May 14, 1913

PRIVATE BILL.-FIRST READING.


Bill No. 205, for the relief of Mary Arabella Young.-Mr. Schaffner.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


COST OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

CON

Mr. JAMESON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the amount expended in the construction of public buildings in Canada under the Department of Public Works during each of the years 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911 and 1912?

2. What was the cost of the architect's branch of the Public Works Department during each of said years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COST OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 1908, $2,920,893.73; 1909, $4,339,454.55; 1910, $1,955,166.62; 1911, $1,581,541.10; 1912, $2,447,010.72.

The above shows cost of construction only; repairs and maintenance work, which probably occupies fully one-half of the attention of the chief architect's staff, would increase these figures by about fifty per cent.

2. 1908, $60,576.07; 1909, $85,361.21; 1910, $91,681.21; 1911, $97,009.18; 1912, $107,416.05.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COST OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
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WINNIPEG RIVER WATER POWER LEASES.

LIB

Mr. MARTIN (Regina):

Liberal

1. What are the names of all persons holding leases of water powers on the Winnipeg river P

2. What are the respective dates of all such

leases ? .

3. Have any of said leases expired? If so, have such expired leases been renewed?

4. What leaseholders have complied with the conditions of development laid down by the department?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG RIVER WATER POWER LEASES.
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CON

Mr. CROTHERS: (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Winnipeg Electric Railway Company, Limited, Pinawa channel; city of Winnipeg, Pointe du Bois falls; R. R. Muir, Winnipeg, Grand du Bonnet falls.

2. Winnipeg Electric Railway Company's development authorized by Order in Council dated January 22, 1906; city of Winnipeg's development authorized by Order in Council dated May 27, 1908; R. R. Muir's development authorized by agreement dated November 15, 1910, under the water power regulations pursuant to the Dominion Lands Act 1908.

Mr. ROGERS.

3. (a) Yes, the R. R. Muir agreement; (b) No.

4. The Winnipeg Electric Railway Company, Limited, and the city of Winnipeg.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG RIVER WATER POWER LEASES.
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NAVAL ENLISTMENT

LIB

Mr. MACLEAN (Halifax):

Liberal

1. Is the Department of Naval Service endeavouring to secure further enlistments of men for H.M.C.S. Niobe and Rainbow? If so, with what result?

2. What is the present total of officers and men enlisted on H.M.C.S. Niobe?

3. Where has H.M.C.S. Niobe been stationed since her release from dry-dock at Halifax? , .

4. Has any programme of service or training been arranged for H.M.C.S. Niobe and her men for the season of 1913?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NAVAL ENLISTMENT
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No recruiting has been carried out since November 10, 1912.

2. On April 15, 1913: Officers, 29; men,32. . .3. On the Canadian Atlantic station.4. The regulations provide a regular programme of training and exercises for the season.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NAVAL ENLISTMENT
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HOMESTEADERS' PRE-EMPTION FEE.

LIB

William Ashbury Buchanan

Liberal

Mr. BUCHANAN:

Has the Government decided to release homesteaders from the payment of the regular fee of $3 per acre for pre-emptions?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HOMESTEADERS' PRE-EMPTION FEE.
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CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

This matter has not

been considered by the Government.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HOMESTEADERS' PRE-EMPTION FEE.
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DREDGING AT LOWER MONTAGUE.

LIB

James Joseph Hughes

Liberal

Mr. HUGHES (Kings, P.E.I.):

Is it the intention of. the Government to collect from Messrs. George A. Poole & Co., Lower Montague, Prince Edward Island, costs of the dredging done for them some few years ago? If not, why not?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING AT LOWER MONTAGUE.
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CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DREDGING AT LOWER MONTAGUE.
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THREE RIVERS PUBLIC BUILDING

May 14, 1913