May 6, 1908

NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-NATIONALITY OF CONTRACTORS.

CON

Mr. WILMOT asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the nationality of Messrs. Foley, Welsh & Stewart, contractors on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway construction?

2. Does the government know that it is asserted that Canadian citizens competing for contracts under this firm are discriminated against in favour of foreigners?

3. Is duty collected on railway construction plant coming from the United States into Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-NATIONALITY OF CONTRACTORS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The department has no information.

2. No.

3. The Customs Department states that duty is collected on all such importations.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-NATIONALITY OF CONTRACTORS.
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THE STEAMER ' LADY EVELYN.


Mr. ARMSTRONG-by Mr. Blain-asked: 1. What date did the steamer ' Lady Evelyn' leave Rimouski for winter quarters in Sydney? 2. What date did the steamer ' Lady Evelyn' return to Rimouski this year? 3. What use is made of the steamer 'Lady Evelyn' at Sydney during the winter months? 4. Has the Post Office Department a service with the island of Anticosti? If so, what is the nature of the servioe, the number of trips made by steamer, the estimated cost of service per annum, and the population on the island?


LIB

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Postmaster General) : (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. and 3. The ' Lady Evelyn ' did not winter at Sydney but at Quebec.

2. The steamer left Quebec for Rimouski on the 30th April last, and after landing the mails at that point on the incoming and outgoing mail steamers this week, leaves for Sydney to perform a like service at Sydney, in accordance with the terms of the transatlantic mail service contract.

4. Yes, between Quebec and Anticosti. The contract is with Messrs. Holliday Brothers-a distance of 410 miles-three trips per month, cost $1,050 per season. The population of Anticosti is estimated at 442.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE STEAMER ' LADY EVELYN.
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WHARF AT CHASE'S POINT, NEW BRUNSWICK.

CON

Mr. WILMOT asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Minister of Public Works received a petition from the inhabitants of Chase's Point, on the St. John river, New Brunswick, asking for aid in the construction of a public wharf at that point? If so, how many names are on said petition?

_ 2. Did said petition contain a clause pledging the petitioners in the case the prayer of the same were granted, to support the Liberal candidate in the next federal election?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WHARF AT CHASE'S POINT, NEW BRUNSWICK.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) Yes. (b) Forty-three.

2. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WHARF AT CHASE'S POINT, NEW BRUNSWICK.
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SUPPLIES FOR STEAMER 'PETREL.'

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Mr. T.@

CHISHOLM-by Mr. Blain-asked:

1. What persons furnished supplies to the steamer 'Petrel' between March 31, 1907 and April 30, 1908?

2. What was the amount paid to each such person, and what was the date of each pay ment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUPPLIES FOR STEAMER 'PETREL.'
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. L. P. BRODEUR (Minister of Marine and Fisheries).

I would suggest that my hon. friend make a motion immediately for a return and then the papers can be brought down. The answer to this question is very lengthy.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUPPLIES FOR STEAMER 'PETREL.'
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir. BLAIN.

Will it stand as an Immediate notice of motion ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUPPLIES FOR STEAMER 'PETREL.'
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LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

It will stand as a notice of motion for a return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUPPLIES FOR STEAMER 'PETREL.'
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

I move for a return showing :

1. What persons furnished supplies to the steamer 'Petrel' between March 31, 1907 and April 30, 1908?

2. What was the amount paid to each such person, and what was the date of each payment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUPPLIES FOR STEAMER 'PETREL.'
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LIB

Robert Franklin Sutherland (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

By leave of the House this motion is made. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUPPLIES FOR STEAMER 'PETREL.'
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Motion agreed to.


DEPUTY MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES.


On the orders of the day being called :


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

May I inquire of the lion. Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Brodeur), as I have inquired on two or three previous occasions when he happened to be out of the HouS'e, whether or not the resignation of the deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries has been accepted or whether any action has been taken in regard to it ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPUTY MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES.
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May 6, 1908