February 9, 1914

CON

Mr. CROTHERS: (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. To January 1, 1914, $102,172.36.

2. Nine. .

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TECHNICAL EDUCATION COMMISSION.
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GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS-BOX AND FLAT CARS.

LIB

James Joseph Hughes

Liberal

Mr. J. J. HUGHES:

What is the capacity of the box and flat cars of the Intercolonial railway, and what is the capacity of the box and flat cars of the Prince Edward Island railway?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS-BOX AND FLAT CARS.
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Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Intercolonial railway box cars, capacity : 1,050 40-ton cars; 6,556 30-ton cars; 837 20-ton cars. Flat cars, capacity: 793 40-ton cars; 1,040 30-ton cars; 1,065 20-ton cars; 207 15-ton cars; 63 10-ton cars.

Prince Edward Island railway box cars, capacity: 186 15-ton cars; 118 12i-ton cars; 7 10-ton cars.

Flat cars, capacity: 129 15-ton cars; 9 12J-ton cars; 16 10-ton cars.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS-BOX AND FLAT CARS.
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SACKVILLE PUBLIC WHARF.

LIB

Mr. EMMERSON:

Liberal

1. When was the new public wharf at Sack-ville, N.B., completed by the contractor, and when was it accepted and taken over by the Government through the Public Works, or other department of the Government?

2. Has it been connected with the Intercolonial railway at Sackville station by means of a spur line? If not, why not?

3. Is it the intention of the Intercolonial railway department or of the Government to so connect it, to accommodate the railway, shipping and business interests? If not, why not?

4. What is the estimated cost of making such connection, and has a survey been made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SACKVILLE PUBLIC WHARF.
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Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Completed in September and accepted by the Department of Public Works, on the 14th October, 1912.

2. No. It is not considered necessary, the

Intercolonial railway having connection with the old wharf at Sackville, N.B.

3. It has not yet been decided to make this connection.

4. A survey has been made showing two

locations: Route A, estimated cost, $10,-

949; route B, estimated cost, $12,611.20.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SACKVILLE PUBLIC WHARF.
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THREE RIVERS PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

LIB

*Mr. BUREAU:

Liberal

1. When were the tenders opened for the public buildings at Three Rivers, Quebec?

2. How many persons tendered and what are their names?

3. What is the amount of each tender and the amount of the cheque accompanying each tender?

4. (a) Who was the successful tenderer, and (h) when was the contract signed for the construction of the building?

5. If no contract has been awarded, what is the reason of the delay?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THREE RIVERS PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 10th November, 1913.

2 and 3.- F. A. Verrette 1 Tender. Security.Geo. McLeod

Wm. Ferron

R. Ferron . $163,495 $18,000 00J. J. Collins

C. O. Baptist 194,900 19,500 00C. E. Deakin 198,000 21,000 00Jos. Bourque 215,000 21,500 00Heon, Roy & McLeod.. 224,800 22,480 00John Quinlan 235,000 23,500 00T. Halley 251,956 25,195 604. (a) F. A. Verrette, Geo. McLeod, Wm. Ferron and R. Ferron; (b) contract now being prepared for signature.5. Answered as above.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THREE RIVERS PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
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HUMBOLDT HOMESTEAD INSPECTOR.

LIB

Mr. NEELY:

Liberal

1. Is one Arthur Smythe still acting as homestead inspector at Humboldt, Saskatchewan?

2. If so, what salary does he receive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HUMBOLDT HOMESTEAD INSPECTOR.
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LIB

Mr. ROCHE:

Liberal

1. No.

2. Not necesary.

3. Political partisanship.

4. The Minister of the Interior.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HUMBOLDT HOMESTEAD INSPECTOR.
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NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.

LIB

Mr. E. LAPOINTE:

Liberal

1. When will that section of the National Transcontinental railway extending from the Quebec bridge to mile 203, be taken over from the contractors?

2. Is the section to be operated by the Grand Trunk Pacific railway, or by the Government?

3. When will it be possible to get through rd.t6S ^

4. Have there been any negotiations relative to through rates?

5. To whom must applications be made to secure freight rates?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.
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Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. As soon as posible after completion by [DOT] the contractor, which is expected to be some time next summer.

2. When completed, will be operated by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company.

3. As soon as the line is taken over by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company.

4. No.

5. Local freight rates may now be obtained from the Intercolonial Railway management from the Quebec and New Brunswick boundary west to St. Eleuthere, and from contractors M. P. and J. T. Davis from St. Eleuthere to St. Jean Chry-sostome (near Levis).

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.
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WOODSTOCK COAL SUPPLIES.

LIB

Mr. CARVELL:

Liberal

1. How many tons of coal were furnished the Dominion building in Woodstock, N.B., in each of the years ending March 31, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913, and the amount furnished during the present financial year up to this date?

2. Who furnished the coal in each of the above years and the price paid per ton?

3. Were public tenders called for in each of said years? If not, what method was adopted?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WOODSTOCK COAL SUPPLIES.
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CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

1 and 2.

1909- 10-W. F. Dibblee & Son, 35.79 tons at $8, $286.32.

1910- 11-W. F. Dibblee & Son, 2 tons at $9, $18; 5.14 tons at $8.50, $43.69; 30.712 tons at $8, $245.69; total, $307.38.

1911- 12-H. E. Burtt, 35 tons at $8, $280.

1912- 13-H. E. Burtt, 35 tons at $9, $315.

1913- 14-W. F. Dibblee & Son, 1,800 lb. at $9.40, $8.46; 35.100 tons at $9.15, $320.71; total, $329.17.

3. Yes. In 1910 and 1913, small lots were purchased in addition to quantity supplied under contract.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WOODSTOCK COAL SUPPLIES.
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February 9, 1914