February 27, 1905

TORONTO HARBOUR WORKS.


Mr. MACDONELL-by Mr. Ingram asked : 1. Were tenders called for on or about the 2nd of November, 1904, for the piling and breakwater at the eastern gap, Toronto harbour ? 2. If so, how many tenders were received ; who tendered, and what were the amounts of the tenders ? 3. Was the work then awarded ? If not, what is the reason that the work was declared off, and not then let ? 4. Were tenders called for the same, or substantially the same, work on or about the 26th January, 1905 ? 5. How many tenders have been received in response to this last advertisement ? 6. Is it true that the minister has referred these tenders to the chief engineer ? If so, why ? 7. Has any tender been accepted ? If not, what is the cause of the delay in awarding the work ?


LIB

Hon. CHAS. HYMAN (Acting Minister of Public Works) : (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Five; but as no contract has been awarded, it is not considered in the public interest to make known the tenderers or amounts.

3. No ; the price of the lowest tender was considered too high.

4. Yes.

5. Five.

6. Yes ; as he required the opinion of his executive officer on the same.

7. No ; as further inquiry in the proposed method of doing the work is considered necessary from a public standpoint.

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RETURNING OFFICER FOR SELKIRK, MANITOBA.


ill-. NORTHRUP-by Mr. Lancaster-asked : 1. Was the occupation of the returning officer appointed for Selkirk, in the province of Manitoba. in the last Dominion election, at the time of his appointment, that of bar tender ? 2. If not, what was his occupation ?


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The information of the government is that the returning officer for Selkirk in the last Dominion election is a clerk.

Topic:   RETURNING OFFICER FOR SELKIRK, MANITOBA.
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APPOINTMENT OF JOSEPH LEMIEUX.

CON

Mr. AMES asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Joseph Lemieux received an appointment in connection with the lightship service ?

2. If so, when was he appointed, to what locality was he assigned, and what wages are paid him ?

3. Did the said Joseph Lemieux, prior to his appointment, make charges against the Quebec agent of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, and ask for an investigation of the same ?

4. Was such investigation granted ?

5. If so. has any report been brought down ? If not. what was the reason the investigation was not proceeded with ?

Topic:   APPOINTMENT OF JOSEPH LEMIEUX.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Y'es.

2. 26th July, 1904 ; steward in lightship ' Anticosti ' ; wages. $45 per month.

3. No.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. Answered by No. 3.

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FISHERIES.

CON

Mr. ALEX. MARTIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. To what extent, if any, have the fisheries of Prince Edward Island advanced within the last decade ?

2. Who are the officers charged with their supervision, and w-hat are their duties and salaries ?

3. Have anf new ones been appointed ? If so. what are their names, duties and salaries ?

4. Has the government any plan for the development of the deep-sea fisheries of Canada? If not, why not ?

Topic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FISHERIES.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The value of the fisheries is practically the same.

2. J. A. Matheson, inspector of fisheries ; salary, $1,200 per year. J. B. Macdonald, assistant inspector ; salary, $1,000 pet-year. W. O. Hobkirk, fishery overseer; salary, $550 per year. John Davison, fishery overseer ; salary, $200 per year. James A. McCormack, fishery overseer; salary, $200 per year.

The duties of the inspector and assistant inspector relate chiefly to the enforcement of the fishery laws. They also direct and control the work of the overseers, and at the end of each season furnish the department with a full and detailed report of the season's fishing operations.

The overseers act under the instructions of the inspector in enforcing the fishery laws.

3. The assistant inspector is a recent appointment. The remainder of the question is answered by No. 2.

4. The general policy of the department embraces the development of the deep-sea fisheries.

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MOUNT STEWART SHIPPING FACILITIES.

CON

Mr. ALEX. MARTIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any representations been made to the government in reference to the shipping facilities at Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island ?

2. Is the government aware that the wharf accommodation is deficient, and that dredging is needed in order to carry on increasing trade?

3. Has the government any engineer's report in respect of the condition of this shipping place ?

4. What does the government intend to do in the premises ?

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LIB

Charles Smith Hyman (Minister Without Portfolio)

Liberal

Hon. CHAS. HYMAN (Acting Minister of Public Works).

There are no papers to that effect in the department, but orders have recently been given to the district engineer to report at once on the conditions of the harbour.

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CAPTAIN THOS. THOMPSON.

L-C

Mr. INGRAM asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. Upon whose recommendation were the services of Captain Thomas Thompson, preventive Qfiicer at Port' Bruce, Elgin county, dispensed with ?

2. Is his removal from office the result of any neglect of duty on his part ?

3. If not, what is the cause of his removal from office by the department ?

4. Is it the intention of the department to appoint a preventive officer at Port Bruce ? If so, when ?

Topic:   CAPTAIN THOS. THOMPSON.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The services of Thomas Thompson, preventive officer of customs at Port Bruce, were dispensed with by Order in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Customs.

2. His removal from office was-not on account of any neglect of duty.

3. He was removed from office because the maintenance of a customs officer at Port Bruce was not considered necessary in the public interest.

4. It is not the intention of the Customs Department to appoint a preventive officer at Port Bruce.

Topic:   CAPTAIN THOS. THOMPSON.
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GRAIN SURVEY BOARDS.

CON

Herbert Brown Ames

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. H. B. AMES (Montreal, St. Antoine) moved :

For copies of all petitions and correspondence between the Boards of Trade of Toronto and Montreal respectively, and the Governor in Council, in reference to the appointment of Grain Survey Boards, under the authority of the Grain Inspection Act, at Toronto and at Montreal ; and for copies of the Orders in Council whereby the aforesaid appointments were made ?

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February 27, 1905