March 29, 1904

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

Has one been employed in connection with the Cobourg armoury ?

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James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

No appointment has been made there either.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

Why is there no sum in the estimates for a drill shed in the town of Lindsay, which was promised, if I remember rightly, about three years ago ?

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James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

The reason is that there are no new appropriations in these estimates.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

There will be in the supplementary estimates.

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LIB

James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

There will be some new ones, but I do not know which will be the lucky places.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

We have been very patient. I think the minister last year said that the request would receive very serious consideration. I took that to mean that the item would be put in the estimates. I hope, when the supplementary estimates come down, we shall find a substantial sum for that purpose.

60S

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James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

I stated at the opening- of the consideration of these items that owing to the lateness at which the House was prorogued last year, very little work had yet been done, and therefore we are practically revoting the appropriations of last session. The important places will all be provided for as soon as the department and the government can see their way clear to recommend them.

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

Will the minister say at what places in the list of votes on this page a local architect is employed ?

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James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

Toronto, Hamilton, Brantford, Guelph-my hon. friend -will hardly expect me to remember them all. I mentioned Halifax the other night. In most of the important places an architect is employed and, as I have stated, that is the general policy which I am endeavouring to carry out.

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

At a uniform fee of 2 per cent'? [DOT]

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James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

Practically so In other places it may be smaller or greater. In Halifax I think it is U per cent ; but 2 per cent is about the average.

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

I understand that the architect in the London case is clerk of the works as well. Does he get extra pay for being clerk of works ?

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LIB

James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

No.

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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

That is an exceptional case in London. There are several other public buildings where they get extra pay. In British Columbia they get as high as $7 a day and in other parts from $2.50 to $3.50. That is something which ought to be remedied. Engaging clerks of works or superintendents on public works has the effect of prolonging the delay in building these works, because it is to the interest of these men to keep their pay going as long as possible. The clerk of works will not complain because there are not sufficient men on the job to complete it within reasonable time. That is one reason why the construction of our public buildings takes so long. Instead of getting a daily salary, these men should be given so much percentage.

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James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

If I understand the hon. gentleman, he approves of the policy I have adopted in this direction.

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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

If the hon. gentleman has adopted the policy of paying so much per cent and not paying a daily wage to the clerk of works, I approve.

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James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

That is what I have done and am trying to carry out.

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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

The hon. gentleman is to be commended for this, and I hope we will not find later that he is not carrying it out.

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March 29, 1904