March 17, 1909

GOVERNMENT FISHERY CRUISERS.

LIB

Mr. RALPH SMITH asked:

Liberal

1. How many fishery cruisers does the gov-vernment own and operate for fisheries protection throughout the whole of Canada?

2. What are their names and where, are they separately placed?

3. Has the government definitely decided to build cruisers for the British Columbia fisheries protection?

4. As the House of Commons appropriated a sum for this purpose two years ago, why has the work been delayed?

5. Have the claims for such protection been presented to the department ? If so, by whom ?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Nine.

2. 'Canada.' Southeast coast of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

'Constance.' Cape Breton coast.

'Petrel.' Prince Edward Island coast.

'Curlew.' Bay of Fundy.

'Princess.' Magdalen Islands and Lower Gulf Division.

'Vigilant.' Lake Erie.

'Kestrel.' British Columbia coast.

'Falcon.' British Columbia coast.

3. Yes, the government has decided to build a cruiser for the British Columbia fisheries protection service.

4. Tenders were called a year ago for the construction of the cruiser. The tenders received were not considered owing to representations made by some Canadian ship building firms, who suggested some changes in the plans and specifications. The plans and specifications were revised and new tenders called for. These tenders are now under consideration.

5. Yes. Mr. Ralph Smith, M.P., Vancouver Board of Trade, and Hon. Hewitt Bostock.

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ST. JOHNS HARBOUR, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.

CON

Mr. MONK asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has a contract been awarded for works this coming spring and summer in the harbour of St. Johns, province of Quebeo, and the extension of wharfs, construction of breakwater, and changing the intake pipe of the waterworks from its present location to one above the barracks?

2. If so, to whom was the contract awarded, was it awarded by tender, and what was the amount of the contract?

3. In what newspapers were tenders for the above works called for ?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes; a contract was awarded for improving the harbour of St. Johns, province of Quebec, consisting principally of clearing the site of proposed wharf and dredging to the required depth, building a new wharf and breakwater. The contractor might also be required to build in, intake pipes for St. Johns' waterworks, and to take up those now in use.

2. Messrs. John G. Poupore & Company, awarded by tender, schedule rates. Contract to he completed by April 1, 1909, which when moneyed out on approximate quantities amounts to $35,282.

3. Montreal: The 'Jewish Times,' the , Herald,' the ' Witness,' the ' Trade Review,' the ' Shareholder,' ' La Patrie,' ' La Presse,' ' Le Canada.'

St. Johns, Quebec: ' Le Canada Francais,' ' Le Progres,' the ' News.'

Valleyfield: The ' Progress.'

Lachute: The 'News.'

Richmond: The ' Times.'

St. Hyacinthe: '.L'Union.'

Brockville: The ' Recorder.'

Toronto: The 'Globe,' the 'Star.'

Ottawa: The ' Free Press,' ' Le Temps,' the ' Danebrog.'

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MAIL CONTRACT, CHATEAUGUAY.

CON

Mr. MONK asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who has now the contract for carrying the mail from the post office at Ste. Philomene, in the county of Chateauguay, to Ste. Philomene station, on the Grand Trunk Railway?

2. What is the yearly cost of this contract and when does it expire?

3. What distance has the present contractor to traverse.

4. Have tenders been asked to carry out a new oontract for the same service? If so, what are the names of the parties tendering and their prices?

5. Has a contract been awarded for this same service? If so, at what price and for what length of time?

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

Liberal

1. Francois Labrie.

2. $93.50 per annum. Contract expires March 31, 1909.

3. 2i miles each way daily.

4. Yes. Godfror Labrie, $79; J. B. Damour, jr., $69.

5. A contract has been entered into covering the usual period of four years dating fiom April 1, 1909, price $69 per annum.

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GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC LOAN.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).

Before the' orders of the day are called, I would like to ask my hon. friend the Minister of Finance to have certain information prepared when the government's proposal respecting the loans to the Grand Trunk Pacific is brought down for discussion. 1 think the House should have all correspondence, reports and other documents relating to the matter. That goes as a matter of course. We ought to have a statement of the amounts actually expended up to date on the prairie and mountain sections respectively; also of the respective sources whence these sums have been derived; also an estimate of the cost when completed of the mountain and prairie sections respectively; also a statement of the amount required to complete each of these sections; also of the outstanding indebtedness of the corporation in respect of each of these sections and of the rolling stock; also a statement of the available assets of the company in respect to each of these sections. We should have full particulars of the location of these roads in relation to other existing roads now in operation; also a statement of the amount which has been expended on rolling stock and the dates when expended; also information as to the uses to which the rolling stock has been applied; and under what arrangement and for what consideration it has been so used; also a statement of the stock issues of the com pany and the proceeds thereof, and for what consideration and under what conditions or arrangements the stock has been disposed of and by whom it is now held; also information as to how the branch lines have been financed, and how they are to be financed; also information as to what these bonds would realize now if placed on the market, according to the opinion of the government; also information as to the prior mortgages now outstanding, of which I understand there are three; also a summary of these and copies to be laid on the table in so far as they have not already been laid on the table; also information as to the total anticipated capitalization of the eastern and western divisions respectively of the National Transcontinental; also all the information within the possession of the government as to what will be the amount of the total fixed charges upon each division and the total line when completed; also information as to the actual amount invested in the enterprise by the promoters of the undertaking. If there be any contract under Mr LEMIEUX.

which the indebtedness mentioned by the Minister of Finance this afternoon, the indebtedness of the Grand Trunk Railway to this country has arisen, I would like a copy of that contract laid on the table.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

That refers to before confederation. I do not know whether there would be such a contract but we will look it up.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I do not know either.

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William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

It was back in 1862.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I am asking purely for information because that is a subject I know absolutely nothing pf, and I would like to get some information about it.

I would like also a statement of all the indirect liabilities of Canada by way of guarantee or otherwise at the present time.

I would be glad also to have a statement of the results of any examination of the books of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company by the government or any officer of the government made in connection with the proposal which the government contemplates submitting to the House.

I would like also information as to the number of miles actually completed; the number of miles under operation during construction, if that is the proper term; and generally, information as to how far the work has progressed upon both the prairie section and the mountain section in all aspects of the work.

I have observed question No. 1 upon the Order Paper standing in the name of the hon. member for Brandon (Mr. Sifton). As this question has been upon the Order Paper since the 26th day of January I presume the answer to it has been prepared, and if it be convenient to th4 government I would be glad if they could give us that information at the same time.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Sc far as the information the hon. gentleman has asked for is within the possession of the government or accessible to the government we shall do our best to get it down. The order is a pretty large one and it deals somewhat in futures and I am not sure whether we can cope with it all. We will see that the hon. gentleman's request is put in the hands of officials with instructions to get as much of the information as is possible.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Very well.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Would my hon. friend mind sending me his memorandum?

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

The hon. gentleman is welcome to it but I am afraid he cannot lead it.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I think I will make it out.

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March 17, 1909