March 11, 1901

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The MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR (Hon. Clifford Sifton).

Yes. The papers will be brought down if desired.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   YUKON TERRITORY-HOUSTON PERMIT.
Sub-subtopic:   HOG IMPORTS FROM UNITED STATES.
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YUKON TERRITORY-IMPORTATION OF LIQUOR.


Sir CHARLES HIBBERT TUPPER-by Hon. Mr. Prior-asked :



1. Has the government, or any department thereof, knowledge of the amount of beer or other liquor shipped by J. H. Russell or the Atlin Brewing Company of Glenora, into the Yukon district in 1900? 2. If so, under what authority were the shipments made? 3. What amount of beer or other liquor was so shipped?


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The MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR (Hon. Clifford Sifton) :

1. J. H. Russell, of Atlin. was granted a permit to import into the Yukon territory

1,000 gallons of beer, on August 8, 1900. No further information on the subject is in the possession of the government.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   YUKON TERRITORY-IMPORTATION OF LIQUOR.
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-PATENT BRANCH.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES (Victoria) asked :

(a) What has been the revenue ofl the patent branch of the Agriculture Department each year since 1891, inclusive?

(b) What has been the cost of the patent branch each year since 1891, inclusive?

(c) What has become of the balance of the revenue, if any, each year?

(d) How many examiners are there now in the patent branch?

(e) (1) Is each examiner abreast with his work, or (2) are there any applications awaiting attention ? (3) If there are any awaiting, how many are they in number? (4) How long in arrears is the work, viz.: What is the date of the last applications passed upon in the regular course?

(f) Is it the intention of the government or of the Minister of Agriculture to expend upon the patent branch each year for the future the revenue derived therefrom?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-PATENT BRANCH.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. Sidney A. Fisher) :

(a.) I have the honour to submit the following figures, taken from the minister's report :

Revenue. Expenditure. Surplus.

1891 $ 77,723 63 $41,394 41 $36,329 22

1892

84,720 83 39,643 37 45,077 461893

62,344 68 36,116 70 26,227 981894

78,777 02 38,010 71 40,766 311895

84,603 26 36,254 53 48,357 731896

92,498 81 39,840 68 52,658 131897

100,531 89 36,335 34 64,196 551898

97,522 70 34,402 17 63,120 531899

105,354 60 35,808 09 69,546 511900

111,331 58 43,046 93 68,284 65

the branch received 368 applications in January and issued 313 patents ; while in February, it received 344 applications and issued 325 patents.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-PATENT BRANCH.
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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HUGHES (North Victoria).

I did not get the answer to the last section.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-PATENT BRANCH.
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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

There is no Intention on the part of the government to spend on the patent branch the revenue derived therefrom, but it is the intention to ask parliament for sufficient money to carry on the affairs of the office properly.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-PATENT BRANCH.
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LONG SERVICE MEDALS.

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The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE (Hon. F. W. Borden).

The issue of a long service decoration and medal to colonial forces was approved by the Imperial authorities some time ago. Regulations governing the same have only recently been approved by His Majesty's government, and were received at the Department of Militia and Defence February 4 last. They will be promulgated in next General Orders, being the first orders submitted for the approval of His Excellency in Council since the receipt of the approved regulations. These regulations contain all the information in the possession of the Militia Department on the subject.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LONG SERVICE MEDALS.
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LAKE MANITOBA DREDGING.


Mr. BOYD-by Mr. Roche-asked : Has the following petition been received by the Hon. the Minister of Public Works To the Minister of Public Works of the Dominion of Canada. The undersigned, your petitioners, would respectfully say :- 1. Your petitioners residing along the west shore of Lake Manitoba are residents, being as shown as opposite our respective names herewith attached. 2. It is understood that next year a regular line of boats will operate on this lake. 3. Owing to our close proximity to the lake and the distance we are located from railway facilities, it is decidedly to our advantage to transport our farm products, etc., to the lake during the season of navigation. 4. There are obstacles in the way that prevent a boat from landing, in the nature of sandbars and rocks. 5. Your petitioners believe that for a very moderate expense these difficulties can be overcome, by dredging the sandbars and removing the rocks, for a landing at or near Lakeland, Big Point and Sandy Bay, as shown on the provincial maps.


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Mr. FISHER. (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

6. Your petitioners, therefore, pray that you may, without undue delay, cause an investigation to be made, that facts may be ascertained, and if such facts bear out the above statements, that the work be undertaken with the least possible delay, that we may avail ourselves of the advantages that will be afforded us.

Is it the intention of the government to accede to the legitimate request of the petitioners ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LAKE MANITOBA DREDGING.
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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS (Hon. J. I. Tarte).

No trace of such a petition can be found in the department. It may be there, but we cannot find it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LAKE MANITOBA DREDGING.
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GOVERNOR GENERAL'S VISIT TO DAWSON.


Sir CHARLES HIBBERT TUPPER- by Hon. Mr. Prior-asked : Referring to Order of the House, February 12, 1901, and return in compliance respecting His Excellency's visit to Dawson and petitions presented, does this return cover ' all orders in council, correspondence and papers in any way connected with the said address and the requests and representations therein ' ?


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The MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR (Hon. Clifford Sifton).

Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNOR GENERAL'S VISIT TO DAWSON.
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March 11, 1901