April 4, 1910

LIB

Hon. WM. TEMPLEMAN: (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

1. Alphonse Gervais is employed by the Inland Revenue Department.

2. He was first employed April 1, 1901. His salary is $600 per annum. He is attached to the bonded factory survey.

3. Yes; at St.' Hyacinthe.

4. $4,816.42.

5. The department is informed that Mr. Gervais owns and operates, in the evenings only, a moving picture show in St. Hyacinthe.

6. The department has no knowledge.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF ALPHONSE GERVAIS.
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QUEBEC HARBOUR.

LIB

Mr. J. P. TURCOTTE:

Liberal

1. How many ocean merchant vessels visited the port of Quebec during the season of navigation 1908?

2. What was the gross tonnage of these

vessels ?

3. Under what flag did each of these vessels sail?

4. How many of these vessels belong to the Canadian merchant marine, and what proportion of the tonnage do they represent?

5. What frontage did the Quebec Harbour Commission allot in 1908, in order to permit merchant vessels to embark and land their passengers and goods on the quay?

6. What warehouses and plant did the Quebec Harbour Commission allot in 1908 to facilitate the embarkation and landing of goods transported by these merchant vessels?

7. What is the exact state of the frontage and facilities for storage and operation which the Quebec Harbour Commission has set aside in favour of the ocean transports for the season of navigation in 1910?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC HARBOUR.
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LIB

Mr. TEMPLEMAN: (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

1. For the year 1908-9 the number of vessels entered inwards from sea at the port of Quebec was 334.

2. 1,244,380 tons (registered tonnage).

3. Of these 316 were British vessels, 3 were United States vessels, 9 were Norweg-

ian and Swedish vessels, 5 were Danish vessels, 1 was a Spanish vessel.

4. The customs returns do not make a distinction between British registered and Canadian registered vessels.

5. In the wet dock 1,000 lineal feet frontage for coal cargoes, 600 lineal feet frontage for general cargoes. In the tidal harbour, 1,200 lineal feet frontage for general cargoes. River face breakwater, 1,700 lineal feet frontage for passengers and goods. Point a Carey, 400 lineal feet frontage for general cargoes. Point a Carey inside berth 300 lineal feet frontage for coasting vessels. Shed accommodation, general freight, 225,965 superficial feet floor area. Cold storage, 100,000 cubic feet refrigerated space.

6. No allotments of berths were made except to the Canadian Pacific Railway Empress boats, and the Dominion and Nova Scotia Coal Companies. The other lines of steamers were given each trip suitable berths.

7. Available berths for sea-going vessels. In wet dock 3,100 lineal feet frontage; in tidal harbour, 2,310 lineal feet frontage; River front, 3,010 lineal feet frontage; total frontage, 8,420 lineal feet frontage. Shed accommodation 214,700 superficial feet floor area. Cold storage, none.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC HARBOUR.
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INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS.

CON

Mr. GEORGE TAYLOR:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the government to close the industrial school for Indian children at Regina?

2. Under what religions denomination is it managed ?

3. How many children are in attendance?

4. What assistance is given in support of this school, or does the government pay the entire cost of support and maintenance?

5. What was the cost of the building and equipment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. YTes.

2. The Presbyterian.

3. Sixty-six.

4. $145 per capita is paid for 100 pupils.

5. $72,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS.
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CON

Mr. GEORGE TAYLOR:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is there an industrial school for Indian children at La Butte?

2. If so, when was it erected?

3. Under what religious denomination is it managed ?

4. How many children are in attendance?

5. What assistance is given in support of this school, or does the government pay the entire cost of support and maintenance?

6. What was the cost of the building and equipment ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes, at La Butte.

2. In 1906.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS.
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LIB

Mr. TEMPLEMAN. (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

3. The Roman Catholic.

4. 230.

5. $120 per capita is paid for 235 pupils.

6. $117,823.23.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS.
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DESIGNS FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

CON

Mr. MACDONELL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the Public WTorks or any other department of the government institute a plan competition for the erection of the proposed departmental and justice buildings in Ottawa ?

2. Did the government accept any plan or design? If so, who was the successful architect, and how many plans or designs were put in, and by whom?

3. WTas any premium or award paid to the successful architect?

4. Has the government set aside such successful design, and is the planning and carrying out of the work now to be done by the architectural staff of the Department of Public Works? .

5. If the successful design has been set aside, what is the reason for such change, and does not the government consider this change a breach of good faith with the architects who tendered ?

Hon. \VM. PUGSLEY:

1 Y es.

2. (a) No. The competition called for competitive designs for a justice and a departmental building, and four prizes were to be awarded to the four best designs submitted, 'the four successful designs to become the absolute property of the government'.

(b) Twenty-nine designs submitted:

1. Bella Campbell, Fenelon, Manitoba;

2. A. G. McAdam, Halifax, Nova Scotia;

3. John Gemmill, Toronto, Ontario; 4 and 5. Finley & Spence, Montreal; 6. Sproatt & Rolpli, Toronto; 7. M. Perrault, Montreal; 8. J. A. Ewart, Ottawa, Ontario; 9. J. B. McRae, Ottawa; 10. Canon Bouillon, Ottawa; *11. Darling & Pearson, Toronto; 12. Geo. W. Gowinlock, Toronto; 13. P. S. Gregory, Ottawa; 14. J. S. McLaren, Vancouver,* British Columbia; 15. Horwood & Taylor, Ottawa; 16. H. R. Barber, Toronto; 17. A. H. Chapman, Toronto; *18. Saxe & Archibald, Montreal, province of Quebec; 19. S. F. and IV. A. Peters, Winnipeg; 20. M. McKean, Moncton, New Brunswick; 21. John M. Lyle, Toronto; 22. J. A. Thompson, Ottawa; *23. E. and W. S. Maxwell, Montreal; 24'. Hutchison & Wood, Montreal; 25. Routhier & Lefort, Ottawa; 26. Jas. Fou-lis, Ottawa; 27. Gordon & Helliwell, Toronto; *28. Brown & Vallance, Montreal; 29. No name.

*Design recommended for prizes.

3. Yes, to the first four designs recommended by the assessors.

4. (a) Not one of the four designs for which prizes were awarded was adopted, (b) Yes.

5. (a) Not one of the designs submitted was considered suitable, (b) No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DESIGNS FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
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TREE PLANTING ON TURTLE MOUNTAIN TIMBER RESERVE.

CON

Mr. SCHAFFNER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has there been any effort made to produce trees in the Turtle mountain timber reserve during the years 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1909, either by tree planting or sowing of seed?

2. How many men, if any, were employed in said tree planting or sowing of seed during the years 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1909?

3. What was the name of each person employed in planting trees or sowing seed on said reserve, and what amount of money was paid each person so employed during the years 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1909?

4. Has there been an assistant timber inspector in the Turtle mountain timber reserve either permanent or temporary during 1906,

1907, 1908 and 1909? If so, who has been employed and how much money has been paid

- to each such assistant?

5. What has been the result of the tree planting or sowing of seed in said reserve up to the end of the year 1909?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TREE PLANTING ON TURTLE MOUNTAIN TIMBER RESERVE.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No effort was made in 1906 and 1907. In the spring of 1908 a small experimental sowing of several species was made. In the spring of 1909 a small nursery bed was made, where seed of white spruce and jackpine gathered in the previous fall by fofest rangers in Manitoba was sown.

2. None in 1906 and 1907. One man in

1908, two in 1909.

3. C. A. Walkinshaw, the forest ranger-in charge of the reserve. Salary $100 per month. Time in 1908 not given. Seventeen days in 1909. John Lemon, 17 days in 1909 at $2 per day.

4. The persons employed on the reserve

for fire ranging, cutting fire guards and timber inspecting are as follows: 1906,

George Maddas. $2; Wm. Maddas, $2; Chas. Calder, $3; J. Reul, $2; D. McIntyre, $4; John Toles, $23; John Hamilton, $321. 1907, Wm. Pitt, $140; David

Davidson, $96. 1908, Wm. Turner, $198;

Wm. Pitt, $52; David Davidson, $252.50; Thos. Scott, $151; L. Racine, $24; John Lemon, $214. 1909, John Lemon, $377.50;

Louis Racine, $37.

5. The seed of all the species sown in

1908 germinated, but it did best in places partly sheltered and not so well in more open spots. The last report for the year

1909 from the forest ranger in charge of the reserve states that on inspecting the place sown he found numerous green heads in the grass which were looking in good condition. A count of the trees was.not made to determine the actual number.

A small nursery was started in the spring of 1909 with seed of white spruce and jackpine which had been collected by th*

forest rangers in Manitoba in the fall of 1908. The seed germinated well, but the plants did not survive satisfactorily owing the extreme heat and dry weather, and to the fact that the forest ranger's services being required elsewhere, he could not give them thorough care. The seed sown in the grass did not germinate, probably owing to the heat and dry weather.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TREE PLANTING ON TURTLE MOUNTAIN TIMBER RESERVE.
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INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-ELECTRICAL POWER AT RIVIERE DU LOUP.

LIB

Air. GAUVREAU asked:

Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the Railway Department to use certain water-powers at Riviere du Loup to develop electrical energy, which is needed for its workshops, or to obtain electricity from the town of Fraserville?

2. If so, what quantity of electrical power does the department propose to have for the use of its workshops?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-ELECTRICAL POWER AT RIVIERE DU LOUP.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. GEO. P. GRAHAAI.

The matter is under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-ELECTRICAL POWER AT RIVIERE DU LOUP.
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LAND PURCHASED BY CITY OF BRANDON.

CON

Mr. STAPLES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does section 6, township 5, range 7, west 1st, belong to the government? If not, to whom was title issued and when?

2. What consideration did the government receive for said land?

3. Does the government know how this land came into possession of the city of Brandon? If so, how and when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LAND PURCHASED BY CITY OF BRANDON.
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April 4, 1910