October 19, 1903

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

1. Yes.

2. To Mr. H. E. Vautelet, by order of the then Minister of Public Works, who has left no record in the department of his reasons.

3.. No arrangements as to remuneration appear to hare been made.

4. $49,343.40.

5. Nothing has been paid Mr. Vautelet.

0. Mr. Vautelet has filed a petition of right for $49,343.40.

7. $2,565,400.

8. The harbour commissioners have recently been informed that plans were prepared.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MONTREAL HARBOUR-PERMANENT SHEDS. .
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DREDGE ' W. S. FIELDING.'


Mr. BUREAU-by Mr. Talbot-asked : 1. Who has made the plans of the dredge ' W. S. Fielding,' now in course of construction at the Sorel shipyards- ? 2. Wliat has been the cost of the preparation of the plans ? 3. Why have they been prepared outside of the department, and by an engineer not belonging to the administration ? 4. What was the total estimate of the cost of the said dredge ? .5. At what exact date were the works commenced ? 6. What expenses have been incurred on the same dredge up to 1st of November, 1902 ? 7. What expenses have been incurred since ? 8. What will the dredge cost when completed ? 9. When will it be ready to commence work ?


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

1. Mr. A. W. Robinson.

2. Mr. Robinson is to receive 5 per cent on the total cost of dredge for preparation of plans and supervision ; up to date he has been paid- the sum of $9,000.

3. By order of the then Minister of Public Works the preparation of the plans were entrusted to Mr. Robinson.

4. $350,000.

5. The 1st of June, 1901.

6 and 7. The total amount charged against the appropriation for dredge ' Fielding ' was, on the 1st of November, 1902, $204,456.42.

8. About $520,000, less value of permanent plant and buildings remaining: in shipyard after completion of dredge.

9. In the spring of 1905.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGE ' W. S. FIELDING.'
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POSTAL NEWSPAPER BOXES.


Mr. TAYLOR-by Mr. Lancaster-asked : 1. By whom are the boxes for the reception of newspapers which are placed on the streets manufactured ? And were tenders asked for the supply of the same ? 2. If tenders were asked, who were the tenderers ? 3. Are any of the same being supplied by Fleury & Sons, of Aurora, Ontario ? 4. Are the same being supplied by them under tender 1 5. If any are being supplied by Fleury & Sons, what price is being paid for each ? The POSTMASTER GENERAL- \(Hon. Sir William Mulock) : 1. By Butterworth & Company, Ottawa, and J. Fleury's Sons, Aurora. Tenders were asked for.


LIB

Hon. Mr. SUTHERLAND.

Liberal

2. Answered by reply to question 1.

3. Yes.

4. Answered by reply to question 1.

5. $25 per box.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POSTAL NEWSPAPER BOXES.
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EXCISE TAXATION.

CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE asked :

What revenue per capita was derived from excise taxation for the fiscal years ending 30th June, 1896, and 30th June, 1903, respectively ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAXATION.
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The MINISTER OF INLAND REVENUE (Hon. M. E. Bernier).

The revenue derived from excise taxation for the fiscal year ended 30tli June, 1896, was $7,836,407.26, and for the year ended 30th June, 1903, $11,940,702.77. As there is no definite information as to the population in 1896 and 1903, the excise revenue per capita for the^e two years cannot be accurately stated.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXCISE TAXATION.
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ST. ANDREWS RAPIDS.

LIB

Mr. McCREARY asked :

Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the government to send an engineer at an early date to make a report upon the works done at St. Andrews rapids, in Manitoba ?

2. Will that engineer have instructions and authority to report upon the advisability of such changes being made in the plans as to permit of the construction of a bridge, suitable for passenger and railway traffic ?

3. Will such engineer have authority to report as to the possibility of creating a water power at this point ?

4. In the event of the engineer reporting favourably for the construction of a bridge for passenger and rail-way traffic in connection with the works, is it the intention of the government to proceed at an early date in the construction of same ; and will the bridge be free of toils for passenger and vehicle traffic ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. ANDREWS RAPIDS.
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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS (Hon. James Sutherland) :

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. On receipt of this report the matter will receive the prompt and earnest attention of the department.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. ANDREWS RAPIDS.
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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PENITENTIARY.


Mr. GRANT-by Mr. Talbot-asked : 1. Is the government aware that during the investigation held on the administration of the St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary in 1898, under and by virtue of a royal commission, it was proved that certain persons had profited by the irregularities committed by certain officials of this institution, to the extent of several hundred dollars ? 2. If so. have these persons offered to reimburse, or have they reimbursed the sums of which they have so benefited out of public property ? 3. If not. is it the intention of the government to take legal proceedings to force them to reimburse the value of the materials they so appropriated for their own use, or the value of the work performed for their benefit by the 'labourers paid out of public money? .


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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE (Hon. Charles Fitzpatrick).

A report, which was the result of an investigation, was made and distributed to parliament.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PENITENTIARY.
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STEAMER 'EUREKA.'


Mr. GRANT-by Mr. Talbot-asked : 1. Is the government aware that the steamer 'Eureka,' belonging to the Department of Public Works, has been put at the disposal, or rented to some inventor, for the purpose of making an experiment of some invention, purporting to prevent collisions between steamers at sea ? 2. If so, to whom was said loan made, and upon the instructions of whom was it done ? 3. What has been the amount of expenditure made by the department, or occasioned by said experiment? 4. Is there any claim pending in the department in reference to work performed on said boat, at the request of the persons having the loan of the boat, for dockage, &c. ? 5. For how many months, weeks or days was said steamer 'Eureka' kept at the expense of the government, not rendering the service assigned to her, whilst uncjer the control of said inventor? 6. What amount was so expended by the department in keeping the boat at the disposal of the inventor?


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

1. Yes.

2. To Mr. A. Lacoste ; under instructions from late Minister of Public Works.

3. $11,776.

4. Yes.

5. One hundred and thirteen days.

6. Same as No. 3.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   STEAMER 'EUREKA.'
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SUGAR ENTERED FOR HOME CONSUMPTION.

October 19, 1903