Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)
Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
I shall come to that presently. The force is composed of 700 men. We have one commissioner at $3,000, two assistant commissioners at $2,000 each, eleven superintendents at from $1,500 to $1,800 each, thirty-six inspectors at from $1,050 to $1,400 each, two surgeons, one at $1,700 and the other at $1,600; three assistant surgeons, two at $1,400 and one at $1,100. There is a special allowance to the, fourteen officers serving in the Yukon and Hudson bay of $1.25 per day, and of $2 per day to the officer commanding in the Yukon. There are eleven sergeant-majors, ten at $1.75 per day and one at $2; thirty staff sergeants, five at $1.50, 22 at $1.75 and three at $2 per day; forty-six sergeants at $1.25 per day, sixty-five corporals at $1.10 per day, four hundred and ninety-three special constables and constables at 85 cents per day, and then there
is special allowance to officers and con stables in the far north of $12,000. With regard to the subsistence, we distribute the item of $425,000 as follows: Subsistence
of men and horses, are as follows:
Pay of force
Light and fuel.. ..
Repairs and renewals Horses, arms and ammunition, books and stationery, hospital. Billeting and travel
Transport and freight
$110,000. The details
We have in the two provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan 500 men, 100 in the Yukon and 100 in the Territory. We have 12 principal stations distributed in Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Territory and the Yukon. _ In each of these 12 stations is a district, at the head of which is an officer and a small staff, and each one of these stations has a certain number of detached stations. We have 150 subsidiary stations dependent upon these 12. In Alberta there are 63 such stations; in Saskatchewan, 70; in the Yukon, 10; in the Northwest Territories, 7. We propose to distribute them from the United States boundary line up to Whitehorse and Dgwson in the Yukon, to the mouth of the Mackenzie river in the north and to the Hudson bay in the east.