February 13, 1911

TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS.

LIB

Arthur Ecrément

Liberal

Mr. ECREMENT :

Has the document intituled, ' Papers relating to commercial relations between Canada and foreign countries,' been translated into French? If so, has it been distributed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

This is a matter over which the House, and not the government has control.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS.
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SASKATCHEWAN SCHOOL LANDS.


* Mr. LAKE : What decision has the government arrival at, and what action has it taken in response to the request of the Premier of Saskatchewan, that the full control of administration of the school lands in that province be given to the provincial authorities, under such restrictions as may be deemed necessary to perpetuate and safeguard the trust established by the Dominion Lands Act?


LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER :

No action has been taken by the government in this matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN SCHOOL LANDS.
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SASKATCHEWAN AND ALBERTA LANDS.


* Mr. LAKE : Has there been any correspondence between this government or any member thereof, and the provincial governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan, or either of them, or any of their members, in reference to securing control by such provincial governments of the lands, timber, water-powers, coal and other minerals, or any of the natural resources which exist within the respective boundaries of said provinces, other than school lands? If so, will the government cause copies to be laid upon the table of the House?


LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER :

I do not remember at the moment what correspondence there may be, but if the hon. gentleman will let. the notice stand as a motion for a return we will bring down what correspondence wTe have.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN AND ALBERTA LANDS.
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FRASER RIVER MAIL SERVICE.


* Mr. TAYLOR (New Westminster) : 1. Has the Postmaster General received any application for or suggestion looking to the establishment of mail service to points south of the Fraser river by means of the recently established electric railway service? 2. If so, have any reports been made by officers of the department, and to what effect?


LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX : (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes, communications in the matter were received from the Boards of Trade at Chilliwack and Cloverdale, B.C.

2. A report was made recommending the use for mail purposes of the British Columbia Electric railway between New Westminster and Chilliwack and intermediate points, and the petition was favourably considered and instructions issued by the department to put the service into effect. It is not customary to bring down a report unless a motion is made.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FRASER RIVER MAIL SERVICE.
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ROYAL COMMISSION ON INDUSTRIAL TRAINING.

LIB

Mr. ECREMENT :

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that the Royal Commission on Industrial Training is now said to be pursuing its inquiry in the province of Quebec?

2. Is it informed that the official stenographer attached to the commission is incapable of taking the depositions of witnesses in French ?

3. Have serious complaints been made to the commissioner, Gaspard de Gerres, on this subject?

4. If so, is it his intention to remedy this state of things?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON INDUSTRIAL TRAINING.
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LIB

George Gerald King

Liberal

Mr. KING :

When I saw the notice of this question I asked the deputy minister to communicate with Professor Robertson, chairman of the commission. The following telegram has been received from him.

Joliette, February 10, 1911.

F. A. Aeland,

Deputy Minister Labour,

Ottawa.

Commission has had competent translators or interpreter. Satisfactory reports of all testimony are being made. Witnesses have always been given option of speaking French or English. Commission has competent French stenographer in attendance here. Commissioner DeGerres has received only one complaint on this subject; that occasion was in September when translator was late in attendance at one session.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON INDUSTRIAL TRAINING.
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JAS. W. ROBERTSON.


* Mr. TAYLOR (New Westminster) : 1. Did Edwin Vincent Bellerose make application on June 21, 1906, for NI of S.E. I section 19, township 22, New Westminster district ?


LIB

Sir WILFRID LAURIER. (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

2. Did applicant make the statement that his father, George Bellerose, was willing to give up land above described?

3. Was the willingness on the part of George Bellerose acknowledged in the reply to Edwin Vincent Bellerose?

4. If so, did the acknowledgment imply knowledge on the part of the government or its official of application by George Bellerose for the land in question?

5. What disposition has been made of the application by Edwin Vincent Bellerose, and if not yet disposed of, will it be dealt with before the regulations in force when it was made are abrogated?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   JAS. W. ROBERTSON.
Sub-subtopic:   LAND APPLICATION OF E. V. BELLE-ROSE.
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LIB

Mr. MURPHY : (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. No application is on record here by Edwin Vincent Bellerose on the 21st June, 1806, or any other date for the north i of southeast i, section 19, township 22, New Westminster district. There may be information concerning this in the Dominion Land Agency at New Westminster.

2. Not known here.

3 and 4. No reply was sent from department.

5. It is understood according to information on file that Edwin Vincent Bellerose is claiming the north i of the south i 19 and also legal subdivisions 4 and 5 of section 20. It is further understood that Edwin Vincent Bellerose has a house worth about $150 on said legal subdivision 4 probably outside the line of the timber berth.

The greater part of the legal subdivisions 4 and 5 is in timber berth 55 and contains about 5,000 ft. of merchantable timber, board measure, to the acre. The department would not have the power to grant an entry for the Land claimed in the timber berth either under the old regulations or the new regulations.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   JAS. W. ROBERTSON.
Sub-subtopic:   LAND APPLICATION OF E. V. BELLE-ROSE.
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TRANSFERS FROM CANADIAN REGISTER.

February 13, 1911