May 15, 1913

QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION.

LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. MACLEAN (Halifax):

What amount has been paid annually out of the Consolidated Fund Account on account of the construction of the Transcontinental railway since the beginning to the end of the fiscal year 1912-13?

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

The amount paid

annually out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund on account of the construction of the National Transcontinental railway since the beginning to the end of the fiscal year 1912-13 is as follows:

1904 $ 6,249 401905

778,491 281906

1,841,269 951907

5.537,867 501908

18,910,253 581909

24,892,351 231910

19,968,064 311911

23,487,986 191912

21,110,352 051913

12,787,059 53Total $129,319,945 02

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ILE PERROT BRIDGE.

LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Liberal

1. Did the hon. Minister of Public Works know of or authorize the sending of the telegram hereunder to the mayors, clerks of councils and other municipalities in the counties of Glengarry, Prescott, Soulanges and Vaudreuil:-

'Montreal, Quebec, May 2, 1913.

'Government Highways Bill is now before the Senate. You should ask your member to urge upon Senate to adopt this important Bill. We have the assurance of the Minister of Public Works, that the first money will be spent on Montreal-Toronto highway and lie Perrot bridge. i

'(Signed) G. A. McNamee, 'Secretary Interprovincial Highways and Bridge Committee.'

2. Has the hon. Minister of Public Works made a similar declaration and promise?

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CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have no knowledge of telegram referred to.

2. When large deputation representing boards of trade and municipal organizations in province of Ontario and province of Quebec waited upon Minister of Public Works regarding construction of bridge at lie Perrot he assured the deputation that he was satisfied from his knowledge of the anxiety on the part of the Premier of the province of Quebec to see this 'bridge constructed that there would be no difficulty in arranging with the Minister of Railways and Canals to have a sufficient sum, provided for this purpose, as soon as his Highway Bill was passed.

Mr. ROGERS.

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TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY WORKSHOPS AND SITES.

LIB

*Mr. CARVELL:

Liberal

1. Were plans ever made for workshops of the Transcontinental near Quebec bridge site, parish of Ste. Foye, Quebec county ? If so, by whom and when were these plans signed by engineers of the Transcontinental and by engineers of the Grand Trunk Pacific?

2. Were these plans ever approved by Mr. Chamberlain, the president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, and by the Transcontinental 'Commission?

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

1 and 2. Yes. A plan showing general arrangement was signed by engineers and officers of the commission and by E. J. Chamberlain, Vice-President, Grand Trunk Pacific railway, and approved by the commissioners in April, 1911.

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LIB

*Mr. KYTE:

Liberal

1. Has the Gorernment or the Transcontinental Commission purchased land at Ste. Foye; near Quebec bridge site, for the purpose of erecting thereon workshops for the Transcontinental railway? If so, when and what area was bought, at what price per acre, and from whom?

2. If such a site has been bought, have,

there been any improvements made on this site in the way of levelling the grounds? If so, who has done the work, and what has been! the cost? 1

3. Has the (Minister of Railways ever declared that workshops would be erected at Ste. Foye, near Quebec bridge site, commonly known as Cap Rouge?

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CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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LIB

William Manley German

Liberal

Mr. GERMAN:

I would like to call the

attention of the minister to the fact that he did not answer the third part of the question.

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

It is under consideration.

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LIB

*Mr. McGRANEY:

Liberal

1. Has the Government or the Transcontinental Commission bought land at a place called St. Malo at or near Quebec?

2. If so, when, from -whom and at what price per acre, how many acres, and for what purpose was this land bought?

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CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. September, 1912; Association Terrain Sans Bruit; 169.76 arpents; $1,017.68 per arpent. For Transcontinental railway purposes.

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LIB

William Melville Martin

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN (Regina):

Is the Government or the Transcontinental* Commission trying to buy a strip of land 100 feet, more or less, in width along the Cana-l dian Pacific railway line from, at, or near St.

Malo, right into Quebec as far as the Palais Canadian Pacific railway station?

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

No.

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LIB

Mr. MARTIN (Regina):

Liberal

1. Has the Government or the Transcontinental Commission decided to change the lo-t cation of the Grand Trunk Pacific workshop^ from Cap Rouge to St. Malo? If so, when, and why?

2. Is St. Malo situated on the main line of the Transcontinental or Canadian Pacific! railway or Canadian Northern railway?

3. Has the Government or the Transcontinental Commission decided to make a tunnel through the Quebec promontory to St. Malo? If se, when were plans prepared, and what is the estimated cost of same?

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May 15, 1913