April 27, 1908

CON

Mr. FOSTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. In what service does the Department of Public Works or the Department of Marine employ the tug boat 'Lord Kitchener'?

2. At what rate per day or hour is the remuneration paid?

3. What amount has been paid by each department for the tug boat during the calendar years 1906, 1907 and 1908 to date?

I. Who is the owner of this boat?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TUG BOAT 'LORD KITCHENER '
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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

1, 2 and 3. The tug * Lord Kitchener ' was employed by>

this department as follows : in April, 1906, the tugs ' Lord Kitchner ' and ' Lord Roberts ' were employed together to tow the dredge ' New Dominion ' and scows from St. John to St. Andrews, N.B. The payment for the joint service was $150, lump sum. The tug has been employed towing scows of dredge ' W. S. Fielding ' from Lunenburg, N.S., to St. John N.B., at the rate of $125 a day ; reached destination Friday (24th).

4. John E. Moore.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TUG BOAT 'LORD KITCHENER '
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Hon. L. P. BRODEUR (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) : (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Marine and Fisheries Department employed boat in Bay of Fundy lighthouse and buoy service.

2. Under charter party dated April 11, 1907, rate paid was $125 per day, all found. Under second charter party dated November 11, 1907, rate was $85 per day, including captain and first engineer, the department finding remainder of crew, foe1 and stores.

3. 1906.

1907 $21,762.19

1908 14,053.49

4. John E. Moore.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TUG BOAT 'LORD KITCHENER '
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DREDGE ' FIELDING.'

CON

Mr. FOSTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the date on which the dredge 'Fielding' arrived in St. John?

2. How many; days' work has been done by this dredge since that date, and at what points ?

3. What other dredging work is being carried on by the government in St. John harbour or vicinity, by what parties, and has such work been let after public tender ?-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGE ' FIELDING.'
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Hon. WM. PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works) : (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. 25th February, 1008.

2. (a) 25.

(b) Superintendent of dredging reports that dredge removed a shoal patch of about three hundred feet in length inside the bell-buoy from fifteen feet to a depth of twenty-one feet low water. Then commenced about seven hundred feet outside bell buoy west of centre line of channel at thirty feet at low water and laid moorings and worked in about five hundred feet two hundred feet wide west of centre line, now continuing inward.

3. (a) Dredging at Sand Point and Rodney slips.

(b) G. S. Mayes and Dominion Dredging Company.

(c) Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGE ' FIELDING.'
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Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Postmaster General) : (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Noah A. Timmons.

2. Appointed 1st March, 1902. Salary and allowances, $1,305.

3 and 4. The work of the office is efficiently performed by the postmaster's three assistants, but the postmaster, who is at present living at Haileybury, does not personally supervise it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGE ' FIELDING.'
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DREDGING IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.


Mr. MONK-by Mr. Blain-asked : 1. Are there still any claims pending in connection with the dredging done in the province of Quebec during the season of 1907? 2. If so, who are the claimants and what is the total amount of said claims? 3. Is there a claim in said connection by Henry W. Prendergast or the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes Dredging Company? If so, what is the amount, and why has it not been paid? 4. Is there a claim regarding said dredging in the province of Quebec in 1907 by E. A. D. Morgan or the General Construction Company? If so, what is the amount, what is it for and why has it not been paid? 5. Is there a claim in said connection by L. Cohen & Son? If so, what is the amount of said claim, and what is it for?


CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

From the 25th to what date ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.
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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

To Saturday, I presume.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.
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MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS -CONTRACT FOR CEMENT.

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Mr. J. D.@

REID-by Mr. Blain-asked :

1. Has the Montreal Harbour Commissioners lately given a contract for cement?

2. If so, was the quantity 30,000 barrels? If not, how many barrels were contracted for ?

3. To whom was the contract given?

3. Is it a fact that this order is to be imported from Belgium ?

o. Is the government aware that there are cement manufacturing industries in Canada, making first class cement?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS -CONTRACT FOR CEMENT.
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Hon. L P. BRODEUR@Minister of Marine and Fisheries

There is no information in the department in regard to this matter. We have written to the board in Montreal to supply us with information, and when it Is received I will be glad to answer the question.

POSTMASTER AT MATTAWA, ONT. Mr. WHITE-by Mr. Blain-asked :

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS -CONTRACT FOR CEMENT.
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Hon. WM. PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works) : (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. St. Lawrence and Great

Lakes Dredging Co.. ..$9,888.33 .

L. Cohen & Son 806.40

3. Yes ; $9,888.33 as above.

Payment delayed owing to complications between contractor and certain creditors in whose favour powers of attorney to receive moneys had been filed.

4. No.

5. Yes. $806.40 for dredging at Port St. Francis in November, 1907.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS -CONTRACT FOR CEMENT.
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FAIR WAGES SCHEDULE ON DREDGING.


Mr. VERVILLE-by Mr. Calvert-asked : 1 Is there a fair wages schedule attached to all contracts on dredging? 2. If not, is it the intention of the government to attach one in future contracts? 3. Is the government aware that it is stated men working on dredges last season were not paid their wages? i. Is it the intention of the government to take measures so as to guarantee such payment in future? 1. Who is the postmaster at Mattawa, Out.? 2. When was he appointed and what salary does he receive ? 3. Does he give personal supervision to the duties of his office? 4. Where does he reside?


LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FAIR WAGES SCHEDULE ON DREDGING.
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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. WILLIAM PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works) :

1 and 2. No wage schedule is attached to dredging contracts, but a proviso inserted to the effect that the contractor agrees

and binds himself to pay to the workmen engaged in the said work, such wages as are generally accepted as current in each trade, for competent workmen in the district where the works are to be carried out.

3. No information in the department.

4. Should representations regarding specific cases be made, the department would take matter up with a view to assisting the employee.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FAIR WAGES SCHEDULE ON DREDGING.
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RAILWAY FROM NORTH SYDNEY TO SYDNEY MINES.

April 27, 1908