February 12, 1914

FIRST READINGS OF BILLS.

PRIVATE BILES.


Bill No. 63, respecting The Canadian Northern Ontario Railway Company.-Mr. Currie. Bill No. 64, respecting The London and Port Stanley Railway Company.-"Mr. Beattie. Bill No. 65, respecting The McClary Manufacturing Company.-Mr. Beattie. Bill No. 66, respecting The patent of the National Wood Distilling Company.-Mr. Clements. (Bill No. 67, to incorporate The Norfolk and Elgin Railway Company.-Mr. Marshall. Bill No. 68, respecting The Western Central Railway Company.-Mr. Henderson.


NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY INVESTIGATING COMMISSION.


Mr. COCHRANE presented report of the National Transcontinental railway Investigating Commission. He moved that this report be printed forthwith, and that rule 74 relative to the printing of papers be suspended for that purpose. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


EMPLOYMENT OF H. P. DUCHEMIN.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. What was the gross amount paid by all departments of the Government to H. P. Duche-min, commissioner, from the date of his appointment to December 31, 1913, for his services in connection with investigations of partisanship, including travelling and living expenses?

2. Is he still in the employ of the Government? If not, when did his employment cease?

3. How many days was he employed during the year 1913?

4. How many dismissals of officials did the said Mr. Duchemin recommend in all departments in which he held investigations during the course of his employment by the Government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF H. P. DUCHEMIN.
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $1,664.85.

2. If necessity required his services would be still available under his Commission, so far as the Department of Marine and Fisheries is concerned.

3. Four and one-half days.

4. Sixty-seven.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF H. P. DUCHEMIN.
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GRANBY POST OFFICE.

LIB

Mr. BOIVIN:

Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that the post office box accommodation in tne post office at Granby, Quebec, is said to be far from sufficient to meet the requirements of the population?

2. Does the Government propose to increase the number of boxes in the said post office? If so, when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRANBY POST OFFICE.
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CON

Mr. PELLETIER: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. There have been no complaints of inadequate lock box accommodation in the Granby post office.

2. Inquiry will be made on the subject.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRANBY POST OFFICE.
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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.

LIB

Mr. KYTE:

Liberal

1. Excluding vacations, how often have the Civil Service Commissioners, or either of them, been absent from Ottawa since October 15, 1911, on business not connected with the commission?

2. Was permission obtained for each such absence? If so, from whom?

3. Since October 15, 1911, have the commissioners, or either of them, received remuneration for services not connected with the discharge of their duties as commissioners? If so, how much, and for what?

4. How much has been paid to each commissioner for travelling expenses since October 15, 1911?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
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CON

Mr. OODERRE: (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Commissioner LaRochelle, 20 days. Commissioner Shortt, addressing Canadian clubs and similar institutions, 12 days. In western provinces in connection with duties as member of Statistical Commission, 4 weeks. As chairman of Board of Conciliation, Winnipeg, 13 days.

2. No.

3. No.

4. Commissioner LaRochelle, $60.85. Commissioner Shortt, $576.01, in connection with duties as member of Statistical Commission. $132.45, as chairman of Board of Conciliation, Winnipeg (paid by Department of Labour).

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
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OTTAWA IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION, HULL.

LIB

Mr. DEVLIN:

Liberal

1. What sum or sums of money, if any, have been expended by the Government, or by the Ottawa Improvement Commission for the beaur tifying of the city of Hull, or that portion of its surroundings in the province of Quebec?

2. If so, how has such money been expended?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   OTTAWA IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION, HULL.
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CON

Louis Coderre (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. OODERRE:

1 and 2. $3,989.03 has been expended for beautifying the Hull city hall square during the fiscal year 1911-12

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   OTTAWA IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION, HULL.
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IMMIGRATION FROM THE UNITED STATES.

February 12, 1914