March 17, 1909

LIB

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

Liberal

1. The proclamation referred to was published in the ' Canada Gazette,' February 6, 1909, bringing part 1 into force from and after Monday, the 8th February, 1909.

2. When the minister's attention was called to the fact that proclamation was necessary he immediately recommended that an order in council be passed authorizing it.

3. The board has not yet issued regulations as to the form, size and style of tariffs to be filed and the information they are to contain.

4. Yes, unless such tolls are in the meantime disallowed by the board.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE TARIFFS.
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INSPECTION PERMANENT CORPS AT ESQUIMALT.


Mr. BARNARD-by Mr. Cowan-asked: 1. When was the permanent corps at Esqui-malt last inspected, and by whom was such inspection made? 2. Where does the inspecting officer reside? 3. What allowances for travelling or other expenses were made to the inspecting officer? 4. What was the total cost of such inspection? 5. Was any remuneration over and above his regular salary allowed to such officer for such inspection? 2i66


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Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence):

1. On June 21 and 22, 1908, the whole of the permanent corps at Esquimalt were inspected by the inspector-general.

2. The inspector-general has his headquarters at and resides at Ottawa.

3- The usual allowance and expenses made to an officer of his rank when travelling; i.e., actual cost of transport and $5 per diem to cover hotel expenses and subsistence en route.

4. Esquimalt was inspected by the inspector-general during his tour of inspection of all the corps west of the great lakes, and, as the expenses incurred on that tour were paid in a lump sum, it would be a difficult matter to arrive at the cost of any one particular inspection.

5. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSPECTION PERMANENT CORPS AT ESQUIMALT.
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TENDERS FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC WORKS.

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Was J. A.@

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

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

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TENDERS FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC WORKS.
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RETURNING OFFICER FOR ST. JOHNS-IBERVILLE.

CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK asked.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RETURNING OFFICER FOR ST. JOHNS-IBERVILLE.
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Was J. A.@

Lussier, a notary of St. Johns, P.Q., the returning officer for the electoral

division of St. J ohns-Iberville at the last federal elections? If not, under what authority was it announced for those having claims in connection with said election to call on him for payment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RETURNING OFFICER FOR ST. JOHNS-IBERVILLE.
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES MURPHY (Secretary of State).

The returning officer for St. Johns and Iberville in the election of October, 1908, was Charles Arcand, farmer. His election clerk was M. J. Aim6 Lussier, notary, of St. Johns, Quebec.

There is nothing of record in the office of the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery of any action having been taken by Mr. Lussier in the election held in St. Johns and IberT ville. Everything that was reported to the office mentioned was signed by Returning Officer Arcand.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RETURNING OFFICER FOR ST. JOHNS-IBERVILLE.
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SUPPLIES TO ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS, ST. JOHNS.

CON

Mr. MONK asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) Have the contracts for supplies to the Royal Canadian Dragoons, at St. Johns, P.Q., been awarded for the coming fiscal year? (b) If so, what is the name of each contractor and article, and the price of said articles, and (c) was the contract in each particular case awarded to the lowest tenderer?

2. If tenders were called, in what newspapers were said tenders advertised?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUPPLIES TO ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS, ST. JOHNS.
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Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence):

1. (a) Yes. (b) Contracts were awarded as follow:

For meat to L. Papineau, beef, 7ic per. lb.;

mutton 7ic. per lb.

For bread, to Arthur Labelle, 2|c. per lb. For groceries and vegetables, to R. Gould-

Cents.

Bacon, breakfast per lb. 16Bacon, green

" 12Potatoes

" 1Beans

" 3iJams " 8fButter (in 1 lb. lots).. .. " 25Butter (in 25 lb. lots).. .. " 24Cheese

" 14Split pease

" 2iSugar, white

" 4iSalt

" iCoffee

" 18Tea

" 25Pepper

" 15Fresh vegetables

" 1Lard

" 14Yeast, Royal per doz. 10

For forage, to George O'Cain-

Hay, $14 per ton of 2,000 lbs.

Straw, $7 per ton of 2,000 lbs.

Oats, 55c per bushel of 34 lbs.

For emptying refuse pits and cleaning chimneys, to Henri Masse.

Emptying refuse pits, $20 per month. Cleaning chimneys, $1.75 per flue.

For scavenging to Ernest Camaraire. Emptying latrines, 75cts. per flour barrel. Mr. MONK.

For removing manure, to T. C. McGinnis, at $8.50 per month.

For washing bedding, &c. to J. B. Thuot:

Cents.

Blankets each 5

Cases " 4Cases, bolster " 1Rugs " 5Sheets per pair 5Cases, pillow each 1White haversacks " 2Nose bags ** 1Hospital clothing, per suit of 3 pieces 15Hospital clothing, per suit of 2 pieces 6Towels each 1Night shirts

" 2Table cloths.'

" 6Tuques " iAprons " 2Blinds

" 3Bandages " lCovers, mattresses " 6

(c) Yes.

2. The St. John ' News,' 3 insertions, and ' Le Canada Francais,' 3 insertions.

Tenders were also called for by 50 posters, 25 in English and 25 in French, posted in or about St. Johns.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUPPLIES TO ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOONS, ST. JOHNS.
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ST. JOHNS WHARF, P.Q.

CON

Mr. MONK asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount was expended last year in connection with the repairs to wharf at St. Johns, P.Q.?

2. What amount has been spent upon said wharf since the end of the fiscal year?

3. W as said wharf changed from wood to concrete? If so, why?

4. Who executed such repairs, and were they by contract?

5. Were tenders called for publicly through the newspapers? If so, in what newspapers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. JOHNS WHARF, P.Q.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. $157.96 was expended for engineering expenses.

2. The sum of $5,500 was voted for 190809, under the head of 'Income,' for rebuilding the old wharf at the upper entrance; out of this amount $5,469.82 was expended as follows:

Labour $2,451 05

Cement, stone, sand, lumber,

&c 3,018 77

3. The top of the old wharf repaired as stated above at a cost of $5,469.82, was changed from wood to concrete, so as to make it permanent.

4. The work of repairs to the old wharf was done by the canal repair staff, and the materials required, purchased under accepted tenders.

5. Since the work was done by the regular repair staff, by day labour, it was not necessary to call for tenders.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. JOHNS WHARF, P.Q.
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NEW WESTMINSTER PENITENTIARY.

LIB

Mr. RALPH SMITH asked:

Liberal

1. Who was the chief warden of the New Westminster penitentiary from 1876 to 1888?

2. How many prisoners escaped during that period ?

3. Was Oliver Adair one of the escaped criminals? If so, what was his sentence and crime?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW WESTMINSTER PENITENTIARY.
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LIB

Hon. CHARLES MURPHY (for the Minister of Justice): (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Arthur Hill McBride from the opening of the penitentiary in 1878, until, and for several years after, 1888.

2. Fourteen. Of these, nine were recaptured, leaving five escaped convicts at large December 31, 1888.

3. Francis Oliver Adair escaped with another prisoner on September 6, 1888. He was sentenced at Nanaimo, B.C., December 1, 1885, to serve a term of 15 years for the crime of robbery with violence.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW WESTMINSTER PENITENTIARY.
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March 17, 1909