January 17, 1911

LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

This is for the purposi of rebuilding the custom house in the eit' of Quebec, which was injured in the fir which took place there in October 190' it was found upon examination that a considerable part of the walls were in good condition, and could be utilized, and a good deal of money would be saved thereby. The attic and part of the first flooi were destroyed by the fire, and we are now proposing to rebuild, and add an ad ditional story, so as to give the increased accommodation that is very much needed for the officials of the government in the different departments.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

George Halsey Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PERLEY.

It is not the intention of the government to erect a new building?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

No.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

George Halsey Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PERLEY.

This vote was up over a year ago. Has anything been done in the meantime to remedy the difficulties there?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Plans have been prepared, and tenders are being called for. In the meantime, temporary accommodation was given in the examining warehouse in the city of Quebec. I may say that there was a good deal of pressure brought to bear upon the department to sell the site of the present custom house, and buy land in another place for the purpose of erecting a new building altogether. After careful examination into the situation we concluded that it would be better to rebuild the present building, which is a very fine structure, and lends itself to good architecture, although some prominent people in Quebec objected to the present site and desired to see it changed.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

George Halsey Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PERLEY.

Last year the word ' repairs ' was added to this item for the purpose of showing that it was not the intention to ask money to begin the erection of a new custom house. This year I notice the word ' repairs 5 has not been put in the estimates.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

It was in answer to a question by the member for North Toronto (Mr. Foster). I stated that the question of building upon a new site was under consideration, but if we built upon a new site we should ask for a special vote in the supplementaries, and this word * repairs * was added at the instance of the member for North Toronto, and we are proposing to use this vote for repairs.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

George Halsey Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PERLEY.

Why is the word ' repairs ' left out of the estimates this year?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Because we are rebuilding and adding another story.

Quebec drill hall extension, $50,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

This amount is to make provision for raising the roof of the armoury, and toward the extension of the drill hall at Quebec. This is urged by the Militia Department as being greatly needed. It has been before the department for a considerable time. I put the Minister of Militia off as long as I could, but the Militia Department are very insistent upon it.

Quebec, new detention building in Savard Park, $50,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

This is asked for by the Department of the Interior. It is a new building.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

George Halsey Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PERLEY.

Is the old building out of date?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

This is for the purpose of providing for immigrants who have to be temporarily detained, pending arrangements for passing them on largely to points

in the United States. It is necessary to separate the immigrants, and the Department of the Interior is subject to great inconvenience at the present time. This is asked for also by the shipping companies.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

What about the site?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

The government owns the site.

Quebec-immigration building on Louise embankment, $80,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

How much was expended on that last year?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Only $1,000. The vote was $50,000, and we are asking for a revote of $49,000.

Kigaud public building, $18,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

This is for the purpose of erecting a public building at Eigaud. This is a revote of $4,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTEE.

How much is it to cost?

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

In the vicinity of $16,000 or $17,000 without fittings. Eighteen thousand dollars will be required for it altogether.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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January 17, 1911