March 8, 1928

PAYMENTS FOR PRIVATE CARS

LAB

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Labour

1. During the past five years, what amounts have been paid to the C.P.R. and the C.N.R. respectively, for carrying special cars for: (a) cabinet ministers; (b) the Governor General;

.(e) official visitors?

2. In ease of free service by the Canadian National, what would be the value of such service according to commercial rates, for each class mentioned above?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

Department of External Affairs:

1. (a) No information; (b) no information; (c) 1922-23, C.P.R., no amount paid, C.N.R., $1,148.95; 1923-24, no payments made either to C.P.R. or C.N.R.; 1924-25, no payments made either to C.P.R. or C.N.R.; 1925-26, no payments made either to C.P.R. or C.N.R.; 1926-27, No payments made either to C.P.R. or C.N.R.

2. No information in this department. Privy Council department:

Questions

1. (o) Paid Canadian Pacific railway:

1927-Official visitors $ 2,465 94

Paid Canadian National railways:

1925-Official visitors

747 021927-Official visitors

10,529 28Total $13,742 242. No information.

Department of Railways and Canals:

1. (a) Nothing; (b) nothing; (c) nothing.

2. No separate record is kept of such movement by the railway management, and to take out this information would necessitate a special and particular search of all train service records of every division of the entire Canadian National system over a period of five years. This would take so much time, and cost so much money, that the management noes not consider it in the public interest to undertake the work.

Department Secretary of State:

1. (a) $2,145.30 (C.N.R.) upon the occasion of the reception and (b) installation of the Governor General in October, 1926; (c) none.

2. No information.

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND-PAYMENTS FOR LEGAL SERVICES

CON

Mr. MACDONALD (Kings):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total amount by the various departments of the government for legal services, in the province of Prince Edward Island, during the calendar year 1927?

2. What are the names of the parties to whom said moneys were paid, the department making the payments and the nature of service rendered in each case?

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Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

Department of Agriculture:

1. $89.40.

2. J. J. Johnston, $47.55-prosecuting on account of infraction of egg regulations; Geo. J. Tweedy, $41.85-services re search of title, etc., of Fitzgerald property.

Department of National Revenue:

1.

Customs and Excise Division $1,528 45

Income Tax division 35 86

Total $1,562 31

2. S. S. Hessian, Montague, P.E.I.; Saunders & Campbell, Summerside, P.E.I.; G. S. Inman, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; A. C. Saunders, Summerside, P.E.I.; McKinnon & McNeill, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; N. McLeod, Summerside, P.E.I. Professional services in each case. Bell and Tanton, Summerside, P.E.I., for services in connection with collection of Income Taxes.

Department of Marine and Fisheries:

1 and 2. $20 paid to Heath Strong, K.C., re prosecution of Vernon Boyles for violation of fishery laws.

Department of Public Works:

1. $55.40.

2. G. S. Inman, Charlottetown, legal services re purchase of wharf property at Stanley Bridge, $42.05; Albert C. Saunders, Summerside, legal services re purchase of site for Kensington public building, $13.35.

Department of Immigration and Colonization:

1. Payments by the soldier settlement board to the extent of $105.45.

2. S. S. Hessian, $83.50; Stewart and Lewis, $21.95; both of which amounts were paid in connection wth the purchase of farms for settlers.

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REPRESENTATION OF NOVA SCOTIA


On the question:


CON

Robert Knowlton Smith

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SMITH (Cumberland):

What steps, if any, have been taken by the government to give Nova Scotia its full representation in the House of Commons, as provided for under the terms of the British North America Act, which, according to the population of Quebec (excluding Abitibi) at the last Dominion census entitles us to fifteen members, while we were allotted only fourteen members under the last Redistribution Act?

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Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think this question will have to be redrafted. According to standing order 44, first paragraph:

Questions may be placed on the order paper seeking information from the ministers of the crown relating to public affairs; and from other members relating to any bill, motion, or other public matter connected with the business of the house, in which such members may be concerned; but in putting any such question or in replying to the same no argument or opinion is to be offered, nor any facts stated, except as far as may be necessary to explain the same.

The hon. member will note that the question he offered is not in accordance with standing order 44 as it states an opinion. I would therefore ask him kindly to re-draft his question.

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CON

Robert Knowlton Smith

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SMITH (Cumberland):

I asked this

question at a previous sitting on the orders of the day, and on the suggestion of the Prime Minister I put the question on the order paper.

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Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I am sure the hon. gentleman acted in perfect good faith, but he will see that the question being oral, it may be that the right hon. gentleman suggested that it should be put on the order paper. If the

Questions

hon. gentleman will kindly re-draft his question in accordance with rule 44, it will be answered.

Question dropped.

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ALBERTA COAL LANDS

LAB

Herbert Bealey Adshead

Labour

Mr. ADSHEAD:

How many acres of coal lands are there in the province of Alberta to which patents in fee simple have been issued?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

I think I

have given the hon. gentleman the information requested and I would ask him to drop the question.

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CON

Hugh Guthrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

The rest of us want to know the answer.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

All right,

I shall be glad to bring it down.

Question stands.

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INDIAN SCHOOLS

CON

Mr. HOCKEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government bought, or agreed to buy, any industrial or boarding school used on behalf of Indians in the treaty, at or near or on any Indian reserve in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, or Manitoba?

2. If so, from whom, how much was paid for them, and when was the vote submitted to parliament ?

3. Is the government now under any obligation to buy any more schools of this class, and from whom?

4. By whom was the price settled, and on what basis?

5. Were independent valuations made of them, and by whom?

6. At the time that these schools were built, did the persons or organizations building them have any authority from the department or Indians to establish or build such a school?

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Muscowequans Indian residential school at Lestock, Sask., from the Oblate Fathers: $55,000: session 1923.

Round Lake Indian residential school at Stockholm, Sask., from the Presbyterian Church and Rev. H. MacKay: $23,000: session 1923.

Pine Creek Indian residential school at Camperville, Man., from the Oblate Fathers: $89,000: session 1924.

Cowessess Indian residential school at Marieval, Sask., from the Oblate Fathers: $70,000: session 1925.

3. No. *

4. By the department and the church authorities, after valuation.

5. Yes-

Miiscowequans-R. W. Caswell, Saskatoon, Sask.

Round Lake-L. Thomson, Wolseley, Sask. Pine Creek-F. C. Hamilton, Winnipeg, Man.

Cowessess-S. O. Holden, Indian Head, Sask.

6. Yes.

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March 8, 1928