February 20, 1911

ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAY.

CON

Mr. TAYLOR (Leeds):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Atlantic, Quebec and Western Railway Company bought out the Atlantic and Lake Superior Railway Company?

2. If so, what was the date and terms of the transfer ?

3. Has the sum of $50,000, or any sum, been paid to the labourers between Caplin and New Carlisle?

4. Was not some provision made in a statute touching the above named companies, or one of them, that this sum should be paid to the labourers aforesaid?

5. What amount is owing to the labourers and why is their pay withheld?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAY.
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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. The Department of Railways and Canals have no knowledge of the purchase of the Atlantic and Lake Superior railway by the Atlantic, Quebec and Western Railway Company.

2, 3, 4 and 5. Answered by number 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAY.
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INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY ICE CONTRACT.

CON

Mr. MONK:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who obtained the contract for this year, 1911, for supplying ice to the Intercolonial at the stations at Riviere du Loup and Ste. Flavie?

2. At how much per ton did the contractor engage to furnish the ice for the two stations in question in the terms of his tender ?

3. How much a ton was he paid during the season in question for the ice at the two stations above mentioned?

4. Who was the lowest tenderer in each case?

5. Did Mr. Polycarp Ouellet, of Riviere du Loup, tender for the ice at each of these stations, and what was his price per ton of ice in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY ICE CONTRACT.
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LIB

Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Phillippe Pouliot, Riviere du Loup, province of Quebec.

2. (a) For Riviere du Loup at 65 cents per ton of 2,000 pounds, packed in icehouse as required by the railway, (b) For Ste. Flavie, at 65 cents per ton of 2,000 pounds, packed in the icehouse as required by the railway. In this case (Ste. Flavie) the railway supplying cars for the transportation of the ice from Riviere du Loup to Ste. Flavie, and furnishing transportation for two men from Riviere du Loup to Ste. Flavie and return.

3. No payment has as yet been made.

4. In the case of Riviere du Loup the two lowest tenderers quoted the same price, namely Philippe Pouliot and J. B. Pelletier, Riviere du Loup; in the case of

Ste. Flavie, Philippe Pouliot was the lowest.

5. Yes. For Riviere du Loup at 75 cents per ton, and for Ste. Flavie at 75i cents per ton.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY ICE CONTRACT.
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GASPE MAIL SERVICE.

CON

Mr. MONK:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount has the county of Gaspe contributed to the postal revenue during the last financial year, or during the last five financial years?

2. Is the Postmaster General informed that, since the 30tli January last up to the 5th February instant, Perce, the county town of the county of Gaspe, where the sittings of the Superior Court and the Circuit Court are held, and where the registry office is located, is said to have been without any communication with the postal system served by the Intercolonial ?

3. Does the minister know that the storm which raged in the Quebec district, in the interval between these two dates, was but very little felt in the district of Gaspe. and especially that the traffic by horses and conveyances was not interrupted for a single day ?

4. Is the railway company which carries the mails between Metapedia and Grande Riviere, eighteen miles from Perce, equipped so as to operate its trains in bad as -well as in good weather?

5. Why did it not carry the mails during that period ?

6. If this company could not operate its trains, why were the mails not carried by conveyances ?

7. Is the minister informed that on the 5th February instant, the mails finally carried by this railway company, as alleged, reached Grande Riviere, eighteen miles from Perce, about five o'clock in the afternoon?

8i Is the minister informed that these mails afterwards only reached Percd on the next day near noon, that is to say, more than eighteen hours late?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GASPE MAIL SERVICE.
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LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Revenue of post offices in the electoral district of Gaspe, Quebec, during the following years: Year ended 30th June, 1906, $9,437.13; Nine months ended 31st March,

1907, $7,844.10; Year ended 31st March,

1908, $11,380.53 ; Year ended 31st March,

1909, $11,531.97; Year ended 31st March,

1910, $13,383.38.

2. Yes.

3. The department is informed, on the most reliable authority, that the storm which raged in the Quebec district raged with equal violence in the district of Gaspe, and was one of the most violent storms experienced in tnat part of the country for years, and that the traffic by horses and conveyances was seriously interrupted.

4. Yes.

5. Trains were stalled owing to snow blockades on the railway.

6. Weather conditions made same impossible. No one could be induced to furnish necessary vehicles.

7 and 8. Advice received that ea3tbound train on Quebec Oriental railway ran off track at Ruisseau Le Blanc, Friday evening, February 3. Mails were forwarded eastward in vehicle as far as New Carlisle and thence by train to Grande Rivibre, reaching the latter point at 8.40 p.m. on the 4th of February, and PeTce the following day at noon.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GASPE MAIL SERVICE.
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RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE.

CON

Mr. LALOR :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many persons are in the railway mail service who have not passed the qualifying examination?

2. When were they appointed and what was the reason for their appointment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE.
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LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX :

No. 1 and 2. The following is a list of the railway mail service employees who have not passed the qualifying examinations, together with the date of reporting for duty in each oase :

Nova Scotia District (8)-

H. R. Daley, railway mail clerk, 9th February, 1907.

C. F. Lovett, railway mail clerk, 22nd April, 1907.

H. J. McGillivray, railway mail clerk, 3rd July, 1907.

F. W. Hope, railway mail clerk, 26th October, 1907.

W. L. Totten, railway mail clerk, 8th November, 1907.

H. McK. Ross, railway mail clerk, 5th June, 1908.

E. P. Jackson, railway mail clerk, 5th April, 1910.

H. B. McKinnon, railway mail clerk, 10th June, 1910.

St. John District (7)-

W. E. Brown, railway mail clerk, 3rd August, 1907.

H. R. Barnes, railway mail clerk, 30th August, 1907.

G. C. Somers, railway mail clerk, 19th February, 1908.

H. A. Higgins, railway mail clerk, 8th December, 1908.

B. Wishart, railway mail clerk, 16th February, 1909.

G. P. Coleman, railway mail clerk, 31st January, 1910.

A. F. Pearson, railway mail clerk, 15th March, 1910.

Quebec District (13)-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE.
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Mrs. M. C. L.@

Dussault, office clerk, 19th March, 1908.

J. F. A. Beauchamp, office clerk, 7th September, 1908.

C. E. de Lottinville, office clerk, 27th March, 1909.

Joseph Beaulieu, railway mail clerk, 25th June, 1907.

J. P. MacDermott, railway mail clerk, 21st December, 1907.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE.
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LIB
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William Frederic Kay

Miss K.

Adair, office clerk, 18th July, 1905.

J. Marshall, railway mail clerk, 11th July, 1905.

S. A. McCulloch, railway mail clerk, 11th August, 1906.

R. E. Hammill, railway mail clerk, 10th August, 1907.

J. R. Williamson, railway mail clerk, 4th June, 1908.

J. G. Davidson, railway mail clerk, 11th December, 1908.

B. Craddock, railway mail clerk, 8th February, 1908.

A. Paulson, railway mail clerk, 10th June, 1908.

S. Bruce, railway mail clerk, 14th June,

1908.

J. A. Bourbonnais, railway mail clerk, 9th October, 1908.

J. F. Brown, railway mail clerk, 20th October, 1908.

J. R. Leitch, railway mail clerk, 25th January, 1910.

H. H. Curtis, railway mail clerk, 10th March, 1910.

E. Hebert, railway mail clerk, 29th March,

1910.

A. Lecerte, railway mail clerk, 9th June, 1910.

W. E. Froome, railway mail clerk, 20th July, 1910.

P. J. Theobald, railway mail clerk, 11th August, 1910.

C. W. Baskerville, railway mail clerk, 23rd November, 1910.

W. Taylor, railway mail clerk, 28 November, 1910.

M. P. Dufault, railway mail clerk, 28th November, 1910.

T. G. Clarke, railway mail clerk, 29th November, 1910.

C. J. Dillon, railway mail clerk, 29th November, 1910.

Calgary District (15)- .

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE.
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Canadian Northern Ry. G@

McTavish, office clerk, 5th August, 1909.

James McQueen, office clerk, 1st February, 1910.

H. H. Gray, railway mail clerk, 13th April, 1907.

H. A. Tait, railway mail clerk, 8th June,

1909.

A. Steurmer, railway mail clerk, 17th August, 1909.

F. G. Hannam, railway mail clerk, 17th January, 1910.

I. H. Gent, railway mail clerk, 5th April,

1910.

L. D. Atkins, railway mail clerk, 29th June, 1910.

C. E. Scantlebury, railway mail clerk, 2nd July, 1910.

E. V. Critchley, railway mail clerk, 8th July, 1910.

- J. "Letawsky, railway mail clerk, 15th July, 1910.

A. Koberstein, railway mail clerk, 20th November, 1910.

D. L. Moor, railway mail clerk, 7th December, 1910.

P. Durant, railway mail clerk, 21st December, 1910.

W. A. B. Phillips, railway mail clerk, 22nd December, 1910.

Moosejaw District (10)-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE.
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Canadian West Loan Corporation Incorp. B.@

Brigham, office clerk, 20th December, 1910.

Joseph Niowat, railway mail clerk, 19th May, 1909.

H. A. Macdonald, railway mail clerk, 26th August, 1909.

H. Revill, railway mail clerk, 30th June, 1910.

G. H. Larner, railway mail clerk, 29th July, 1910.

E. Cameron, railway mail clerk, 24th October, 1910.

E. C. Potts, railway mail clerk, 10th December, 1910.

G. C. Rose, railway mail clerk, 13th January, 1911.

F. M. Orchard, railway mail clerk, 13th January, 1911.

G. H. Manahan, railway mail clerk, 11th April, 1910.

Vancouver District (7)-

H. G. Ferguson, railway mail clerk, 15th October, 1906.

S. G. Ross, railway mail clerk, 26th February, 1910.

Tom Marshall, railway mail clerk, 21st March, 1910.

Ed. Hart, railway mail clerk, 29th June, 1910.

E. V. Willis, railway mail clerk, 19th July, 1910.

W. Sayer, railway mail clerk, 26th July, 1910.

J. A. McLeod, railway mail clerk, 14th December, 1910.

The above acting railway mail clerks were employed owing to the fact that it was impossible to get men who had passed the qualifying civil service examinations, and the service had to be maintained in the public interest. These people are only temporary employees, and have been notified that in order to retain their positions they must comply with the law and pass the qualifying examination.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE.
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BRONTE HARBOUR MASTER.

CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON:

I. M hat is the name of the harbour master at Bronte?

2. What salary or allowance was paid to such harbour master for the year ending 31st March, 1910 ?

3. What was the total sum collected as harbour dues at Bronte for the said year?

4. What other moneys, if any, were collected by the said harbour master for the government in the same year at Bronte?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BRONTE HARBOUR MASTER.
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LIB

Mr. BRODEUR: (Minister of the Naval Service; Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. James J. Wilson.

2. $2.00.

3. $2.00

4. $67.00.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BRONTE HARBOUR MASTER.
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February 20, 1911