April 14, 1904

QUESTIONS.

HAY LAKE CHANNEL.

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Mr. SAM@

HUGHES-by Mr. Taylor -asked :

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Subtopic:   HAY LAKE CHANNEL.
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labniUrers (iu summer), $1.50 per day ; 7 7nols (-iu winter), $1 per day. Wris l°ads (cut) at 60 cents, $424.80 ; 76 ;oan* /landing) at 15 cents, $11.40 ; 121 72 tanaing) at 12 cents- -?14-52 ! total, U(1('l,5es- The continuation of the work is 0, r.,, eoilsideration. Uetes.„, engineer reported that work was tnair, Sai'y to prevent decrease of depth in ain entrance. l,Ti "'R navigation of lake superior and GEORGIAN BAY. 'tk SPjJoULiE asked : enSage il tha intention of the government to havi°r an ice-breaker to test the win- «ay i T®at>ility of Lake Superior and Georgian i 2- Will S0, wllen ? o ak th any effort be made this spring to ®te. jj ® *°e in these harbours, and at Sault ll>°se so an to prepare for navigating aters at the earliest possible date ? , tton r> farin' 11 * PRBFONTAINE (Minister of .1. Fisheries) : sifleration ma44er is at present under convessii°' because the government has no 1 available. C^Nstt«3 production by industries. \Vl. ^P^OULE asked : t[atistics?1I1|,tlle census bulletin, containing the le c°Uutrmanufacturing industries of lj0lj Y> ready for distribution ? i!8l'i('UltinY,DNEiY FISHER (Minister of ;as been * ' bulletin on manufactures 3teuient lssued by the census office, but a V.Veu to ti 0f Production by industries was die ,1. Press on the 25th January, 1904. 1> [DOT]6(1 in°^Pilati°ns and tables were com-r<, ter u December, 1903, and the King's 3'ly fo,. Promised to have the statistics e*t. 1 distribution by the 1st of July % -\ir Trunk pacific-appointment of commission. ^ 1, Ils ^dOtJLE asked : b-j!',0hilcec]llei c°nmiission which ihe government t#| J th6 eaIaS*' year was c0 be aPP°>nted to 2 **ailwavstbru ffirision of the Transcontinental** s0 been appointed ? outhene„ compose it, and when will they C lf hot heir duties ? hyas °f it aPPointed, who arc to be the mem-c*e ? and when will the appointments be , Ilf, p| glister)11' WILFRID I,MIRIER (Prime k.?*> an*,*.. The commissioners have not bs.71* ann„, . commissioners have nor h<w J' at sotet1' They will he appointed pro-bejor°*® early date after the question quo!L.e House has been disposed of. -Cf>' thfl0n No- 1 am afraid I cannot curiosity of my lion, friend tothe


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Mr SPROULE.

There does not seem to be as much urgency now as there was last year.

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.


STRAIGHTENING LINE AT CURTIS CREEK. .


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Mr. LEFURGEY asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Were tenders received for straightening the railway at Curtis Creek, Prince Edward Island ?

2. If so, who were the tenderers, and what was the amount of each tender ?

3. On what date were tenders to be in, and were all tenders in on the appointed date ; and if not, who were the tenderers after, and what were the dates on which these tenders were received ?

4. Has the contract been awarded ? If so, to whom, and what was the amount of the contract ?

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Hon. H. R.@

EiMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals) :

1. Yes.

2. Jas. W. McDonald, Willard Kitchen, Robt. P. P. Fraser, and Thos. Campbell were the tenderers. The tenders are on schedule rates and the amount of contract depends on the amount of each class of work executed.

3. The tenders were, received up to March 15, 1904. All the tenders were in on that date, and no tenders were received after that date.

4. Yes, Mr. Willard Kitchen being the lowest tenderer according to schedule, was awarded the contract.

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Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.
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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY- MURRAY HARBOUR BRANCH.

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Mr. LEFURGEY asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the estimated cost of the first eleven miles of the Murray Harbour branch of the Prince Edward Island Railway from Southport east ?

2. (a) Were tenders received for same ; (b) what were the names of tenderers, and the amount of each ; (c) what was the name of the tenderer whose tender was accepted, and the amount of same ?

3. (a) Is this first eleven miles completed ; (b) if so, what was the cost of same ; (c) if not, why not, and what is the cost of same to date ?

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Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY- MURRAY HARBOUR BRANCH.
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Hon. H. R.@

EMMERSON (Minister of

Railways and Canals) :

1. The estimated cost of the first 11 miles of Murray Harbour Branch of the Prince Edward Island Railway from Southport east

was $45,628.93. .

o ial Yes. tenders were received, ihi Geo E Full. Willard Kitchen, John W McManus. J. B. McManus and Thos. Campbell were the tenderers. The tenders are on schedule rates and the amount of contract depends on the amount of each class of work executed.

(c). John W. McManus, being the lowest tenderer according to schedule, was awarded the contract, but on account of ill-health and inability to give the work his personal attention, and on that account only, he made application to the department to be relieved of his contract. His application was granted, and the contract was awarded to the next lowest tenderer according to schedule, viz. : -Mr. Williard Kitchen.

3. (a). No, it is not yet completed.

(b) . Answered by question in subsection a.

(c) . Track laying was commenced and carried on from Murray River and was only completed to Southport late in the season of 1903, therefore, work depending on track such as ballasting and widening dumps, &c., yet remains to be done. The account of cost of these 11 miles was not kept separate from the rest of the branch.

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SWINDLING OF IMMIGRANTS.


Mr. Speaker, befog are called I w°u,,.


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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SWINDLING OF IMMIGRANTS.
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE.
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Mr. SAM. asked :

1. Has the government any data showing that immigrants to Canada have been swindled by ' confidence men ' and ' sharpers ' ?

2. What precautions are taken by the government to ensure that immigrants en route to Canada, and passing through to their destination, are protected from such ' confidence men ' ?

3. Are Canadian government officers in uniform upon all steamers and trains, to assist, instruct and direct immigrants?

4. Are government detectives in civilian clothes upon the steamers and trains, to arrest those swindling, or attempting to swindle the immigrants ?

5. Do government officials permit persons to pass among the immigrants en route, making contracts with them, taking deposits for the carrying out of the said contracts ; and in general diverting them from taking up homesteads, as originally intended ?

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Subtopic:   SWINDLING OF IMMIGRANTS.
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Hon. CLIFFORD SIFTON (Minister of the Interior) : (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SWINDLING OF IMMIGRANTS.
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Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

hon. friend (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) to treat any question couched in proper terms by any hon. member of this House as a bona fide question. This question was couched in respectful terms and conformed in every way with the procedure of the House. My right hon. friend (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) says that the answer could be found in public documents. That is no answer as I have shown. He contends in the next place that the question is not a bona fide one. I say that is not a proper attitude for my right hon. friend (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) to take because it is his duty to assume that my hon. friend beside me (Mr. Casgrain) was acting bona fide in asking this question, and in that view he was entitled to an answer. I therefore beg to move that the House do now adjourn.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SWINDLING OF IMMIGRANTS.
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE.
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April 14, 1904