May 2, 1930

CON

Edmond Baird Ryckman

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RYCKMAN:

It is all right for the

Canadian Pacific Railway ships.

Topic:   QUEBEC CITY WATER SUPPLY
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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

The Canadian

Pacific Railway is not using this water. On April 11 the secretary of the board of trade wrote to the deputy minister complaining that in our advice to the shipping companies as to where they could obtain good water the port of Quebec had been left off the list and inquired why this was done. The deputy minister replied to that letter, advising that such notice had been given to the steamship companies. The water supply at Quebec is purely a municipal matter, and I understand from the mayor of that city, the hon. member who has just spoken (Mr. Lavigueur), that it is the purpose of his council to expend some 82,000.000 in improving the water supply. As soon as that is done and the water supply is approved, no doubt the ships will be glad to take on water at that point. Until that change is made, we as a department must advise the steamship companies as to where they can obtain a proper water supply.

Topic:   QUEBEC CITY WATER SUPPLY
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BITUMINOUS COAL


On the orders of the day:


UFA

George Gibson Coote

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. G. G. CIOOTE (Madeod):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the Minister of the Interior (Mr. Stewart) if he is in a position to give a statement regarding the application made by the bituminous coal operators in Alberta for a subvention on the freight rate on coal to Manitoba points.

Hon. CHARLES A. STEWART (Minister of the Interior): The government is not yet

in a position to give any definite answer regarding this matter.

1714 COMMONS

Natural Resources-Saskatchewan

Topic:   QUEBEC CITY WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   BITUMINOUS COAL
Sub-subtopic:   FREIGHT RATES FROM EASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA TO MANITOBA
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TELEGRAM PROM MAYOR OP FERNIE


On the orders of the day:


CON

William Kemble Esling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. K. ESLING (West Kootenay):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to call the attention of the government to the contents of a telegram which I received from the mayor of Fernie. Until a few months ago the coal mines at Fernie were shipping to the United States some 60 cars of coal per day. Those shipments have been discontinued, and the result has been that 400 miners have been thrown out of employment, while the remaining miners are enl-ployed only for part time. This telegram urges the government to contribute toward the long haul freight cost on shipments to Manitoba to offset the competition of American coal. It is indicated that unless something is done before winter the situation will become much more serious. I take it for granted that when a statement is made by a minister of the crown it is necessary-

Topic:   QUEBEC CITY WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   TELEGRAM PROM MAYOR OP FERNIE
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   QUEBEC CITY WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   TELEGRAM PROM MAYOR OP FERNIE
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LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I would ask the hon

gentleman to read the telegram to which he

referred.

Topic:   QUEBEC CITY WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   TELEGRAM PROM MAYOR OP FERNIE
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CON

William Kemble Esling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ESLING:

I would like to ask the

Minister of Pensions and National Health (Mr. King), who represents this district, if he will reconsider his opposition to a contribution being made to the long haul freight cost.

Topic:   QUEBEC CITY WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   TELEGRAM PROM MAYOR OP FERNIE
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James Horace King (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Hon. J. H. KING (Minister of National Health):

I object to my hon. friend making the statement that I offered any opposition to a contribution being made. No such statement has been made by me, and my hon. friend is playing pretty cheap politics.

Topic:   QUEBEC CITY WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   TELEGRAM PROM MAYOR OP FERNIE
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RUSSIAN ANTHRACITE COAL


On the orders of the day:


UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

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

Mr. Speaker, I would like to inquire if the government is in a position to make a statement regarding the importation of Russian anthracite coal. I understand a question covering this point was asked some time ago.

Hon. CHARLES A. STEWART (Minister of the Interior): That matter would come

under the Department of Trade and Commerce. However, I will look it up and try to find out why an answer has not been given.

Topic:   QUEBEC CITY WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   RUSSIAN ANTHRACITE COAL
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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

I trust that the hon. minister or the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) will bring this matter to the attention of the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Malcolm).

Topic:   QUEBEC CITY WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   RUSSIAN ANTHRACITE COAL
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NATURAL RESOURCES


Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior) moved the third reading of Bill No. 17, respecting the transfer of the natural resources of Alberta. Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed.


AGREEMENT WITH SASKATCHEWAN


Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior) moved the third reading of Bill No. 58, respecting the transfer of the natural resources of Saskatchewan. He said: I have just been asked to make a short explanation covering Saskatchewan in order that the information may be on Hansard. Some question arose ias to the rights of the lessee on lake Manitou, and I propose reading what Colonel Biggar, who has been advising us in these matters, has been pleased to send me as reply: As to water rights, I am informed that when the agreements were negotiated it -was understood by all concerned that these passed to the province as completely as all other interests of the crown, and that is my present understanding. Water rights like all other rights, merely continue to be administered under Dominion legislation until other provision is made by the provincial legislature, and the minister undertakes that no water right is granted unless and until there is a very definite and binding undertaking that the rights of the public will be protected with respect to lake Manitou. Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed.


May 2, 1930