July 20, 1911

QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


WATER-POWERS ON ST. LAWRENCE.

CON

Mr. LORTIE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government made, during the past year, any concessions whatever relating to the water-powers on the St. Lawrence rapida in the county of Soulanges, rights to use the shores and of passing along them?

2. Has the government made any concessions of water-powers in the St. Lawrence? If so, to whom and on what conditions?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WATER-POWERS ON ST. LAWRENCE.
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LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

1 and 2. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WATER-POWERS ON ST. LAWRENCE.
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CORONATION AND CONFERENCE

CON

Mr. MONK:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount has been expended by the government in connection with the reception of the First Minister on his return from England after the Coronation and conference?

2. What government vessels took part in the said reception?

3. To what account have the expenses incurred by the said reception been charged?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CORONATION AND CONFERENCE
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENDITURE.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Nil.

2. The C. G. S. ' Druid ' conveyed the Prime Minister and several of his colleagues from Quebec to Montreal.

3. Answered by No. 1

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CORONATION AND CONFERENCE
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENDITURE.
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ROSS RIFLES.

CON

Mr. SHARPE (Ontario):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many Ross rifles were issued to the Queen's Own, Toronto Regiment, which have been declared unfit for service?

2. (a) Has a new issue been made to this regiment? (b) If so, in what quantities?

3. (a) What has become of the defective issue, and (b) what claim has the government in respect thereto against the Ross Rifle Company ?

4. What was the cost of the blue jeans issued to the Canadian militia for use at their annual drills?

5. Were they ever used by the militia? If not, why not?

6. (a) Has the Karki overall been issued in place of the blue jeans? If so, (b) why, (c) what was the cost of the new issue, (d) the name of the contractor who supplied the latter and (e) the quantity issued and contracted for?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ROSS RIFLES.
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LIB

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

1. 703 issued. Defects reported in two [DOT]which are now under consideration.

2. (a) Yes. (b) Full strength of unit.

3. (a) The two rifles are now undergoing expert examination, (b) Not yet settled.

4. The last price paid for blue drill shirts was 71 cents each, and for the blue drill overalls 73} cents per pair.

5. Yes.

6. (a) Service clothing consisting of shirt and trousers is now being issued for camps to replace blue overalls as fast as the latter become worn out. (b) Is more serviceable than the blue, (c) The contract price for the shirts was at first 70 cents each, which was later on increased to 78 cents, and again to 82 cents each, owing to increases in the cost of the material and slight changes in pattern. The price of the trousers was at first 80 cents per pair, which for the same reasons was increased afterwards to 87 cents, and again to 98J cents per pair. The price of the pantaloons, or breeches, was at first $1.97 per pair, afterwards increased to $2.02 owing to an increase in the cost of the material.

(d) Shirts and trousers have been manufactured and supplied by Messrs. Woods, Ltd., Sparks Bros., and Mackenzie & Co., Ottawa; trousers also have been supplied by the C. Ross Co., Ottawa. The pantaloons have been supplied by the Mark Workman Co., Montreal, and the W. E. Sanford Mfg. Co., Hamilton. In all cases the material has been issued by the department to the contractors at cost price.

(e) Quantity issued-all available. Since

July, 1909, the following quantities have been contracted for, and for the most part

delivered:

Shirts 47,398

Overalls, prs 35,479

Pantaloons, prs 15,000

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ROSS RIFLES.
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UXBRIDGE POST OFFICE.


* Mr. SHARPE t (Ontario): 1. Have tenders been received for the construction of the Uxbridge post office? 2. How many tenders were there, what are the names of the tenderers and the amount of each tender ? 3. When is it proposed to start work, and when is it expected the work will be completed ?


LIB

William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

1 and 2. Yes, two tenders have been received, but as they have not been acted on, it is not customary to give out the detailed information asked for.

3. The lower tender being considered excessive, new bids will be called for.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   UXBRIDGE POST OFFICE.
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POINT PRIM FOG ALARM.

CON

Mr. JAMESON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the names of the tenderers for the construction of Point Prim fog alarm, and the amount of their respective bids?

2. When were the tenders opened?

3. Has the contract been let? If so, to whom and at what figure? If not, when will it be let?

4. What is the estimated cost of the completed work? ,, , ....

5. Does the contract call for the building and equipment of the fog alarm station.

6. What is the character of the alarm proposed to be supplied to the station, what is the size and cost thereof and the estimated carrying capacity in miles, under ordinary weather conditions?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POINT PRIM FOG ALARM.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Gilbert Ellis, Digby, $4,600.

2. June 1, 1911. ' ,

3. No. The department proposes to do the work by day labour.

4. $2,800.

5. Building only. .6 3-inch diaphone. Diaphone ana

machinery cost $6,000. From 5 to 10 miles.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POINT PRIM FOG ALARM.
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LEAMINGTON POST OFFICE.


* Mr. WILCOX: What was the cost, in detail, of the post office building at Leamington, Ontario?


LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

&c..$ 2,270 50 . . . 557 74

Site, survey, legal expenses.

Adervertising and printing

Construction of building 1 noo no

Heating apparatus 00

Electric wiring "20 bo

Fittings and furniture . [DOT]: 3,170 32

Cement walk 695 65

Clerk of works, supervision and

inspection $ 2,683 88Minor items

42 60Total to date ..' $30,028 69

Note.-Of the above sum, there has been paid $26,382.69, while a balance of $3,646 is held pending certain settlements by the late contractors.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LEAMINGTON POST OFFICE.
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July 20, 1911