May 4, 1908

CON

Joseph Elijah Armstrong

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARMSTRONG asked :

What is the total amount of money spent bv this government at Rimouski in building wharf, dredging. lighting, and all necessary work, in order that the steamer ' Lady Evelyn ' could deliver passengers and mail ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   YUKON GOLD COMPANY.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PTJGSLEY (Minister of Public Works).

The question is a little difficult to answer because there has been an expenditure upon wharfs, but, according to Mr. OLIVER.

my information, dredging is the only work which can properly be considered as having been done in order that the steamer ' Lady Evelyn ' could deliver passengers and mail.

This improvement results also in advantage to other vessels entering and departing from Rimouski .

The cost of dredging was $11,077.97.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   YUKON GOLD COMPANY.
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SOURIS WHARF.

CON

Mr. A. A. McLEAN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware that during the past summer a wharf or block has been built on the southern side of the railway wharf at Souris, Prince Edward Island, opposite the Souris fish drier, and within five feet of the railway wharf?

2. Was permission given to any one to build such wharf or block at Souris? If so, to whom was such permission given?

3. Does the government claim any right or interest in this block?

4. Has the government paid Mr. E. A. Wallberg, or any one else, any money for the construction of this block?

5. Has the government any knowledge ol

this block being built by Mr. J. J. Hughes, or any one else? . .

6. Under the present law, is it permissible for private parties to build wharfs or blocks alongside of government wharfs and close up to them?

7. Does the government intend to allow the

railway wharf to be used as an approach to this block? .

8. Did any one besides Mr. Hughes during the last five vears apply for permission to build a block at or near where Mr. Hughes is building his? If so, who applied, and why was he refused?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SOURIS WHARF.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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

There is no information in so far as this department is concerned, with reference to a wharf being built by Mr. J. J. Hughes, or any one else, further than that contained in the answer to the question asked in the House by Mr. A. A. McLean, to be found on page 2463 of the ' Hansard,' of the present session.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SOURIS WHARF.
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HOURS AND PAY OF LETTER CARRIERS.


Mr'. MACDONELL-by Mr. Blain-asked: Is it the intention of the government to bring the service of letter-carriers to an eight-hour-a-day service and to grant them an additional week's leave of absence, and also to adopt an increased schedule of salaries therefor, as recommended by the report of the Civil Service Commission, 1908?


LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. R. LEMIEUX (Postmaster General) :

(a) Practically the letter-carriers have an

eight hour a day service at the present time. -

(b) Under the present law it is possible for the letter carriers to obtain a period of vacation greater than three weeks not allowed to other members of the service.

(c) Any increase in the salaries or vacation of letter carriers recommended by the

Civil Service Commission, 1908, must receive the general consideration of the government, the same as every other branch of the service.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HOURS AND PAY OF LETTER CARRIERS.
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SOUTHERN ALBERTA LAND COMPANY.


Mr. HERRON-by Mr. Lake-asked : 1. Has the Southern Alberta Land Company, Limited, successors to the Robbins Irrigation Company, made application to the. government to exchange a portion of the lands granted under their contract for other lands situated outside the original area? 2. If so, what quantity of land do they propose to re-lease, and what quantity do they ask in lieu thereof? 3. In what townships are the lands applied for in exchange located? 4. Is it a fact that the company claims that the success of their scheme from a financial point of view depends upon securing the new area applied for? 5. What are the intentions of the government in respect of said application? C. In ease of the government consenting to' such exchange, will the contract be amended so as to contain a clause fixing the maximum selling price of lands without water privilege? Hou. I?. OLIVER (Minister of the Interior) : 1. Yes. 2. (a) 186,000 acres, approximately; (b) 180,000 acres, approximately. 3. Township 13, range 6, townships 14 and 15, ranges 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, west 4th meridian. 4. Yes. . 5. The Commissioner of Irrigation has been directed to make a personal inspection of the company's scheme in connection with this application, and the application will not be dealt with until his report shall have been received. 0. No decision has been made, gee answer to No. 5.


CHARTER OF CAPTAIN HACKETT'S TUG FOR PATROL WORK.


Mr. CLEMENTS-by Mr. Blain-asked: 1. Regarding the patrol work in which Captain Haekett had charge of up to last season for the government in the vicinity of Lime Kdlm Crossing, Detroit river, did Captain Haekett resign his position, or was he discharged by the government? 2. What remuneration did Captain Haekett receive for the work? 3. What individual or company is doing the work now for the government and at what remuneration ? 4. Were tenders asked for the work? If so, was the lowest tender accepted, and how many tenders were received?


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Hon. L.@

r. BRODEUR (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) :

1. Captain Hnckett's tug was chartered by tile government last season at $50 per day, with a double crew for night and day work, the $50 including everything; the I 245J

charter was subject to withdrawal at 48 hours' notice; the patrol was discontinued at the end of the season of navigation.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Captain F. Trotter, same remuneration.

4. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CHARTER OF CAPTAIN HACKETT'S TUG FOR PATROL WORK.
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PURCHASE OP HACKETT DOCK, AM-HERSTBURG, ONTARIO.


Mr. CLEMENTS-by Mr. Blain-asked : Has the government any intention of purchasing the Haekett dock, in the vicinity of Amherstburg, Detroit river, for use as a government wharf?


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Hon. W.@

PUGSLE1' (Minister of Public Works). The matter has not been considered by tlie government.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OP HACKETT DOCK, AM-HERSTBURG, ONTARIO.
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COLLECTION OP CUSTOMS AT BATHURST.

CON

Mr. CROCKET asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Minister of Customs received a reply to bis letter to the collector of Customs at Bathurst, New Brunswick, in reference to the complaint that said collector engaged actively in the late provincial election in Gloucester. New Brunswick?

2. If so, does the collector deny that he addressed a number of political meetings in different parts of the county in the interest of the Liberal candidates, or that he engaged actively in said election, as alleged in the letter of complaint?

3. What action has the minister taken since communicating the matter of the above complaint to said collector, or what action does he propose to take in reference thereto?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COLLECTION OP CUSTOMS AT BATHURST.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. I have a copy of his reply in my desk which if the hon. member desires, I can read, but as it is somewhat lengthy I might say that as I understand it, Mr. Venoit does not admit that he addressed a number of meetings in the interest of the Liberal candidates, but he admits that he spoke at some public meetings, defending himself against personal charges made against him.

3. In view of the explanation given by the collector, no further action has as yet been taken.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COLLECTION OP CUSTOMS AT BATHURST.
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N. F. HARBOTTLE.

May 4, 1908