March 11, 1910

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Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

Is the minister referring to the McDougal contract?

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

The McArthur contract is one.

.Mr. LENNOX. I see some matters have been adjusted with reference to the McDougal contract.

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

That was done by our engineer without reference to the arbitrators. Certain deductions were made by the chief engineer, and under the contract his finding is final.

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Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

Certain matters have been adjusted on the McDougal contract independently of the Arbitration Board. Has anything been adjusted by the arbitrators?

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

I am informed about 70 per cent of the differences in reference to what is called over-break, on the McDougal Bros', contract, have been settled.

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Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

Has that been reported to the commissioners or the government?

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

They have made no report, they have just started their work, and the chief engineer has made some reductions himself. There are some differences yet before the Board of Arbitrators. They have made some progress and some adjustments have been made between the chief engineers without the third arbitrator. They were acting as members of the board under the Act.

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Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

The Minister could give the information as to the reductions by the chief engineer of the commission.

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

We can get that information; I think I gave a good deal of it in my remarks in the House, although there may be one adjustment since then.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

How much excavation remains to be done on the line between Winnipeg and Lake Superior junction?

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

On the line from Springfield, that is the shops east of St. Boniface, there is no excavation to be done, the grading is done; but on the entrance into Winnipeg there will be some grading.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I notice a reference to three per cent or five per cent of excavation still to be performed on contract 21. I suppose that relates to the locality to which the minister alludes? Is that line being operated?

Mr. GRAHaM. The line from Winnipeg to Superior Junction is in such a position that it could be operated to a certain extent by the contractors. They have offered it to the Grand Trunk Pacific to oper-

ate a certain number of trains each week, but the Grand Trunk Pacific does not care to make the arrangement and it is not being operated except as the contractors use it themselves. I am assured by the engineers that trains can be run over the road at a moderate rate with a fair load.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

What will be the cost of completing that line from Winnipeg to Lake Superior junction?

Mr. GRAnAM. The amount required to complete McArthur's contract is $923,890.26.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

They have the entire contract from Winnipeg to Lake Superior junction?

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

They have the contract to the east bank of the Red river.

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Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

How far is Lake Superior junction from Winnipeg?

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

245 miles. I have a note from the engineer on 21.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Then we are to accept the amount as $963,000?

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

The approximate amount is practically $1,000,000,

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Is there a bridge over the Red river?

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March 11, 1910