June 29, 1903

SALE OF THE STEAMER 'BAYFIELD.'


Mr. THOMSON (Grey)-by Mr. Sproule- asked : 1. What is the amount expended in repairs on the steamer ' Bayfield ' In the past six years ? 2. Has the steamer ' Bayfield ' been sold, and to whom ? 3.. How much was she sold for ? 4. Was it by public or private sale ? 5. What was the date of sale ?


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The MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES (Hon. Raymond Prefontaine) :

1. $6,571.89.

2. Yes, to John Harrisons & Sons.

3. $3,250, the highest offer.

4. The intended disposal of the 'Bayfield' was generally known in that section. The only favourable offer was accepted and the sale was confirmed bv council.

5. 14th March, 1003.

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Subtopic:   SALE OF THE STEAMER 'BAYFIELD.'
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DREDGE 'SIR WILFRID LAURIER.'


Mr. THOMSON (Grey)-by Mr. Sproule- asked ;



Who was in charge of the dredge 'Sir Wilfrid Laurier,' when it went down in Lake Ontario ?


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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS (Hon. James Sutherland).

The Department of Public Works has no information regarding- the dredge named. The dredge was not the property of the government.

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Subtopic:   DREDGE 'SIR WILFRID LAURIER.'
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LOANS TO THE DOUKHOBORS.


Mr. WILSON-by Mr. Sproule-asked : 1. What is the amount of the loan made to the Doukhobors, and what is the date of said loan ? 2. Has any of said loan been repaid ? If so, how much ? What interest, if any, is charged on said loan ?


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The MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR (Hon. Clifford Sifton).

The total expenditure charged to the Doukhobor account is about $20,000, made in 1899. None of the advances have been repaid. The usual interest of five per cent will be charged in the case of the advances. It is the intention to make the amount a charge against the homesteads of the persons assisted.

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Subtopic:   LOANS TO THE DOUKHOBORS.
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BUOYS IN BAY OF QUINTE.


Mr. PORTER-by Mr. Alcorn-asked : 1. What is the name of the person, or persons, employed to care for buoys in the Bay of Quints, from Deseronto to Murray canal, during the seasons of 1901, 1902 and 1903 ? 2. What sums were paid for such service in each of the three years mentioned, with dates of such payments ? 3. What was the arrangement, or regulation, governing the amount of such payments ? 4. By whom were such arrangements made on the part of the department, in each of these three years ? 5. Was there any correspondence between the government and any person, or persons, in regard to the employment of any particular person, or persons, for such service ? If so, who are the persons with whom such correspondence was held ?


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The MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES (Hon. Raymond Prefontaine):

1. Samuel Davenport, from Casey's Point to upper dock on Big Island, including Deseronto. Allen McDonald from Mississauga Point to Nigger Island. Cornelius Mullens, from Nigger Island to Murray canal.

2. Samuel Davenport, May it), 1901, $42.50; December 9, $42.50 ; May 14, 1902, $42.50 ; December, 4, 1902. $42.50 ; May, 1. 1903. $35. Tenders are invited and a new contract made for $70 per annum.

Allen McDonald, Mav 27, 1901, $25 ; January 8, (1902) for 1901. $25; May 14. 1901, $25 : January 16, 1903, taking up fall of 1902, $25. Bill not paid for spring of 1903.

Cornelius Mullens, May 10, 1901, (placing) $33 : January 8. 1902, taking up fall of 1901, $33 : July 19, 1901, (placing) $33 ;

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Subtopic:   BUOYS IN BAY OF QUINTE.
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Thomas Inkerman Thomson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. THOMSON (North Grey).

December 17, 1902, $33. Account not yet paid for 1903.

3. Tenders were publicly invited and contracts made by the department directly in each of the three years.

4. By the department directly.

5. No correspondence between the government relating to the employment of any particular persons for such service.

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Subtopic:   BUOYS IN BAY OF QUINTE.
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BELLEVILLE HARBOUR.


Mr. PORTER-by Mr. Alcorn-asked : 1. What are the boundaries of the harbour of the city of Belleville, under the Jurisdiction of the commissioners appointed by this government ? 2. Has any body, or corporation, any jurisdiction over the area comprised within such boundaries, other than the harbour commissioners ? If so, what body or corporation ?


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The MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES (Hon. Mr. Prefontaine) :

1. The boundaries as at present of the harbour of the city of Belleville are the same as established by statute in 1889-52 Victoria, chapter 35-when the harbour of Belleville was placed under a commission.

2. Not that the department is aware of.

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Subtopic:   BELLEVILLE HARBOUR.
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INSPECTOR OF BINDER TWINE.


Mr. WILSON-by Mr. Sproule-asked : 1. When was the first inspector of binder twine appointed, and at what salary ? 2. Will Mr. J. L. Haycock be employed the whole year inspecting binder twine ? 3. Will his travelling expenses be paid by the government ?


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The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE (Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Cartwright):

1. Mr. J. L. Haycock has been appointed inspector at the salary of $1,200.

2. and 3. He will be employed the greater part of the year and his travelling expenses will be paid.

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Subtopic:   INSPECTOR OF BINDER TWINE.
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June 29, 1903