January 24, 1905

QUESTIONS.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.

CON

Mr. ANGUS A. McLEAN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total expenditure in connection with the Murray Harbour Branch of the Prince Edward Island Railway up to 1st January, 1905. ,

2. How much has been expended on Hillsboro Bridge for all purposes connected with the construction thereof up to 1st January, 1905 ?

3 What were the legal expenses in connection with the above public works since 30th April, 1904 ; and separately to whom paid, and the amount paid to each person ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.
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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. H. R. EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals):

1 Total expenditure in connection with Murray Harbour Branch Railway to January 1, 1905, is $1,01S,711.93.

2* Total expenditure on Hillsboro Bridge to January 1, 1905, is $1,220,968.32.

3; The legal expenses in connection with these public works since April 30, 1904, up to January 1, 1905, is $261.30, made up as follows :

F. L. Haszard $180 16S. Blanchard

26 09G. S. Inman

55 05

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Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.
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LIB

Hon. H. R. EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals): (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.
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CORNWALL CANAL EMPLOYEES.

CON

Robert Abercrombie Pringle

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PRINGLE asked :

L How many extra men were employed- on the Cornwall Canal during the months of Oc tober and November, 1904 ?

2 At whose request and on whose recommendation were these men placed at work ? a was the nature of their employment?

4. What was their remuneration per day ?

5. When were they discharged ?

Topic:   CORNWALL CANAL EMPLOYEES.
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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. H. R. EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals):

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

entrance, and repairing scow, also levelling ground at lock No. 17.

4. Labourers $l.o0 per day. Foremen $2 per day. Masons and caulkers $3 per dav. Man and team $3 per day.

5. The work having been completed, most of the men were discharged on November 17, 1904, and the last four men on December 3, 1904.

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P. E. I. TELEGRAPH RATES.

CON

Mr. LEFURGEY asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How much yearly increase in subsidy was given to the Anglo-American Telegraph Company for the service between Prince Edward Island and the mainland ?

2. What are the services required to be performed, in detail, (a) rates now chargeable on regular messages of ten words and extra on additional words above ten, between Prince Edward Island and the following places : Maritime Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and British Columbia ; (b) rates -to United Kingdom ; (c) night rates; (d) times for opening and closing offices on Prince Edward Island, and in Sackville, N B 9

3. Over what period of time is this arrangement binding on the company and government ?

Topic:   P. E. I. TELEGRAPH RATES.
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LIB

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture) : (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. $5,000.

2. (a). By the present agreement the company has reduced its former rates on messages from points on Prince Edward Island io the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario, from 50 cents for 10 words, with free address, and 3 cents for each additional word, to 30 cents for 10 words, with free address, and 2 cents for each additional word. A proportionate ieduction is to be made for press messages.

(b) . Rates to Manitoba, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and United States of North America are also reduced from 50 cents and 3 cents to 25 and 2 cents, to which the rates of connecting lines must be added

(c) . There are no night rates between points in eastern and central Canada, but connecting lines allow night rates to northwestern Canada and the United States.

-(d). Under the new agreement an allnight service is given at Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Sackville, N.B., and an extended service at Summerside, which places had formerly been deprived of such privileges ; the Sunday service has also been made similar to that prevailing in Western Union offices in the maritime provinces.

3. The present agreement is binding for a period of five years.

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FREE TRANSPORTATION OF HAY ON I. C. R.


Mr. WILMOT-by Mr. W. J. Roche-asked : 1. Is the Order in Council still in force autho-nzmg hay to be carried on the Intercolonial Railway free of freight -charges ? 2. Is any hay now being carried on the Intercolonial Railway free under such authority ? 3. How long does the government intend to continue the shipment of hay free ? 4. If the said Order in Council has been cancelled, when was it cancelled ?


LIB

Hon. H. R. EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals) : (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. The Order in Council limited the time for free transportation of hay over the Intercolonial and Prince Edward Island Railways to the 31st of December, 1904, except for such as had been bona fide ordered between the 6th of October and the 31st of December, 1904, and for which cars could not be provided during that period, may be carried free after that date.

2. Yes.

3. Answered by No. 1.

4. The Order in Council has not been cancelled.

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MOTION AGREED TO WITHOUT DISCUSSION.


For a statement showing the amount of money spent by the government, or any department thereof, in the parish of Chateau-Richer, county of Montmorency, for building wharfs, piers, docks, breakwaters, &e., or for removing boulders or rocks from the beach in front of the said parish, or for any other public works, from the 1st of September, 1904. to the 15th of November of the same year.-Mr. Morin.


REPORT PRESENTED.


Partial report of the Auditor General for the year ending June 30, 1904.-Rt. Hon. -Sir Wilfrid Laurier.


RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.

January 24, 1905