May 13, 1908

FIRST READING.


Bill (No. 164) for the relief of Edith May Gilmore.-Mr. J. D. Reid.


QUEBEC TERCENTENARY.

L-C

Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES (Victoria and Hali-burton).

Mr. Speaker, I desire to ask the

First Minister (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) a question. I notice in the press this morning a statement that the volunteers of Canada are not to take part in the tercentenary celebration in Quebec next July. I would ask if this is true ; and, if the volunteers are not to take part in the tercentenary, I desire to ask why this decision has been reached after their interest has been aroused in the matter, and, in pa any cases, they have gone to a great deal of trouble in preparing ? Is it owing to the inability of the department to transport them, or what is the cause ?

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I am sorry that I cannot give my hon. friend (Mr. Sam. Hughes) the information he asks for. This is purely a departmental matter, and I shall have to inquire concerning it of my colleague the Minister of Militia (Sir Frederick Borden).

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GEORGIAN BAY CANAL.

LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I ask leave to lay on the table certain plans relating to the Georgian Bay Ship Canal as follows :-

Plate 4-Map of river, mile 0 to 33.

Plate 5-Map of river, mile 33 to 66.

Plate 25-Daily dise.ha.rge of the Ottawa river at Besserer's grove for 1846, 1876, 1881, 1887, 1890, 1904, 1905 and 1906.

Plate 26-Daily discharge of the Ottawa river at head of Montreal island, Besserer's grove, Gower point and Deux Rivieres.

Plate 28-Daily discharge of Amiable du Fond river and daily fluctuation of reserve lakes, summit supply.

Plate 29-Curves relating to summit water supply investigation.

Plate 36-Diagrams showing movements of boats through the Poe lock and approaches, St. Mary's Falls canal.

I trust, very soou, to have the remainder of these plans and the final report of the survey.

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QUESTIONS.

WATER-POWER PRIVILEGES IN ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN.


Mr. AMES-by Mr. Taylor-asked : 1. What sales or leases of water-power privileges have been made by the Department of the Interior in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan since 1900?


LIB

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior) : (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. February 15, 1905.-Baumbacb and

Meier were granted 17 69 second feet from Ross creek on the northwest 4 of 24-10-3 -4 to operate a mill at Irvine, Sask.

July 3. 1905.-Blindman River Electric Power Company were authorized to divert *>50 second feet of Blindman river near its confluence with the Red Deer river, for power purposes.

November 8, 1907.-Blindman River Electric Power Company were authorized to raise the level of Gull lake IS inches for. storage purposes in connection with the power plant at the confluence of the Blind-man and Red Deer rivers.

June 19, 1907.-Midi. Sostrop was authorized to use enough water from the Medicine river to operate a mill upon section 31 -10-3-5.

July 20, 1900.-The Canadian Milling Company were granted 2D second feet from the St. Mary river on northeast \ of 14-3-25 -4 for the operation of a mill.

April 23, 1908.-Mr. O. T. Johannson was authorized to use the waters of Fallen Timber creek for power purposes on the southwest J of section 3-32-5-west of 5th meridian.

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Subtopic:   WATER-POWER PRIVILEGES IN ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN.
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SNAGS IN RIVER ST. JOHN-PAYMENT OF MR. THOMAS LAFFERTY.

CON

Mr. FOSTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has one Thomas Lafferty, of Kings county, New Brunswick, received payment for services performed for the government in connection with the work of removing snags from the River St. John during last year?

2. If so, what as the amount received and the rate of pay per day?

3. Who is the owner of the tug boat which was employed in the work?

4. Was the said boat hired by the day? If so, what was the rate of pay, and how many days employed?

5. If the work was done by the day, why was it not put up to tender?

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Subtopic:   SNAGS IN RIVER ST. JOHN-PAYMENT OF MR. THOMAS LAFFERTY.
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PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works)) :

1. Yes, as labourer.

2. (a) $14 ; (b) $1.75 per day.

3. George R. Vincent.

4. (a) Yes ; (b) 78 days at $15 per day.

5. It was thought that the work would be more satisfactorily performed by day's labour.

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Subtopic:   SNAGS IN RIVER ST. JOHN-PAYMENT OF MR. THOMAS LAFFERTY.
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CANSO COLD STORAGE PLANT.

CON

Mr. FOSTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total cost of construction of the cold storage plant at Canso?

2. What has been paid as subsidy or otherwise by the government on account of this plant?

3. What remains yet to be paid under the existing contract?

4. What has been the total cost to the government of carrying on the Scotch curing experiments for herring each year since its inception ?

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LIB

Hon. L. F. BRODEUR (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) : (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. $07,828.

2. One-half the cost of construction of plant un to maximum payment of $30,000.

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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Bonus 1905 $1,031.23" 1900

1,959.34" 1907 082.113. Nothing.4. 1904-5 (including purchasedrifter) $20,891.041905-0

15.440.001900-7

10,831.001907-8

10,628.17

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MR. J. E. CLOUTIER.

CON

Mr. AMES asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Between the 1st of May, 1906, and the 31st of March, 1907, what amounts were paid by the Department of Public Works each month to J. E. Cloutier, of 'the town of Chicoutimi, or elsewhere, in the county of Chicoutimi ?

2. What amounts have been paid each month since April 1, 1907, to date to the same party?

3. What was the nature of the services for which these payments were made?

4. Where are they set forth in the Auditor General's Report for 1905-6 and 1906-7?

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Subtopic:   MR. J. E. CLOUTIER.
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May 13, 1908