February 24, 1902


Mr. CLARE-by Mr. Henderson-asked : 1. What articles have been put on the free list by Order in Council since the adoption of the Customs tariff of 1897 ? 2. What articles have been reduced in duty by Order in Council since the above date ?


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The MINISTER OF CUSTOMS (Hon. Wm. Paterson) :

1. The articles transferred to the free list by Order in CoubcH since 29th June, 1897, are as follows :

' Cotton seed oil, when imported by manufacturers of liquid annatto, to be used in their' factories exclusively in the manufacture of liquid annatto.'

* Metallic tubes for use in the manufacture of vaccine points, made in Canada.'

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' The chemical compounds known as " Safety Bate " and " Tanning Preserver " when imported by tanners for use exclusively in " the tanning of leather in their own tanneries

' Cotton yarn, polished or glazed, when imported by manufacturers of shoe laces for the manufacture of such goods in their own factories.'

' Syrup or molasses of cane or beet testing under 35 degrees by the polariscope, for use in the manufacture of compressed food for live stock, when imported by the manufacturers of such food, to be used for such manufacture only in their own factories.'

' Key pins, damper springs, jack springs, rail springs, regulating screws, spoons, bridle wares, damper wires, back check wires, dowel wires, German centre pins, brass pins, rail hooks, brass brackets, plates, damper rod nuts, damper sockets and screws, shell, brass sapstan screws, brass flange plates and screws, hammer wires, fly felt, butt felt, damper felt, hammer rail cloth, back check felt, catch felt, thin damper felt, whip cloth, bushing cloth, hammer felt, back hammer felt, bridle leather and buck-skin, when imported by manufacturers of piano keys, actions, hammers, base dampers and organ keys, to be used exclusively for the manufacture of such articles in their own factories.'

' Botany yarn, single, in numbers 30 and finer, on mule cops, dry spun on what is known as the French or Belgium system, not doubled or twisted in white only, when imported by manufacturers of cashmere socks and stockings, to be used exclusively for the manufacture of such articles in their own factories.'

' Glass caps, shells, containers and capillary tubes, rubber bulbs, boxes and corks, for use in the manufacture of vaccine points; and only when imported by manufacturers of vaccine points.'

' Materials which enter into the construction and form part of cream separators when imported by manufacturers of cream separators to be used in their own factories for the manufacture of cream separators, until otherwise ordered.'

' Silver tubing, when imported by manufacturers of silverware to be used in their own factories in the manufacture of silverware.'

' Hemp Bleaching Compound, when imported by manufacturers of rope, to be used in their own factories for the manufacture of rope, until otherwise ordered.'

' Steel castings in the rough for the manufacture of scissors and hand shears, when imported by manufacturers of scissors and hand shears, to be used in making such articles in their own factories.'

' Steel for the manufacture of cutlery when imported by manufacturers of cutlery to be used in their own factories in the manufacture of such articles,'

' Yarn of jute, flax or hemp, for the manufacture of jute, linen or union towels, to be

used in their own factories in the manufacture of such articles.'

2. By Order in Council of February 11th, 1902, the customs duty on news printing paper in sheets and rolls, including all printing paper valued at not more than two and one-quarter (2i) cents per pound, was reduced from twenty-five per cent ad valorem to fifteen per cent ad valorem.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ARTICLES PUT ON FREE LIST OR REDUCED IN DUTY SINCE 1897.
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IMPORTATIONS THROUGH WESTERN ONTARIO PORTS, 1901.

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Mr. SPROULE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many bushels of grain, or other seeds,, were shipped through the ports of Depot Harbour, Midland, Collingwood, Meaford, Owen Sound and Sarnia, respectively, during the year 1901?

2. How many barrels of flour?

3. How many bags oatmeal?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTATIONS THROUGH WESTERN ONTARIO PORTS, 1901.
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The MINISTER. OF CUSTOMS (Hon. Wm. Paterson).

As that question is worded, I suppose the hon. gentleman's intention is to get the quantity of grain, not only that has been sent through those ports and exported, but also the trade between one port and another. We are already in communication with those ports to get the information for the hon. gentleman, and if he will allow his question to stand for a few days, I will be able to answer it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTATIONS THROUGH WESTERN ONTARIO PORTS, 1901.
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QUEBEC-ISLAND OP ORLEANS MAIL SERVICE.


Mr. CASGRAIN-by Mr. Leonard-asked : 1. How many times each week, in winter and in summer, has the mail been carried from Quebec to the Island of Orleans ? 2. What is the cost of said mail service during the winter and the summer, respectively ? * 3. What are the average receipts from such service, considering the different parishes separately?


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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. William Mulock) :

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1. Daily in summer, tri-weekly in winter.

2. The service costs $045 per annum.

3. The receipts from each parish are as fellows :-St. Jean, $150.50 ; St. Francois, $8 ; St. Pierre, $76.48 ; St. Laurent, $64 ; St. Famille, $44.62.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-ISLAND OP ORLEANS MAIL SERVICE.
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MR. ALFRED MARANDA.


Mr. CASGRAIN-by Mr. Leonard-asked : 1. Has Alfred Maranda, of St. Pierre, lie d'Or-leans, been replaced as contractor for the carrying'of His Majesty's mails ? 2. If so, by whom, and for what reason ? 3. Were tenders called before the granting of such mail-service contract ? 4. If so, how many tenders were received by the department, and what is the amount of each of such tenders ?


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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. William Mulock).

Tenders were called for before entering into the contract with

Maranda in 1897. Five tenders were received, namely From A. Maranda at $045, from N. Ferland at $700, from O. Vezina at $750, from F. Oampeau at $800, from F. Labbe at $900. The contract was awarded to Maranda, the lowest tenderer. This contract expired on the 31st of December, 1900, and was continued on a temporary arrangement during pleasure pending certain changes under consideration. It has since been placed in the hands of Pierre Plante pending the receipt of tenders for a new contract.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. ALFRED MARANDA.
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ROSEAU INDIAN RESERVE.


Mr. LaRIVIERE asked : 1. Has the government considered the request -of the rural municipality of Franklin, Manitoba, signified by a resolution of its council, dated 10th April, 1900, and asking that the Roseau Indian Reserve be opened for settlement ; said consideration having been promised by the then Acting Minister of the Interior at the sitting of this House on the 10th May, 1900 ? 2. When will the few Indians now remaining on that reserve be removed to some more convenient place for themselves, and their land opened for settlement ?


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

The question of the surrender of the Roseau River Reserve was submitted to the Indians to whom it belongs on the 26th February, 1901, by Mr. Inspector Mnrlatt, and a report was received from him that the Indians declined to sell any part of the reserve. In view of this decision it is impossible at present to take the action desired by the municipality of Franklin. I may state to the hon. gentleman, that, as be is no doubt aware, the Indian Act requires that before an Indian reserve, or any portion of it, can be sold there must be a surrender of it by the Indians, in order to authorize the government to take action.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ROSEAU INDIAN RESERVE.
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DEMAND FOR LABOUR IN MANITOBA.

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Mr. WILSON asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was there a cablegram sent to the High Commissioner by the Dominion government relating to good crops in Manitoba, and consequently a demand for hired help with good wages ?

2. If so, what was the date of said cablegram ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEMAND FOR LABOUR IN MANITOBA.
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The MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR (Hon. Clifford Sifton) :

1. Yes.

2. July 29th, 1901.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEMAND FOR LABOUR IN MANITOBA.
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IMPROVEMENT OF ST. ANDREW'S RAPIDS.


Mr. LaRIVIERE asked : How much has been voted up to the end of the present fiscal year for the contemplated Improvements of St. Andrew's Rapids, Manitoba ? How much has been spent so far out of these votes, and what for, in each year ? Is the work done so far meeting the expectation of the Minister of Public Works, as to extent and quality ?


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William Mulock (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. MULOCK.

Was there any unnecessary delay, and what was the cause of it ?

When is it expected the locks will be completed ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPROVEMENT OF ST. ANDREW'S RAPIDS.
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February 24, 1902