February 10, 1909

GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC BRANCH, MONTREAL.

LIB

Mr. GERVAIS asked:

Liberal

1. Has the government entered, or is it about to enter into any agreement with any company, person or persons, with regard to the construction of a branch line between Montreal and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, under which the subsidy which was voted by Act 7 and 8 Edward, section 1, or 49, will be paid such company or persons?

2. If so, what are the names of such companies or persons, and what are the conditions of such arrangements?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC BRANCH, MONTREAL.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

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

No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC BRANCH, MONTREAL.
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DREDGING MOSSY RIVER.

CON

Mr. CAMPBELL asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How much money has been voted for the purpose of dredging Mossy river?

2. When was such appropriation first made?

3. How much has been expended?

4. In what way lias such money been spent?

5. Who have been the recipients?

6. What has delayed the carrying out of this work?

7. Is there a separate estimate for lowering Lake Dauphin? If so, what is the amount?

8. Is it the intention of the government to go on with this work this coming spring?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING MOSSY RIVER.
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LIB

Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (for Minister of Public Works): (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. $33,500.

2. First vote was for year 1902-3.

3. 4 and 5. During the years 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1908, the sum of $21,640.91 has been expended by day's labour and covers payments made to crew of departmental dredge 'Priestman' and sundry persons who furnished fuel, &c., for dredge and casual repairs to same.

6. The necessity of constructing a new plant, the dredge, tug and dump scow which the department has now on Lake Winnipegosis being entirely unsuited for the class of work required.

7. Yes, $10,000.

8. A vote of $5,000 has been included in the main estimates for 1909-10, at present before parliament, to enable the work to proceed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING MOSSY RIVER.
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LAKE NIPISSING FLOODED LANDS- CLAIMS OF SETTLERS.


Mr. GEORGE GORDON-by Mr. George Taylor-asked: What is being done with reference to claims of settlers around Lake .Nipissing, and the flooded lands?


LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. GEO. P. GRAHAM (for Minister of Public Works):

Claims have been examined and reported upon and are now in course of settlement.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LAKE NIPISSING FLOODED LANDS- CLAIMS OF SETTLERS.
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NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-ENGINEERS DISMISSED.


Mr. GEORGE GORDON-by Mr. George Taylor-asked: 1. How many engineers, divisional or otherwise, have been dismissed from the service ot the Transcontinental Railway in Ontario and Quebec since November 30, last? 2. What are their names and the reasons for dismissal or suspension?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. Eight.

2. Frank Moberly, E. P. Goodwin, G. F. Hanning, M. J. Leatherdale, E. Irvin, K. R. McLennan, C. H. Morse, H. R. Wade. Dismissed because their services were not required; as the work in that part of District 'D' was suspended for a time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-ENGINEERS DISMISSED.
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STURGEON FALLS AND SUDBURY-PUBLIC BUILDINGS.


Mr. GEORGE GORDON-by Mr. George Taylor-asked: Is it the intention of the government to build public buildings this year at Sturgeon Falls and Sudbury, and has land for that purpose been secured?


LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (for Minister of Public Works):

Lands to serve as sites for public buildings at Sturgeon Falls and Sudbury have not yet been purchased; matter under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   STURGEON FALLS AND SUDBURY-PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
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DRILL HALL AT BELLEVILLE, ONT.

CON

Mr. PORTER asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the government erect the drill hall

at Belleville, or a portion of it, upon land not belonging to the government at the time? If so, to what extent and how did the same occur ? .

2. Has title to any such land been since acquired? If so, when, how, at what price, how was the price arrived at, and to whom paid?

3. Has the drill hall been taken over from the contractor, and what has been the total cost of building and ground complete?

4. Do the officers' quarters at Belleville, part of the former drill hall, belong to the government, the city of Belleville or the contractor for the new drill hall ?

5. Is there any dispute as to the ownership of these officers' quarters? If so, what and between whom ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRILL HALL AT BELLEVILLE, ONT.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (for Minister of Public Works):

1 and 2. Settlement was made with the city by which $1,600 will be paid, this being the difference between the purchase price of the hospital lot and the city's contribution to the new site.

3. (a) Yes.

(b) $126,078.08 less $2,500, amount contributed by the city.

4. To the government.

5. To be answered by Department of Militia and Defence.

6. No. -

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRILL HALL AT BELLEVILLE, ONT.
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Hon. S@

In answer to section 5 of this question, so far as I know there is no dispute. I will make further inquiry, however.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRILL HALL AT BELLEVILLE, ONT.
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PORT BRUCE HARBOUR.

February 10, 1909