February 13, 1911

NAT

Arthur Gilbert

Nationalist

Mr. GILBERT:

What is the total amount appropriated to railways since confederation ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY SUBSIDIES SINCE CONFEDERATION.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

The total amount paid in cash subsidies to railways in Canada by the Department of Railways end Canals, from confederation to date, is $607,776,853.50.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY SUBSIDIES SINCE CONFEDERATION.
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MILITIA EXPENDITURES SINCE CONFEDERATION.

NAT

Arthur Gilbert

Nationalist

Mr. GILBERT:

What is the total amount expended for the militia since confederation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITIA EXPENDITURES SINCE CONFEDERATION.
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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN:

The expenditure by the Militia Department totals $83,193,389.47.

This does not include the following expenditure :

Northwest rebellion, 1884-5 ....$1,697,851.52 Contributions to British government towards maintenance of garrison at Esquimalt, between the years 1889 and

1906 1,237,208.00

South African war and Halifax provisional garrison, years

1899-1900 and 1901 2,826,608.99

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITIA EXPENDITURES SINCE CONFEDERATION.
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LIB

ST. LAWRENCE POWER COMPANY.

CON

Mr. SHARPE (Ontario):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What have been the annual payments' to the St. Lawrence Power Company since the first year to the present time for supplying light and power respectively?

2. What has been the amount of traffic annually through the old Cornwall canal since 1901?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE POWER COMPANY.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Light. Energy.

1904 $17,337 15 $ 6,444 031905

22,518 14 20,886 261906

21,887 10 25,199 601907

21,863 40 25,400 561908

21,820 13 25,268 641909

21,499 80 24,785 361910

21,891 60 25,199 71

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE POWER COMPANY.
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$148,817 32 $153,184 16 SUMMARY.


Lighting $148,817 32 Energy 153,184 16 Total.. .. $302,001 48 2. The traffic through old Cornwall canal has not been kept by the Department of Railways and Canals separate from the new canal. The department is unable to give the traffic separately.


HALL'S PRAIRIE POST OFFICE.

CON

Mr. TAYLOR (New Westminster):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the Post Office Department receive during last year a petition nominating a postmaster and suggesting a location for the post office of Hall's Prairie, B.C., consequent on the resignation of Mr. Alcock, the former postmaster ?

2. If so, how many signatures were attached to said petition, and what action was taken with respect to it?

3. Were any representations made to the inspector for the district conflicting with the prayer of the petitioners? If so, by whom and to what effect?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HALL'S PRAIRIE POST OFFICE.
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LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Eighty-one signatures. Before the receipt of this petition, recommending that the office be given to a Mr. Bamford, the department had already appointed Mr. A. J. Peschke to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Alcock. Inquiry was, however, made as to the suggestion of the petitioners, and the official investigation showed that the site proposed by the petitioners would bring the office within half a mile of the Hazelmere post office, whereas by locating the office at Mr. Peschke's the Hazelmere and Hall's Prairie offices are one mile and three-quarters apart. The post office inspector was, moreover, strongly of opinion that the location of the Hall's Prairie office at Mr. Peschke's residence, placed it in the most thickly populated portion of the neighbourhood.

3. Yes; a communication was received by the inspector objecting strongly to the office being located at Mr. Bamford's on the ground that the location of the oflice at a point so close to the Hazelmere post office would operate inconveniently to some twenty families, who would be better accommodated by the office being placed at the residence of Mr. Peschke.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HALL'S PRAIRIE POST OFFICE.
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VANCOUVER DRY DOCK SUBSIDY.

CON

Mr. RHODES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the nature of the subsidy granted to the Vancouver Dry Dock Company?

2. Is said subsidy in the nature of a guarantee of interest, or is it a grant of interest?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER DRY DOCK SUBSIDY.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

1 and 2. A direct payment, after completion of the dock, of 31 per cent of the cost.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER DRY DOCK SUBSIDY.
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DRAINAGE OF GEORGETOWN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.

CON

Mr. FRASER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government established sewerage from its public building, the post office and customs house, at Georgetown, P.E.I.?

2. If so, what was the cost of this work?

3. Have private parties been allowed to connect their drainage with the government sewer ?

4. If so, from whom was authority obtained to allow this connection?

5. What are the names of the parties thus allowed to make use of the government system ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRAINAGE OF GEORGETOWN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.
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LIB

Mr. PUGSLEY: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes; 6-inch tile to harbour.

2. Included in contract for alteration to building.

3. 4 and 5. Not to the knowledge of the department, and no authority was given to do so.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DRAINAGE OF GEORGETOWN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.
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February 13, 1911