February 22, 1909

NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY BONDS.


Total expenditure $48,776 64 2. (a) The Maritime Dredging Company. Scow measurement- Rock or boulders exceeding 2 cubic yards, $17.00. Other materials, 50 cents. Material cast over- Rook or boulders exceeding 2 cubic yards, $19.00. Other materials, 50 cents. 3. (a) Yes; (b) 65,385 cubic yards in situ; (c) No estimated cost per yard, as work was to be let by public tender.


CON

Mr. R. L. BORDEN asked: (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount of bonds has the government guaranteed in respect of the construction of the western division of the National Transcontinental Railway ?

2. What amount of such bonds has been actually sold or issued?

3. At what net price were such bonds sold or issued?

4. What are the net proceeds of such sale or issue?

5. How and for what purpose and to what amount have such proceeds been used or disposed of?

6. Whait amount of bonds bas the Grand Trunk Railway Company guaranteed in respect of the construction of the western division of the National Transcontinental Railway?

7. What amount of such bonds has been actually sold or issued?

8. At what net price were such bonds sold or issued?

9. What are the net proceeds of such sale or issue?

10. How and for what purpose and to what amount have such proceeds been used or disposed of?

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LIB

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

Liberal

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DETECTIVE H. A. JUDGE.

CON

Mr. BEATTIE asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is one H. A. Judge, a detective, still in the employ of the government?

2. When was he employed by the government, where did he come from, what was his salary and the nature of his duties?

3. Was the said Judge convicted of an offence under the Indian Act in supplying liquors to Indians on the Muneey reserve?

4. If so, who were the convicting magistrates and what was the punishment imposed ?

5. Is there a right of appeal from any such conviction? If so, did the accused avail himself of it?

6. Was the said Judge afterwards committed to prison? If so, how long after conviction? If any, what was the delay?

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CON

Mr. R. L. BORDEN. (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

7. Was the said Judge released from prison? If so, when and upon what grounds?

8. Is it the intention of the department to pay the cost of the prosecution and the share of the fine imposed, payable to the prosecutor?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. Judge was never employed by the government. In August last the Department of Indian Affairs had reason to believe that the Indians of the Caradoc and Oneida reserves were being freely supplied with intoxicating liquors and authorized a detective agency in Toronto known as The International Detective Bureau to make investigation and endeavour to ascertain the guilty parties. The department is informed that one A. J. Judge was sent by the International Detective Bureau to do this work, but has no knowledge where Judge came from or what was his salary.

3. On complaint of one of the Indians, Judge was convicted on two charges of bringing and supplying intoxicating liquor into the Oneida Indian reserve.

4. W. H. Chittick and John Hodgins. $50 fine and costs on one charge; $100 fine and costs on a second charge and in default six months' imprisonment with hard labour in each case.

5. (a) Yes. (b) No.

6 and 7. The department is not informed, but payment of the fines and costs were remitted. .

8. No.

SOULANGiES CANAL-WHARFS AT ST.

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ZOTIQUE AND THE CEDARS.

CON

Joseph Arthur Lortie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LORTIE asked:

Referring to the wharfs at St. Zotique, in the river Beaudette, in the villages des Cedres and La Pointe aux Cascades, in the county of Soulanges,-

1. What amounts have been spent in repairing the said wharfs?

2. What is the name of the person who superintended these works in each locality, respectively, above named?

3. Who was charged with selecting the men employed on these works in each place?

4. What salary was granted to the superintendent or foreman, and what was the pay of the men?

5. During what months were these works carried on?

6. Is the government aware that these works lasted during the whole period of the last federal election, and that they were stopped exactly on the next day after the voting?

7. Is there in possession of the department a report of the operations above named, and a detailed statement of the cost of these works and the price of the materials used ?

8. What is the name of the engineer who had charge of making the plans, estimates and specifications of these works?

9. If there was one, has he made a report of his operations?

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

1.-

St. Zotique, $3,053.31.

Cedars, wharf on Soulanges canal, $970.84. Cedars, wharf on River St. Lawrance, $578.25.

River Beaudette, Pointe aux Cascades- No work done at either of these places.

2.-

St. Zotique-Foreman, Alfred Bissonette. Cedars (Canal wharf)-Foreman, Treffle Poirier.

Cedars (River wharf)-Foreman, Treffle Poirier.

3. Resident Engineer, J. L. Michaud.

4. Wages of foremen in each case, $2.50 per day. Wages of mechanics in each case, $2.00 per day. Wages of labourers in each case, $1.50 per day.

5 and 6. St. Zotique, commenced October 1, suspended December 29, 1908. Cedars (Canal wharf), commenced September 18, ended November 28, 1908. Cedars (River wharf), commenced June 26, ended Julv 31, 1908.

7. Yes.

8. Resident Engineer, J. L. Michaud.

9. Yes.

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COINAGE AT CANADIAN MINT.


Mr. MACDONELL-by Mr. Worthington -asked: 1. What was the last year in which Canada imported silver coinage for circulation in Canada from the Royal Mint? 2. What was the amount of such coinage? 3. From what date has the Canadian Mint been coining silver ? 4. W hat was the total amount of silver coined at the Canadian Mint during the year 1908, and what is its capacity? 5. What is the estimated circulation of American silver in Canada at the present time? 6. When was the order in council passed foi deportation of American silver, how long was it in force, and what was the reason for discontinuance? 7. What is the estimated profit to the government, having regard to the present value of silver, on the coinage of each dollar of silver circulation, making the estimate as reasonably near as possible, and having in view the issue of 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, and 50-cent pieces ? 8. What is the estimated profit of the American government on the present silver circulation of American coinage in Canada, making this estimate on the estimated circulation in Canada, and having regard to the present value of silver, and what would be the profit to Canada if this silver was coined at the Canadian Mint?


LIB

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Minister of Fin ance): (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. 1907-8.

2. $600,000.

3. The first silver coin was struck January 2, 1908. The general striking of silver coins commenced on February 19, 1908.

- 4. $313,338.35. The machinery in the Mint

is capable of producing 20,000,000 coins per year.

5. There is no data available upon which [DOT] an estimate can be based.

, 6. July 6, 1905; in force until June 30,

1906. The appropriation provided to meet ' the expenses of deportation was exhausted, and, as it was thought the quantity then remaining in circulation was not large, no ; further appropriation for the purpose was ; taken. An item appears in the estimates , now before parliament to provide for further operations of this kind.

7. Approximately 49 cents.

8. In view of the answer to No. 5 this question cannot be answered.

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WINNIPEGOSIS FISH HATCHERY.


Mr. CAMPBELL-by Mr. Bradburyasked: 1. Up to date and for all purposes, including cost of construction, supplies of all kinds, wages of all officials and men employed, fish spawn, &c., what has been the total expenditure on the Winnipegosis Fish Hatchery? 2. Were supplies for the hatchery bought by tender? If so, from whom, and who were the tenderers? If not, why not? 3. What has been accomplished for this expenditure of money?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. $18,754.56. -

2. Supplies were bought by tender from the General Supply Company of Canada.

The tenderers were: The General Supply Company of Canada, McKenzie, Milne Co., Sarnia. Where small quantities required, supplies were bought through the purchasing branch for the lowest prices obtainable.

3. An up to date hatchery, with all fittings, caretaker's cottage and a dock, have been constructed.

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FISHERIES LICENSES, MANITOBA LAKES


Mr. CAMPBELL-by Mr. Bradburyasked : 1. Is it the intention of the government to renew the fishing privileges granted under lease on lakes Cedar, Moose, Clearwater, Cumberland and Namew? 2. Is it the intention to allow fishermen to fish in open water in Lake Winnipegosis this coming summer? 3. Is it the intention of the government to grant any special fishing privileges on Lake Winnipegosis to any firm or firms this coming summer?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. Not as at present advised.

2. It is not the intention to make any change in the fishery regulations for Lake Winnipegosis this season.

3. Not as at present advised.

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February 22, 1909