John Patrick MOLLOY

MOLLOY, The Hon. John Patrick, M.D.V., V.S.

Personal Data

Provencher (Manitoba)
Birth Date
March 13, 1873
Deceased Date
March 16, 1948
farmer, veterinary surgeon

Parliamentary Career

October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
  Provencher (Manitoba)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
  Provencher (Manitoba)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
  Provencher (Manitoba)
October 6, 1925 - October 4, 1921
  Provencher (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 35)

April 27, 1921


Relative to the general grain inquiry shortly to be undertaken by Judge Hyndman and Messrs. Staples, Haslam and Goldie:

1. Has R. A. Bonnar, K.C., of Winnipeg, been engaged as counsel for the commission? If so, what is his remuneration?

2. What remuneration will be paid each of

the commissioners? .

3. Has a secretary of the commission been appointed? If so, who is the appointee and what remuneration will he receive?

4. Has the Government made any estimate of what this commission will cost the country? If so, what is the estimate?

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April 27, 1921

1. Is it true that 1.5001 Blood Indian cattle died of starvation during the winter of 1919-20 ?

If not, what was the exact number of losses?

2. How many Blood1 Indian cattle were counted and recorded at the spring round-up of 1919', including the spring calves?

3. How many surviving cattle were recorded at the spring round-up and counting of 1920, excluding the spring calves?

4. How many Blood Indian work horses were reported to the department as having died of starvation during the winter of 1919-20?

5. How many Indian horses, other than work horses, were reported to have died from the same cause during the said period?

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April 21, 1921

1. (a) Did the Indian Department in 1919 sell some of the Blood Indian cattle to save them from starvation? (b) If so, how many, to whom were they sold and (c) at what price per pound? "

2. (a) What was the total price received for said cattle, (b) where were they delivered, (c) w>ho paid the freight from the Blood Reserve, and (d) how many, if any, died on the road?

3. After gathering the cattle for that shipment and sale, how long were they held and fed before being shipped?

4. How many hundred loads of hay were fed to the said cattle, and from what supply was the hay taken ?

5. How much did the net receipts from the sale of these cattle exceed the replacement value of the hay fed to them while awaiting orders to ship?

Hon. Mr. .TOLMIE:

1. (a) Yes, 591; (b) Gordon, Ironside & Fares, 590; 1 sold at Cardston; (c) 50 at 5 cents per lb., f.o.b., Moose Jaw; 534 at 51 cents per lb., f.o.b., Moose Jaw; 6 cripples for $37.58; 1 sold for $50.

2. (a) $20,643.56 net; (b) 432 delivered Gordon, Ironside & Fares, Moose Jaw; 157 delivered Gordon Ironside & Fares, Rush Lake, 1 sold at Cardston; (c) Gordon Ironside & Fares; (d) 5 died on the road.

3. Started to round up at reserve November 24, but not all rounded up until first week in December. Held on average two weeks. Shipped December 15. Arrived at destination December 18.

4. About 100 tons. Supply from haj bought by Indian Department fron Indians on Reserve at cost of $8 to $10 pe) ton.

5. $18,643.56.

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April 14, 1921

1. Did the estimate of 25,000 sheep, given in the Annual Report of the Indian Department for 1918, page 12, as being placed on the Blood Reserve by Greater Production lessees, turn out to be the correct number? If not, how many were there in 1918?

2. How many sheep were grazed on the Blood Reserve by Greater Production lessees in 1919?

3. Did the cattle-owning Blood Indians protest to the department or to any of its officers in the Spring of 1918 against the presence of the sheep on. their cattle grazing range?

4. If so, what action was taken by the Government to meet their objections?

5. Does the Government know how much hay was cut on the Blood Reserve by Greater Production lessees in 1918 and 1919? If so, what was the total for each year?

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April 12, 1921

1. Did the Government of Canada in the year 1883 make and conclude a treaty with the Blood Indians in which it was provided that there should be reserved for the use of the said Blood Indians forever that tract of land in Southern Alberta known as the Blood Reserve ?

2. How many cattle belonging to the Blood Indians and to the Indian Department were on the Blood Reserve during the fiscal year 191718, according to the reports of the Indian Agent?

3. How many Blood Indian horses were on the reserve at that time, according to the same authority?

4. Were there in the said year approximately 10,000 head of white ranchers' cattle grazing

on the Blood Reserve with the consent of the Indians and under a formal grazing concession (or a renewal thereof) granted by the Indians themselves some fifteen years before, with the approval of the department and continuously utilized during that period?

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