January 24, 1910


Bill (No. 106) respecting the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway Company-Mr. Nesbitt. Bill (No. 107) to incorporate the Ottawa, Montreal and Eastern Railway Company -Mr. Gladu. Bill (No. 108) to incorporate the Rainy River Radial Railway-Mr. Conmee.


NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.

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Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What portions indicated by location and mileage, of the eastern division of the Transcontinental Railway were surveyed by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, taken over by the government, and paid for by the country?

2. What portion of this survey, identified by location and mileage, was rearranged and relocated by Major Hodgins, or any other government engineer ?

3. Was a portion of the section let to J. D. McArthur, re-surveyed, or the survey revised by Major Hodgins, or any government engineer, $ind the location of parts of the line r - - *[DOT] aiter the contract was let to McArthur ?

4. Was the road improved by this change of location? If so, how, and was the cost of the work thereby cut down, and to what extent?

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LIB
LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. J. A. Heamen.

2 and 4. No. He resigned in November, 1907.

3. $275 per month when he resigned.

5. A. M. Macgillivray succeeded Heamen but did not sign September estimate.

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CON

Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the length of the long tunnel on the National Transcontinental railway east of Winnipeg river ?

2. What proportion of the work has been done on this tunnel, or has it been completed? If s'o, when was the last work done upon it? If not, when will it probably be completed?

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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. 613 feet.

2. Reported completed December, 1908. Mr. LENNOX:

1. Has the portion of the Transcontinental railway between Winnipeg and Lake Superior Junction been completed in every respect? If not, what remains to be done?

2. Is it open for general passenger and freight traffic, and to whac extent has it actually been used?

3. Has this part of the line been ballasted?

4. Has it been taken off the hands of the contractors, have cheir accounts been adjusted and have they been paid in full? If not, what sums have been held back, and why?

5. Has this portion of the road been taken over by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company and has the cost of construction upon which the rental is to be based been determined between the government and the company? If so. at what sum?

Total saving, capitalized value? 109,546 40

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LIB
LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

1 and 4. No. The percentage reports to December 31, 1909, show 94-66 per cent completed.

2 and 5. The line has not yet been taken over by the Grand Trunk Pacific Company, but the engineers report trains can run over this section at a speed of from 20 to 25 miles per hour; a passenger train and a train of wheat have passed over the line, and the contractor under date November 23, 1909, has offered to operate two trains a week, and the Grand Trunk Pacific Company was so advised toy the commissioners.

3. The percentage report for district ' F,' December 31, 1909, shows 59 per cent of ballasting complete.

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CON

Mr. LENNOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Upon the section of the Transcontinental railway in district ' F,' let to J. D. McArthur, what were the government engineer's estimated quantities of (a) solid rock, (b) loose rock, and (c) common excavation, upon which tender wias accepted and contract let?

2. At the time the contract was let, what was the estimated expenditure, based on contract prices, for (a) solid rock, (b) loose rock, and (c) common excavation?

3. How many cubic yards each of (a) solid rock, (b) loose rock, (c) common excavation, and of what value, separately, have been returned and claimed bv the contractor or his sub-contractors for work alleged to be done, and what is the estimated quantity and value under each of these headings of work yet to be done, according to latest estimate?

4. What sums have actually been paid under each of these headings?

5. At the time this contratc was let, what was the total estimated expenditure based upon contract prices ?

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LIB

S.R.-$9,816,279 57 L.R.- 1,110,400 38.


C.X.- 598,286 52. 5. $13,010,398.92 based on estimate quantities as taken from profile of preliminary location and not including rails, ties, steel bridges, &c. Subsequent revised estimates including above $17,534,000.


COST OF DOMINION ELECTION.

CON

Mr. OWEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total cost of the last Dominion election?

73i

2. What does it cost to maintain the Senate for one year?

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LIB

REPAIRS TO CAR 37, I.C.R.

LIB

Mr. EMMERSON:

Liberal

1. Is car No. 37 the official car used by Mr. E. Tiffin, general traffic manager of the Intercolonial railway and a member of the Managing Board of Government Railway Board?

2. Has this car been recently repaired or is it now undergoing repairs in the shops of a private car firm or corporation in Halifax, N.S.? If so, was the work done, or is it now being done, by contract after tender or by days' work?

3. Is it true that new and commodious repair shops were constructed at Moncton, and modern machinery installed therein, with a view not only of doing all necessary repair work in connection with the Intercolonial railway, but as well to do all such construction work of cars and locomotives as would be payable out of the current revenues of the railway?

4. Why have the repairs on the car referred to not been made or undertaken in the government railway shops either at Moncton or elsewhere?

5. Have any oars or locomotives been constructed or their construction undertaken in the new shops at Moncton?

6. Have any new cars or locomotives payable out of current revenue account been purchased from or placed under contract with, private car or locomotive corporations or firms during the present fiscal year; and if any such purchases were made or contracts entered into was it done after tenders being asked?

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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The expense of doing the work in the Moncton shops was carefully estimated and contracts were let at a less price to the Silliker Car Company.

3. Yes, but the shops in question have been overwhelmed with ordinary repairs due to the fact that during the interim of the transfer from the old to the new shops a considerable quantity of work had accumulated. The staff is now gaining rapidly upon it, and in a short time will be down to normal conditions. In the meantime, it was thought best to have car ' 37 ' repaired and put in safe shape to run.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. The full capacity of the shops is taken up at present with repair work, but as the organization improves new work will be started.

6. Yes.

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CIVIL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS.

January 24, 1910