February 28, 1901

FIRST READING.


Bill (No. 34) to incorporate the Canadian Patriotic Fund Association.-Mr. Costigan.


QUESTIONS.

I C.R.-LEASE OP MONTREAL HERALD PREMISES.

CON

Mr. MONK asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Intercolonial Railway taken over the premises until lately occupied by the Montreal Herald newspaper, corner of St. James and Frangois-Xavier streets, in Montreal?

2. Has the lease of the Herald newspaper of said premises been transferred to the Intercolonial Railway?

3. Has any sum or indemnity, or otherwise, been paid to the Montreal Herald newspaper for vacating said offices in favour of the Intercolonial Railway?

4. What sum has been so paid?

5. Why was the Intercolonial office removed to the office in question?

6. What rent did the Intercolonial Railway pay for its former office, and what rent does it pay now, and to whom ?

7. What was the rent paid for said offices by the Montreal Herald newspaper, and when does the Herald lease expire?

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS (Hon. A. G. Blair) :

1. Yes.

2. No, the lease of the Herald newspaper

of said premises has not been transferred. We are sub-tenants of the Herald Publishing Co. .

3. Nothing whatever.

4. No sum has been paid.

5. The original freight office of the Intercolonial Railway was destroyed In the Board of Trade fire on January 23, 1901, and it was impossible for our officers to secure suitable premises with the necessary accommodation on the ground floor elsewhere.

0. The rent paid for the former office in the Board of Trade building was $1,500 a year. The rent payable to the Herald Publishing Company for offices, now occupied, is $2,750 a year.

7. The rent paid by the Montreal Herald Publishing Co. is $3,150 a year. Cannot say when the Herald lease will expire, but the Intercolonial Railway has a lease of its offices for three years from the 1st of May next.

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POSTMASTERS IN PICTOU COUNTY.

CON

Mr. BELL (Pictou) asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What postmasters in the county of Pictou have been dismissed since November 6th, 1900, and who have been appointed to fill vacancies so created?

2. What contracts for carriage of mails, to or from points in the county of Pictou, have been made since November 6th, 1900?

3. In how many cases and for what sums have these been made without advertising for tenders?

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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hon. Wm. Mulock) :

1. Since the 6th of November, 1900, the postmasters of Barney's River, Sunny-brae, Burnside, Scotsburn Station, West Branch, River John and Greenvale, in Pictou county, have been removed and have been replaced, with the exception of the last mentioned, by the following persons respectively : Daniel Cameron, Thos. M. Chisholm, Wm. Matheson, Jno. G. Proudfoot, Daniel Campbell. No appointment has yet been made to the Greenvale office. I would ask my hon. friend (Mr. Bell, Pictou) to allow the balance of the question to stand. The answer is being prepared.

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FREE ADMISSION OF BINDER TWINE MACHINERY.

CON

Henry Cargill

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CARGILL asked :

Was any machinery admitted free from duty for use in a binder twine factory during the

years 1898, 1899, 1900, or were there any refunds of duty in connection with binder twine machinery during said years?

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The MINISTER OP CUSTOMS (Hon.. Wm. Paterson).

Machinery has been admitted free for nse in binder twine factories, during the period mentioned, under item No. 620 of the free list of the tariff, which provides for the admission free of duty, after the 1st January, 1808, of all articles which enter into the cost of the manufacture of binder twine.

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SURVEY BETWEEN RICE LAKE AND PORT HOPE.

CON

Mr. WARD asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has any survey been made by the Department of Railways and Canals between a point on Rice Lake and the town of Port Hope, with the view of connecting these two points as part of the Trent Valley system? If so, when?

2. What amounts have been expended by the government in repairing the superstructure of the Port Hope harbour works in each year since 1885?

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS (Hon. A. G. Blair) :

1. Yes, a survey was made during the summer of 1900.

2. The information will be obtainable from the Department of Public Works.

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PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE.

CON

Charles Hibbert Tupper

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir CHARLES IIIBBERT TUPPER.

Mr. Speaker, before the Orders of the Day are called, I would like to call the attention of the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee to the fact that there are no notices issued, as is usually the case, for Friday, to-morrow. There are several members who would be very glad if the committee were convened for to-morrow, and notice might be given to-day.

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LIB

Duncan Cameron Fraser

Liberal

Mr. FRASER.

There were so many papers asked for that I thought it would be well to put the meeting off until the first of the week so that they might all be down.

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CON

Charles Hibbert Tupper

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir CHARLES HIBBERT TUPPER.

The chairman will remember that the time of the last meeting was taken up in moving for papers, and quite a number were ordered, but the committee rose rather abruptly before the organization of the committee was completed, and without authority to appoint stenographers to take down the evidence. Perhaps that is the only business that could be expedited, and that should be done as soon as possible.

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LIB

Duncan Cameron Fraser

Liberal

Mr. FRASER.

I will see that it is done as soon as we can call a meeting.

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February 28, 1901