June 18, 1908

QUESTIONS.

INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PICTOU STATION.

CON

Mr. STANFIELD asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the area of concrete sidewalk, &c., laid at the Intercolonial Railway station, Pictou, Nova Scotia?

2. Was the work done under contract? If so, what was the price agreed upon under contract, and who was the 'Contractor?

3. What d'S the total cost of the work ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PICTOU STATION.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 12,024 square feet.

2. The work was done under an agreement as per government specification. The price was 20 cents per square foot, including curb and draining tile. The contractor to take over materials delivered at Pictou and pay for them. R. S. Lowe, contractor, was paid $2,404.80.

3. $3,175.05.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PICTOU STATION.
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NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-STEEL RAILS.


Mr. BOYCE-by Mr. Taylor-asked : 1. From what manufacturers has the National Transcontinental Railway Commission purchased steel rails for use in the construction of .the .railway? 2. What were the prices per ton, respectively, paid under such contracts? 3. What contracts for rails are still ineom-pleted ?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. From the Dominion Iron and Steel Company, Ltd., of Sydney, N.S., and the Algoma Steel Company, Ltd., of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

2. The Algoma Steel Co., 32,000 gross tons delivered at Port Arthur, $54 per ton; the Algoma Steel Co., 21,371 tons delivered at T.

& N. O. Ry., $40 per ton ; the Dominion Iron and Steel Co., 23,000 tons delivered at Quebec, $34 per ton; the Dominion Iron and Steel Co., 10,000 tons delivered at Port Arthur, $34.50 per ton ; the Dominion Iron and Steel Co., 7,794-4 tons delivered at Moncton, $35.85 per ton ; the Dominion Iron and Steel Co., 8,548-4 tons delivered at Edmundston, $37.60 per ton ; the Dominion Iron and Steel Co.. 8,171-7 tons delivered at Quebec, $35 per ton ; the Dominion Iron and Steel Co., 19,485-7 tons delivered at L6vis, $35 per ton.

Note.-All freight and other charges to be paid by companies. No. 2 rails to he 5 per cent less than No. 1.

3. Algoma Steel Company contracts, 10,864 ; Dominion Iron and Steel Company contracts, 13,839.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-STEEL RAILS.
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MILITIA DEPARTMENT-WORK HOURS OF MASONS AT QUEBEC.


Mr. ROBITAILLE-by Mr. Bennett-asked : 1. Has the Department of Militia authoriz- _ ed a nine-hour day work to masons doing work for the department in Quebec city? If so, when? 2. Will this be permanent for any future work?



3. Is that work done by contract or by day work? 4. If by contract, who is the contractor? 5. If by day work, how much is paid for a ten-hour day, and how much for a nine-hour day, as now scheduled?


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Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence) :

1. The authorized scale of wages, submitted to the Militia Department by the Department of Labour, fixed the rate of pay for masons in Quebec at $3 per diem for 9 hour days, consequently the department accepted this scale of wages from June 1, instant.

2. Yes.

3 and 4. Day labour.

5. $3 per diem for 9 hours as per new schedule submitted by the Department of Labour.

MEDICINE HAT PUBLIC BUILDING. Mr. J. D. REID-by Mr. Taylor-asked :

1. Were tenders called for the heating system of public building at Medicine Hat?

2. If so, how many tenders were received, what are the names of the parties tendering, and the amount of each tender?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITIA DEPARTMENT-WORK HOURS OF MASONS AT QUEBEC.
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Hon. WM@

PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works.

1. Yes.

2. (a) Eight.

(b) Regina Plumbing and Heating Co $1,475

The Jas. Ballantyne Co.,

Ltd 2,313

Jas. Rae 2,475

The Bennett and Wright Co.,

Ltd 2,592

William Barrie 2,700

The Marshall Hardware Co.,

Ltd 2,888

William Head Co., Ltd... 2907

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITIA DEPARTMENT-WORK HOURS OF MASONS AT QUEBEC.
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Robert E.

Walton 2,925

The lowest tender, it will be seen, was $1,475.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITIA DEPARTMENT-WORK HOURS OF MASONS AT QUEBEC.
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CON

George Taylor (Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR.

Was that accepted ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITIA DEPARTMENT-WORK HOURS OF MASONS AT QUEBEC.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITIA DEPARTMENT-WORK HOURS OF MASONS AT QUEBEC.
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CUSTOMS AND INLAND REVENUE.

CON

Mr. TAYLOR asked : (Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount of revenue has been received from customs from June 1 up to and including, June 15, 1908?

2. What was the amount received from same source during same time in 1907?

3. What was the amount received from excise during same dates in 1907 and 1908?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS AND INLAND REVENUE.
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LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs) :

1 and 2. Customs revenue as reported to the department:

For the fifteen days ending June

15, 1908 $1,963,770 10

lor the fifteen days ending June

15, 1907 $2,851,016 48

Mr ROBITAJLLE

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS AND INLAND REVENUE.
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LIB

Hon. WM. TEMPLEMAN (Minister of Inland Revenue) : (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

3. The amount received from excise :

From June 1 to 15, 1907 $718,032 88

From June 1 to 15, 1908 778,821 29

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS AND INLAND REVENUE.
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PRIVILEGE-HON. MR. FOSTER.

June 18, 1908