May 28, 1929

LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

Yes, I have a letter stating that if we go beyond 150 feet they will not be interested.

Topic:   NATURAL RESOURCES OF WESTERN PROVINCES
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OP WATERPOWERS IN ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
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UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

Do I understand that the Calgary Power Company will have the opportunity of developing this Spray lakes site?

Topic:   NATURAL RESOURCES OF WESTERN PROVINCES
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OP WATERPOWERS IN ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

If the province is agreeable.

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Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OP WATERPOWERS IN ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
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PRO

John Evans

Progressive

Mr. EVANS:

Mr. Chairman, I confess that previous to this morning, I had not read this bill, but I think that we are dealing with a very serious question, one which affects the relationship between the provinces and the Dominion. In this bill the Minister of the Interior reserves the right to control the water-powers within the park areas. Under the British North America Act the ownership of the national parks is vested in the provinces.

Topic:   NATURAL RESOURCES OF WESTERN PROVINCES
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

I would

point out to the hon. member that the provinces do not own the park or the land itself; at the moment we are dealing with the property of the Dominion, not with the property of the provinces.

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PRO

John Evans

Progressive

Mr. EVANS:

This question is bound to

cause trouble in years to come. As I say, the British North America Act does not give the ownership and control of any part of the Dominion to the Dominion government; those areas are all within the provinces and the provinces have the sovereign right with respect to them. Why should this government say that they have the power to restrict the operation of the water-powers and assume con-

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trol over those powers within the park areas?

I confess that I view this bill with some suspicion. The natural resources should be turned over to the provinces and although we have had many promises that this would be done we are now asked to pass this particular bill before the fulfilment of those promises. A year ago the Prime Minister himself made the promise that the three western provinces would receive their natural resources after the last session of parliament, but we are still in the same position.

Topic:   NATURAL RESOURCES OF WESTERN PROVINCES
Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OP WATERPOWERS IN ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
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LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

Will the effect of this bill be to give to the three prairie provinces control over their water-powers until such time as their natural resources are returned?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

It is not the intention to transfer the ownership at all; it is administration only.

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LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

But they will have control?

Topic:   NATURAL RESOURCES OF WESTERN PROVINCES
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

They will have control by administration, yes.

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Subtopic:   ADMINISTRATION OP WATERPOWERS IN ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Subject to the veto of the Minister of the Interior?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

This bill is identical with the British Columbia Act.

Bill reported, read the third time and passed.

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IMMIGRATION AND COLONIZATION


The house in committee of supply, Mr. Johnston in the chair. Civil government-immigration and colonization-salary, $314,505; contingencies, $45,000.


UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

I notice that there is an increase in the salary of the deputy minister; would the minister explain the basis of that increase?

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LIB-PRO

Robert Forke (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

Hon. ROBERT FORKE (Minister of Immigration and Colonization):

It was made by order in council. I suppose the government thought that that was an adequate salary, or at least that the deputy minister was deserving of that increase.

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UFA

William Irvine

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. IRVINE:

Is the deputy the only one to receive an increase? There have been no increases issued around the House of Commons at all, or is that within the power of the minister?

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LIB-PRO

Item agreed to. Immigration outside service-salaries, $1,080,000.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Would the minister give us the particulars of the increases which amount to nearly $200,000?

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May 28, 1929