October 12, 1903

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The PRIME MINISTER.

The Methodist mission board, which has applied for this grant, states the cost of the building will be about $(5,500. It is proposed to apportion it as follows : Local subscriptions, $1,000 ;

grant from Methodist mission board, $2,500 ; provincial government, $2,000 ; Indian Department, $1,000.

Government of the North-west Territories, $255,000.

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The PRIME MINISTER.

Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of this is voted under circumstances with which the House is already familiar. The other $5,000 is required for registrars consequent upon the increased immigration. ,

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

What further facilities are to be provided ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

It simply provides for more clerical work and more assistance in the different registry offices.

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Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

It says :

Additional grant for schools, clerical assistance, printing, &c.

Why is the grant for schools made V

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The PRIME MINISTER.

That item of $250,000 has been discussed.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

This was discussed in connection with the Bill to make an advance to the North-west Territories. In connection with that Bill it was pointed out that we had increased the ordinary grant last year by $250,000 and this item is to make corresponding increase this year.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

I do not think you gave any detailed information as to how this money was to be spent.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

It is a general increase, equivalent to an increased subsidy to the North-west Territories.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Is this the vote in regard to which there was some discussion as to whether it should toe on capital or revenue account ?

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

This is on account of ordinary revenue. We added a quarter of a million last year under precisely the same conditions and We are now adding a quarter of a million dollars. The advance on capital account was made by a special Bill.

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Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

How is it that everything has to be doubled '! There has been no material increase in the population that would necessitate additional schools or anything in the last year. In fact there has been a great reduction in the population 1

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

In the North-west Territories ?

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Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

I was thinking of the Yukon.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Is this to be expended by the government of the Northwest Territories ?

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

Yes.

Some resolutions reported.

The PRIME MINISTER moved the adjournment of the House.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Might I ask the right hon. gentleman wliat business will be taken up to-morrow ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

To-morrow we will take up the Civil Service Bill and some other Bills and then go into Supply.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

When we go into Supply I will move the resolution with regard to granting provincial autonomy to the North-west Territories of which I have given notice.

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October 12, 1903