January 25, 1909

LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY.

certain volunteers to purchase their volunteer land certificates on behalf of friends. On inquiry being made it was found that in the case of Mr. Anderson he had undertaken to procure the certificate of Mr. George Morse, of Montreal, and in that of Mr. Ferguson the certificates of Mr. Frank H. Prior, of Toronto, and Mr. B. K. Snider, of Montreal. In explanation of their action they represented that they were not aware that in so doing they were violating the provisions of the law. The Dominion Lands Act provides that employees of the Department shall not locate scrip, but makes no pre-vision against their purchasing bounty warrants. While the action of the officials was in fact within the letter of the law, it was considered to be so contrary to its spirit that both men were suspended for a month without pay, and notice was issued to all officials and employees that dealing in volunteer bounty warrants would be followed by instant dismissal.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEERS SCRIP.
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SEED GRAIN EXPENDITURE.


Mr. FOSTER-by Mr. Geo. Taylor-asked : What disposition has been made in detail of the vote of $25,000 under miscellaneous, for seed grain in Alberta and Saskatchewan?


LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior):

As the answer to this question

would be very voluminous, I would ask to have it stand as notice of motion for a return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SEED GRAIN EXPENDITURE.
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LIB

James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

Stands as a motion for a return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SEED GRAIN EXPENDITURE.
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STEAMER ' LADY EVELYN.'


Mr. FOSTER-by Mr. Geo. Taylor-asked : 1. What was the cost of the steamer ' Lady Evelyn ' at place of purchase ? 2. What repairs and improvements and at what cost have been since made? 3. What was the cost of delivering her in Canada? 4. Under what system are the men provisioned? 5. When did this steamer arrive in Canada, when was she ready for service, and what actual service has she since performed? 6. What is her full complement of officers and crew? 7. What has the operation of the vessel cost up to December 31, 1908?


LIB

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

Liberal

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   STEAMER ' LADY EVELYN.'
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PURCHASE OF DREDGES-PUBLIC WORKS


Mr. FOSTER-by Mr. Geo. Taylor-asked: 1. (a) When was the dredge ' Industry' bought by the Department of Public Works; (b) at what price; (o) and out of what appropriation was payment made? 2. (a) Were any scows or parts purchased with or for the dredge?. If so, what were they; (b) from whom purchased; (c) at what price, (d) and out of what appropriation were the payments therefor made? 3. Were the dredge and scows in good order and fully equipped for work at the time of purchase? 4. If not, what addition and repairs, and at what cost in respect to the dredge and scows, respectively, have since been made or contracted for, and with whom? 5. (a) Where was the ' Industry ' when purchased; (b) and by what vessel was she taken to the place of repair, and from what place did this vessel start on her mission of transfer? 6. From whom was this last named vessel purchased, at what price, and whether by tender or otherwise? 7. (a) When; (b) and by whom was the ' Industry ' built; (c) where, (d) and in what kind of work had she been employed up to the time of her sale to the department; (e) and for what special district was she designed? 8. (a) On whose special and expert examination and report was the purchase made; (b) where is the dredge now; (c) when will she be ready for work; (d) and what then will be her total cost to the government? 9. Were tenders called or any offers made to the department for supplying dredges of the capacity required from builders or owners of dredges in connection with the above purchase? If so, who made the tenders or oners, and at what prices? 10. Will the Minister lay on the table of the House the order in council authorizing the purchase and also the reports of the examining experts on which the purchase was based? 11. Have any other dredges been purchased since the end of the last session of parliament by the Department of Public Works? If so, from whom, at what price, whether by tender or otherwise, on whose special report, and what additions and repairs made since, and at what cost? 12. Will the Minister lay on the table of the House the orders in council in each case, and the special report on which purchase was based ?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) 3rd September, 1908; (b) $157,-

378.78, including plant; (c) ' New dredging plant, maritime provinces.'

2. (a) One 500 cubic yard scow purchased

at the same time; (b) St. Lawrence River Power Company; (c) $10,000; (d) 'New

dredging plant, maritime provinces.'

3. No, but- dredge was in working condition. .

4. No repairs to dredge, excepting new boiler to be installed by the Poison Iron Works Company, Limited, at a cost of $9,300. Contract, in the sum of $3,500, has been entered into with John Inglis Company for repairs to scow.

5. (a) Massena, N.Y.; (b) Delivered by the owners at Cornwall; from Cornwall she was taken by the government steamers 'Hercules' and 'Speedy' to Toronto.

6. ' Speedy ' purchased from Gardner & Cox -for $36,750 in 1904; ' Hercules,' from Poison Iron Works Company for $62,500 in 1908.

7. (a) In 1906; (b) Duluth Superior

Dredging Company; (c) Superior, Mich.; (d) Employed by St. Lawrence River Power Company, dredging their waterway; (e) Great lakes. _

7. (a) Messrs. Thompson, Laurie and Howden; (b) Toronto; (c) 1st of May, 1909; (d) About $175,000, including plant, but not including $39,351.85 duty.

9. No.

10. Yes.

11 and 12. No.

I assume this question not to refer to any dredges which are in process of being purchased, the purchase of which has not yet been completed. I mention this so there should not be any' misunderstanding. My department has arranged for the purchase of a Fruhling dredge. The Fruhling dredge is manufactured in Germany and is peculiarly adapted for the dredging of silt, but the purchase is not to be made and no money is to be paid until the dredge is delivered in British Columbia, set up ready to work and after it has been tested for such time as shall be satisfactory to the engineers of my department. I therefore do not consider it to come within the question asked.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF DREDGES-PUBLIC WORKS
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CANADIAN MINT-COST AND OPERATION


Mr. FOSTER-by Mr. Geo. Taylor-asked : 1. What is the total cost of the Royal Mint to 31st December, 1908? 2. What were the total expenses of the Royal Mint for the calendar year 1908, (a) for additions and improvements, (b) for maintenance, (o) for salaries, (d) for bullion copper, silver and gold respectively?



3. What amount of copper, silver and gold coinage was struck during that time? 4. What- was the net profit on each kind of coinage?


LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (for Minister of Finance).

The Finance Department would like that to stand as a notice of motion for a return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN MINT-COST AND OPERATION
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LIB

James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

Stands as a notice of motion for a return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN MINT-COST AND OPERATION
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DISPOSITION OF LOAN.


Mr. FOSTER-by Mr. Geo. Taylor- asked: What disposition was made of the loan of $21,900,000 falling due in London on November 1, 1908?


LIB

William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (for Minister of Finance):

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISPOSITION OF LOAN.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

1 & 2. No. ,

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISPOSITION OF LOAN.
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January 25, 1909