February 25, 1909

LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

1 and 2. The government has caused an examination to be made for an interprovincial bridge between Grenville, Quebec, and Hawkesbury, Ontario. The engineer's report on the matter is not completed; a preliminary estimate of cost is now under study.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRENVILLE-HAWKESBURY BRIDGE.
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THE CIVIL SERVICE.

LIB

Mr. TURRIFF (Assiniboia) asked:

Liberal

1. What are the names and positions of the thirty-five members of the Civil Service who receive no increase of salary under the recent amendments to the Civil Service Act?

2. What is the reason that these gentlemen do not benefit from the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission, which were supposed to apply to all classes of the service ?

Hon. CHARLES MURPHY (Secretary of State:

1. Department of Agrciulture. - Fred Montizambert, First 'A', $4,000; Wm. Saunders, First 'A', $4,000; A. Blue, First 'A', $4,000; J. G. Rutherford, First ' A,' $4,000.

Department of Finance-Henry T. Ross, First 'A', $4,500.

Department of Inland Revenue-T. Parent, Third 'A', $1,200; T. Burgess, carpenter, $900; Jas. Hagan, warehouseman, $900.

Department of the Interior-A. Kilmar-tin, Third ' B,' $800; A. Devlin, Third ' B,' $800.

Department of Justice-E. R. Cameron, First 'A', $4,000; T. Morris, Third 'B', $800;

Library Department-F. X. Desloges, messenger, $900.

Department of Mines-E. F. Goodman, Third 'B', $800; D. A. Esdale, carpenter, $939.

Department of Printing and Stationery- G. Randall, Third 'B', $800; A. LaFleur, Third 'B',_$800; W. Emond, Third 'B', $800; J. Foley, Third 'B', $800; J. Foran, caretaker, $1,000.

Department of Public Works-J. B. Char-leson. First 'B', $2,800; P. Canty, Second 'B', $1,642.50; Louis Belanger, Second 'B', $1,600; A. Dostaler, Third 'A', $1,200; T. G. Bell, Third 'A', $1,200; T. D. Caldwell, Third 'A', $1,200; O. Belanger, Third 'B', $800; Mrs. E. Lemovne, Third 'B', $800; F. O. Hamel, Third 'B', $800; M. Lafram-boise, Third 'B', $800; Mrs. M. L. Roy, Third 'B', $800; A. Valade, Third 'B', $800; J. G. Kennedy, Third 'B', $800; A. Bray, messenger, $850.

Department of Railways and Canals- John Kerr, Third 'B', $800.

Privy Council-C. Schreiber, First 'A',

2. All having been at or above the maximum salary of their respective subdivisions.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE CIVIL SERVICE.
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CANAL NEAR MONETTEVILLE.

CON

Mr. GEO. GORDON asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What expenditure has been made on the proposed canal between Lake Nipissing and a small lake near Monetteville?

2. What is the estimated cost of this work, and is it being done by contract?

3. When will it be completed?

4. Whait draught boats is this canal proposed to accommodate?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANAL NEAR MONETTEVILLE.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. $2,893.03.

2. (a) $6,300.

(b) Day's labour.

3. With favourable conditions, work can be completed during the present year. Matter of further grant to complete the work is under consideration.

4. Six feet.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANAL NEAR MONETTEVILLE.
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POST OFFICE PAYMENTS IN NEWMARKET AND AURORA.

CON

Mr. WALLACE asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the salary of Thomas Somerville mail carrier, of Newmarket, Ontario, and what is the extent of his duties?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE PAYMENTS IN NEWMARKET AND AURORA.
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LIB

Mr. MURPHY. (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

2. How much did Thomas Fardy, of New market, receive for repairs to mail bags for the past fiscal year, and how much since 31st of March, 1908, to date?

3. How much did William Willis, of Aurora

receive from the Post Office Department for the last five years, and how much since 31st March, 1908, to date? .

4. How much did Fleury & Sons, of Aurora, Ontario, receive from the Post Office Department for the years 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1908, and since 31st March, 1908, to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE PAYMENTS IN NEWMARKET AND AURORA.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Mr. Thomas Somerville of Newmarket is not in receipt of a fixed salary from the Post Office Department. Contracts have, however, been entered into by him with the department for the performance of the following mail services: Newmarket and

Pine Orchard, $1 per trip; Newmarket and Grand Trunk Railway station, $200 per annum; Newmarket and Sutton West, $1,000 per annum, and $1 per box per annum for making collections from and deliveries to seventy-five rural delivery boxes; Newmarket and Toronto and York Radial Railway, fifty cents per day; Glenville and Newmarket, $120 per annum.

2. Fiscal year 1907-08 $919 75

Present fiscal year to February

1, 1909 977 00

3. Fiscal year-

1903- 04 $3,446 751904- 05

3,367 051905- 06

3,563 531906- 07, (9 months)

3,098 611907- 08

5,229 341908- 09, (to date) 6,813 934. Fiscal year-1903- 04 $3,438 501904- 05

2,384 501905- 06

6,612 301906- 07, (9 months) 4,719 391907- 08

6,976 551908- 09, (to date)

8,277 85

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE PAYMENTS IN NEWMARKET AND AURORA.
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INCEPTION OF GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC.

CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX asked:

Referring to the Toronto 'Globe' of the 22nd February instant, in which is reported a speech made by Mr. Wainwright, of the Grand Trunk Railway Company, ait the Board of Trade banquet, Montreal, it says:-'Other interesting inside information furnished by Mr. Wainwright was to the effect that the Grand Trunk Pacific idea originated in the brain of Mr. Charles M. Hays. When Mr. Hays returned from the Southern Pacific in 1902 he broached the subject to Mr. Wainwright. On Sir Wilfrid Laurier's return from England, Mr. Wainwright was sent by Mr. Hays to see Sir Wilfrid, and it was at this meeting that the subject was first brought to the notice of Sir Wilfrid.' Is Mr. Wainwright's statement of this matter correct?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INCEPTION OF GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister).

The government has no information as to what may have passed between Mr. Wainwright and Mr. Hays. The pro-

ject of the National Transcontinental Railway was first broached between the government and the Grand Trunk in the fall of 1902.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INCEPTION OF GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC.
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HALIFAX AND SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY SUBSIDY.

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Referring to a subsidy provided by the Acts of 1903, chapter 57, section 23, for a line of railway from a point at or near Caledonia tc Liverpool, not exceeding 29 miles, has this subsidy lapsed or is it still available?

2. Has the government or Minister of Railways entered into a contract with any person, firm or corporation for the construction of this line of railway or any part thereof? If so, with whom ?

3. If the subsidy has lapsed, when did it so lapse or cease to be available?

4. Have there been any negotiations with any person, firm or corporation respecting the construction of this line? If so, with whom, and what negotiations?

5. What has been done by the government in respect to the construction of this line of railway, or any part thereof?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HALIFAX AND SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY SUBSIDY.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Part of it was revoted in 1907.

2. Yes. With the Halifax and Southwestern Railway, which contract lapsed in 1905.

3. Answered by No. 1.

4. No.

5. The usual subsidy was voted as above stated.

INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY FREIGHT CLERKS' REQUESTS. .

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HALIFAX AND SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY SUBSIDY.
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CON

Mr. STANFIELD asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What answer did the Minister of Railways make to the Intercolonial freight clerks' request for certain betterments, in view of the fact that the Committee of Conciliation representing both parties, reported unanimously, chiefly in the employees' favour?

2. Has the finding of the committee been put into effect? If not, why not?

3. If not, is it the intention of the department to put such recommendation into effect and when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HALIFAX AND SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY SUBSIDY.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The finding of the Board was accepted, it is doubtful if the report was chiefly in the employees' favour, as it advised a reduction of the staff and suggested that if this were done the money would then be available for granting an increase to those retained in the service.

2. It is under consideration. The classified list of employees only reached the department recently, and the necessary action *will he taken in due course.

3. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HALIFAX AND SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY SUBSIDY.
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INQUIRIES FOR RETURNS.


On the orders of the day being called.


February 25, 1909