March 13, 1905


Amendment agreed to. Bill reported. Mr. TURRIFF moved third reading of the Bill.


IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. W. F. MACLEAN.

I would like to ask the right hon. gentleman whether, in view of the fact that the principle of interchange of traffic among telephone companies has been adopted by the House and made to apply to this company, the government have any intention this session of making a general law in the same direction.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   NORTHWEST TELEPHONE COMPANY.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

1 shall probably make an announcement on this subject to-morrow.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   NORTHWEST TELEPHONE COMPANY.
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LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

Third reading to-morrow.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   NORTHWEST TELEPHONE COMPANY.
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RED DEER VALLEY RAILWAY AND GOAL COMPANY.


House went into committee on Bill (No. 76) respecting the Red Deer Valley Railway and Coal Company.-Mr. Campbell.


CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. JOHN HAGGART.

Is there a subsidy for this railway ?

Topic:   RED DEER VALLEY RAILWAY AND GOAL COMPANY.
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LIB

Charles Smith Hyman (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. C. S. HYMAN.

No.

Bill reported, read the third time and passed.

Topic:   RED DEER VALLEY RAILWAY AND GOAL COMPANY.
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CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READINGS.


Bill (No. 41) respecting the Regina and Hudson's Bay Railway Company.-Mr. Scott. Bill (No. 19) to incorporate the Calgary, Red Deer and Battleford Railway Company. -Mr. Scott. Bill (No. 50) to incorporate the Calgary and Battleford Railway Company.-Mr. Turriff.


SECOND READING.


Bill (No. 97) respecting the Kingston and Dominion Central Railway, and to change its name to ' The Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston and Georgian Bay Railway Company.- Mr. Harty.


QUESTIONS.

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT.

CON

Mr. FOSTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the estimated cost of equipment of the Royal Canadian Mint in machinery and appliances for coinage ?

2. What is the estimated cost of working per year, including number and wages of staff ; and by whom will the working staff be appointed ?

3. What is the capacity of tbs mint ? What amount of gold bullion could be coined per year, exclusive of the necessary silver and copper coinage for use in Canada ?

4. What was the amount of gold held in reserve on January 1st, 1905, by the Dominion and by all the Canadian hanks, respectively ?

5. Is it the intention to coin free of charge all gold bullion brought to the mint ? If not, what charge is proposed ?

6. What charge, if any, is to be made for coinage of gold for the British government ?

7. How much is it estimated will be coined for the British government each year ?

8. What has been the face value of copper and silver coined for Canada each year since 1895 ; the cost of bullion therefor, the- expense of coinage, and the cost of shipment to Canada ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MINT.
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LIB

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Minister of Finance) : (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

ounce for amounts above that limit. These are the equivalent of the charges in the Australian mints.

6. No regulation has been made on this point.

7. No information on. this point.

8.-BRONZE COINAGE.

Fiscal Year. Face Value. Cost of Bullion. Expense of Coinage. Cost of Shipment.8 $ cfcs. $ cts. $ cts.1896 10,000 1,554 77 1,000 00 321 651897 10,0u0 4,710 93 1,000 00 377 841898 15,000 2,484 94 1,500 00 535 941899 22,000 4,211 08 2,200 00 685 211900 38,000 10,194 99 3,030 80 1,222 911901 36,000 8,0.18 48 3,625 55 1,371 971902 15,000 3,300 78 1,500 00 586 281903 30,000 5,540 17 3,040 88 1,102 481904 50,000 9,871 85 5,025 55 1,807 43

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MINT.
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SILVER COINAGE.


Fiscal Year. Face Value. Cost of Bullion. Expenses of Collection. Cost of Shipment.$ cts. § cts. $ cts. $ cts.1895- 6.. 1896- 7.. 140,000 00 G5,195 00 4,200 00 1,120 361897 8.. 217,000 00 90,531 92 6,510 00 2,712 191898-9.. 178,985 00 85,854 03 5,013 95 1,859 701899-1900 519,000 00 213,591 93 15,641 53 4,305 131900-1.. 510,000 00 217,091 20 15,300 00 5,621 591901-2.. 200,000 00 80,784 50 6,000 00 1,817 971902-3.. 774,000 00 280,156 36 23,749 40 7,298 951903-4.. 895,538 75 357,576 15 26,842 79 9,869 08


POSTMASTER OF BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA.

CON

Mr. SCHAFFNER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Why and by whose recommendation was Mr. Alexander MeKnight dismissed as postmaster for Boissevain, Manitoba, on September 1st, 1904 ?

2. Were there any complaints ? If so, of what nature, and by whom were said complaints made ?

3. Were any petitions received for his dismissal ? If so, by whom signed ?

4. Did the post office inspector in the province ask for Mr. McKnight's dismissal ?

5. How long had Mr. MeKnight held the position ?

6. When were complaints, if any, first made ?

7. Did the Postmaster General furnish Mr. MeKnight any reasons for his dismissal ?

8. Were- there any netitions from' Boissevain asking that Mr. MeKnight be reinstated as postmaster ? If so, by whom signed ?

Topic:   POSTMASTER OF BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA.
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March 13, 1905