March 17, 1905

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William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT.

I think the minister will find that some further ones were brought down, because, if he will remember, one of his officers went up there to view the amount of cutting that had been done.

Signal service, $10,000.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

There is a slight increase here.

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Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

There is an increase in the service.

To provide for the administration of the pilotage, $12,000.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

That I suppose, is some increase in the service ?

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CON

Herbert Brown Ames

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. AMES.

What are the duties and emoluments of Mr. E. Guerin in connection with the Montreal Pilotage Commissioners' Court ?

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Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

He is a commissioner appointed to make special investigation under the old law. He is not a wreck commissioner, but there is still under the Pilotage Act a disposition which might require the services of Mr. Guerin, who was appointed about three or four years ago. During last year he rendered no service, he had not been called upon to render any service, so the amount of money has not been expended.

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LIB

Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

$10 a day.

Salaries of temporary officers, engineers and draughtsmen at Ottawa, &c., &c., $20,000.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

There is an increase of $4,000 in this.

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Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

The increase is due principally to the fact that we have appointed an officer, Mr. St. George, a special engineer, to superintend and look after the works of the Harbour Commissioners, in the port of Montreal, at a salary of $3,000 a year. The expenditure was about $1,057.42 a month, so we required this increase of money on account, first, of the appointment of' Mr. St. George, and, secondly, on account of the fact that since the organization of the lighthouse board we have been called upon to pay the travelling expenses of the gentlemen outside of Ottawa who have come to sit on that board, which meets once or twice a month, according to the applications. It is only fair and reasonable that these gentlemen should be paid their travelling expenses to attend the lighthouse board. Members of the shipping federation have been called upon to take part in the deliberations of the lighthouse board, which is composed mostly of officers of the

department, and we have made arrangements to pay their expenses.

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CON

Herbert Brown Ames

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. AMES.

Is he now permanently in the employ of the department, and does he give his entire time to it ?

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Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

I do not know that he gives his entire time. He is obliged, of course, to do the service that is required from him. He is obliged to be in attendance and to superintend the work as an engineer occupying that position.

Some resolutions reported.

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Hon. W. S.@

FIELDING moved the adjournment of the House.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What will we take up on Monday in case we get through with private members' business ?

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Supply, taking up the estimates of the Department of Public Works in case the hon. Minister of Marine and Fisheries is not here.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 11.25 p.m. HOUSE or COMMONS. Monday, March 20, 1905.


March 17, 1905