February 9, 1914

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

Replying to the third

part of the question of my hon. friend from Westmorland, as to which the Department of Railways and Canals has no information, I may isay that the interview to which reference is made took place, as I am informed-and I can personally verify it-on the 8th of October.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS-CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY AGREEMENT.
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GEORGIAN BAY CANAL.

LIB

Mr. DEVLIN:

Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that in 1905 a Royal Commission on Transportation was appointed ?

2. Is the Government aware that said commission reported in favour of the construction of the Ottawa and Georgian Bay canal, if feasible from an engineering point of view?

3. Is the Government aware that subsequently in 1908 the Department of Public Works reported that the work was feasible, and gave a detailed estimate of the cost after careful and extensive surveys being made?

4. What is the cause of the delay in the building of said canal?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GEORGIAN BAY CANAL.
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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. No; Commission made no recommendation.

3. Chief Engineer E. D. Lafleur, Engineer-in-charge A. St. Laurent, District Engineer *Coutlee, and District Engineer Chapleau, made, in 1908, an estimate as to probable cost of the Georgian Bay canal, but no further action was taken by the Department of Public Works or by the late Government.

4. Matter under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GEORGIAN BAY CANAL.
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QUEBEC SEIGNIORIES.

LIB

Mr. BOYER:

Liberal

1. How many seigniories are there in the province of Quebec?

2. What are their names and the amount paid to each of them as an indemnity by the Government, after the adoption of the law of 1854?

3. What is the value of each of the seigniories on which the consolidated funds were based?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC SEIGNIORIES.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

In the absence of the

Minister of Justice, I am not aware whether any information on such a subject is available to the Government. Can my right hon. friend say with regard to the seigniories in the province of Quebec?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC SEIGNIORIES.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

I may uay

that I discussed that with my hon. friend from Vaudreui.1 (Mr. Boyer), and I do not think the department has any information on this subject.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC SEIGNIORIES.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

I shall bring the question to the attention of the Minister of Justice.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC SEIGNIORIES.
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APPOINTMENT OP MESSENGERS.

LIB

Mr. KYTE:

Liberal

1. How many appointments were made to the messenger staff of the House of Commons since the present Government took office?

2. What is the number from each province?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OP MESSENGERS.
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CON

Mr. BORDEN: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. One permanent messenger and thirty -four sessional messengers.

2. Twenty-five from the province of Ontario; nine from the province of Quebec, and one from Prince Edward Island.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OP MESSENGERS.
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HULL CUSTOMS OFFICE.

LIB

Mr. DEVLIN:

Liberal

1. How long has the customs office at Hull been opened?

2. What have been the receipts since the opening of the said office?

3. Is it the intention of the Government to erect in the city of Hull a building for customs?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HULL CUSTOMS OFFICE.
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CON

Mr. J. D. REID: (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (Since 1st of April, 1911.

2. $107,635.

3. The Department of Customs has no information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HULL CUSTOMS OFFICE.
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HUDSON BAY TERMINALS.

LIB

Mr. DOUGLAS:

Liberal

1. On which side of the Saskatchewan river at Le Pas are the terminals and yards of the

Hudson Bay railway to be placed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY TERMINALS.
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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

It has been decided

to place the terminals and yards of the Hudson Bay railway on the southerly side of the Saskatchewan river at Le Pas.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY TERMINALS.
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TECHNICAL EDUCATION COMMISSION.

CON

*Mr. WILCOX:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total cost of the Royal Commission on Industrial Training and Technical Education?

2. How many were on the commission?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TECHNICAL EDUCATION COMMISSION.
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February 9, 1914