March 14, 1912

FISHERIES ACT AMENDMENT.

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Hon. J. D.@

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER.

I find that question No. I on the order paper is improperly put, and therefore I will ask that it stand until it is corrected. It was not brought to my notice before.

Question allowed to stand.

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DISMISSAL.

LIB

*Mr. REID (Restigouche):

Liberal

1. Has Wm. Storey, caretaker of the government public building at Campbellton been dismissed? If so, on what date?

2. What was the cause of liis dismissal and on whose recommendation was the dismissal made? *

3. Has any investigation been held in his case either before or since bis dismissal?

4. Who has been appointed to succeed Mr. Storey ?

5. Did the Minister of Public Works authorize the following letter to be sent to Mr. Storey ?:-

December 27, 1911.

Wm. Storey, Esq.,

Public Building Caretaker,

Campbellton, N.B.

Dear Sir,-I am directed to inform you that your services as caretaker of public building at Oampbellton, N.B., will no longer be required by this department after the 31st instant. On that date you will please hand over to Mr. Thomas Downes the keys of the

building and what property belonging to the Dominion government that may at present be in your possession.

January 20, 1912.

Win. Storey, Esq.,

Public Building Caretaker,

Campbeliton, N.B.

Dear Sir,-Pursuant to my letter of the 27th December, informing you that your services would not be required by this department after the 31st of that month, jour telegram of the 1st reporting that Mr. Downes, your successor hod refused to accept the keys of the building, was submitted to the department and I have been directed to inform you that if you be willing to continue on as caretaker until further orders, you are hereby authorized 'to remain on the premises and to continue in charge of the building as in the past.

February 24, 1912.

Wim. Storey, Esq.,

Public Building Caretaker,

Campbeliton, N.B.

Dear Sir,-I am directed to inform you that your services as caretaker of the public building at Campbeliton will no longer be required by this department after the 29th February, On that date you will please hand over the keys of the building and a!)l property belonging to the Dominion government that may at present be in your possession to Mr. Charles Watson.

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CON

Mr. MONK. (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes, on 27th December, 1911.

2. Political partisanship, on advice of Mr. W. S. Montgomery.

3. Not considered necessary.

4. Mr. Thomas Downes was appointed on 27th December, 1911, but wounl not accept; on 24th February, 1912. Mr. Charles Watson was appointed and has accepted the position.

5. The Minister of Public Workis authorized the change of caretakers to be made. The letters were written by_ the chief architect in accordance with instructions.

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INSPECTOR OF DREDGING AT LARRY'S RIVER.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Who was inspector of dredging at Larry's river, N.S., prior to September 21, 1912?

2. Was any change made after September 21? If so, why and at whose instance?

3. Who was appointed "as such inspector after September 21?

4. If more than one inspector has been acting since that date, what are the names and dates of appointment, and the name of the party who reccmumended such changes?

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CON

Mr. MONK: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Mr. Andrew McGillvray from 18th August to 19th August, 1911. Mr. Ernest McPhie from 21st August to 29th September, 1911.

2. Yes; Mr. McPhie had to leave for

college at the end of September, and Mr. McGillvray replaced him from 2nd to 30th October. .

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LIB

James Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID (Restigouche).

3 and 4. (a) Mr. McGillvray from 2nd

October to 30th October. Mr. A. T. Mahoney from 30th October to 2nd December. Mr. Leo. McEchran from 4th December, 1911, to 6th January, 1912.

(b) Appointments are made by District Engineer Millidge.

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PRESENTATION TO NATIONAL GALLERY.


On the orders of the day being called.


CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

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WAYS AND MEANS-THE BUDGET.


House resumed the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. Mr. White (Leeds) for the House to go into Committee of Ways and Means.


March 14, 1912