March 18, 1914

REPORT.


Report of Civil Service Commission for the year ended August 31, 1913.-Hon. Louis Coderre.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT.

LIB

Mr. TURGEON:

Liberal

1. Are there employed in the Library of Parliament during the present session as temporary clerks, the following persons: Mr. Hector Bernier, Mr. A. D. Irwin, Mr. R. LeMoine and Mr. DeGoute?

2. Are these persons in addition to the eight permanent clerks employed, and also in addition to Mr. Norman Lewis, who has, by a return to an order of the House No. 162, been represented as the one temporary clerk at present employed as acting accountant?

3. If not engaged or employed as temporary clerks, in what capacity are the above-named persons engaged or employed in the library?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT.
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CON

Mr. BORDEN: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes, the persons so named are so employed.

2. The persons so employed are in three instances filling vacancies in the permanent staff.

3. Mr. Norman Lewis is not represented as being the only temporary clerk. The mistake arises from a misreading of the return.

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Subtopic:   LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT.
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FALMOUTH TOWNSHIP DYKE.

CON

Mr. MACDONALD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was any expenditure made on Falmouth township dyke, Hants county, in 1913? If so, how much?

2. Was it by contract or by day work?

3. Was any survey made before the work was begun? If so, by whom?

4. If by day work, who was the foreman and how much was paid him?

5. Was any inspector appointed? If so, who was he, and how much was he paid?

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Subtopic:   FALMOUTH TOWNSHIP DYKE.
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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. In the summer of 1912, $2,028.94 was

expended, nothing in 1913. .

2. By day labour.

3. Yes, by Mr. Freeman.

4. E. E. Armstrong, conductor, $158.10, and L. Sanford, river foreman, $147.

5. Work done under the supervision of the district engineer.

DREDGE GEORGE ivlcKENZIE.

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Subtopic:   FALMOUTH TOWNSHIP DYKE.
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LIB

Mr. KYTE:

Liberal

1. Is the D. G. dredge George McKenzie to be sold?

2. If so, is it to be sold by public tender or at private sale?

3. When and where was the hull rebuilt, and at what cost?

4. When and where was machinery last repaired, and at what cost?

5. Is it a condition of the sale that said dredge is not thereafter to be used for dredging?

6. For what reason has the department decided upon the sale? .

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Subtopic:   FALMOUTH TOWNSHIP DYKE.
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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. By public tenders.

3. Hull rebuilt, in 1902, at River John, N.B., at a cost of $4,999.19.

4. Expenditures on hull and machinery: 1902-3, $b,176.15; 1903-4, $1,613.90; 1904-5, $831.24; 1905-6, $1,831.24; 1906-7, $2,106.82; 1907-8, $3,635.49; 1908-9, $2,277.47; 1909-10, $5,804.11; 1910-11, $5,991.44; 1911-12, $2,287.91;

1912-13, $3,209.25.

5. Conditions will be made public when dredge is offered for sale.

6. Owing to inefficient work, due to lack of power, and obsolete type of machinery.

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Subtopic:   FALMOUTH TOWNSHIP DYKE.
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NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-DEFICIT.

LIB

Mr. CARVELL:

Liberal

1. Was the deficit of $32,605.54, as found on page 27, of the 9th annual report of the Commissioners of the National Transcontinental railway, charged to cost of construction of said railway?

2. If not, out of what vote or amount was said item paid?

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-DEFICIT.
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CON

Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Out of the moneys appropriated by Parliament for the purposes of the eastern division of the National Transcontinental railway.

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-DEFICIT.
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NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-PURCHASE OF LANDS.

CON

Albert Sévigny

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SEVIGNY:

What amount was paid by the Government for the purchase of necessary lands for the construction of the Transcontinental railway, from Winnipeg to Moncton, up to 1914?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-PURCHASE OF LANDS.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-PURCHASE OF LANDS.
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$3,136,260.72 NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-COST TO GOVERNMENT.

CON

Albert Sévigny

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SEVIGNY:

What has been, to date, the cost to the Government of Canada, of the buildings, construction, rails and of all material which the contractor was not obliged to supply, in virtue of clause 4 of the contract between the Transcontinental Commission and the different contractors?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   $3,136,260.72 NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY-COST TO GOVERNMENT.
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March 18, 1914