March 10, 1902

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

In this case, also I shall be obliged to ask the hon. gentleman (Mr. Kendall) to move for a return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   STEAMSHIP COOLING PLANTS.
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ST. CATHARINE'S WATER SUPPLY.


Mr. LANCASTER-by Mr. Fowler-asked: What has been done by the government respecting the St. Catharine's water supply, as promised by the Prime Minister on the 18th February, 1901, as reported in ' Hansard ' on page 109 :- 'Mr. Speaker, I cannot inform the hon. gentleman (Mr. Lancaster) if the report distributed of my speech on that occasion is accurate or not, I presume, however, it is substantially correct. The question to which it refers is now undergoing the consideration of the government ?


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

No action has been taken on the subject referred to.

Topic:   ST. CATHARINE'S WATER SUPPLY.
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PROPOSED RAILWAY COMMISSION.


Mr. DAVIS-by Mr. McCreary-asked : Does the government intend taking action during the present session on the motion of this House, passed in the session of 1901, approving of the appointment of a railway commission ?


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

My answer to this question is in the affirmative.

I. C. R.-WHEAT HANDLED BY GOVERNMENT ELEVATOR AT ST. JOHN.

Mr. GANONG-by Mr. Sproule-asked :

What amount was received by the Intercolonial Railway as its proportion of freight on the 146,087 bushels of wheat handled by the

Topic:   ST. CATHARINE'S WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED RAILWAY COMMISSION.
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Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. FISHER.

government elevator at St. John, N.B., during the year ending 31st December, 1901 ?

Topic:   ST. CATHARINE'S WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED RAILWAY COMMISSION.
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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS (Hon. A. G. Blair).

The amount earned by the Intercolonial Railway as its proportion of freight on the 146,087 bushels of wheat handled by the government elevator at St. John, N.B., during the year ended 31st December, 1901, was $G,285.8S.

Topic:   ST. CATHARINE'S WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   PROPOSED RAILWAY COMMISSION.
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I C. R.-COAL BY CHARTERED STEAMSHIPS.


Mr. BELL-by Hon. Mr. Haggart-asked: 1. What was the rate of time charter of the steamship ' Peter Jetson,' engaged to carry coal for the Department of Railways (as mentioned on page W-189 of the Auditor General's Report) ? 2. What quantity of coal was brought by the ship ? 3. What was the rate of time charter of the steamship ' Aladdin,' engaged to carry coal for the Department of Railways (as mentioned on page W-189, Auditor General's Report) ? 4. What quantity of coal was brought by this ship ?


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

Topic:   ST. CATHARINE'S WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   I C. R.-COAL BY CHARTERED STEAMSHIPS.
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TRANSFER OF MAILS, ALLANDALE STATION.


Mr. LENNOX-by Mr. Sproule-asked : 1. Who has been appointed to transfer the mails at the Allandale railway station ? 2. What is the date of appointment ? 3. What remuneration is paid ? 4. Is the employee solely under the control of the Post Office Department, or partly under the control of the Grand Trunk Railway Company ? 5. Is any portion of this employee's salary paid by the Grand Trunk Railway Company, by arrangement with the government ?


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The POSTMASTER GENERAL (Hou. Wm. Muloek).

Where it can be so arranged, it is found more satisfactory to have the railway companies undertake and be responsible for the efficient and prompt transfer of the mails from one train to another at railway points, and this course is being pursued at Allandale, the Grand Trunk being paid at the rate of four hundred dollars a year for the service. The work in question is done under the direction of the Post Office Department.

Topic:   ST. CATHARINE'S WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF MAILS, ALLANDALE STATION.
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MECHANICAL ENGINEER, GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, TORONTO.

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Mr. CLARKE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the position of mechanical engineer of the government buildings in Toronto vacant ?

If so, who is temporarily discharging the

duties of the office ?

2. Is it the intention of the government to appoint permanently the person who is now acting as such mechanical engineer ?

3. If the position has been filled who has been appointed ; and when was the appointment made ?

Topic:   ST. CATHARINE'S WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   MECHANICAL ENGINEER, GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, TORONTO.
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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS (Hon. J. I. Tarte) :

1. Yes. James Cosgrove has been acting temporarily since the 30th of December, 1901.

2. The appointment is under consideration.

3. No appointment has yet been made.

Topic:   ST. CATHARINE'S WATER SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   MECHANICAL ENGINEER, GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, TORONTO.
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TIMBER LIMITS DISPOSED OF BY GOVERNMENT.

March 10, 1902