May 1, 1911

CON

Mr. BLONDIN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the present salary of Mr. Frank Thibodeau, postmaster of iSt. Maurice, county of Champlain?

2. How much does the government pay him for the carriage of the mail between the post office of that parish and the station of the Canadian Pacific railway?

3. How much does the said Frank Thibodeau receive from the government for his services as assistant guardian of the booms on the St. Maurice?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. FRANK THIBODEAU.
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LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. $174 per annum.

2. $112.50 per 'annum.

3. $900 per annum, as boom-master on the Three Rivers station.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. FRANK THIBODEAU.
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LIEUT.-COLONEL D. C. F. BLISS.

CON

Mr. TAYLOR (Leeds):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is Lieut.-Colonel D. C. Foster Bliss in the Militia Department? If so, in what capacity and at what rate of pay?

2. If so employed, is he the same person of similar name who was some years ago retired from the militia?

3. By whom was the reappointment of this officer recommended, and why was he originally retired from the militia service?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LIEUT.-COLONEL D. C. F. BLISS.
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LIB

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

1. (a) Yes.

(b) As a temporary employee, compiling certain records of the department.

(c) $116.10 per month.

2. Yes.

3. (a) By the Quartermaster-General.

(b) On account of reduction in the establishment of lieutenant-colonels in the Ordnance Store corps. His services being no longer required in the permanent force.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LIEUT.-COLONEL D. C. F. BLISS.
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MOUNTED POLICE-PAY AND ALLOWANCES.

LIB

Mr. MAKTIN (Regina):

Liberal

1. What are the rates of pay of constables and non-commissioned officers of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police?

2. What is the value of clothing, provisions and other privileges furnished at the public expense ?

3. Is extra pay allowed for special services?

4. Under what conditions are pensions allowed, and what deductions are made from pay towards the pension fund?

5. In general terms, what is the annual value of pay and allowances to constables and non-commissioned officers?

6. Has any difficulty been experienced in obtaining recruits for the police force? If so, what is the cause of such difficulty?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-PAY AND ALLOWANCES.
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LIB

Sir WILFRID LAURIER: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. Constables, 60 cents to $1 per diem.

Corporals, $1.10 per diem.

Sergeants, $1.25 per diem.

Staff-sergeants, $1.50 to $2 per diem.

2. Constables, $335 per annum.

Corporals, $335 per annum.

Sergeants, $340 per annum.

Staff-sergeants, $345 per annum.

3. (a) Extra pay is granted to members of the force serving in the Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory, as follows:

Constables, 50 cents per diem.

Corporals, 50 cents per diem.

Sergeants, 75 cents per diem.

(b) Working pay to artisans, clerical staff, &c., not exceeding 75 cents per diem, in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta, and not exceeding $1 per diem in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory.

(c) Working pay at 25 cents per diem is granted to constables guarding prisoners employed at outdoor labour.

4. Constables and non-commissioned officers are entitled to pensions for life after the completion of 20 years service, or after 15 years, if incapacitated from the performance of duty by infirmity of mind or body. No deduction is made from their pay towards the pension fund.

5. The annual value of pay and allowances to constables and non-commissioned officers, is as follows-exclusive of extra or working pay included in answer No. 3:

Constables, $554 to $700.

Corporals, $736.50.

Sergeants, $796.25.

Staff-sergeants, $892.50 to $1,075.

6. No difficulty is experienced in obtaining recruits, but the higher rate of wages obtainable in the west induce a number of our best men to purchase their discharge, thus causing a wastage in strength and the necessity of engaging new men.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MOUNTED POLICE-PAY AND ALLOWANCES.
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THE QUEBEC BRIDGE.

CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX:

In addition to some $31,000 odd paid the engineers who investigated as to the circumstances connected with the building and collapse of the Quebec bridge, what other moneys have been paid or expenses incurred for investigations, surveys, tests, experiments, engineering, drawings, plans and specifications, advertisements and assistance of all kinds, whether professional or otherwise, in connection with the building of the new bridge and the preparation for letting the woi'k; the whole to be furnished in reasonable detail under the several general headings according to the various classes of expenditure, and brought down to a specified date and to as late a date as possible?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Amount Paid.

Chairman and chief engineer, engineers, principal assistant engineer, assistant engineers, chief draughtsman, calculators, tracers and clerk for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1909 . . $ 32,498 71Stenographer

457 50Bell Telephone Company

77 05Travelling and office expenses .. 3,510 78Instruments and incidentals, office furniture and advertising 1,584 78 Pennsylvania Steel Co. for nickel steel bars, &c

1,157 03Total $ 39,286 05Less-charged to surveys, and inspection, railways, sale office furniture to Transcontinental Railway Commissioners, cash on hand by Quebec Bridge Company when taken over by the government

3,463 64

The above is all set out on Page W-75, Auditor General's Report, Volume III, 1909.

Amount Paid.

Chairman and chief engineer, engineers, principal assistant engineer, assistant engineers, chief draughtsman, calculators, tracers and clerk, inspectors,

&c., for the fiscal year ended

March 31, 1910 $

Travelling and office expenses ..

Bell Telephone Company

Phelps Johnson, advising with board of engineers, and other

outlay

Services for boatmen

Illinois University, Urbana, U.S., testing nickel steel joints .. .. Instruments, incidentals, office furniture, advertising, &c .. ..

Sullivan Machinery Co., for river and shore boring, and drilling Legal expenses (services)

74,403 35 11,898 33 139 00

507 70 134 00

660 00

3,143 05

19,606 00 1,296 59

Total

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE QUEBEC BRIDGE.
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$111,788 02 COMMONS


The above as set out on Page W-51 and 52, Auditor General's Report, Volume II, 1910. Amount Paid. Chairman and chief engineer, engineers, principal assistant engineer, assistant engineers, chief draughtsman, calculators, tracers and clerk, inspectors, &c., for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1911 $ 96,403 94 Contractors' estimates (substructure) 95,268 30Advertising 2,426 76Incidentals 351 41Total $194,450 41 Grand total up to March 31,1911.. $342,060 84 CANAL AT ST. PETER'S, CAPE BRETON. Mr. STANFIELD: 1. Is it the intention of the government to construct a new canal at St. Peter's, Cape Breton ? If so, when is the work to be commenced ? 2. Is the old canal to be abandoned? If so, for what reason? 3. What is the estimated cost of the proposed new canal?


LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

$150,000 has been voted by parliament for this work. The details have not yet been decided on. It is estimated that the entire cost of the work will be in the vicinity of $300,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   $111,788 02 COMMONS
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CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVE IN FRANCE.

CON

Mr. MONK:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government provided for the replacing of Mr. Fabre for the representation of Canada in France?

2. Who has 'been appointed for the 6aid representation, and has the government appointed several or only one person?

3. What salaries have been fixed for the person or persons appointed?

4. When will the new functionary or functionaries enter upon the performance of their duties?

5. Besides the fixed salaries will they have a provision for expenses?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVE IN FRANCE.
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LIB

Sir WILFRID LAURIER: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Senator Roy, of Edmonton, has been appointed.

3. The salary is $8,000.

4. Immediately.

5. He receives no other remuneration than his salary.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVE IN FRANCE.
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FEDERAL AFFAIRS AT PILES.

CON

Mr. BLONDIN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government received complaints, petitions or notices respecting the administration of federal affairs at Piles, county of Mr. GRAHAM.

Champlain, during the summer and autumn of 1919, and especially a petition of the citizens of Piles, of date 5th August, 1910, requesting a general and public inquiry into federal affairs at Piles? If so, has the government taken action on this petition, and has such inquiry been granted?

2. If so, who represented the government at such inquiry, and what :was the result?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FEDERAL AFFAIRS AT PILES.
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LIB

Mr. PUGSLEY: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. A report has been made by Mr. Roy, the engineer who was appointed to make inquiry. I should say that the hon. member who asks this question (Mr. Blondin), has withdrawn his seal of confidence which was attached to his letter, and therefore I intend to bring down his letter and also the petition and report of Mr. Roy, and lay them on the table of the House.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FEDERAL AFFAIRS AT PILES.
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May 1, 1911