May 30, 1928

PORT HOOD HARBOUR

CON

Mr. MACDOUGALL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When did the federal government commence work on what is locally known as "The closing of the northern entrance of Port Hood harbour"?

2. How much money was spent on this work?

3. When was it commenced?

4. When was it abandoned?

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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. 1904.

2. $133,653.68.

3. Answered by No. 1.

4. Work discontinued 1912.

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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

CONVEYANCE OF MAILS IN 1927

CON

Mr. ARTHURS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many contracts were made for the conveyance of mails in Ontario during the calendar year 1927?

2. How many renewals were made: (a) at

suggestion of department; (b) by the contractor ? _

3. In how many cases were tenders advertised

for? [DOT]

4. In how many cases was the lowest tender, as originally received, accepted?

5. Did the department decide that in certain cases the tenders were not satisfactory?

0. If so, in how many cases?

7. Were new tenders called for when those received were not considered satisfactory?

8. If not, why?

9. Have contracts been concluded in some of such cases, and if so, how many?

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Subtopic:   CONVEYANCE OF MAILS IN 1927
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SEVEN SISTERS FALLS

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Toronto Northwest) moved:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams, orders in council, between the government of Canada or any member thereof, or officials and any other person or persons in reference to the development of water-power on the Seven Sisters site and Slave Falls, including all correspondence with the government

3550 COMMONS

Fishing Licenses in British Columbia

of Manitoba, the city of Winnipeg and all other private companies seeking to control power sites on the Winnipeg river in Manitoba.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior):

A great deal of correspondence would have to be 'brought down if the motion was passed as it stands, and I am informed that a great deal of the .correspondence is not material to anyone. Perhaps the hon. gentleman would let the motion stand until I have had an opportunity of discussing it with him. I think we can reduce the order very materially.

Motion stands.

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UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR PAPERS

BLACK POINT BREAKWATER

CON

John Alexander (1883-1945) Macdonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):

For a return showing a detailed statement of expenditures on Black Point breakwater, Richmond county, together with a copy of all correspondence relating thereto, from March 15, 1927, to March 15, 1928.

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Subtopic:   BLACK POINT BREAKWATER
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FISHING LICENSES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA


On the orders of the day:


IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. A. W. NEILL (Comox-Alberni):

I

would like to call the attention of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Cardin), or possibly the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe), to the decision recently given by the Supreme Court of Canada on a question that was referred to it some months ago regarding the jurisdiction of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries under the Fisheries Act, in relation to the issuance of certain fishing licenses in British Columbia. In view of that decision, I would ask if it is the intention of the government to amend the Fisheries Act to meet the situation'that has arisen, or how is it proposed to deal with the situation, because this is a matter of very great importance to British Columbia.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

I may say that the judgment is of very recent occurrence. As a matter of fact,

I have not yet had the opportunity of seeing a copy of it; I do not think that an official copy has been received by the department, but it may have been. In view of the importance of the matter, we shall certainly consider the advisability of appealing this judgment to the Privy Council.

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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

And in the meantime continuing to enforce the law as it stood prior to the decision?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Yes.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

MORNING SITTINGS

May 30, 1928