November 30, 1909

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Gilbert Howard McIntyre (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. DEPUTY SPEAKER.

The item will read:

Quebec custom house-repairs, $50,000.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

I would'suggest that we pass -over the items for military buildings and go on with that relating to the Quebec East public building.

Quebec East-public building, $40,000.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

This is^ to provide for the completion of the public building now being erected on the corner of St. Joseph and Dorchester streets in Quebec East, frequently spoken of as St. Roch. The building is required for post office purposes.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Yes. The building is to be 49 feet by 48 feet 3 inches; three stories and basement; wall of brick faced with cut stone on the street fronts and stone dressings on the remainder. The estimated cost is as follows: Site, $23,400; legal services, printing, advertising and architect's commission, $1,006.50; paid to the contractor on account of his contract to October 31 last, $18,680, making a total expenditure to that date of $43,086.50. The amount due on the contract is $29,031. We have been obliged to purchase additional land which cost us $3,770. The cost of heating and boilers will be $2,500; electric wiring and fixtures', $1,- [DOT] 000; fittings, furniture and lock-boxes, $5,000; sidewalks and fences, $1,000; contingencies and superintendence, $8,319. This makes a total estimated cost, including site, of $9,762.50. The total expenditure to October 31, already given, is $43,086; estimated expenditure prior to March 31, 1910, $10,676, so that this vote of $40,000, of which $20,000 is a revote, will make up the entire expenditure.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

$23,400 was the first payment. The site was valued by arbitrators.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

We found, in locating the building, that the lot was not quite large enough, the site would be cramped, and we had to purchase additional land.

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

66 feet frontage on the two streets, the lot is 66 feet square. Then it was decided to set the building back a little from the street, and we found there was not space enough in the rear, and we had to buy an addition of 10 feet, I think, in order to give the requisite light.

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Charles Alexander Magrath

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MAGRATH.

Does the minister know the revenue of that postal division?

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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

For 1908-9 it was $14,623,60. Money orders issued, $70,692; money orders paid, $7,484. It is a very important division of the city of Quebec. As hon. gentlemen are no doubt aware, by reason of the configuration of the city, there are to all intents and purposes so far as post office requirements are concerned two cities, there is a.n upper city and a lower city. The erection of this building has been strongly urged by the Postmaster General, and he satisfied the department that it was absolutely essential for the accommodation of the public.

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November 30, 1909