February 23, 1909

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

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Mr. PUGSLEY.

The total expenditure up to the 31st March, 1908, was $203,000.^ It was then estimated to take $259,000 to finish it.

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Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL.

Is that the new work or the total cost?

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

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Mr. PUGSLEY.

The total cost of the extension. The contract for that was $218,994, and, in addition to that, there are heating apparatus, electric wiring and some other work of a minor character.

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Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL.

Will the minister tell us to whom the contract was let and if tenders were asked for?

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

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Mr. PUGSLEY.

The contract was let to the firm of Wm. Langdon and M. Sullivan, Kingston, on the 18th April, 1906. Then there were some additional contracts. There was a contract for heating apparatus let

also to Messrs. Langdon & Sullivan; for additional heating apparatus to the same contractors, and for electric wiring to the firm of Keith & Fitzsimmons, Limited.

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Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL.

Were tenders called for this work?

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Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL.

What was the cause of the delay in completing it? It is nearly three years since the contract was let.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

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Mr. PUGSLEY.

The building is all completed and this is for the completion of the fittings. They had until the 15th August to complete their work. They are not very much behind.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

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Mr. PUGSLEY.

I understand the building is finished as far as their contract is concerned. The chief architect tells me they completed it before the 15th August.

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Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL.

Were the subsidiary contracts for lighting, heating and wiring advertised, and to whom were they given?

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

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Mr. PUGSLEY.

No, the contractors were asked to give a figure. That was submitted to the chief architect and on his reporting it as reasonable the contracts were made. The amount of the first heating contract was $4,890, and of the additional heating contract $890. The contract for electric wiring was $3,579.

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Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONELL.

Were tenders asked for these small contracts?

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

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Mr. PUGSLEY.

Tenders were asked for the electric wiring.-

Toronto Meteorological Observatory, $44,000.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

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Mr. PUGSLEY.

Brown & Love. Only one tender was received after advertisement and the amount of the contract, including heating and wiring, was $91,800.

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February 23, 1909