For a return showing: (a) the names of the contractors for construction of the National Transcontinental railway and the number, mileage and location of the contract;
(b) the estimated expenditure under each contract at the time the contract was let, based upon the engineer's estimate of quantities, at rates of the accepted tender (c) the estimated increase or decrease in expenditure
* in each case occasioned by change in location, specification, construction, material, grade or other change subsequent to the letting of the contract; (d) the amount returned and claimed on progress estimates under each contract to date; the amount actually paid under each contract, and the estimated amount yet required to complete the work in each case; (e) the engineer's estimated quantity of solid rock, loose rock and common excavation in the section of line covered by each contract, the estimated cost under these headings, based upon the rates of the accepted tender, the actual expenditure under these headings to date, as shown by progress estimates, the amounts actually paid to date under these headings, and the estimated quantities of work yet to be. done, and the estimated sums yet to be paid under these headings in respect to each contract.
Also, as to all contracts other than the twenty-one covered by the return brought down on the 26th of April, 1909, No. 46h; a copy of (a) engineer's itemized estimate of quantities as to each contract of each class of work and material, as set out in the schedules and itemized, and total estimated expenditure based upon rates of accepted tender, and (b) a copy of all tenders received;
(c) itemized quantities of work and material under the various headings actually done or furnished to date, and itemized, and total
expenditure therefor; itemized statement of estimated quantities of work yet to be done and material, &c., yet to be furnished and itemized, and total estimated cost of the same based on contract prices.-Mr. Lennox.
For a copy of all instructions given during his term of office by the Honourable Speaker Blanchet to the then Sergeant-at-Arms or to other officials in connection with the appointment of sessional messengers.-Mr. Monk.
For a return showing what interest or control the Canadian Northern Railway Company has in any of the following railway companies: the Ontario and Rainy River Railway Company, the Port Arthur, Duluth and Western Railway Company, the Manitoba and South Eastern Railway Company, the Minnesota and Manitoba Railway Company, the Minnesota and Ontario Bridge Company, the Saskatchewan North Western Railway Company, the Qu'Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railway Company, the Alberta Midland Railway Company, the Edmonton, Yukon and Pacific Railway Company.
2. What subsidies either in land, money, or by way of guarantee of securities have been granted to any of the railway companies, mentioned on account of the main or branch lines or both, of the said companies, either by the Dominion government, or the provincial governments of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, or any municipality through which their lines run.
3. What portion of these subsidies have been earned to date.
4. How many miles west of Edmonton a line of railway is constructed and in operation by the Canadian Northern Railway Company.
5. What work other than location survey work has been done west of this point up to date, how much and of what nature.
6. What portion, if any, will eventually form part of the proposed line to Vancouver.
7. When the location plan of the route of the Canadian Northern railway between Edmonton and Vancouver, by way of the Yellow Head Pass was approved by the Minister of Railways and the Board of Railway Commissioners.
8. What applications, if any, have been made since to change or in any way alter this location plan.
9. To what extent, if any, the government of Manitoba has exercised its right of control of freight rates under section 8 of schedule B of the Act 1 Edward VII., chapter 53.
10. What effect, if any, this section of said Act has had in reducing freight rates in the province of Manitoba.-Mr. Smith, (Nanaimo.)
For a return showing:
1. How many derailments have taken place over the Intercolonial railway during the year 1909.
2. At. what points of the railway each of these derailments took place, and at what dates.
3. The report made in each case, and the cause or causes mentioned in such report.- Mr. Talbot.