March 22, 1928

CON

Mr. RYCKMAN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Beauharnois Power Company or any other company or person applied to the government or any department of the government for the right to take water to develop power under the charter granted in the recent session of the Quebec legislature to said company for the development of power?

2. Has said company applied to the government or any department of the government for approval of plans and authority to proceed with its works?

3. In the report of the joint board of engineers laid on the table of the house during the present session, the said board recommends another navigation proposition instead of Hungry bay. Under the circumstances, is it the intention of the government to take action in connection with any application for approval of plans and to give authority for commencement of work until the final decision is reached concerning action to be taken in connection with the St. Lawrence waterways proposition?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POWER DEVELOPMENT IN QUEBEC
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

[DOT]

1. Applications have been received of the Beauharnois Light, Heat & Power Company and are of date March 17th, 1927, and January 17th, 1928.

2. Preliminary plans have been submitted to the Department of Public Works and the Department of Railways and Canals.

3. The recommendations of the Joint Board of Engineers, and the proposals of the Beau-hamois Company, will receive consideration in due course.

Exclusive Prospecting Rights

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POWER DEVELOPMENT IN QUEBEC
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MR. GEORGE K.YTE

CON

Mr. RYERSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is Mr. George Kyte, ex-M.P., for Richmond West, Cape Breton, employed by the government of Canada?

2. If so: (a) when was he so employed; (b) for what purpose; (c) at what salary; and (d) upon whose recommendation was he appointed ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. GEORGE K.YTE
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LIB

CARRIAGE OF MAILS IN NEW BRUNSWICK


Mr. HANSON; 1. Was one Arthur Carvell of Lakeville, Carleton county, New Brunswick, appointed to drive the mail from Woodstock to Lakeville, Carleton county, New Brunswick, in the months of September and October, 1927? 2. If so, how many trips did he make in September, how many in October, and how many trips was he paid for? 3. Are mail contracts ever entered into with a minor ? 4. Has the Canadian National Railways a contract for carrying mails from St. John, Fredericton and Woodstock, north to Lakeville? 0. If so, why was any arrangement made with Arthur Carvell or any one else for hauling the mails from Woodstock to Lakeville in the months of September and October, 1927?


LIB

Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. A temporary arrangement was entered into with Arthur L. Carvell for this service.

2. Thirteen trips in September, 13 trips in October, 26 trips paid for.

3. No.

4. Yes.

5. To expedite the delivery of daily papers from Saint John and also the despatch of the outgoing mail from the Lakeville district.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CARRIAGE OF MAILS IN NEW BRUNSWICK
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

CON

Mr. EDWARDS (Frontenac-Addington):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many acres of land have been granted by the federal government to the main and branch lines of the Canadian Pacific Railway and to other railways in: (a) Manitoba before 1870 and since 1870; (b) Saskatchewan since July, 1905; (c) Alberta since July, 1905; (d) what is now Alberta and Saskatchewan previous to July, 1905; (e) what is the approximate or estimated value of such land grants?

2. How many acres of land have been granted to land companies under settlement terms: (a) in Manitoba, (b) in Saskatchewan and Alberta before and since July, 1905; (c) what is the value of such grants?

3. Under what statute or by what authority did the federal government claim the right to dispose of such lands: (a) in Manitoba; (b) in Saskatchewan and Alberta both before and Bince 1905?

4. How many acres of land within the borders

of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, since each became a province, have been alienated by the Dominion up to January 1, 1928, in each province for: (a) railways; (b) land companies on settlement terms; (c) homesteads; (d) Hudson Bay Company; (e) school purposes; (f) any other purposes? _

5. How many acres of land does the Dominion claim ownership of or jurisdiction over in: (a) Manitoba; (b) Saskatchewan; (e) Alberta?

6. By -what statute or authority does the Dominion claim the right of such jurisdiction?

7. Did the Dominion retain ownership of or administrative authority over any of the territory added some 15 years ago to the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec, and if so, by what authority in the case of each.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   OWNERSHIP OF LANDS IN THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES
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EXCLUSIVE PROSPECTING RIGHTS


On the orders of the day:


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

I would ask the Minister of

the Interior whether or not there is any truth in the rumour that is prevalent that he or his department contemplate the granting of exclusive prospecting rights to large areas in the Northwest Territories. I would not ask this question at the present time were it not for the fact that I have received some very urgent messages with respect to it. I hardly believe it is possible, but I think it would reassure the public mind if the minister would make a statement.

Hon. CHARLES A. STEWART (Minister of the Interior): Two applications have been filed for exploratory privileges in the Northwest Territories covering fairly large areas. Both have been considered but neither has been granted.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXCLUSIVE PROSPECTING RIGHTS
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Will the papers be laid

on the table?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXCLUSIVE PROSPECTING RIGHTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

There are no papers except the applications.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXCLUSIVE PROSPECTING RIGHTS
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Well, the applications?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXCLUSIVE PROSPECTING RIGHTS
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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

We cannot hear

what is going on.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXCLUSIVE PROSPECTING RIGHTS
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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. E. J. GARLAND (Bow River):

The minister says they have not yet been granted.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXCLUSIVE PROSPECTING RIGHTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

That is not what he

said.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXCLUSIVE PROSPECTING RIGHTS
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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

If the Minister of Justice will be patient I should like to complete my question: Is there any intention on the part of the government to issue such rights to any individual prospector or corporation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXCLUSIVE PROSPECTING RIGHTS
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March 22, 1928