter 55, Victoria, 1872.

3. Manitoba, $5.840,489.21; Saskatchewan, $14,834,655.86; Alberta, $7,826,970.26.

4. Manitoba, $5,596,575.18; Saskatchewan, $10,384,483.21; Alberta, $6,724,069.73.

5. Manitoba, $9.76; Saskatchewan, $17.76; Alberta, $14.02.

6. Impossible to estimate even approximate value, as unsold school lands, even in surveyed territories, have not been inspected and valued.

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PROTECTION OF ESKIMO

May 27, 1926