January 25, 1905

QUESTIONS.

STR. CHAMPLAIN.


Mr. MORIN asked ; 1. What is the actual cost to the government of the steamer ' Champlain ' delivered at Quebec ? 2. What average sum per diem has the said steamer ' Champlain ' cost the government since she arrived at Quebec ? 1. Who are the present members of the Harbour Commission of the port of Montreal appointed by the government ? 2. When were the several appointments made ? 3. What is the length of their term of office 7


LIB

Hon. RAYMOND PREFONTAINE (Minister of Marine and'Fisheries): (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Hon. Robert Mackay, Jonathan Hodgson. Robert Bickerdike, M.P., Alphonse Racine, Eustache H. Lemay and W. E. Doran.

2. The date of appointment of tlie first five was September 28, 1890. The date of Mr. Doran's appointment was April 15, 1902.

3. During pleasure.

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Subtopic:   STR. CHAMPLAIN.
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CON

Mr. AMES asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Mr. Jonathan Hodgson tendered his resignation as a member of the Board of Commissioners for the port of Montreal ?

2. If so, what reasons did he give for his action ?

3. Has the said resignation been accepted ?

4. Is it the intention of the government to name another in his place ?

5. If so, when will the nomination be made ?

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Subtopic:   STR. CHAMPLAIN.
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LIB

Hon. RAYMOND PREFONTAINE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries): (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes; March 23, 1904.

2. Personal reasons.

3. No.

_ 4- No. The intention of the government is to revise the whole organization of the Harbour Commissioners of Montreal this session.

5. Answered by the answer to No. 4.

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Subtopic:   STR. CHAMPLAIN.
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OCEAN AND RIVER SERVICE.


Mr. xlMES asked: 1. Referring to the estimates for 1904-5, in which occurred the following Item : Ocean and river service, further amount required for removal of obstructions, including sunken elevator at Montreal, and obstruction in Ostall river, B.C., $9,000, and regarding which it was stated in the House by the Hon. Minister of Marine and Fisheries that $7,000 of this amount was for the raising of the above elevator, has this amount been reimbursed to the government by the parties interested, or are any steps being taken to secure the repayment of same ?


LIB

Hon. RAYMOND PREFONTAINE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries): (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. The cost of raising the sunken elevator at Montreal has been paid to the Montreal Harbour Commissioners by the Montreal Grain Elevating Company. The Department of Marine and Fisheries has been put to no expense in the matter.

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Subtopic:   OCEAN AND RIVER SERVICE.
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STEEL SHEDS-MONTREAL HARBOUR.

CON

Mr. AMES asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When were the plans, specifications and estimates for the steel sheds, presently being constructed in the port of Montreal, first approved by the government ?

2. Since the aforesaid approval have any alterations in said plans, specifications and estimates been authorized by the government ?

3. Since the awarding of the contract by the Harbour Commission have any alterations in the terms thereof received the sanction of the ^government, and if so, what are they ?

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Subtopic:   STEEL SHEDS-MONTREAL HARBOUR.
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LIB

Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. RAYMOND PREFONTAINE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries):

*

1. December 21, 1903.

2. No.

3. No.

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Subtopic:   STEEL SHEDS-MONTREAL HARBOUR.
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LIB

Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

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MR. P. W. ST. GEORGE.

CON

Mr. AMES asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is there at present in the employment of the Department of Marine and Fisheries a party by the name of P. W. St. George ?

2. If so, when did his term of service commence ; for what work was he engaged ; and what remuneration has he to date received ?

3. What degrees, titles or certificates does the said P. W. St. George hold as engineer ; and what previous experience has he had in the matter of the construction of steel sheds ?

4. Has the said P. W. St. George prepared plans independent of the Harbour Commissioners of Montreal for steel wharf sheds ? If so, when, and at whose instance ; and have any such plans been submitted to or approved by the Governor in Council, or by the Minister of Public Works, or by the Minister of Marine and Fisheries ?

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Subtopic:   MR. P. W. ST. GEORGE.
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Hon. RAYMOND PREFONTAINE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries): (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. August .9, 1904. As engineer to superintendent, in conjunction with the engineer of the Montreal Harbour Commissioners the construction of sheds and conveyor galleries in the harbour of Montreal.

He has been paid up to date, $1,107.07.

3. He is a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers of London, England, and a member of the Council of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers. - This is considered sufficient guarantee of his professional standing.

4. In October, 1904. At the instance of the minister to embody changes suggested ly the Shipping Federation and other parties interested. They have been submitted to the Minister of Marine ami Fisheries and are now under consideration.

IMPORTS UNDER PREFERENTIAL TARIFF. Mr. DANIEL asked :

1. What is the amount and value of goods imported into Canada under the preferential tariff during the years 1903 and 1904 ?

2. Of these amounts, what proportion was imported through St. Lawrence ports, and what proportion through Canadian Atlantic ports ?

3. What amounts were imported through United States ports, and what were the ports, and what was the amount for each such ports ?

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Subtopic:   MR. P. W. ST. GEORGE.
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LIB

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs) : (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

1. The Customs Statistical Returns do not enable an answer to be given to this inquiry, except as to the value of goods entered for consumption in Canada under the Preferential Tariff, which was as follows :

For fiscal year 1902-3, $37,014,505.

For fiscal year 1903-4, $44,705,253.

2. -3. The Customs Statistical Returns do not show separately the goods imported through the United States of the St. Lawrence or Atlantic ports of Canada when entered under the Preferential Tariff. We could give from the total imports under both the General and Preferential Tariffs,

the quantity that came in at the Atlantic and St. Lawrence ports and the American ports, but we cannot distinguish with reference to the Preferential goods in that respect.

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Subtopic:   MR. P. W. ST. GEORGE.
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TRENT VALLEY CANAL.


Mr. WARD-by Mr. Foster-asked : 1. What surveys, if any, have been made during the past year, of proposed routes of the Trent Valley Canal between Rice Lake and Lake Ontario ? 2. By whom have such surveys been made ? 3. Have any reports of such surveys been received by the government ?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. Surveys have been or are being made between Rice Lake and Port Hope, also between Rice Lake and Cobourg and between Rice Lake and Trenton in connection with the Trent canal.

2. The surveys are being conducted by Mr. E. ,T. Walsh, C.E.:

Port Hope survey being made by Mr. G. L. Law. .

Cobourg survey being made by Mr. G. L. Law.

Trenton survey being made by Mr. S. E. Patterson.

3. No reports have yet been received of the results of these surveys, which are not

, finished.

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Subtopic:   TRENT VALLEY CANAL.
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January 25, 1905