February 1, 1912

CON

Mr. COCHRANE. (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

3. There was no reply sent nor was there one necessary because the rules are well known.

4. The same answer as preceding.

5. No.

6. Answered by No. 5.

CORRESPONDENTS OF ' LABOUR GAZETTE:'

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LAB

Mr. VERVILLE:

Labour

1. Is A. P. Yanasse appointed as correspondent of the ' Labour Gazette ' for Sorel, the defeated candidate at the last federal ejection in the county of Richelieu?

2. Has L. Cousineau, lately appointed correspondent of the ' Labour Gazette,' any other occupation or other appointment from the government?

3. How many ' Labour Gazette ' correspondents have been or are appointed for the city of Toronto? _

4. What are their names, occupations, and their salaries in each case?

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CON

Mr. CROTHERS: (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes. He is employed by the Public AVorks Department as watchman of the Ottawa River timber slides at Hull, Que. Although the Department of Labour was not aware of the fact when he was appointed correspondent of the ' Labour Gazette '.

3. Two.

4. Phillips Thompson, newspaper writer, $125; T. W. Banton, newspaper writer, $125.

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SOULANGES CANAL.

LIB

Mr. BOYER:

Liberal

1. Is there a claim before the Department of Railways and Canals, made by Mr. Denis Martin and others residing in the neighbourhood of the Soulanges canal, for damages incurred? If so, what year was that claim dated?

2. Does the government intend to reply, one way or the other, in the near future to that claim ?

3. What has been the cause, up to the present, that delayed the settlement of that affair?

4. The government, having already been said to have answered one of the parties interested that it could do nothing before having a report from the engineers in charge of the hydraulic or topographic plans, is that work done ?

5. Since when has it been commenced and when will it be completed?

6. Could not the department get a partial report of the plans regarding the persons who-claim damages, in order that quicker action may be taken one way or the other?

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CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes. Date of claim July 14, 1905.

2. Yes.

3. Complete surveys of the Soulanges-eanal property and tributary drainage areas-were found necessary as a basis for consideration of these claims.

4. Yes, sufficiently advanced to deal with these claims.

5. Commenced in 1909 and carried on in 1910 and 1911.

6. Yes.

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CARILLON CANAL.

LIB

Mr. BOYER:

Liberal

1. Who now holds the lease of the hydraulic power at Carillon and Pointe Fortune?

2. At what date did such lease take effect?

3. Was the lessee obliged to fulfil certain obligations before the end of the first year?

4. Did he fulfil his obligations at the close of the lease? If not, is the lease cancelled by that fact?

5. If the government has not annulled the lease, such facts being established, does it propose to annul it soon?

6. What is the price of the lease?

7. How much has the government received on this account since the leasing to the last person ?

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CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The National Hydro-Electric Company, Limited, of the city of Montreal.

2. March 31, 1911.

3. Yes. To commence construction and erection of necessary works and buildings.

4. Yes. No; the lease is still in force.

5. Answered by number four.

6. Annual rental: Land, $100; water, $2 per horse-power.

7. $100 to date.

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HULL CITY HALL SQUARE.

CON

Mr. KIDD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was the work of grading and sodding, laying granolithic walks, and tree planting, on the City Hall Square, Hull, P.Q., undertaken by the Ottawa Improvement Commission? If so, upon whose request or recommendation ?

2. What was the cost respectively of the different classes of work?

3. When was the work commenced and when was it finished?

4. Is the Hull City Hall Square to be maintained permanently by the Ottawa Improvement Commission?

5. Were the electric lamp posts and fixtures in said square erected by the Ottawa Improvement Commission?

6. Is the commission defraying the costs of maintaining the lights? If so, what is the cost per month?

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Mr. WHITE (Leeds): (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes. The corporation of the city of

2. Grading and sodding $ 156 22

Laying walks

379 57Tree planting

54 10Lamps, posts, &c

719 49Fence.. [DOT]

608 38Labour on all works

2,070 55

3. Commenced July 22, 1911; completed

December, 1911. _

4. No.

5. Yes.

6. No.

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ST. PASCAL MAIL CONTRACT.

LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE (Kamouraska):

Liberal

1. Has the contract for the carrying of mails between Kamouraska and the railway station at St. Pascal been cancelled since the 21st September, and for what reasons? _

2. Who does the carrying of_ the said mails at present and on what conditions?

3. Who recommended the change?

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CON

Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

1, 2 and 3. The mail service between Kamouraska and railway station was performed under a temporary agreement by Thomas Deschenes terminable at the Postmaster General's pleasure. This temporary arrangement is terminated and a new one made with George Langlais at the rate as paid to Deschenes viz:-$300 per annum.

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RIGAUD POSTMASTER.

LIB

Mr. BOYER:

Liberal

1. Has one or more applications been made for the position of postmaster of -the town of Rigaud, to replace the present postmaster?

2. If so, what are the names of the applicants, and on the other hand, the names of the persons through whom such applications could have been made?

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CON

Mr. PELLETIER: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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VICTORIA MEMORIAL MUSEUM.

IND

Mr. BELLEMARE:

Independent Conservative

1. What is the number of the workmen and of the employees generally who were engaged, since the 15th April, 1911, on the works at Victoria Memorial Museum, the new museum

on Metcalfe Street?

2. Were these men temporary employees?

3. Did the works necessitate the employment of such a large number of men?

4. When and why were they discharged?

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February 1, 1912