Mr. BRUNEAU-by Mr. Britton-asked : Since the year 18C7, how many Bills have been reserved by the Governor General for the signification of the Queen's pleasure, in pursuance of section 55 of the British North America Act?
MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSIONER'S EXPENSES.
.Mr. MONK asked : 1. What is the amount allowed to the Montreal Harbour Commissioners for attendance at meetings? 2. What is the total amount paid to the Montreal Harbour Commissioners for such attendance during the past year? 3. What is the total amount expended by the Montreal Harbour Commissioners during the past year for travelling and other expenses?
Application has been made to the Harbour Commissioners of Montreal for the information the hon. gentleman asks for, but it has not yet been received.
EXCHEQUER COURT BUSINESS.
Mr. FORTIN-by Mr. Lemieux-asked : 1. How many cases have been brought before the Exchequer Court for the years 1896, 1897, 1898. 1899 and 1900 ? 2. How many of those cases came from the province of Quebec ? 3. How many of the latter have been tried before a referee?
1. 1890, 35; 1897, 49; 1898, 37; 1S99, 46; 1900. 36.
2. 1896. 11; 1897, 15; 189S, 11; 1899, 26; 1900, 14.
3. 1806, 1; 1897, 1; 189S, 3; 1S99, 2; 1900, 2.
In 1896 one case was referred to the acting registrar of the court at Quebec for inquiry and report.
In 1897, in one case, after trial before the judge of the court, there was a reference to the registrar and two experts to assess damages.
In 1898, in one case, there was a reference to the registrar of the court for inquiry and report. A second case was referred to him and two others, but was settled out of court. A third was referred to the local judge of the court for the Quebec admiralty district.
In 1899, there were two references to the local judge, but these have not as yet been proceeded with.
In 1900, one case was referred tto the local judge and one to the registrar of the court, but neither as yet completed.
MAIL SERVICE FROM COE HILL MINES TO APSLEY.
Mr. CARSCALLEN-by Mr. Taylor-asked : Who is the contractor for carrying the mails from Coe Hill Mines to Apsley? When was the contract awarded? What was the date of the last tender received and date received at the department? If the contract is not yet awarded, who is performing the service and under what condition and terms?
Hon. JAMES SUTHERLAND.
A question similar to this, word for word, was answered on Monday last. The hon. gentleman will find all the information in ' Hansard ' of that date.
WILLIAMSBURG CANAL SUPERINTENDENT.
Mr. BRODER-by Mr. Taylor-asked : 1. What are the duties and salary of the newly-appointed superintendent of the Williamsburg canal? 2. What will, comprise the district or length of canal under his control? 3. Will he reside at Morrisburg? 4. What is the name of the person appointed? 5. What was his vocation or business prior to his appointment?
In the absence of the Minister of Railways, I beg to reply :
1. Superintendent Stewart's duties tfre to take charge of the operating staff of the St. Lawrence canals, and see that they perform heir duties satisfactorily and faithfully. His salary is $125 a month.
2. The district comprises the Cornwall, Farran's Point, Rapide Plat, Galops and Murray canals.
3. He will reside in Morrisburg.
4. W. A. Stewart.
I.C.R.-MR. G. R. JOUGHINS.
1. What is the salary of Mr. G. R. Joughins, superintendent of the mechanical department of the Intercolonial Railway at Moncton?
2. Was that gentleman absent from his post, for a trip to Europe, in 1899 and 1900?
3. If so, had he obtained leave of absence, and for what period?
4. Was he employed on a special mission, and if so, what was its nature?
The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W.
S. Fielding) :
1. Mr. Joughins' salary is $312.50 a month.
2. Yes, he was absent on a trip to Europe in 1900.
3. Yes, he obtained leave of absence from the 11th of August to October 1st.
4. It was considered to be in the interest of the railway that he should see the latest improvements in railway appliances which were to be seen at the exhibition.
I.C.R.-WILLIAM L. PRINCE.
1. Is William L. Prince employed by the Department of Railways and Canals at Moncton?
2. What is his salary?
3. What is the nature of the work he is employed at?
4. How often has Prince been absent from work during the past six months?
5. Does he draw his full salary regularly?
The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W.
S. Fielding). I think the hon. gentleman will find that that question was answered some days ago. If the information is in any way defective, I shall be glad to supplement it.