March 11, 1927

ALLIED INDIAN TRIBES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

JOINT COMMITTEE TO INQUIRE INTO CLAIMS

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received the following message from the Senate:

Resolved that a message be sent to the House of Commons by one of the clerks at the table to acquaint that House that the Senate hath appointed the Honourable the Speaker of the Senate, the Hounourable Messieurs Barnard, Belcourt, Green, McLennan and Taylor, as members of a special committee, to meet with a similar special committee of the House of Commons, to inquire into the claims of the

Allied Indian Tribes of British Columbia, as set forth in their petition submitted to parliament in June, 1926.

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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 143, to amend "An Act respecting The Brandon, Saskatchewan and Hudson Bay Railway."-Mr. Thorson. Bill No. 144, respecting The Midland Railway Company of Manitoba.-Mr. Thorson.


WELLAND CANAL-IMPORTATION OF TIMBER


On the Orders of the Day: Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals): The hon. member for Vancouver Centre (Mr. Stevens) addressed a question to me yesterday with reference to the purchase of timber for the Welland canal. I find that there has been no timber purchased since 1924, so I presume my hon. friend must refer to that particular purchase. I have here a copy of an order in council relating to the matter which I will be pleased to hand to my hon. friend together with certain other information.


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS


The House in committee of supply, Mr. Johnston in the chair. Public Works-Kenogami public building, $31,000.


CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

What is this for? Has

the minister some explanation? We do not know anything about this.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. J. C. ELLIOTT (Minister of Public Works):

This amount of $31,000 is required

for the construction of a public building in the town of Kenogami for postal purposes on a site situated at the corner of King George avenue and Ste. Famile street, purchased from J. O. Lacroix for the sum of $5,800.

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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

What is the population and the amount of business done by the post office there?

. Mr. ELLIOTT: The population in 1921

was 2,557, and is now somewhere around 3,000, I understand.

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UFA
LIB
CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

This is just another of

these cases where, with a gross revenue of $7,000 it is proposed to spend $31,000 on a new building; our net revenue from that post office for the next ten years will go into that building. Is the building under construction, or has it been started?

mi

Supply-Public Works-Quebec

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IND

Julien-Édouard-Alfred Dubuc

Independent Liberal

Mr. DUBUC:

In connection with this proposed post office I may say that the town of Kenogami is very close to Jonquiere, where Price Brothers have their large paper mill, and it is also very close to the large aluminum plant which is being built. Within the last year the population of Kenogami has doubled; there are now 5,000 people in that town with no postal accommodation whatever. The post office to-day is located in a store.

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CON

Hugh Guthrie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Cannot the government

rent premises there?

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IND

Julien-Édouard-Alfred Dubuc

Independent Liberal

Mr. DUBUC:

Not in any place that we

know of. It is a new village and even the population can hardly find the requisite lodging because of the tremendous development produced by the operations of the aluminum company and the paper mills at Kenogami.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

That is where Price

Brothers have their big plant.

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March 11, 1927