May 10, 1905

LIBRARY AND PRINTING COMMITTEE.

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I beg to move :

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that this House has appointed Mr. Bristol, member for the electoral district of Toronto Centre, a member of the joint committee of both House on the library and printing, so far as the interests of this House are concerned, in the room of Mr. Clarke deceased.

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QUESTION'S.

IMPORTATION OF TOBACCO.

CON

Mr. CLEMENTS asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How much leaf tobacco was imported from the United States last year, and how much duty was paid upon the same ?

2. How much for cigars and smoking, and how much for manufacturing into chewing tobacco?

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Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF TOBACCO.
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LIB

Hon. L. P. BRODEUR (Minister of Inland Revenue) : (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

1. The number of pounds (standard) of leaf tobacco imported and placed in excise warehouse for the year ending 30th June, 1904, was 13,210,690, and the quantity on which duty was paid when ux-warehoused for use for the same period was 12,139,700 pounds, and the amount of duty collected was $1,278,455.09.

2. The statistics kept by the Department of Inland Revenue do . not indicate the quantities used in the production of cigars, smoking and chewing.

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Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF TOBACCO.
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MILITARY HOSPITAL ST. JOHNS, P.Q.


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Taylor-asked : 1. What are the names of those who tendered for the repairs executed hy the government at the Military Houpital in St. Johns, P.Q. ? 2. What was the amount of said tenders? 3. To whom was the contract awarded ? 4. How much has been paid to the said contractor ? 5. How much has said contractor claimed from the government for all work done by him at the said Military Hospital ? 6. Were tenders asked through the newspapers? If so, through what newspapers ? Hon. 'Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence) : 1. Louis Bourassa and Peter O'Cain. 2. Louis Bourassa, $286 ; Peter O'Cain, $320. 3. Louis Bourassa. 4. Main contract, $2S6 ; * extras, $163.05 ; total, $449.05. . * While the contract was under way extra work was reported necessary by the engineer officer, and authorized as follows : 7 "3 square ceilings, col. sergts' quarters, at $6 $43 80 16'5 square ceilings, hospital, at $6 99 25 Cutting through chimney for ventilator 4 00Repairs to plaster 10 00Oiling floors 6 00 $163 05 [DOT] 5. $449.05. 6. No ; tenders were asked by circular.


GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC SURVEYS-MADA-WASKA.

LIB

John Costigan

Liberal

Mr. COSTIGAN asked :

Has any request been made to the Grand Trunk Pacific commissioners in connection with the preliminary surveys through the western part of Madawaska county, N.B., to examine a line up the St. John river to the mouth of Little river, in the parish of Saint Francis, N.B., and up the valley of the Little river, and on to or near the function of Blue river with the Saint Francis river, in the province of Quebec? If so, has any examination of that route been made ?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. A suggestion was received by the Transcontinental Railway Commission that a good line could be had by leaving the St. Francis at or near the mouth of the Blue river, keeping east and north of Bau lake and striking to the river St. John by the valley of Little river or Baker brook.

2. No survey was made by way of Little river, for the reason that it was considered by the chief engineer and district engineer that such a line would be longer than the one at present obtained by way of Baker brook.

BONDED warehouse for soft coal.

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CON

Mr. BOYCE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government established, or does it contemplate the establishment of, a bonded warehouse for soft coal at Sault Ste. Marie, to any company or individual ?

2. If this has been established, to whom was the privilege granted, when, and upon what grounds ?

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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WILLIAM PATERSON (Minister of Customs).

Imported coal has been permitted to be warehoused at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The warehouses are established on the application of an importer desirous of warehousing coal, as provided in General Order in Council of December 22, 1881.

No application for a warehouse of this class at Sault Ste. Marie is now pending before the Customs Department.

The privilege of warehousing coal at Sault Ste. 'Marie has been granted to New Ontario Dock Company in May, 1903, and to the Lake Superior Corporation in July, 1904, on the ground that the applicants were importers of coal desirous of warehousing same.

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A. B. CASTONGUAY.

L-C

Mr. SAM. HUGHES asked :

Liberal-Conservative

1. Was one A. B. Castonguay dismissed from the Dominion Police Force within the past six or nine months ? If so, for what reasons ?

2. Has the said Castonguay since been appointed to a position in the Department of Marine and Fisheries ? ,

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LIB

Sir WILFRID LAURIER. (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

3. If so, what is the position which he now occupies, what salary does he receive, and under what clause of the Civil Service Act was he appointed ?

4. Has the said Castonguay passed the Civil Service examination, either preliminary or qualifying ?

5. Is it to be regarded as a precedent that when a man has been dismissed for cause from one branch of the public service, that he shall be appointed to a position in another branch of the service ?

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LIB

Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

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

There is no such person in the employ of the Department of Marine and Fisheries.

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L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

I asked first : Was one A. B. Castonguay dismissed from the Dominion Police force within the past six or nine months ?

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LIB

Charles Fitzpatrick (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. CHAS. FITZPATRICK (Minister of Justice).

A man named Castonguay was dismissed from the Dominion Police force for insubordination.

Topic:   A. B. CASTONGUAY.
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L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

Has he since been appointed to a position in the Department of Marine and Fisheries ?

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May 10, 1905