November 22, 1909

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Might I ask the hon. the Minister of Railways when we may expect the return for which I moved some days ago-papers connected with the resignation of Mr. Lumsden. I was under the impression they would be brought down without any motion.

Topic:   MR. LUMSDEN'S RESIGNATION. '
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

The returns are all ready and will be here to-morrow.

Topic:   MR. LUMSDEN'S RESIGNATION. '
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QUESTIONS.

LOBSTER FACTORIES.

LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR :

How many owners or managers of lobster factories or canning establishments for packing lobsters holding licenses have failed, on or before September 1, 190!), to send to the minister the return called for by section 78 of the Fisheries Act, and what are their names and addresses ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LOBSTER FACTORIES.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. L. P. BRODEUR.

Licensees are required to send the returns in question to the different inspectors of fisheries, who arrange the information in the form of statistics, which are forwarded to the department at the close of the fiscal year. The department has not been informed of failure on the part of any cannery licensee to forward the required return.

PAT OF MACHINISTS, &c., ON INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LOBSTER FACTORIES.
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CON

John Stanfield

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STANFIELD:

X. What is the standard pay for machinists, pipe fitters, boiler makers, and day and night foremen, in engine-houses on entering the service of the Intercolonial?

2. What are the statutory increases for subsequent years for each of these classes?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LOBSTER FACTORIES.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The present rates in schedule are:

Machinists, 26c. per hour.

Pipe fitters, 21c. per hour, according to class of work.

Boilermakers, 27c. per hour.

Day foremen, in engine houses, $70 to $105 per month, according to station.

Night foremen in engine houses, $56 to $80 per month, according to station.

2. There is no statutory or other provision for increases for subsequent years.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LOBSTER FACTORIES.
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RURAL FREE MAIL DELIVERY.

CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many rural free mail delivery routes are in actual operation?

2. How many routes have sent petitions to the government asking for mail to be delivered to them?

3. What is the total number of rural free mail delivery boxes erected or disposed of by the government, and the number in actual use on routes?

4. What has been the total increased cost to the Post Office Department since the establishment of rural free mail delivery in Canada?

5. What action, if any, has the government taken with a view to granting to all the people living in thickly peopled portions of Canada, a system of rural free mail delivery similar to that in operation in the United States and other lands?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RURAL FREE MAIL DELIVERY.
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LIB

Sir WILFRID LAURIER: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. 186.

2. 197.

3. 3,628.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RURAL FREE MAIL DELIVERY.
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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM. (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

4. $13,372.48 per annum for mail service. Miscellaneous expenditure to 31st October, 1909, $13,528.02.

5. The department is not considering the question of rural delivery as given in the United States or any other country, but is devising a scheme of rural delivery suitable to conditions in Canada at the present time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RURAL FREE MAIL DELIVERY.
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PUBLIC WHARFS LEASED.

CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER:

What public wharfs have been leased under the Act passed in 1909, to whom leased, and under what conditions?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WHARFS LEASED.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR.

None.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WHARFS LEASED.
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GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC CLASSIFICATION.

CON

Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have the questions in difference between the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company and the Transcontinental Railway Commissioners as to classification of the material dealt with in the construction of parts of the eastern division, been adjusted or determined?

2. If not, what steps have been taken, how far has the matter proceeded, and bow does the matter now stand?

3. Have the engineers reported the result of their investigations? If not, what is the cause of the delay?

4. Will the government lay the papers in connection with this matter upon the tabi9 for the information of the House?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC CLASSIFICATION.
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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Chief Engineer Grant of the Transcontinental Railway Commission and Chief Engineer Kelliher of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company have agreed on Mr. Collingwood Schreiber as third arbitrator and are proceeding to arbitrate the matters in dispute as provided by the National Transcontinental Railway Act.

3. The arbitration proceedings have not been completed, and consequently no report has been made by the arbitrators.

4. The correspondence on the subject of these arbitration proceedings will be included in the return ordered by the House in response to the motion of Mr. R. L. Borden, M- P.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC CLASSIFICATION.
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QUEBEC BRIDGE.

CON

Mr. SPROULE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What consideration is the Quebec Bridge Company to receive for their interest in that corporation when the government takes over the undertaking and franchise to construct the bridge?

2. Has an agreement been reached between the government and the company as to the exact amount in cash or its equivalent that the company is to receive for its interest in undertaking and franchise?

3. Is the bridge to be erected in the same place as the first one, and will the present abutments be used for that purpose?

4. What kind of bridge is intended to be erected, a suspension or cantilever?

5. What is the approximate cost of it to be?

6. Will any portion of the work done for the bridge which collapsed, be utilized for the new bridge? If so, what is the approximate value of it?

7. When is it intended that the new bridge is to be completed?

8. Will the province, or the city of Quebec be appealed to for assistance by way of subsidy or otherwise to assist in the cost of construction of the new bridge?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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November 22, 1909