March 5, 1909

CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. . BRODEUR.

Perhaps I may be permitted to read the motion to which I have referred. It is the motion usually made immediately after the committees are formed:-

On motion of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, it was resolved, That the Select Standing Commit-Mr. BRODEUR.

tees of this House shall severally he empowered to examine and inquire into all such matters and things as may be referred to them by the House; and to report from time to time their observations and opinions thereon; with power to send for persons, papers and records, with the exception of the Committee on Debates and that on the Library of Parliament.

That is the source of the jurisdiction of the committee.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

That is in accordance with what I said in the first place, when I asked whether the whole report might not be referred to the committee. The committee will have control of it when it gets there, and. of course, they cannot investigate everything at once.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN.

They will have to take up one matter at a time. This motion is in accordance with the view expressed in the committee.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

All I suggest is that, instead of making it necessary to come here fifteen or twenty times with applications, it might be more expedient to refer the whole report to the committee. Of course, the committee will not embark upon any investigation if it is not desirable to do so. As a matter of organization, it would seem advisable to refer the whole report. I think the minister should take the matter into his consideration.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

It is not done in the case of the other committees. I do not say whether it would have been advisable to adopt that plan or not.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

So far as the Committee on Agriculture is concerned, I think that, if this practice is not followed, the committee has proceeded as though that had been the case. In order to keep matters strictly regular in the future, I think this reference will have to be made, for the Committee on Agriculture is appointed under the same procedure as the others, and no special reference is made to it. It is true that, as my hon. friend from East Grey (Mr. Sproule) has pointed out, each committee has authority to send for persons, papers and records and to examine witnesses on oath. But that power is only ancillary to the jurisdiction of the committee, and an inquiry must be founded upon a reference to the committee of some matter by this House. It may be that the long practice of the Committee on Agriculture will be considered as authority to the committee, for it has reported for many years upon matters that do not seem to have been strictly referred to. Therefore, it may be held that a practice has grown up which will justify the committee in continuing as in the past.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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Motion agreed to, and House went into Committee of Supply. Carillon and Grenville canals-completing repairs to gap in Carillon dam, $40,000.


LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

I move that that item be reduced by $25,000. The reason of that is that we are going through with the work more rapidly than we anticipated when this estimate was made. When this estimate was made I did not expect to be able to do as much work as we have done. I am asking in the supplementaries, a few days hence, for $25,000 for the year we are now in.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
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Motion agreed to. Macadamizing public road along old canal, $7,500.


CON

William Wright

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WRIGHT.

What is the length of that road?

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

Between a mile and a half and two miles. It runs parallel with the canal, and we are obliged to keep it up.

St. Anne's lock - renewing old wooden bridges over road slips, $2,500.

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William Wright

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WRIGHT.

Are you still making wooden bridges?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

We are putting in steel bridges. The work is done by our own staff.

Cornwall canal-to repair washout, $55,000.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

This is the unfortunate washout that occurred last season. The work altogether will cost $162,000, and this amount will finish it. We had some expensive temporary work. The work was let by contract, except the rush part we had in order to get ready for navigation in a few weeks. A good deal of it was done by our own engineers, and by day's work. But the permanent work is done by contract.

To repair north bank between locks 18 and 19, $5,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

For a distance of some 3,000 feet the bank was not up to grade, was not properly protected, and the water is eating into the bank. We are trying to build the bank up by rip-rap; it is done by our own staff.

Galops canal - to build concrete superstructure and bridges for piers at upper entrance, $40,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

I move that that item be reduced by $20,000. We will not be able to expend more than $20,000 this year, but it will eventually cost $40,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. JOHN HAGGART.

What is the necessity for these bridges? How is it they were not in the original design of the canal?

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

In the olden time, the policy was to build wooden bridges and wooden piers. Now the piers at lock 27 are decaying, and we propose to renew the bridges with concrete. It is !a concrete superstructure.

Rideau canal-rebuilding bridge at locks- Jones' Falls and Washburn, $3,000; to rebuild long bridge at Kingston Mills, $7,500.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

The two bridges at Jones' Falls and Washburn are rotten and unsafe. They are wooden bridges, and we are rebuilding with our own staff. The bridge at Kingston Mills is 220 feet long. It is proposed to do away with the old wooden superstructure and replace it with a steel span on concrete piers.

Trent canal-improvements, $50,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY-FRENCH TRANSLATION OF LAWS.
Subtopic:   WORK OF THE COMMITTEES.
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March 5, 1909