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.