February 26, 1914

QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) 71i


INSTRUCTIONS TO H. P. DUCHEMIN.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. In a letter dated March 26, 1912, signed H. P. Duchemin and addressed to Hon. J. D. Hazen, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, a copy of which has been placed on the table of the House, the following statement appears, namely: ' With regard to the excluding of counsel, I may say that I followed this course in accordance with instructions given me by other departments of the Government.'

2. What departments of the Government instructed said Duchemin not to permit counsel to act for parties who were Deing prosecuted before him for partisanship?

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CODERRE:

Agriculture: So far as this department

is concerned, nil.

Naval Service: So far as this department is concerned, nil.

Indian Affairs: So far as this depa tment is concerned, nil.

Mounted Police: So far as this department is concerned, nil.

Public Works: So far as this department is concerned, nil.

Mines: So far as this -department is concerned, nil.

Trade and Commerce: This department has not issued instructions of any kind to H. P. Duchemin.

Auditor General: So far as this department is concerned, nil.

Insurance: This department issued no

instructions to Mr. Duchemin.

Customs: So far as this department is

concerned, no such instructions were given to Mr. Duchemin.

External Affairs: So far as this department is concerned, no instructions have at any time been given to Mr. H. P. Duchemin.

Inland Revenue: So far as this department is concerned, Mr. H. P. Duchemin never was employed in the capacity of a commissioner to investigate questions of partisanship.

Labour: So far a3 this department is

concerned, nil.

Interior: So far as this department is

concerned, nil.

Militia and Defence: So far as this department is concerned, no instructions were issued to Mr. Duchemin.

Finance: So far as this department is

concerned, nil.

Governor General's Secretary: So far as this department is concerned, nil.

Post Office: So far as this department is concerned, there is no record of Mr. Duchemin having been instructed not to permit counsel to act for parties who were

being prosecuted before him for partisanship, the only stipulation being that if such parties desired to be represented by counsel it would have to be at their own expense.

Justice: So far as this department is

concerned, nil.

Answer for Department of Railways and Canals.

Pictou, N.S., January 20, 1912. Honourable Frank Cochrane, M.P.,

Minister of Railways and Canals,

Ottawa, Canada.

Dear Sir,-Referring to the case of Joseph Veniot, which was heard by me to-day in Pictou, I would ask you to kindly instruct me whether you wish to have a verbatim copy of the evidence.

There is another point on which I would like to receive your instructions. When this case was called this morning Mr. John U. Ross, a barrister of this town, asked permission to appear and represent Veniot at the hearing. I told him that while I would not object to his presence or the presence of tiny one interested in the proceedings, I could not allow counsel to be heard either for or against any of the parties interested in this case, herein following the rule that was laid down by Mr. J. T. Ross, commissioner appointed for similar work in 1896-97.

At the conclusion of the evidence of each witness I asked Veniot whether he wished to have witnesses asked any questions and put to them all the questions that he suggested. Even though counsel was excluded I found that this case took several hours to hear.

Kindly instruct me as to what procedure you wish followed in regard to this point. I am inclined to think that if counsel is admitted at these investigations, they will be interminably prolonged and it will be slow work with the long list of cases that are liable to arise requiring investigation.

I would also suggest that the department might cause a pass for use on the Intercolonial railway to be issued to me as commissioner, in order to avoid the very large amount of additional accounting that will be necessary in connection with the daily disbursements for tickets. As it is necessary to go to practically every part of the eight counties included in the jurisdiction assigned to me, there will be a great deal of travel to and fro and some ground will have to be covered and recovered possibly twro or three times within the same week.

It appears to me, therefore, that it would save a great deal of additional and unnecessary work if a pass covering a limited time wrere to issue in this connection.

I have the honour to be, Sir, .

Your obedienc servant,

(Sgd) Henry P. Duchemin,

Commissioner.

Ottawa, 24th January, 1912.

Dear Sir,-I have yours of January 20, in reference to the procedure to be followed in the investigations held by you. It is not necessary to go to the expense of having a verbatim copy of the evidence taken and I feel that you have taken the right course in the matter of counsel, as to permit counsel to be heard and to cross-

examine would interminably prolong these matters, as you state, and there is the added fact that the precedent quoted by you could scarcely be objected to.

The transportation asked for by you will be forwarded to-day.

Yours very truly,

Henry P. Duchemin,

Barrister, etc., Sydney, C.B.

TRIPS OF HON. Li. P. BRODEUR.

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Mr. BALL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who accompanied the Honourable L. P. Brodeur on each occasion upon which he has crossed the ocean ?

2. How many stenographers accompanied or were employed by him or his staff on each occasion and at what cost?

3. How many servants or valets were in or were engaged for the party on each occasion?

4. How many ladies, including wives, daughters or other persons, accompanied the party on each occasion?

5. Were the expenses of the said ladies, or any portion thereof, paid by the Government of Canada, directly or indirectly?

6. What was the total cost to Canada for the whole party on each occasion?

7. What sums or contributions were paid by the G-overnment of Great Britain and Ireland towards the expenses of the party on each trip?

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John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

X. Iii 1907, Mr. R. N. Venning, Superintendent of Fisheries; Mr. R. A. Wiallard, private secretary, and Mr. N. Potvin, messenger. In 1909, Mr. G. O. Morisset, private secretary, and Rear Admiral Kings-mill. In 1911, Mr. G. J. Desbarats, Deputy Minister of the Naval Service; Rear Admiral Kingsmill and Mr. G. O. Morisset, private secretary.

2. No information other than that Mr. Brodeur's private secretary accompanied him >as a stenographer on each occasion. Expenses for travel and subsistence only were paid, amounting to $1,954.70 in 1907, and $1,623.89 in 1909. In 1911 the private secretary's expenses appear to have been paid out of the minister's advance.

3. Mr. Potvin, messenger, on one occasion only.

4. From the papers in the Department oi Marine and Fisheries it appears that Mrs. Brodeur and two lady guests accompanied Mr. Brodeur to England in 1907.

5. The transportation, including Pullman berths for these ladies, which amounted

to $307.50, was paid by the department in April, 1907, and the amount was refunded by Mr. Brodeur on the 15th January, 1908.

6. Records show a total cost of $8,215.08 in 1907, $6,705.14 in 1909, and $6,412.28 in 1911 for the whole party on each occasion.

7. The Department of Marine and Fisheries has no information.

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TORONTO-SUDBURY LINE.

LIB

*Mr. GRAHAM:

Liberal

1. What is the length of the Toronto-Sud-bury Canadian Pacific railway line.

2. When was construction commenced, and when completed?

3. How many steel and concrete bridges are included in its mileage, and the length of each?

4. What is the weight of rails, the ruling gradient on each division, with character of the curves?

5. How many miles will traverse territory unexplored?

6. What is the average cost of the stations?

7. What was the cost per mile?

8. What terminals, shops, roundhouses, &c., are included in this cost, and what is the cost of each?

9. Who was the engineer in charge of construction?

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

The following information is supplied by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company:

1. 226.16 miles.

2. Commenced 1904, completed 1908.

3. 35; aggregating 6,219 feet; maximum length, 1,695 feet 5 inches.

4. 80 lbs. to the yard. One pusher grade

four miles long, 8-10 of one per cent balance of line, maximum grade 3-10 of one peT cent. Maximum curvature 5 degrees.

5. None.

6. $3,857 each.

7. $48,705.

8. Muskoka, $83,741.60.

9. F. S. Darling, John G. Sullivan.

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INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY APPOINT

LIB

Mr. CARROLL:

Liberal

1. What are the names of the new appointees of the head office staff of the Intercolonial railway, since September 21, 1911?

2. Who were their predecessors?

3. What is the salary of the individual new appointees, and what is the salary of their predecessors respectively?

4. On what railways did the new appointees see service, and what were their respective salaries there?

5. Who, of the head office staff, received an increase since September 21, 1911, and what is the increase?

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

5. F. P. Brady, $125; S. L. Shannon, $116.66 "W. H. Estano, $50; J. W. Wortman, $14.17; R. W. Simpson, $133.34; A. C. Selig, $25; J. S. O'Dwyer, $33.33; A. R. McGowan, $25; F. E. Whelpley, $25; 0. F. Burns, $41.67; W. C. Paver, $25; D. A. Story, $83.33; O. Cameron, $40; Geo. Ackman, $39.85; H. H. Melanson, $100; Geo. C. Allen, $25; W. N. Rippley, $25; W. U. Appleton, $150; J. J. Walker, $10; W. F. Taylor, $25; Louis Lavoie, $33.33. The 330 odd clerks on the head office staff received increases equal to an average of about $5 per month.

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EMPLOYMENT OP SILAS RIENDEAU.

LIB

Mr. BOIVIN:

Liberal

1. Is Mr. Silas Riendeau, ol Montreal, formerly of Granby, in the employ of the Government?

2. If so, in what capacity?

3. .What are his duties?

4. What salary does he receive?

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes, in the Department of Agriculture at Montreal.

2. To inspect live stock cars that require to be cleaned and disinfected.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. $1,050 per annum.

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TRANSPORTATION OP FRESH FISH.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Referring to the guarantee given by the late Administration relating to the cost of transporting fresh fish by fast freight from Mulgrave and Halifax to Montreal, did this guarantee apply to every day in the week or only on certain specified days each week? If the latter, what are the days?

2. When was a daily fast freight train running on schedule time first started on the Intercolonial railway between Mulgrave and Halifax and Montreal?

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The guarantee applied to one day each week. On Saturday from Halifax and Monday from Mulgrave.

2. March 10, 1901.

INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-DISTRICT No. 3.

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Mr. EMMERSON:

Liberal

1. Is the division of the Intercolonial railway between St. John and Halifax known as number three (3) division?

2. Is the Government aware that P. P. Gutelius, general manager of the Intercolonial railway, is said to have stated at an official interview held at St. John, N.B. recently, as reported in the press the following:

' This district number three is losing on the passenger business about $25,000 a year, a larger proportionate loss than on any other. St. John to Halifax is Included in district number three. The paying section is between

Moncton and Montreal, or to the like effect.'

3. Is the statement, as alleged to have been made, correct and in accordance with the facts?

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February 26, 1914