March 14, 1901

FIRST READING.


Bill (No. 07) to incorporate the Quebec Terminal and Railway Company.-Mr. Ma-louin.


QUESTIONS.


P.E.I.-AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, ETC. Mr. HACKETT asked : 1. Who recommended a Mr. Kinsman as a scientific horticulturist to work in Prince Edward Island during the summer of 1899 ? 2. What amount did his mission cost ? 3. Was the minister satisfied with the result of his work ? | 4. What is the government doing in order to secure steamships with proper cold storage for



Prince Edward Island exports to Great Britain the coining season ? 5. Has the government any special plan for the aiding of agriculture in Prince Edward Island this year ? If so, what ? If not, why not ? 6. Has the government decided to do anything to prevent the impending loss of our forests cr to arrange for restoration in sections already almost denuded of woods ? If so, what ? If not, why not before it is too late ?


POSTMISTRESS OP DRAYTON.


Mr. McGOWAN-by Mr. Taylor-asked : 1. What was the date of the appointment of Miss Schneider as postmistress of the village of Drayton, Centre Wellington? 2. What was the date of Miss Schneider's dismissal ? 3. What were the reasons for such dismissal ? 4. Were any complaints made to the department as to Miss Schneider's management of said post office ? If so, was any investigation held as to such complaints ?


LIB

Hon. JAMES SUTHERLAND : (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

1. Miss M. E. Schneider was appointed to the postmastership of Drayton, county Wellington, C.R., on the 30th June, 1896.

2. Miss Schneider was removed from the postmastership of Drayton on the 13th October, 1898.

3 & 4. It was deemed in the public interest that the change should be made, and the Postmaster General accepts full responsibility therefor.

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Subtopic:   POSTMISTRESS OP DRAYTON.
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MAIL CLERKS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

LIB

Louis Lavergne

Liberal

Mr. LAYERGNE asked :

Whether it is the intention of the government to reward Messrs. T. B. Beddell, of New Brunswick, K. H. Murray and Captain W. R. Ecclestone, of the province of Ontario, Joseph Lellier, of the province of Quebec, and Rowan Johnston, of the province of Manitoba,-all five of them mail clerks, who served in South Africa, as forming part of the Canadian postal service for the several Canadian contingents, by promoting them to first-class positions in the civil service?

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Subtopic:   MAIL CLERKS IN SOUTH AFRICA.
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LIB

James Sutherland (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. JAMES SUTHERLAND.

The matter has not yet received the consideration of the government.

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Subtopic:   MAIL CLERKS IN SOUTH AFRICA.
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DUNDAS RIFLE ASSOCIATION.

CON

Ernest D'Israeli Smith

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SMITH (Wentworth) asked :

Why has the annual grant to the Dundas Rifle Association, for which appropriation was made, not yet been paid, though heretofore usually paid in September or October ? When may the association expect it ?

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Subtopic:   DUNDAS RIFLE ASSOCIATION.
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The MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE (Hon. F. W. Borden).

There is no association known as the Dundas Rifle Association in receipt of an annual grant from this department.

If the 77th Regiment Rifle Association is meant, this association was paid its annual grant last year.

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Subtopic:   DUNDAS RIFLE ASSOCIATION.
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CONTRACT WITH THE B. C. EXPRESS CO.

CON

Mr. PRIOR asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the present contract price per annum paid to the British Columbia Express Company for carrying the mails from Ashcroft to the several places in Cariboo District ?

2. What mail routes does this contract cover, and how many trips per week are called for on each route ?

3. Had the previous contract expired by effluxion of time when the present contract was made ?

4. On what date was the present contract signed, and for how many years was it ?

5. For what reason was the contract renewed on October 1, 1899 ?

6. Were public tenders called for, or were any parties asked to tender other than the British Columbia Express Company ? If so, who ?

7. If not, why not ?

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Subtopic:   CONTRACT WITH THE B. C. EXPRESS CO.
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LIB

Hon. JAMES SUTHERLAND : (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

1. $23,250 a year.

2. Between Ashcroft and Barkerville-287 miles-semi-weekly from 15th May to 31st October, weekly for the remainder of the year.

Between Ashcroft Station and Clinton- 32 miles-semi-weekly from 1st November to 14th May, weekly for remainder of the year.

Between Ashcroft and Lillooet-63 miles- weekly throughout the year.

Between Alkali Lake and Clinton-90 miles-weekly throughout the year.

Between 150-Mile House and Horsefly-40 miles-weekly throughout the year.

Between 150-Mile House and Keithley Creek-80 miles-weekly throughout the year.

Between Soda Creek and Alexis Creek-90 miles-weekly throughout the year.

3. No.

4. The contract was signed by the British Columbia Express Company on the 9th October, 1899.

5. Because the department had secured contractors who were performing the work in a satisfactory manner and at a reasonable rate, the amount previously paid being $27,445. and as they were willing to continue the service on the same terms and conditions, it was thought to be in the interest of the service, as prices were get-

ting higher, to continue the contract with the same contractors.

6 & 7. Public tenders were called for in 1897, and the present contract is a renewal of the one made on the 1st July of that year.

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Subtopic:   CONTRACT WITH THE B. C. EXPRESS CO.
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MADOC MAIL SERVICE.

CON

Mr. CARSCALLEN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is the contractor for carrying the mails from Madoc village to Central Ontario Railway station at Eldorado ?

2. When was the contract entered into, and for what length of time?

3. What amount is paid for the service ?

4. Were tenders advertised for, and for how long were such advertisements posted ?

5. Were any tenders received, and the amount of tenders, if any ?

6. Did the lowest tender receive the contract ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MADOC MAIL SERVICE.
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March 14, 1901