May 6, 1909

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER moved:

That on Friday, instead of the time devoted to Private Bills being limited to one hour, under rule 25, the time be extended until the Private Bills order be exhausted or otherwise disposed of.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Does this require notice, or has some arrangement been made? I do not understand it.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

It should be on the Order Paper. This matter was discussed and the understanding was arrived at on Tuesday last.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

I think perhaps the reason that it is not on the Order Paper is that the notice says that the right hon. gentleman will move it on Friday.

Sir WILFRID LAtTRIER. No, on Thursday.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

The notice, I think, says that it should be moved on Friday.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

No, I think not. If my hon. friend will look at the Votes and Proceedings, he will see it says Thursday.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Yes, it is on the Order Paper.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS.

COLLECTION OF MAILS AT GLACE BAY.


Mr. MADDIN-by Mr. Taylor-asked: 1. Who Collects the mails from the boxes in the town of Glace Bay, in the county of Cape Breton, and what does he receive for his services ? 2. Was the contract given after tenders? If so, how many persons tendered, what are their names and the amount of each tender?


LIB

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

Liberal

1. Daniel McIntosh, $400 per annum.

2. The contract was awarded to the lower tenderer after public tenders were invited. Only two tenders were received, one from Mr. Daniel McIntosh at $400 per annum, and the other from Mr. Daniel Merlin at the rate of $314, for six trips per week, or $470 for twelve trips per week. As 12 trips per week is the frequency of collection, Mr. McIntosh's tender was the lower.

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DREDGING AT PORT ARTHUR AND MISSION RIVER.


Mr. BOYCE-by Mr. Taylor-asked: 1. What are the contract prices for dredging at present paid by the government in Port Arthur harbour, in the Kaministiquia river, and at Mission river, respectively, per cubic yard, scow measure, for rock and other materials? 2. Who are the contractors, and what amounts were paid during the year 1908? 3. Who were the inspectors on the dredges in the three places above referred to?


LIB

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (for the Minister of Public Works) : (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Port Arthur Harbour:

Rock excavation, $3 ; other materials, .26.

Mission and Kaministiquia Rivers: Rock excavation, $2.

Other materials, .09.

2. Port Arthur:

R. Weddell, $3,627.67 ; The Great Lakes Dredging Company, no payment made yet under above contract.

Mission and Kaministiquia Rivers :

The Great Lakes Dredging Company, $390,966.67.

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CON

Mr. HENDERSON.

Conservative (1867-1942)

3. Port Arthur:

I. W. Cousins, dredge * No. 6.' Mission and Kaministiquia Rivers : James Horrigan, dredge ' No. 15.'

A. G. Forrest, dredge ' No. 5.'

F. G. Flanagan, dredge ' No. 8.'

Wm. McCall, dredge ' Dominion.' Geo. L. Allan, dredge ' No. 15,' replacing James Horrigan from 1st to 5th December, 1908.

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POST OFFICE AT GREENFIELD, P.E.I.

CON

Mr. FRASER asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the post office at Greenfield, Prince Edward Island, been removed from where it was formerly kept by James Ennis?

2. Who is postmaster at present at Greenfield?

3. Why was the reported removal made, and who asked to have the change made?

4. Were any complaints made against the former postmaster? If so, what was the nature of the complaints?

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LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Postmaster General).

Information having reached the Postmaster General that the post office at Greenfield was not in the most central location, a report was obtained which was to the effect that the office was too far in what is known as the ' Upper end of the District,' and accordingly steps were taken to remove the same to a site better calculated to serve the postal needs of the people. Before the transfer of the office took effect, the proposed postmaster refused to accept the position, and the actual postmaster notifying the inspector to take delivery of the equipment, no other course remained except to temporarily close the office, pending further inquiries which the inspector desires to make after a personal visit to the ditsrict. Apart from the alleged inconvenient site of the office, there were no complaints against the postmaster.

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May 6, 1909