March 17, 1909

QUESTIONS.

WESTVILLE POST OFFICE.


Mr. CROSBY-by Mr. Rhodes-asked: 1. What is the contract price of the West-ville post office, Pictou county, Nova Scotia? 2. Who is the contractor? 3. Is the work completed? If not, when will it be completed? 4. What is the date under contract when it was to be completed? 5. What is the total amount paid to the contractor, and what further sums will be payable to him? 6. What amount of extras, and for what, is paid and to be paid to the contractor? 7. What will be the total cost of building when completed ? 8. Who is the inspector, and between what dates has he been employed? 9. Has he stopped work, and when was he discharged? If not discharged, when will his work be finished? 10. How much per day is he paid, for how many days, and what is the total amount paid to him to date?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. $12,997.

2. E. F. Munro.

3. No. Contract will be completed in about a week.

4. October 15, 1908.

5 and 6.

Paid. Due.

Contract $11,510 00 $1,487 00

Heating 1,011 65

Electric wiring and fix-

tures 350 00 351 00

Sidewalks, curbing and

gravel walks 1,455 13

Varnishing and plastering 42 50

Road to station [DOT]

478 80Drain

29 60Ladder and peg rails

13 75Totals $14,369 28 $2,360 157. The original estimated cost was $22,000 which did not include the road to station.8. W. R. McKeen. From October 5, 1907, to present time.9. (a) No; (b) in about 6 weeks.10. (a) $3.50 per day; (b) 482 days; (c) $1,687.

I may add that the arrangement with the present inspector was made before the new rale was adopted by the department that inspectors are not to be paid for Sundays. Previously, pay for Sundays was included Mr. FIELDING.

in what was regarded as monthly employment.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WESTVILLE POST OFFICE.
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HOLSTEIN CATTLE.

CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What reason does the government give for not having Holstein cattle at the experimental farm?

2. Is it true that the Minister of Agriculture has stated in public that he did not wish to encourage the breeding of Holstein cattle in Canada ? If so, what reasons are given for making such a statement?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HOLSTEIN CATTLE.
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LIB

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture) : (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Any more breeds than are there at present could not be satisfactorily dealt with.

2. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HOLSTEIN CATTLE.
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, EXPENDITURE AND EMPLOYEES.

CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total number of employees in the Agriculture Department, inside and outside service, who devote their time to agriculture alone, and the total amount paid in salaries?

2. What was the total amount of money expended in the year 1908 on purely agricultural purposes, and the names of each branch and the amount expended?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, EXPENDITURE AND EMPLOYEES.
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LIB

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture) : (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Number of employees -. 450 Amount paid in salaries .. $253,560 00

2. $762,589.89.

Experimental farms 161,125 91

Printing and distribution of

bulletins, farm

8,000 00Fumigation stations

4,499 71

Dairying and fruit industries,

&c

133,669 28Seed

63,229 57Live stock

44,656 22Health of animals

320,538 10Civil government

26,871 10

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, EXPENDITURE AND EMPLOYEES.
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ASSISTED COLD STORAGE PLANTS.

CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many companies have taken advantage of the clause in the government Cold Storage Bill which grants 30 per cent bonus to builders of cold storage plants as provided for in the Bill?

2. Where are said plants situated, what is the amount paid to each company, and the amount still to be paid by the government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ASSISTED COLD STORAGE PLANTS.
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LIB

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture) : (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Seven.

Name.

The New Brunswick Cold Storage Co., Ltd

The Halifax Cold Storage Co

Scott & Hogg

Cold Storage Ltd

Scott, Ashton & Co

The Trenton and Atlantic Storages Ltd

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ASSISTED COLD STORAGE PLANTS.
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The J. D.@

Moore Co., Ltd

Where situated. Amount paid.

St. John, N.B Port Hawkesbury, N.S.. Peterborough, Ont Woodstock, N. B Morrisburg, Ont Trenton, Ont St. Mary's, Ont $ cts. 36,740 00 6,685 06 2,175 00 3,836 55 Nil. 11 11

Amount to be paid.

8 cts.

13,360 00 2,430 85 ' 2,175 00 3,836 55 18,986 70 13.569 91 5,100 00

N.B.-In addition to the foregoing the following have made applications which are pending:-

Edmonton Produce Company, Edmonton, Alberta.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ASSISTED COLD STORAGE PLANTS.
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The B.

Wilson Company, Limited, Victoria, British Columbia.

Canadian Fish & Cold Storage Company. Limited, Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

R. T. Treen, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

The Nova Scotia Cold Storage Company, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Acadia Cold Storage Company, Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The London Cold Storage. Company, Limited, London, Ontario.

These contracts have not yet been awarded.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ASSISTED COLD STORAGE PLANTS.
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ISLAND OF SOULANGES.

CON

Joseph Arthur Lortie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LORTIE asked:

(Translation.)

1. Has the Bureau of Canadian Geographers changed the name of the island of Soulanges, in the iSt. Lawrence?

2. If so, what name has been substituted for it?

3. What are the reasons for this change of name?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ISLAND OF SOULANGES.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

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

The attention of the Bureau of Canadian Geographers has been called recently to an island upon the St. Lawrence indicated) upon the charts under the name of 'L'lle Soulanges' and 'L'lle Dondaine'. The Bureau has decided for the adoption of the last name which seemed to have priority over the other, as it will, at the same time, avoid the repetition of the name Soulanges' already given to several localities, in the vicinity.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ISLAND OF SOULANGES.
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THE BOOK ' FARM WEEDS.'

CON

Mr. GOODEVE asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many copies of the work entitled

'Farm Weeds' were published, and what was the total cost?

2. How many copies have been distributed, to whom, what are the names of the parties leceiving them, and how many copies to each?

3. How many copies are on hand at present?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE BOOK ' FARM WEEDS.'
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March 17, 1909