March 4, 1912

CON

Mr. LAVALLEE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the government receive a petition from Messrs. Larose, Poinier and Smith, of Le Pas, Keewatin, asking that a school district be established by the commissioner of the northwest territories in council?

2. If so, does the government intend to have the councillors appointed in accordance with section 6, chapter 62, of the Tevised statutes of Canada, 1906, and the authority required by section 10 of the same statute, for the stablishment of the school district, before submitting to the House the whole Bill enacting the annexation of Keewatin to the province of Manitoba, in accordance with the resolution now in the Orders of the Day. dated 19th February, 1912, by the hon. Mr. Borden?

Topic:   QUESTIONS. '
Subtopic:   COAL COMBINE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Permalink
CON

Mr. BORDEN: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. The petition alluded to was received on the first of December, 1911, more than three years after the House of Commons had unanimously declared by resolution passed on the 13th day of July, 1908, that the territory therein mentioned should be added to the province of Manitoba. The Revised Statutes came into force on the 31st day of January, 1907, and no action has since been taken by either the preceding or the present administration under section 6 or section 10 of chapter 62. In view of these circumstances such action seems unnecessary at the present time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS. '
Subtopic:   COAL COMBINE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Permalink

MR. FRED. P. ROBINSON.

LIB

Mr. CARVELL:

Liberal

1. Has one Fred. P. Robinson of Fredericton, New Brunswick, been appointed preventive officer for the whole or any port of New Brunswick? If so, for what portion?

2. What are his duties and what salary does he receive?

3. By whom was he recommended for the position, and what is the date of his appointment ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS. '
Subtopic:   MR. FRED. P. ROBINSON.
Permalink
CON

Mr. REID (Grenville): (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Mr. Fred. P. Robinson, of Fredericton, has been appointed an acting preventive officer of customs for service wherever required in New Brunswick.

2. His duties are to endeavour to detect and to prevent frauds on the customs revenue. Salary $1,200 a year.

3. His employment was authorized 1st February, 1912, on the recommendation of the Minister of Customs.

Topic:   QUESTIONS. '
Subtopic:   MR. FRED. P. ROBINSON.
Permalink

NAVAL SERVICE.

CON

Albéric Archie Mondou

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONDOU:

1 Does the government intend to propose the repeal of the Naval Service Act?

2. If so, does the government intend, in case of such repeal, to propose another Act containing the policy of the government in matter?

3 If such other Act is proposed, is it the intention of the government to submit the same for the approval of the people before being put into force?

Topic:   QUESTIONS. '
Subtopic:   NAVAL SERVICE.
Permalink
CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

The answer to each of these three questions is-' Yes.' After such consideration and inquiry as may be necessary, the government will present its naval policy to parliament and to the people. That policy will undoubtedly require legislation which will involve the repeal of the present Naval Service Act. In the meantime that Act will remain on the statute-book for purposes in connection with the Fishery Protection Service and otherwise. Before any permanent naval policy is put into force, the people will be given an opportunity to pronounce upon it. #

Topic:   QUESTIONS. '
Subtopic:   NAVAL SERVICE.
Permalink

NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-INVESTIGATION BY MESSRS. GUTELIUS AND STAUNTON.

LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. What amounts by way of salary or other remuneration are F. P. Gutelius and G. Lynch Staunton to receive each year while they are engaged in investigating the affairs of the National Transcontinental Railway?

2. What salary did F. P. Gutelius receive from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company for the year immediately preceding his appointment by the government?

3. Was the said F. P. Gutelins employed on the Heinze Railroad in British Columbia ? If so, in what capacity?

i. Did the said F. P. Gutelius enter the employment of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company at the time of the sale of the Heinze Railroad to the latter company?

5. How long was the said F. P. Gutelius employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway at North Bay and Montreal, and what were his duties at eaoh place?

6. What experience has the said F. P. Gutelius had, respectively, in the operation, management and construction of railroads?

7. What connection, if any, is the said F. P. Gutelius to have with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company while ho is employed by the government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS. '
Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-INVESTIGATION BY MESSRS. GUTELIUS AND STAUNTON.
Permalink
CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $65 a day, and reasonable expenses.

2. The department has no information.

3. The department has no information.

4. The department has no information.

5. The department has no information.

6. Received the degree of civil engineer from Lafayette college, class of '87.

1887- Engineer in charge of surveys, plans and construction of municipal separate sewerage system, Englewood, New Jersey. Contract work.

1888- Engineer in cftarge of surveys and construction of a 1,000 foot tunnel on the Cleveland and Pittsburg railway, near Mineral Point, Ohio. Contract work.

1889- Engineer in charge of the -construction of some 20 bridges on the river division of the Cleveland and Pittsburg railway, together with the construction of two stations, all of which was contract work.

1890- Engineer in charge of surveys, plans and construction of Whisky Island and Cleveland Shop-Yards, Cleveland and Pittsburg railway. Contract work.

1891- Engineer in charge of surveys and plans for various water-powers in Montana, and engineer in charge of the -construction of Flint Creek-Hydro-Electric plant, near Georgetown, Montana

1892- Engineer in charge of surveys and construction for the Butte City WaterWorks Company, involving the construction of some 20 miles of 24-inch wood pipe supply main. Contract work.

1893- Contractor for the extension of Butte City Electric railway from city to cemetery including Montana street bridge over Silver Bow creek.

1894- Engineer in charge of plans and construction of highway bridge at Chalk Bluffs over the Big Hole river, Silver Bow county, Montana. Contract work.

1895- Architect and engineer in charge of Construction of nine dwellings and business blocks, Butte, Montana. Contract work.

1896- General superintendent in charge of engineering and construction of the Trail Crbek tramway from Trail to Rossland, British Columbia. Contract work.

1897- General superintendent in charge of engineering and construction of the Columbia and Western railway from Trail to Penticton, the construction extending from Trail to West Robson. Contract work.

1898- Superintendent, Canadian. Pacific railway, in charge of surveys, plans and construction of the standardization and curvature and grade revision of the Columbia and Western railway from Trail to Ross-land.

1899 to 1900-Resident engineer in charge of surveys, plans and construction in the revision of grades and alignment on the Columbia and Kootenay railway which consisted of rebuilding the greater part of this railway in which some thirty bridges were eliminated and others made permanent.

1901 to 1902-Inspecting engineer for the Canadian Pacific railway reporting direct to the general manager on maintenance and construction work for the entire Canadian Pacific railway system.

1902 to 1904-Engineer, maintenance of way, in charge of the preparation of standard plans, specification's and contracts for

Topic:   QUESTIONS. '
Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-INVESTIGATION BY MESSRS. GUTELIUS AND STAUNTON.
Permalink
CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE.

the guidance of construction and maintenance engineers for new lines, extensions, additions and betterments for the Canadian Pacific railway from coast to coast.

1904 to 1906-Engineer, maintenance of way, in charge -of the preparation of standard plans, specifications and contracts for the guidance of construction and maintenance engineers for new lines, extensions, additions and betterments for the Canadian Pacific railway for lines east of Fort William.

1906 to 1908-Assistant chief engineer, Canadian Pacific railway, performing the duties of chief engineer in charge of all maintenance matters on the entire system and the construction department of eastern lines, which required supervision of betterments, additions and maintenance of existing lines, and the construction of new lines, among which was the St. Maurice Valley railway, Staynerville branch, South Bank branch, the filling or making permanent of scores of trestle bridges, alignment and grade revisions, including the crossing of Magog swamp, re-arrangement of terminals, new terminals, engine {houses, shops, stores, coaling plants, yard additions, new yards, section houses, track scales, grain elevators, and docks, most of which was contract work, preparation of contracts and specifications and the settlements of all disputes in connection therewith.

General superintendent, Canadian Pacific railway, in charge of construction, maintenance and operation of the Lake Superior and eastern divisions, having immediate charge of the construction of additions and betterments including the filling -or making permanent of all of the trestle bridges on the Lake Superior division, re-construction and extension of terminals at Chalk river and Cartier including yards, -stations, engine houses, and other facilities, further extensions to Place Viger terminals, and in charge of double tracking to St. Martin junction and Adirondack junction and entire new terminal at Sortin.

7. No connection.

Topic:   QUESTIONS. '
Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-INVESTIGATION BY MESSRS. GUTELIUS AND STAUNTON.
Permalink

SUPPLY OF CEMENT TO DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

SEPARATE SCHOOLS IN MANITOBA AND KEEWATIN.

LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

Has any demand been made to tbe government, verbally or in writing, by any member of tbe House of Commons, praying for the establishment of a separate school system in the province of Manitoba or in Keewatin? If so, by whom?

Topic:   SUPPLY OF CEMENT TO DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.
Subtopic:   SEPARATE SCHOOLS IN MANITOBA AND KEEWATIN.
Permalink
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN.

The government does not consider that an inquiry of this character is either usual or pertinent.

Topic:   SUPPLY OF CEMENT TO DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.
Subtopic:   SEPARATE SCHOOLS IN MANITOBA AND KEEWATIN.
Permalink

CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY BONDS.

LIB

Mr. MARTIN (Montreal, St. Mary's):

Liberal

1. Do the Canadian Northern railway bonds, 9aid to have been unconditionally-guaranteed by the Dominion of Canada both as to principal and interest, cover the terminals in Winnipeg, Montreal and elsewhere?

2. Is the Canadian Northern Railway Company issuing and putting on the financial market of New York, special bonds for said terminals?

3. Have tbe moneys realized from the sale of the said railway bonds been applied for the purposes for which they were issued?

4. Does the government intend to order an auditing of the moneys so realized from the sales of these Tailway bonds, to ascertain whether or not such moneys have been applied for the purposes for which the bonds were Issued ?

5. Does tbe government intend to order an auditing to ascertain whether the terminals

Topic:   SUPPLY OF CEMENT TO DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY BONDS.
Permalink
LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE.

of tbe Canadian Northern Railway .Company are included in the securities guaranteeing tbe bonds issued?

Mr. WHITE (Leeds);

1. The Dominion of Canada has not guaranteed the securities of the Canadian Northern Railway Company, or any of the companies connected with the Canadian Northern system, which are a charge upon terminals at Montreal or Winnipeg.

2. The government has no information. 3 & 4. Moneys realized from the sale of

securities of the Canadian Northern Ontario Company's railway, guaranteed by the Dominion under chapter 6 of the Acts of 1911, are being applied in aid of the construction of a line of railway from Montreal to Port Arthur, as provided by the said Act and deed of trust made thereunder. Such sums only are paid out of these moneys as the chief engineer of the Department of Railways and Canals shall certify as justified, having regard to the proportion of work done as compared with the work of construction of the whole line.

5. In view of the previous answers an auditing as is suggested is not called for.

Topic:   SUPPLY OF CEMENT TO DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY BONDS.
Permalink

MR. AZARIE BIBEAU.

March 4, 1912