April 22, 1908

QUESTIONS.

REMOVING ROCK AND CONSTRUCTING ICE PIERS IN ST. FRANCIS RIVER AT MELBOURNE.

CON

Mr. BLAIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was the work of removing the rook at a point situated on the west side of St. Francis river, in the village of Melbourne, county of Richmond, let by tender ?

2. If so, who was awarded the contract, and what was the amount of the contract?

3. Were there any other tenders? If so, what were the amounts of the tenders?

4. What was the total cost of the seven icebreakers placed in the River St. Francis near the iron bridge across said river which connects the town of Richmond with the village of Melbourne?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REMOVING ROCK AND CONSTRUCTING ICE PIERS IN ST. FRANCIS RIVER AT MELBOURNE.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works) :

1, 2 and 3. No ; work was done by day's labour.

4. There are eight structures altogether, viz.: four ice piers below the dam and not far from the iron bridge and four ice piers above the dam. The cost of construction of the eight structures was $16,453.75.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REMOVING ROCK AND CONSTRUCTING ICE PIERS IN ST. FRANCIS RIVER AT MELBOURNE.
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PIERS AT RICHMOND, QUEBEC.

CON

Mr. BLAIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total cost of the building

of piers in the St. Francis river below the town of Richmond? _

2. What was the total cost of piers above the town?

3. What was the cost of repairing the piers below the town in 1907?

4. What was the cost of blasting rock and repairs to piers during the present year?

5. Was the work so done let after public tender?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PIERS AT RICHMOND, QUEBEC.
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LIB

Hon. WM. PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works) : (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Total cost of four piers below Richmond dam : $12,076.80.

2. Total cost of four piers above Richmond dam : $4,376.95.

3. $634.95.

4. $737.37.

5. Construction of four piers was done by contract after public tenders had been called for. Four additional piers were built under agreement with same contractor. All subsequent work was done by day's labour.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PIERS AT RICHMOND, QUEBEC.
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PORT MAITLAND PIER.


Mr. LALOR-by Mr. Taylor-asked : 1. Has the patronage committee of the town of Dunnville nominated W. W. Krick for the position of inspector of the building of Port Maitland pier? 2. Has Colonel A. T. Thompson recommended the appointment of W. W. Krick as inspector ? 3. Has the government made the appointment of an inspector for Port Maitland piers ?


LIB

Hon. GEO. P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals) : (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. No.

2. No.

3. No ; the department is not aware that an inspector is required at Port Maitland piers, at present.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PORT MAITLAND PIER.
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INDIAN AFFAIRS-INVESTIGATION BY MRS. A. M. PAGET AND MISS FERGUSON.

LIB

Mr. W. WRIGHT asked :

Liberal

1. Has any report been made by Mrs. A. M. Paget and Miss M. Ferguson, of their investigation in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, mentioned in page .T-45, Indian Affairs Department?

2. If so, is the report printed and will it be laid on the table of the House?

3. What was the total amount paid to said parties, and the total cost of the trip?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS-INVESTIGATION BY MRS. A. M. PAGET AND MISS FERGUSON.
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Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior) : (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. A report has been made.

2. The report has not yet been printed as it is intended that it should form part of a larger publication.

3. The total cost of the trip was $1,999.86. Salaries paid, Mrs. Paget, $664.50; Miss Ferguson, $150.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS-INVESTIGATION BY MRS. A. M. PAGET AND MISS FERGUSON.
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SUBSIDIES TO PACIFIC COAST SHIPPING COMPANIES.

LIB

Mr. RALPH SMITH asked :

Liberal

1. How many shipping companies doing business on the Pacific coast are receiving subsidies from the government?

2. What are the amounts of such subsidies, and for what purpose are they given?

3. Do any of the companies receiving subsidies encourage the immigration of Orientals, contrary to the restrictive legislation of the j government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUBSIDIES TO PACIFIC COAST SHIPPING COMPANIES.
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CON
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Right Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister) :

1. Six.

2. (a) Canada and Mexico, $5,000 per annum ; Victoria, Vancouver and Skagway and West Coast Vancouver Island, $17,500 per annum ; Victoria and San Francisco, $3,000 per annum ; Canada, China and Japan, $73,000 per annum ; Canada and New Zealand, $50,000 per annum ; Victoria, Naas River, Port Essington &c., $100 per round trip.

(b) For the purpose of assisting trade generally.

3. The government has no such information, but such a practice, if it existed, would be deemed by the government as compatible with the Subsidy Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUBSIDIES TO PACIFIC COAST SHIPPING COMPANIES.
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THE SASKATOON PHOENIX.

CON

Richard Stuart Lake

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LAKE asked :

Have any orders been given by the government for special numbers of the Saskatoon 'Phoenix' during the years 1906 and 1907, for immigration or other purposes ? If so, what number of copies were purchased, and what was the sum paid for them in each case?

Topic:   THE SASKATOON PHOENIX.
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Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of' the Interior) :

5.000 copies special edition, Saskatoon Phoenix, at five cents per copy. $300, ordered October 15, 1906, and paid for November 23, 1906.

5.000 copies special edition at seven cents per copy, $350. This was a special number ' of about twenty pages printed on eight pound book paper, seven column quarto, illustrated with pictures of Saskatoon and district, with reports of the actual grain yield of all the farming districts east and west of Saskatoon. This account was paid January 11, 1908.

Topic:   THE SASKATOON PHOENIX.
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April 22, 1908