March 8, 1911

NEW DEPARTMENTAL BUILDING.

LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Some time ago when the items of my department were under consideration, I promised to lay on the table of the House the plans for the new departmental block. I now ask leave to lay them on the table so that hon. gentlemen may have an opportunity of inspecting them. I would like it understood by unanimous consent that they are not to form part of the records of the House, but that when hon. gentlemen have had an opportunity of inspecting them they may be returned to us again.

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CON

George Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR (Leeds).

I thought that was a petition against reciprocity.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

No, if it were a petition relating to that subject it would be in favour of it judging from the size of it.

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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART (Lanark).

l^ould the hon. gentleman have the plans placed in one of the committee rooms, because I should judge from the size of them that we could not see them here very well.

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

That is a very good suggestion, and I will ask one of the officers of the House to have that done.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID (Grenville).

When are the tenders to be called for?

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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY.

Just as soon as the specifications can be printed. We are ready to call for tenders now.

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TRENT VALLEY CANAL-FISH LADDERS.


On the orders of the day being called:


CON

Charles Lewis Owen

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. OWEN.

Mr. Speaker, some weeks ago I brought to the notice of the hon. Minister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Graham) the fact that there were no fish ladders provided in the dams being erected on the Trent Valley canal between Hastings and

Trenton. He promised to look into the matter, and I would ask him with what success?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

I have looked into the matter and have received a letter from the engineer in charge. I would not dare speak from memory but I shall get my hon. friend a copy of that letter.

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QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


MR. BRISTOL'S INDEMNITY.

CON

*Mr. LANCASTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Referring to the item on page N-9, of the Auditor General's Report for the year ending March 31, 1909, as follows:-' Bristol, Edmund (special vote), Toronto, $2,500,' for how many days during that session of parliament was the said Bristol in attendance at Ottawa, as shown by affidavit required to be made by every member of parliament, and for which he received the said $2,500?

2. Why was- a special vote requir'd in order that the said Bristol could obtain the said $2,500?

3. What representations, if any, were made by the said Bristol in order to obtain the said $2,500, and in what country was he supposed to be during the said session of parliament?

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LIB

Mr. FIELDING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Mr. Bristol's statement furnished to the accountant of the House of Commons says he was present two days in April and during the month of May with the exception of one day, and that he was abroad during the rest of the session on account of health requirements and illness and by medical advice.

2. There was no special vote to Mr. Bristol by name. There was a special vote to cover days lost by members who were absent through illness or on public business. Mr. Bristol's case came within the terms of that vote.

3. We have no recollection of any particular representations being made in Mr. Bristol's case. Such representations usually come through the party' whips and probably did so in this case.

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WHARF AT SEVEN ISLANDS.

CON

Mr. MONK:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total cost to date of the government wharf built at Seven Islands, on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrenec, P.Q. ?

2. How far is the said wharf from the village of Seven Islands?

3. What revenue has been derived from said wharf since its completion?

4. Is the said wharf used by any one besides the North Shore Power and Navigation Company?

5. Who ha4 been appointed as collector of revenue at the said wharf?

6. Who had the contract for the construction of the said wharf?

7. Who acted as government superintendent or clerk of works during the said construction?

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LIB

Mr. PUGSLEY: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. $101,442.89.

2. 7 miles.

3. None.

4. Apart from North Shore Power and Navigation Company, wharf is used by Holliday Brothers, and the General Navigation Company, carrying mails and passengers.

5. None.

6. The North Shore Power and Navigation Company.

7. Mr. J. C. Tache, district manager at Chicoutimi.

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March 8, 1911