December 9, 1909

CON

Mr. FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What forces and at wliat periods were dispatched from Canada to South Africa during the Boer war?

2. What part of the expenditure in each case was undertaken by Canada, and what by the British government?

3. What was the total amount paid by the Canadian government, and what by the British government, for the Canadian contingents?

Topic:   CANADIAN SOUTH AFRICAN CONTINGENTS-EXPENDITURES BY CANADIAN AND IMPERIAL GOVERNMENTS.
Permalink
LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN:

Corps.

Date of Embarkation.

First Contingent-

2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal

Canadian Regiment

Second Contingent-

Canadian Mounted Rifles, two bat- f

talions -[

Three batteries of Field Artillery.. I

The Strathcona Horse

Canadian Mounted Rifles, (2nd Regt)..

10th Canadian Field Hospital Co....

South African Constabulary

Canadian Mounted Rifles, (3rd Regt.) f

it n (4th Regt. )Jii n (5th Regt.) |ii ii (6th Regt.) I

Oct. 30, '99

Jan. 21, '00 I. 27, '00 Feb. 21, '00 Mar. 16, '00 Jan. 14, '01 ii 23, '01 Mar. 28, '01 May 8, '02 ,i 17, '02 ,i 23, '02

2. With regard to the first and second contingents, Canada equipped, transported to South Africa and paid them up to the time of arrival in that country, the British government paid and maintained them while in South Africa, and transported them home.

With regard to the third, fourth, fifth and sixth contingents, the British government paid all expenses.

As regards the Strathcona Horse and the South African Constabulary, the expenses

were borne in the case of the former partly by Lord Strathcona and partly by the British government, in the case of the latter by the government of Cape Colony.

3. The total amount paid by the Canadian government was $1,972,255.20. The government is not aware of the total amount expended by the British government in this connection.

Topic:   CANADIAN SOUTH AFRICAN CONTINGENTS-EXPENDITURES BY CANADIAN AND IMPERIAL GOVERNMENTS.
Permalink

GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY-EXPENDITURES FOR TERMINALS.

CON

Mr. FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What has already been paid by the government for terminals in connection with the Grand Trunk Pacific railway, and at what points ?

2. What is the estimated total cost to the government of these terminals at each point?

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY-EXPENDITURES FOR TERMINALS.
Permalink
LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. (a) So far as the eastern division is concerned nothing has been paid for terminals, except $2,187.50 per month paid to the Canadian Northern railway being the government's proportion of rental for terminal facilities at Winnipeg under the agreement of March 1, 1907. (See Cap. 52, ED. VII., 6-7).

(b) The government pay no sum for terminals on the western division (Winnipeg to Prince Rupert) of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway. They merely guarantee the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company's bonds to the extent of $13,000 per mile on the prairie section' and to the extent of 75 per cent of the cost of the 'mountain section.'

2. No estimate has been made of the total cost of terminals.

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY-EXPENDITURES FOR TERMINALS.
Permalink

QUEBEC BRIDGE.

CON

Mr. FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total cost to the government to date of the Quebec bridge, and what is the approximate sum required to complete it?

Topic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
Permalink
LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. (a) The total cost to date, to the government is $6,905,852.35; including subsidies paid of $374,353.33.

(b) A contract has been awarded to M. P. Davis for the substructure of two pneumatic caissons; two abutments; two anchor piers; one intermediate pier which will be all required, if the ultimate decision is for a cantilever bridge, at $2,448,475. If the decision is that a suspension bridge is to be built, the abutment, centre pier, and anchor pier, will not be required; but anchorage piers for the cables will be required. No estimate for the latter has been made pending requirement for same.

There is a provision for withdrawing the items named. The cost of the two pneumatic caissons is $2,000,800, and will be required as planned whatever type of bridge superstructure is ultimately decided upon.

Pending such decision it' is not in the public interest to give the estimate of cost of superstructure.

Topic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE.
Permalink

TEMPORARY LOANS.

CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER:

Have any temporary loans been made by the government since the beginning of this session? If so, where and on what conditions?

Topic:   TEMPORARY LOANS.
Permalink
LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

No temporary loans have been obtained by the government since the beginning of the session. The cable despatches in the press recently no doubt arose from arrangements that were being made for obtaining a temporary loan at an early date.

Topic:   TEMPORARY LOANS.
Permalink

NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY

SHIPMENT OF WHEAT.

CON

Mr. SCHAFFNER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many carloads of wheat have been transported over the National Transcontinental railway from Winnipeg to Fort William or Port Arthur up to November, 30 1909?

Topic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY
Subtopic:   SHIPMENT OF WHEAT.
Permalink
LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Ten car loads.

BREAKWATER AT GULLIVER'S COVE. Mr. JAMESON:

1. Have any petitions been received by the government or by the Department of Public Works from the residents of Gulliver's Cove, Digby county, asking for the construction of a breakwater?

2. If so, when were the same received, from whom, and what action was taken thereon?

Topic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY
Subtopic:   SHIPMENT OF WHEAT.
Permalink
LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) A petition signed by the residents

cf Gulliver's Cove was transmitted to the department by Mr. A. J. S. Copp, M.P., on April 18, 1901. (b) A report was secured

from the resident engineer, estimating the cost of the proposed breakwater at $12,000.

Topic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY
Subtopic:   SHIPMENT OF WHEAT.
Permalink

NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE BARRACKS AT CALGARY.

CON

Mr. MCCARTHY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any applications been received by the government for the transfer to any railway corporation or corporations, or person, of the grounds now occupied by the Northwest Mounted Police in connection with their barracks at the city of Calgary?

2. If so, from whom have such applications been received for the transfer of the same, on what date, and for what portion of said property ?

Topic:   NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE BARRACKS AT CALGARY.
Permalink
LIB

Mr. OLIVER: (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The Grand Trunk Pacific railway, on March 23, 1909. Sufficient area for a terminal.

Topic:   NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE BARRACKS AT CALGARY.
Permalink

FRANKING PRIVILEGE IN DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

December 9, 1909