January 27, 1910

LIB

Hon. WM. PUGSLEY: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Twenty feet at low tide, or thirty-one feet at ordinary high tide.

2. 500,000 cubic yards.

3. The resident engineer reports that the work, if carried on without any interruption, would be done in ninety days; but, allowing for delay from bad weather, repairs and practical suspension during fishing season, it will probably not be completed before six months.

4. (a) Yes. (b) The work is being carried on as rapidly as possible.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING IN ERASER RIVER.
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DREDGING AT GASPEREAUX.

CON

Mr. CROCKET.

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total amount of the payments made through the Public Works Department to the Maritime Dredge and Construction Company, for dredging at Gasper-eaux Liver, N.B., in the fiscal vear ending March 31, last? .

2. What to date during the present fiscal year ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING AT GASPEREAUX.
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LIB

Mr. PUGSLEY: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. $29,470.

2. $4,499.60, for work done during fiscal year 1908-9. No dredging was done by the company at Gaspereaux during the present fiscal year, as by reason of the alleged difficult and exposed location where the work was being performed, they declined to return to it last spring at their tender price of the previous year. They also gave as a further reason for declining to accept an extension of their contract, and as evidence of the unusual difliculties attending

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING AT GASPEREAUX.
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CON
CON

Oswald Smith Crocket

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROCKET.

Surely the minister does not require that I should make the ordinary motion? .

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING AT GASPEREAUX.
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PUBLIC WORKS PAYMENTS TO A AND R. LOGGIE.

CON

Mr. CROCKET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total amount of the payments made through the Public Works Department to the firm of A. & R. Loggie in the fiscal vear ending March 31, last?

2. What to date during the present fiscal year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS PAYMENTS TO A AND R. LOGGIE.
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LIB

Mr. PUGSLEY: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. $44,056.44.

2. $16,366.48.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS PAYMENTS TO A AND R. LOGGIE.
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EMPLOYMENT OP R, J. WATSON.

CON

Mr. BURRELL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is Mr. R. J. Watson, ex-M.P., still m the employ of the government.

2 If so, what salary does he receive, and what was the date of his appointment?

3. If not in the government employ, when were his services dispensed with?

4. Did he make any reports? If so, what was done with them?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OP R, J. WATSON.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. $2,500 per annum. 15th February, 1909.

3. Answered by No. 1.

4. Yes, a considerable number. They were dealt with in the ordinary way. If the recommendations were approved action was taken on them.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OP R, J. WATSON.
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MR. ALLARD AND GOVERNMENT CON TRACTS.

CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

\ p ^bert Allard, of the firm of Provost & Allard, Ottawa, on the 22nd day of January, 1910, directly or indirectly, alone or with any other person, by himself or by the interposition of any trustee or third party, holding or enjoying, undertaking or executing any contract or agreement, expressed or implied, with or for the government of Canada, on behalf of the Crown, or with or for any officers of the government of Canada, for which any public money of Canada was to be paid?

2. If so, have all such relations with the government or with any of its officers ceased since, and when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. ALLARD AND GOVERNMENT CON TRACTS.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

The government is not aware that Mr. Allard is interested in any contract, directly or indirectly.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. ALLARD AND GOVERNMENT CON TRACTS.
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COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT.


Mr. KING moved that the House do tomorrow go into Committee of the Whole to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient, in connection with Bill (No. 101) now before this House respecting the investigation of combines, monopolies, trusts and mergers, which may enhance prices or restrict competition to the detriment of consumers, to provide for the appointment of Boards of Investigation for the purpose of inquiring into alleged combines causing enhanced prices or restricted competition, for the appointment of counsel to conduct investigations before such boards, and for the payment of the members of such boards and of counsel, and of witnesses appearing before the boards, and of all expenses of boards, including transportation expenses incurred by the members thereof, or by persons under order of such boards, in mating investigations under the Act, and salaries of employees and agents and the payment of clerical and other assistance. He said: His Excellency, having been appraised of the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the House. Motion agreed to.


PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES AND ELECTION CAMPAIGN.


On the orders of the day being called:


CON

George Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. G. TAYLOR.

I beg to inquire from the Minister of Public Works if it is a fact, as I have heard it is, that a number of employees of the Public Works Department are away from their duties and attending to electioneering in the present campaign in the city of Ottawa. If that be the case, will the services of these gentlemen be dispensed with?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES AND ELECTION CAMPAIGN.
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January 27, 1910