February 8, 1905

LIB

Honoré Hippolyte Achille Gervais

Liberal

Mr. GERVAIS asked :

What is the total number of officers, civil engineers and other employees now engaged in the surveys of the Transcontinental Railway, and works connected therewith, under the Ti ansoontinental Railway Construction Commission ?

2. What is the name and place of residence ot each of the above persons at the time ot appointment ?

3. What are the functions and salaries of each of the above ?

Topic:   TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY EMPLOYEES.
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Hon. H.@

R, EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals) : As the answer to this question would be a very voluminous one, I would ask my hon. friend to put it in the form- of a motion. It involves a list of the axemen, roadmen and all other employees all over the service.

Topic:   TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY EMPLOYEES.
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CORNWALL CANAL DREDGING. .


Mr. PRINGLE-by Mr. Lancaster-asked ; 1. To -whom was the contract for dredging at the head of the Cornwall canal given ? 2. Were tenders called for ? 3. If so. in what manner ? 4. If by advertisement, in what papers ? 5. How many tendered for the work ? 6. Was the work given to the lowest tenderer?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. W. J. Poupore (Limited).

2. Yes.

3. By newspaper advertisement.

4. Montreal-1 Herald,' 1 Witness,' ' La Presse,' 1 Le Canada ;'

Ottawa-1 Free Press,' 1 Danebrog,' 'Le Temps ;'

Cornwall-1 Freeholder

Morrisbnrg-1 Herald ;'

Prescott-1 Journal ;'

Kingston-1 Canadian Freeman,' 1 British Whig ;'

Toronto-1 Globe,' 1 Star,' 1 News ;'

Peterboro-Times.'

5. Five tenders were received.

6. The lowest tenderer having withdrawn, the contract was awarded to the next lowest.

Topic:   CORNWALL CANAL DREDGING. .
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MONTREAL, HARBOUR SHEDS.

CON

Mr. AMES asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any claims for extras been made by Messrs. P. Lyall & Sons in connection with their contract for the construction of two-story sheds in the port of Montreal ?

2. If so, what was the amount and the grounds alleged in each case ?

Topic:   MONTREAL, HARBOUR SHEDS.
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Hon. H.@

I would ask my hon. friend to move for the papers, in order that he may get the information he wants.

Topic:   MONTREAL, HARBOUR SHEDS.
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PENNY BANKS.


Mr. HENDERSON-by Mr. Lancaster-asked : 1. How many charters have been granted by the Governor in Council under the Penny Bank Act of 1902 ? 2. Have any of the said banks so chartered transmitted statements of their business to the Minister of Finance, under section 33 of the said Act ? 3. If any such statements have been sent, what are the names of the banks so reporting, and what is the name of the place where the chief office of each is situated ?


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Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) :

1. One.

2. The bank so chartered has not yet received the certificate of the Treasury Board permitting the institution to carry on business under the Act, and accordingly no statements under section 33 have been received.

3. Answered by 2.

Topic:   PENNY BANKS.
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COMMUNICATION WITH PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.

CON

Mr. A. MARTIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When was the winter boat ' Stanley,' now in conjunction with the steamship ' Minto ' attempting to maintain communication between Prince Edward Island, built, and how long has she been in the public service ?

2. To what extent has the ' Stanley ' been weakened by time and contact with heavy ice.

3. Has she been strengthened ? If so, when, and in what respect ?

4. When was she inspected, and what was the report of the inspector ?

5. Has the government considered the necessity of building a new boat ? If so, would sbe be ready for service in the winter of 1905-6 ?

Topic:   COMMUNICATION WITH PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
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LIB

Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

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

In this case I think it would be better for the hon. gentleman to move for a return.

Topic:   COMMUNICATION WITH PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
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THE RAILWAY COMMISSION BOARD.

CON

Mr. BLAIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the date of the first sitting of the Railway Commission Board ?

2. What amount has been paid in salaries to each commissioner ?

3. What amount has been paid to date in connection "with the Railway Commission Board other than salaries ?

Topic:   THE RAILWAY COMMISSION BOARD.
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Mr. EMMERSON. (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

4. How many private secretaries are employed by the board, and what are the names, and the salary paid to each ?

Topic:   THE RAILWAY COMMISSION BOARD.
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Hon. H. R. EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals) : (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. The first public sitting of the Railway Commission Board was on the 9th of February, 1904.

2. Hon. A. G. Blair, $9,045.31 ; Hon. M.

E. Bernier, $8,300.99 ; Mr James Mills $8.300.99. '

3. $37,965.55.

4. None.

Topic:   THE RAILWAY COMMISSION BOARD.
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I. C. R.-RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES.

CON

Mr. FOSTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the total receipt's and expenditures of the Intercolonial Railway, including all branches, for the current year up to December 31, 1904 ?

2. What amount has been expended on the Intercolonial Railway and its branches, including the purchase of railway lines, from capital account, for each year from 1896 to 1904, inclusive ? What' amount since June 30th, 1904 ?

Topic:   I. C. R.-RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES.
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February 8, 1905