February 20, 1905


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Barker-asked : 1. During the course of September, October or November last, was a certain sum of money sent to or placed at the disposal of any person in the parish of St. Francois, Island of Orleans, by the government, or by any department of the government, for repairs to be done to the wharf of the said parish, or for any other works ? 2. If so, what sum, and to whom ? 3. Has the money been expended, and has the person in question rendered an account thereof?


CON
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Rt Hon. S@

No

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PARISH OF ST. FRANCOIS, ISLAND OF ORLEANS.
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RESIGNATION AND APPOINTMENT TO SENATE OF MR. JUSTICE CHOQUETTE


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Barker-asked : 1. What is the date of the resignation of Honourable P. A. Choquette as puisne judge of the Supreme Court for the province of Quebec ? 2. What is the date of the nomination of the said Honourable P. A. Choquette as a member of the Senate ?


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Rt. H@

Mr. Justice Choquette in the month of September last sent a letter of resignation to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was under the impression that he had immediately sent it to the Department of Justice, but since this question was asked he found that he had not done so. The letter was somewhat mislaid. Mr. Justice Choquette was appointed a senator on the 30th September, 1904, which ipso facto vacated his judgeship.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RESIGNATION AND APPOINTMENT TO SENATE OF MR. JUSTICE CHOQUETTE
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PIER AT GRAND BEND.

CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has there been any delay in building the j pier at Grand Bend ?

2. If so, what is the cause of the delay, and when will the construction of the said pier be commenced ?

3. When will the pier and dredging be completed ?

4. What is the estimated cost of the said pier and dredging ?

5. How much has been expended on the said pier to date ?

6. Who is the inspector on behalf of the government for the construction of the said work?

7. What salary does he reoeive ?

8. When did his services begin ?

9. How much has been paid to him, and how much has he earned to date ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PIER AT GRAND BEND.
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Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (for the Minister of Public Works) :

1. Yes.

2. Delay due to difficulties experienced in procuring materials ; work will be started next spring, as early as possible.

3. Contract calls for completion of pier on the 30tb June, 1905.

4. Contract price for pier $21,388. Contract does not include any dredging.

5. $300.

6. Mr. John Rae.

7. $3 per working day.

8. On July 4, 1904.

9. $300.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PIER AT GRAND BEND.
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GOVERNMENT OFFICERS IN NORTHWEST TERRITORIES.

L-C

Mr. HERRON asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. What officers or employees of the government in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories resigned during the calendar year 1904 ; at what dates, and for what reasons ?

2. Who, if any, of these have since been again employed by the government ; at what date, and in what capacity ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT OFFICERS IN NORTHWEST TERRITORIES.
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Rt. H@

I presume this question refers only to the Department of the Interior ; at all events I have the answer only for that department which is as follows :

1. ,T. Kelso Hunter, 17th February, 1904, deputy registrar, land registrar district of Assinibeia ; no reason given. A. E. Wild, 31st January, 1904, sub-agent of Dominion lands, Melfort, Saskatchewan ; no reason given. David M. Logie, 13th January, 1904, clerk Dominion lands office, Prince Albert ; no reason given. W. H. Reed, 27th January, 1904, sub-Crown timber agent, Strathclair ; removed to Winnipeg. H. S. Chaplin, 18th April 1904, clerk Dominion lands office, Calgary ; no reason given. Miss. Minnie M. McDonald, 6th May, 1904, clerk, Dominion lands office, Regina ; no reason given. R. R. King, 26th May, 1904, sub-agent of Dominion lands, Melfort, Saskatchewan ; no reason given. P. A. Miquelon, 7th June, 1904, sub-agent of Dominion lands, Wetaski-win, Alta. ; no reason given. James Brewster, 12th April, 1904, land guide, In-nisfail ; left the district. H. M. Douglas, 1st July, 1904, sub-agent of Dominion lands, Innisfail ; no reason given. M. M. Reed, 3rd July, 1904, clerk, land titles office, Regina ; no reason given. Thos. Turnbull, 31st August, 1904, inspector Dominion lands surveys, Winnipeg ; no reason given. J. B. Holden, 30th September, 1904, sub-agent of Dominion lands, Leduc, Alta. ; no reason given. Miss M. L. Armstrong, 7th November, 1904, clerk, Dominion lands office, Regina ; no reason given. P. M. Bredt, 30th September, 1904, immigration agent, Regina ; no reason given.

2. A. E. Wild, 1st June, 1904, sub-agent of Dominion lands, Melfort, Saskatchewan.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT OFFICERS IN NORTHWEST TERRITORIES.
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GRAIN WAREHOUSES IN MONTREAL.


Mr. PICHE-by Mr. Talbot-asked : 1. By whom were the plans of the warehouses for the storing of grain in the port of Montreal prepared ? 2. Who were the persons employed in the preparation of those plans, and what was the cost entailed in the preparation of said plans ? 3. Who prepared the plans of the grain chutes intended to convey the grain from the elevator which was erected by the government in the port of Montreal to the steamers ? 4. Was Mr. Metcalfe employed in the preparation of these plans, and what remuneration was he to receive for the same ? 5. Was Mr. Johnson, now general superintendent and engineer of the Dominion Bridge Company, employed in the preparation of these plans, and will he receive payment for his work ? Hon RAYMOND PREFONT AIN® (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) : 1. The commissioners have no warehouses for the storing of grain in the harbour of Montreal, excepting a grain elevator. 2. The plans for the elevator were prepared by the Steel Storage and Elevator Construction Company, of Buffalo, N.Y., the contractors for the building of the elevator, and the cost of the plans was included in the cost of the building. 3. The government has no elevator in Montreal, the commissioners' elevator has two grain chutes for loading vessels which form part of the contract work and were included in the plans therefor. Two other grain chutes were added, the plans for which were prepared by the commissioners' chief engineer. 4. Neither Mr. Metcalfe nor Mr Johnson was employed in the preparation of the plans for the grain chutes, and neither received remuneration therefor. 5. Answered by No. 4.


CANADIAN NAVAL MILITIA.


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Barker-asked : 1. What is the total expenditure incurred ta date by the government in connection with the organization of a Canadian Naval Militia ? 2. What is the total number of officers and men at present engaged on the government steamship ' Canada ' ? 3. Where is the steamship ' Canada ' at present, and how is she going to be employed during the next four months ? 1. Nothing. 2. Seventy. 3. Nassau, West Indies. At present she is on an instructional cruise. About the middle of April she will join the Fisheries patrol fleet on the Nova Scotia Coast.


RAILWAY SURVEYS IN JOLIETTE.


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Barker-asked : 1. Did the government, during the months of October and November, 1904, employ civil engineers to make a survey for a line of railway in the county of Joliette, Quebec ? 2. For what object was this work and survey undertaken by said engineers, and was this work and survey undertaken in connection with the proposed Transcontinental Railway ? 3. What was the total cost of this work and survey already accomplished by said engineers and their assistants ? 4. Have said engineers made their report concerning this work and survey ? If so, what was the date of said report ? 5. Who was the overseer charged with the direction of this work, and what salary did he receive ?


LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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

The government did not during the months of October and November employ civil engineers to make a survey for a line of railway in the county of Joliette, but I have reason to assume that the transcontinental railway commissioners made a survey through that county, not under the direction of the government.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY SURVEYS IN JOLIETTE.
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JURISDICTION OVER ESTUARY FISHERIES.

February 20, 1905