November 22, 1909

LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. See Statutes, Chap. 59, Statutes of Canada for 1905, under which bridge was taken over by the government.

2. Yes, under provision of statute.

3. The bridge is to be erected at the same site, the south pier will be used in part but must be enlarged, a new pier will be sunk to the rock on the north side, the other piers will require to be rebuilt.

4. Bids will be asked for both cantilever and suspension.

5. It is not in the public interest to give out approximate estimates of cost at a time pending the receipt of tenders.

6. Yes, it is expected to utilize certain parts, but the value cannot be determined until the plans are finally settled.

7. Pending the receipt of tenders it is impossible to fix a date. '

8. The city and province have already contributed.

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Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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TRADE RELATIONS WITH GERMANY.

CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total value of agricultural products exported from Canada to Germany?

2. What action, if any, has this government taken to improve our trade relations with Germany?

.3. Is the government aware that representatives of the German-Canadian Economic Association are travelling through our land with a view to improving our trade relations with that country, and is it the intention of this government to assist them in the work they have undertaken?

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Subtopic:   TRADE RELATIONS WITH GERMANY.
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LIB

Hon. WM. PATERSON: (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

1. The total value of agricultural products of Canadian origin (not including animals and their produce; exported from Canada to Germany during the fiscal year 1908-1909 was $303,414.

2 and 3. The government do not deem it expedient to enter into negotiations respecting commercial relations with any other foreign countries until all matters connected with the treaty with France are disposed of.

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Subtopic:   TRADE RELATIONS WITH GERMANY.
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GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC CLASSIFICATION.

CON

Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Were the differences as to classification and other matters existing between the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company and the

Transcontinental Railway Commission on the 16th of March, 1909, and at that time submitted to Mr. Lumsden, Mr. Kelliher and Mr. Schreiber for determination, adjusted, determined upon and reported before the resignation of Mr. Lumsden from the position of chief engineer?

2. If not, what has been done and how does the matter now stand?

3. If the questions in difference have been determined what is the result, or will the minister bring down the report or findings and lay them upon the table of the House?

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

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

All the information sought by this question will he found in the correspondence to be brought down in response to a resolution passed by this House on motion of the leader of the opposition (Mr. R. L. Borden).

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC CLASSIFICATION.
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LEASES OP GOVERNMENT PROPERTY IN FRONTENAC.

LIB

Mr. EDWARDS:

Liberal

1. How many acres of government land in the township of Pittsburg, county of Fron-tenac, have been leased to the Hon. Sir R. J. Cartwright ?

2. How many years has the said lessee had the land referred to, and what rental does lie pay annually for the same?

3. Have any fences been erected on said lands by the government in recent years? If so, by whom and at what cost?

4. How many acres are in the adjoining farm, formerly occupied by the late Robert Dunlop, and what annual rent did that gentleman pay the government?

5. When was the last payment of rent made on each of the properties mentioned?

6. Are there any arrears of rent from either property? If so, what amount?

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Subtopic:   LEASES OP GOVERNMENT PROPERTY IN FRONTENAC.
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LIB

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

1. So far as the Department of Militia and Defence is concerned, no portion of the government property in the Township of PittsbuTg, in the county of Frontenac, is leased to Sir Richard Cartwright. About Seventy-five acres were originally leased to Sir Richard Cartwright in 1868 or 1869 by the Imperial Government. This property is now under lease to Lady Cartwright.

2. The above seventy-five acres have been leased to Lady Cartwright on the 30th of January, 1905, at an annual rental of $59.35. One hundred acres which formed part of the property originally leased to Mr. Robert Dunlop were, at that tenant's death, in August, 1906, leased at the same rental formerly paid by Mr. Dunlop, $42.96 per annum.' Only a part of the lands in above leases are fit for tillage, a large proportion being exceedingly rocky and stony.

3. Considerable sums have been expended in properly fencing the property, but the entire cost has been defrayed by the tenant.

4. In addition to the 100 acres above referred to, some 441 acres of the adjoining land, being part of lots 20 and 21 in the

western addition of the Township of Pittsburg, were also leasdd to Mr. Dunlop, at a rental of $11.87 per annum. The Department of Militia and Defence resumed possession of this parcel of land in November, 1907, and it now forms part of the Barrie-field camp grounds.

5. (a) The last payment made by Lady

Cartwright was received at the department on September 27 last, and covered the rent due on the whole 175 acres for 12 months ended the 30th of September, (b) The last payment made by the Dunlop estate on the 125 acres formerly under lease to the late Mr. Dunlop was received at the department October 29, 1906, and covered the rent due for the six months ended September 30, 1906. (c) The last payment

made on the additional 444 acres formerly under lease to the late Mr. Dunlop was received at the department January 28, 1908, and covered the rent due for the seven months ended October 31, 1907.

6. No.

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Subtopic:   LEASES OP GOVERNMENT PROPERTY IN FRONTENAC.
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SERVANTS' QUARTERS AT R. M. C.

LIB

Mr. EDWARDS:

Liberal

1. When were the servants' quarters'at the R.M.C. completed?

2. What was the total cost of the said quarters ?

3. When were these cottages first occupied?

4. How many of the cottages are at present occupied?

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Subtopic:   SERVANTS' QUARTERS AT R. M. C.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PUGSLEY:

' 1, I presume this question relates to the quarters recently erected for the accommodation of teachers and instructors in the Royal Military College, some having the rank of non-commissioned officers, and others being civilian instructors in connection with the college. The buildings were completed and inspected by the Department of Militia and Defence on October 25, 1909.

2. Total cost to date, $90,995.40.

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Subtopic:   SERVANTS' QUARTERS AT R. M. C.
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LIB

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

3. These cottages were oocupied from Saturday, the 13t,h instant.

4. All the cottages are at present occupied.

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Subtopic:   SERVANTS' QUARTERS AT R. M. C.
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BRIDGE AT KINGSTON MILLS.

LIB

Mr. EDWARDS:

Liberal

1. When were tenders asked for the construction of the bridge at Kingston Mills?

2. From whom were tenders received, and what was the amount of each?

3. To whom was the contract awarded, and when?

4. When was the work completed, and how much has been paid on it to date?

5. What is the total cost of the work?

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Subtopic:   BRIDGE AT KINGSTON MILLS.
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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. April 16, 1909, by newspaper advertisement.

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN

2. Tenders were received from the following contractors for the abutments and approaches at schedule rates, viz: _

The Jenks-Dresser Co., Ltd., Sarnia, Ont.

James McGrath, Montreal.

Fallon Bros., Cornwall.

Patrick Kennedy, Ottawa.

Tenders for a steel riveted highway bridge were received from the following contractors, as foliowis, viz.:

Jenks-Dresser Co., Ltd., $2,000, plan A; $1,475, plan B.

Dominion Bridge Co., Montreal, $1,690.

Hamilton Bridge Works, Hamilton, $1,340.

The lowest tender in each case accepted.

3. The contract for the abutments and approaches vtas awarded Fallon Bros., Cornwall, at their tender price, viz, $3,690.55. The contract for the superstructure was awarded The Hamilton Bridge Works at their tender price, viz, $1,340, on the 15th June, 1909.

4. Work was completed on 10th October, 1909. Total payments to date, $3,969.10.

5. Total cost cannot be stated, as the final estimate has not yet been received by the department.

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Subtopic:   BRIDGE AT KINGSTON MILLS.
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PORT BRUCE HARBOUR.

CON

Mr. MARSHALL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amounts have been expended upon harbour improvements at Port Bruce, Eigil county, Ontario, in fiscal years 1904-5, 1905-6, 1906-7, 1907-8 and 1908-9?

2. Is it the intention of the government to make any further improvements in the said harbour during the present fiscal year?

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Subtopic:   PORT BRUCE HARBOUR.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

Fiscal Year. Construct'n and Dredging. Repairs. Total.1904-05 . $ cts. 975 54 4,947 76 2,122 00 $ cts. $ cts. 975 54 4,947 76 4,999 83 665 11 5,846 251905-06 . 1906-07 2,877 83 665 11 1907-08. ... 1908-09 5,846 25

13,891 55 3,592 94 17,434 49

2. Some additional work is still to be performed to decking of pier.

RURAL MAIL DELIVERY IN ELGIN. Mr. MARSHALL:

1. How many rural mail delivery boxes are installed in East Elgin?

2. What is necessary to be done to secure a rural mail delivery box?

3. What extra remuneration do the mail carriers receive respectively, and who attends to the delivery and removal of mail from the rural mail boxes in East Elgin?

the table without a motion being moved therefor ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PORT BRUCE HARBOUR.
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November 22, 1909