February 22, 1905

LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

Since the 1st of July we have expended $1,036.94 on this work up to Jan. 1.

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L-C

Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

I am not complaining of the amount of money that has been expended in that way; all I want to get is the number of inspections that have been made since last session or during the past year.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

This is the usual vote in connection with extra work during the session.

Salaries-extra clerks, copyists and messengers, &e., $4,000.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

This has been increased on account of the employment of two additional assistants.

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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

May I ask who they are and why they are exempted from the provisions of the Civil Service Act?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

Miss Helmer and Miss Mahon. It was found necessary to have them.

Salaries of engineers, draughtsmen, extra clerks and messengers, &c., $31,500.

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Mr. POSTER@

Why is the increase asked for?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

I can give it in detail.

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

You have $1,000 more.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

In the first place the inspecting engineer received an increase of $200, that is Mr. E. B. Johnston. He was receiving $2,400 which has been increased to $2,600. Mr. Alward, assistant law clerk, has been increased from $1,200 to' $1,400. These two items account for an increase of $400. Miss Graham received an increase of $50, from $650 to $700, and 12 received increases of $50 each. There was an extra clerk, translator, put on, M. J. Lyons, $500. That accounts for the $1,500 increase.

Costs of litigation in connection with Railways and Canals, $6,000.

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Mr. POSTER@

What was spent on that last year ?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

From the 1st of July to the 1st of January, $2,639.78. The amounts paid were: E. H. McAlpine, in connection with the Canada Eastern Railway, for services in connection with the searching of the title, $1,162.54 ; S. A. Mac-kay, in connection with the Culbute canal claims. $1,000 ; Arthur Lisle, in connection with the Calumet claims, $1,000 ; Deland & Brassard, in connection with the claims for the Chambly flooding, $218 ; and mis cellaneous items, $59.24.

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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

I thought the Culbute claims were all settled long ago ?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

These are flooding claims that were continued up to early last spring, while the canal was really in commission, though not in use. About the only use that was made of it was made by the lumbermen. I had the question of the legal status of the department and the responsibility of the government in connection with that canal inquired into, and I was advised by the Department of Justice that it would be necessary to abolish it legally by a proclamation in the ' Canada Gazette,' in order to put it out of commission. This was done; but it does not seem to have annihilated the claims for damages. This year, quite recently, the usual claims have been coming in. But it is not a canal, and it is not maintained by the government as one.

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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

If I remember rightly, the dam which caused these damages was removed altogether by the government. First of all, the damages done by the dam were assessed, and I think they were paid by the government two or three times over. Then the government removed the dam altogether, so that no damages could accrue from the government work.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

It is a question whether the government in starting to remove the dam did not recognize the liability. But, apart from that, the government did not remove the dam. They started to do it, but the transportation people and the lumbermen entered a protest against its removal, claiming that it was a vested right, that it had been in use by them, and that its removal would cause very serious disaster to the navigation of the Ottawa waters in the way of bringing down lumber.

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Mr. McAlpine seems to be fortunate in having pretty constant employment by one or other of the ministers.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

Let me explain to my hon. friend that Mr. McAlpine has been the agent of the Minister of Justice at St. John for the province of New Brunswick or a portion of the province, and that when the legal matters go from the several departments to the Department of Justice, the Department of Justice employs its agent

at the particular point where the work is to be done.

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

What I wanted to call the attention of the House to was this, that Mr. McAlpine seems to be badly treated by the Justice Department, or else that he places a large estimate on his legal services. For instance, I find that last year he rendered a bill for $900 for services in connection with the purchase of the Canada Eastern Railway, and that when that came before the Justice Department, which has never been accused of illiberality, I think, but which pays its agents generously-

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February 22, 1905