April 14, 1909

FIRST READINGS.


Bill (No. 134) to incorporate the Canadian Medical Association.-Mr. Roche, by Mr. Daniel. Bill (No. 132) respecting certain letters patent of Franklin Montgomery Grey.- Mr. Rankin.


' QUESTIONS.

OTONABEE RIVER DREDGING.


Mr. BRADBURY-By Mr. Blain-asked: 1. When was the work at or near Hunter Street Bridge, in Otonahee River, Peterboro', commenced, what is the total amount paid up to date on this work, and what amount is still unpaid for which estimates have been sent in? 2. What is the total number of yards dredged, and has anything been paid for same? If so, to whom, and how much per yard? Or if by day, how much per day was paid or allowed for the dredge, tug or scow? 3. Is anything still due for dredging? if so, what amount? 4. When will the work be completed, and what is the estimated total cost?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) 27th October, 1905; (b) $35,979.60; (c) $894.00.

2. (a) 63,564 cubic yards. (b) Yes. (c) From 1905 to 1907, the dredge which performed this work was loaned by the Department of Railways and Canals, the Department of Public Works paying running expenses and maintenance. During 1908, the dredge was hired from Conroy Bros., at the rate of $6 per hour. The tug was paid for at the rate of $10 per day, which included fuel and crew, and was hired from Geo. Lipsett.

3. Yes, $894.00.

4. The Resident Engineer reports that to complete the turning basin would require an expenditure of $5,000, and that the work should be done within three or four months after date of commencement.

Topic:   ' QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   OTONABEE RIVER DREDGING.
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CHICOUTIMI WHARF.


Mr. GIRARD-By Mr. Brown-asked: 1. Has the government been obliged to expropriate Cote Boivin and Company of Chicoutimi before the commencement of the works for the extension of the wharf at that place? If so, why? 2. What price has the government paid to these gentlemen for the site of this wharf, as well in money as in rights reserved by them?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) Yes. (b) The company insisted on reservation to have free use of wharf after completion.

2. The sum of $3,000 was paid for wharf property, the company reserving for themselves 40 feet of land from the north side of the extension of their warehouse and the whole length of their frontage, this portion to be filled in with earth by the department.

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Subtopic:   CHICOUTIMI WHARF.
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RIVER SAGUENAY BOOM.


Mr. GIRARD-By Mr. Brown-asked: 1. What companies have asked the government to construct booms on the River Saguenay? 2. In what year was this request made and in what year did the government accede to this request?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. A request was made by the Chicoutimi Pulp Company for themselves and on behalf of all the other lumber merchants of the district, viz.: Price Bros. & Co., Battle Island Paper Co., Alf. Godbout & Co., and La Societe Industrielle de Chicoutimi.

2. (a) In 1904. (b) Construction of booms commenced in 1905.

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Subtopic:   RIVER SAGUENAY BOOM.
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SAGUENAY RIVER BOOMS.


Mr. GIRARD by Mr. Brown-asked: 1. What amount is due the government by the Pulp Company of Chicoutimi, year by year, since 1903, for right of way for timber through the booms of the Saguenay, and for contribution to the maintenance of these booms? 2. Does the government not think that, in justice, it should force the company to pay this unquestionable debt?


LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

Contribution Tolls. to

1. Maintenance

1903

Nothing. Nothing.1904

" "1905

" "1906

$1,116 92 "1907

1,801 00 $2,446 321908

1,533 30 3,578 66Totals $4,451 22 $6,024 98

Matter now in the hands of the Department of Justice.

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Subtopic:   SAGUENAY RIVER BOOMS.
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RAILWAY MAIL CLERKS.


Mr. BOYCE-by Mr. Blain-asked: Is it the intention of the government to increase the salaries and other remuneration of railway mail clerks in Canada? If so, has the scale of increases been decided upon, and when will it go into operation?


LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Postmaster General).

The matter is under consideration.

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Subtopic:   RAILWAY MAIL CLERKS.
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NIPIGON RIVER DREDGING.


Mr. BOYCE-by Mr. Blain-asked: 1. Was any money voted by parliament during the session of 1908 for the dredging, done at the mouth of the Nipigon river and Nipigon hay in Lake Superior, by the Great Lake Dredging Company, Limited, under contract dated 9t'n October, 1908? If so, when was such amount voted, what was the amount, and what is the item in the estimates which authorises the expenditure? 2. If there was no appropriation, by what authority was the contract let to the Great Lakes Dredging Company, Limited, for the work, and out of what moneys was the sum of $5,459.45 paid in 1908, and out of which moneys is it proposed to pay the balance of <?50,012.25, alleged to be due for work done under the said contract during the year 1908? 3. In what newspapers were the advertisements for tenders inserted, and between what dates? 4. When did the work cease in the season o* 1908? 5. Was any effort made to obtain any other tenders than that of the Great Lakes Dredging Company, Limited, which was the only one submitted? 6. What was the date of the tender of the Great Lakes Dredging Company, Limited, and on what date was it received at the Department of Public Works? 7. What were the respective dates of payment of the moneys aggregating $57,459.25 paid on account in 1908, and what, if any, further moneys have been paid to the contractors since the last-mentioned payment?


April 14, 1909