February 27, 1914

LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Could the minister give any information about a new signal station at White Point?

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

I am informed that that

work has been completed, I think it is at Whitehead island. It is a fog alarm building. The' contract price was $6,850, and the work is completed and should be in operation by this time.

Telephones in connection with aids to navigation, $5,000.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

A small amount is being

expended each year in bringing some of the more important outlying stations into telephonic communication with the nearest settlements. This is useful for sending meteorological reports and in case of accident or shipwreck. Last year we spent only $738.15 of this amount. That was to connect Leonard Island, B.C., with Tofino telegraph office.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN :

That service is in connection with the life-saving station, and is provided for in connection with the service to which it belongs.

Pensions to retired pilots, $5,700.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

It has always been customary to add the names of pilots to whom these pensions are paid, and I would like the item to be amended, giving the names of the pilots.

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Amendment agreed to.


LIB

Frank Broadstreet Carvell

Liberal

Mr. CARVELL:

I see there is a decrease of $600? Does that mean that two pilots have died?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

It means two pilots less; they get $300 each.

To replace Scout, $9,000.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

The Scout has gone up.

We have a new vessel being built by the Poison Iron Works, Limited, Toronto, contract price $173,399.

To replace Maisonneuve, $40,000.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

No, we are going to build it at the Government shipyard at Sorel.

Allowance to Harbour Master, Amherstburg, $400.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

My hon. friend will find

that in almost every year. At Amherst-burg we have to do a lot of supervision of lights and buoys in the Detroit river and lake Erie. We have no agency there so we pay the Harbour Master $400 for doing the work, which is most economical for the department.

Meteorological Service, $213,000.

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

I do not think so.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

The increase asked for is

to cover additional expenses in connection with the printing of two and possibly three annual meteorological reports; there is an increase in the appropriation for instruments, a residence is provided for the director and a well deserved increase in the salaries of the officers of the staff. They were very low before.

Marine hospitals, $75,000.

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February 27, 1914