March 16, 1914

CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. No loss.

3. In January, 1912, $143,681.40; in January, 1914, $185,054.61.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL, TRANSCONTINENTAL, RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
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LIB

*Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. When does the Government contemplate the establishment of a train service on the National Transcontinental railway, west of Quebec?

2. Has the Government received any petitions from the Abitibi settlers asking for a service of trains between Cochrane and Harvey Junction?

3. What is the Government's decision on the subject?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL, TRANSCONTINENTAL, RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The road west of Quebec to Cochrane is still under construction by the contractors, but arrangements were made between the commissioners and the contractors whereby the contractors are giving a mixed train service this winter between Harvey Junction and Parent, 173 miles; between Cochrane and Bell river, 185 miles; and westwardly between Cochrane 'and Hearst. The Grand Trunk Pacific is operating between Winnipeg and Superior Junction. The line between Bell river and Parent, a distance of 139 miles, is not in a safe condition for operation.

2. Yes; one.

3. Answered by number 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL, TRANSCONTINENTAL, RAILWAY TRAIN SERVICE.
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CIVIL SERVANTS' SUPERANNUATION.

LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. In how many cases has the Government or Treasury Board added years of service to the period of actual employment of civil servants superannuated or retired since October

10, 1911? .. , ,

2. How often was the said practice resorted to between July 15, 1896, and October 10, 1911, and what was the last date within the said period on which it was employed?

.Mr. W. T. WHITE:

1. Three, under the provision of chapter 17 of the revised statutes, section 15.

2. Once; 1897.

INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY EARNINGS. Mr. EMMERSON:

1. Is the statement alleged to have been made by Mr. Gutelius at a meeting with the suburbanites in St. John, that the Intercolonial lost over $80,000 In the month of January, correct ?

2 If so, how much of this loss was chargeable to the haulage of Canadian Pacific railway freight trains to and from the Empress boats, between St. John and Halifax?

3. What was the amount paid in salaries in the different departments at Moncton, in January, 1912, and January, 1914?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVANTS' SUPERANNUATION.
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HAMPTON STATION IMPROVEMENTS.

LIB

Mr. EMMERSON:

Liberal

1. What improvements or changes does the management of the Intercolonial railway propose to make at Hampton station?

2. When was the work started, and what has occasioned the delay with the work?

3. Were the plans changed, and for what reason?

4. Is it the intention of the management to erect stations where tickets may be sold at such suburban centres as Fair Vale and Renforth? If so, when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HAMPTON STATION IMPROVEMENTS.
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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. To rearrange tracks; to eliminate Maim Street grade crossing; station improvements.

2. Not started.

3. Plans not complete.

4. Not under consideration at present.

NOVA SCOTIAN IMMIGRATION AGENTS. Mr. WM. CHISHOLM:

1. What are the names and addresses of the Special Immigration Agents from Nova Scotia, appointed by the present Government since it took office?

2. How long was each of them so employed, in what places did they respectively carry on their work, and what amount was paid each for salary and what for expenses?

3. How many of these agents, or have any of them, reported in writing to the department: If so, whose reports are on file?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HAMPTON STATION IMPROVEMENTS.
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LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE:

1 and 2. Colin F. McKinnon, Taylor's Road, Antigonish county, Nova Scotia, employed from January 30, 1913, to May 10, 1913, as special immigration agent to Great Britain. Salary, $300; expenses, $429.48.

William Watkins, No. 5 Lilac street, Coburg Road, Halifax, N.S., employed from December 14, 1912, to April 14, 1913, as special immigration agent to England. Salary, $400.03; expenses, $425.79.

S. P. Fream, Brighton', Digby county, N.S., employed from November 29, 1912, to February 6, 1913, as special immigration agent to Great Britain. Salary, $223.61; expenses, $269.98.

J. M. Macdonald, Christmas Island, Nova Scotia, employed from March 8, 1912, to July 8, 1913, as special immigration agent to Scotland. Salary, $400.03; travelling expenses, $494.72.

John A. Macdougall, Glace Bay, C.B., employed from March 8, 1912, to July 8,

1913, as special immigration agent to Scotland. Salary, $400.03; expenses, $573.03.

J. J. Walker, Truro, N.S., employed from February 24, 1912, to June 24, 1913, as special immigration agent to England. Salary, $400.03; expenses, $635.30.

3. Each of the above mentioned parties made a written report upon the work done in the interests of immigration. These reports are on file in the Immigration Branch.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HAMPTON STATION IMPROVEMENTS.
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BONAVENTURE MAID.

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Who is the mail contractor for the service between Bonaventure, Quebec, and the railway station?

2. Was the contract awarded after tenders, and was it awarded to the lowest tenderer?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BONAVENTURE MAID.
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CON

Mr. PELLETIER: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Alex. Bernard.

2. Mr. Bernard's offer was the lowest the department could get.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BONAVENTURE MAID.
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SHIGAWAKE RURAD MAID.

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Has a rural mail service been established at Shigawake, Quebec ?

2. Who is the contractor, what is the amount of the contract, how many subscribers have been served, and what offices have been closed, if any?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHIGAWAKE RURAD MAID.
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CON

Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

.

1. No.

2. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHIGAWAKE RURAD MAID.
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TIDE HEAD SALMON POUND.

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Does the Marine and Fisheries Department contemplate removing the salmon retaining pound from Tide Head to New Mills, N.B., or anywhere else?

2. Why is such a change being made and on whose advice?

3. What action will be taken to supply the new pound with fish?

4. Are tenders being called?

5. Is it true that certain parties who were offered work are said to have refused to accept it on the ground that they were opposed to the removal of the pound?

6. Who were such parties, where did they belong, and had tenders been called?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TIDE HEAD SALMON POUND.
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. It is the intention to discontinue the pound at Tide Head, and to maintain one at New Mills, N.B.

2. To enable the parent fish to be purchased from the commercial fishermen, instead of being captured as they are at present after they enter the river, and to be retained in a tidal pound, as such is preferable, on the advice of the expertsl of the department.

3. Pish will be purchased from the regular fishermen.

4. No.

5. Not to the department's knowledge.

6. Answered by No. 5.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TIDE HEAD SALMON POUND.
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RADIUM-BEARING ORES.

LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Is it the intention of the Government to place in the Estimates this session a sum of money to be granted as bonuses to encourage the prospecting for and the discovery of radium-bearing ores?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RADIUM-BEARING ORES.
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March 16, 1914