February 4, 1909

KINGSTON MILITARY BUILDINGS.

LIB

Mr. EDWARDS asked:

Liberal

1. How many cottages or dwellings were built last year on the military grounds near Kingston ?

2. Were they built for the accommodation of the servants of the military college?

3. What was the cost of the said dwellings?

4. Were tenders called for the work, and by what contractor was it done?

5. What amount of money has been expended on the new rifle butts at Barriefield?

6. Were tenders called for, and by whom was the work done?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   KINGSTON MILITARY BUILDINGS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Sixteen.

3 Contract price $77,739; buildings not yet completed.

4. Yes; M. Sullivan.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   KINGSTON MILITARY BUILDINGS.
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Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence):

2. No, but for the ' Civil Subordinate Staff ' of the R. M. C.

5. Eighteen targets have been erected at a cost of $12,158.80.

6. Yes, public tenders; the successful tenderer being contractor W. M. Leacy, Prescott, Ont.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   KINGSTON MILITARY BUILDINGS.
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PURCHASE OF LAND NEAR KINGSTON FOR MILITARY PURPOSES.

LIB

Mr. EDWARDS asked:

Liberal

1. From what persons during the last four years was land near Kingston purchased by the government for military purposes?

2. How much land was acquired from each person, and what was the price paid?

3. Who acted as agent for the government in effecting the said purchases?

4. Did the government through its agent agree to erect or to nav for the erection of fences bounding the land purchased?

5. Is it the intention of the government to acquire more land adjoining |that already-purchased ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF LAND NEAR KINGSTON FOR MILITARY PURPOSES.
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Hon. S@

1 and 2. Land has been purchased from the following: E. A. Milton, 34 37-100ths. acres for $3,437. The Misses Kelley, 55 77-100ths for $1,952.

3. The negotiations for the purchase of the above two properties were conducted by the officer commanding, eastern Ontario command, assisted by Mr. George Cliff, a real estate agent.

4. Not so far as the department is aware.

5. Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF LAND NEAR KINGSTON FOR MILITARY PURPOSES.
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IMPORTATION OF MAIL BOXES.

CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The government having stated that they purchased six thousand mail boxes and brought them into Canada without paying duty, under whose authority were these boxes and fittings delivered, or how was possession obtained without entry being passed at customs?

2. What is the date of said entry, and through what port of entry did they come?

3. is it the practice of the Customs Department to furnish accounts covering payments of duty on goods imported into Canada, and did the Customs Department furnish such accounts covering the mail boxes?

4. Was the Minister of Customs or any officer in the customs service of Canada requested to forward a statement or account showing the amount of duty payable? If so, on what date was the request made, by whom was it made, and was the request granted?

5. Were prices paid for the rural mail boxes the same as is charged the United States government for similar boxes? If not, what is the difference in prices?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF MAIL BOXES.
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Hon. WM@

PATERSON Minister of Customs) :

1. Possession was obtained of rural mail delivery equipment by the Post Office Department prior to customs entry on order from the Department of Customs, upon undertaking for payment of duty after delivery.

2. The dates of customs entries for this equipment are as follows: Port of Ottawa, 26th of January, 1909; Port of Toronto, 30th of January, 1909 (as per documents sent through Department of Customs, 28th of January, 1909).

3. The Department of Customs, in special cases, furnishes vouchers for payment of duty on imported goods. Upon an invoice being furnished, officers of the Department of Customs gave instructions as to the rate and amount of duty to he paid on the said equipment, and officers of Customs at the ports receipted the vouchers for the payment of the duties.

4. The controller of postal stores on or before 12th of January, 1909, delivered to the Collector of Customs, Ottawa, an ac-

Mr. EDWARDS

count of the rural mail delivery equipment imported, with request for advice as to the rating and amount of duty payable. The request was granted.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF MAIL BOXES.
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LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Postmaster General) :

1, 2, 3 and 4. These questions refer to the Customs Department.

5. So far as the department is aware, the United States government does not buy rural delivery boxes, but patrons of such routes are required to supply themselves with the approved boxes at their own expense.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF MAIL BOXES.
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INQUIRY ON SS. 'MONTCALM.'

CON

Mr. PAQUET asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Minister of Marine lately placed a new officer or engineer on the ' Montcalm ' at Cap Rouge?

2. What is the name of this engineer, and when was he sent to the 'Montcalm'?

3. Is he charged with studying the efficiency of the work of the ' Montcalm,' as regards the opening of navigation up the river from Quebec ?

4. Is he charged with studying the results

of the work of the ' Montcalm ' with regard to inundations?

5. Does he perform other duties and what are they?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INQUIRY ON SS. 'MONTCALM.'
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

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

1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. One of the engineers attached to the staff of the St. Lawrence ship channel, Mr. N. B. McLean, is at present on the steamer Montcalm observing the ice conditions and reporting to the department.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INQUIRY ON SS. 'MONTCALM.'
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THE ROSS RIFLE.

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Hon. S@

In the answer given to Mr. Northrup on Monday, last, (page 346 of ' Hansard ') in regard to the claims for damages that have been put in for injuries received through the use of the Ross rifle, it is stated that the accident to Sydney A. Fletcher, New Westminster, British Columbia, was caused by the rifle bursting. This is incorrect. The accident was caused by the cartridge case bursting and injuring the firer's eye. The rifle was not injured at all.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE ROSS RIFLE.
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MOTION AGREED TO WITHOUT DISCUSSION.


For a copy of all corespondence, orders in council, papers, and documents relating to the question of fisheries in the Pembina river, in the province of Manitoba, and of regulations or agreements with the United States government in reference to rivers running from one country into the other.-Mr. W. H. Sharpe.


LEVEL RAILWAY CROSSINGS.

CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

Can the Minister of Railways tell me when the return will be

brought down as to the number of accidents at level crossings, which was ordered on my motion at the opening of the session?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LEVEL RAILWAY CROSSINGS.
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February 4, 1909