March 31, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)


Frederick Tennyson Congdon



I wish to point out a reason why the vote should be taken at the figure stated, even though later experience should show that the number of men mentioned in the vote is not required. In a country like the Yukon it is a very difficult thing to estimate a year beforehand what number of police may be required. At any time there may be a fresh discovery and an influx from the neighbouring portions of Alaska or from other places, of a population which would necessitate the presence of a large force of the police. I think in any case that when we are making an appropriation of this kind we should provide for a sufficient number of men to render the force capable of coping with any possible contingency that may arise.
Subsistence, forage, fuel and light, clothing, buildings, repairs and renewals, horses, dogs, arms and ammunition, medical stores, billeting, transport, water service, stationery and contingencies, $425,000.

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