June 3, 1914

FIRST READING OF SENATE BILLS-

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

There are two Senate Bills on the Order Paper, but no one has been put in charge of them and no instructions have been given, consequently I can only allow' them to stand until some one is put in charge of them, or information is given as to who is to be responsible for them.

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SENATE EMPLOYEES.


Sir WILFRID LAURIER moved the first loading of Bill No. 225, to amend the Civil Service Amendment Act, 1908, as respects the Senate of Canada.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

Explain.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

I understand, Mr. Speaker, that this Bill is with regard to some rights which are claimed by the

Senate, which I do not pretend to he familiar \vith, and, therefore, cannot endorse; but the question is worth while giving attention to, and that is (the reason I move that the Bill be read.

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CON

Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

I understand that this Bill aims to exclude Senate employees from the operation of the Civil Service Act.

Sir WILFRID LAURdER: I do not pretend to endorse it, but, as it has come from the Senate, we should give it consideration.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


SECRET COMMISSIONS ACT AMENDMENT.

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

With regard to Bill No. 222, to amend the Secret Commissions Act, 1909, no one seems willing to take charge of it.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

With regard to this Bill, Senator Davis has left for home, and has not given instructions to anybody to Itake charge of it, so far .as I know. Under the circumstances it had better stand.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Stands. We have no power to drop it.

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QUESTIONS.


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


L'lLE VERTE WHARF.

LIB

Mr. GAUVREAU:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount spent for the repairing: or reconstruction of the wharf at L'lle Verte, Temiscouata, during the summer of 191-3?

2. Out of that amount what sum of money has been spent for the purchase of the wood necessary for such work?

3. What are the full names and addresses of the parties entrusted by the department with the purchase of such wood?

4. What is the full name and address of each of the parties who sold wood intended for such work?

5. What quantity of wood did each of them sell?

6. What price was paid per foot or otherwise to each of them for the said wood sold, and the total sum paid to each of them?

7. Was such sum of money paid directly to the seller himself in every instance?

8. If it was paid through a third party, what is the name and address of such third party?

9. How many mooring posts have been delivered on said wharf while the work was in progress?

10. What was the cost of each of these posts?

11. What is the full name and address or each of the parties who sold such posts to the department?

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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $4,500.59.

2. $2,079.75.

3. Under the control of district engineer, .1. A. Tremblay, Montmagny. and foreman, Joseph Collin, Isle Verte.

4. 5 and 6. Cyrille Duibe, Isle Verte: 605 feet spruce timber, 5 to 6 inches, at 5 cents, $30.25; Octave Boucher, Isle Verte: 355 feet spruce timber, 5 to 6 inches, at 5 cents, $17.75; Ernest Malenfant, Isle Verte: 350 feet spruce timber, 5 to 6 inches, at 5 cents, $17.50; Thomas Talbot, Isle Verte: 600 feet spruce timber, 5 to 6 inches, at 5 cenjts, $30, 977 feet spruce timber, 12 by 12, at 23 cents, $224.71, 859 feet spruce timber, 10 by 10, at 15 cents, $128.85-$383.56; Frangois Cour-bon. Isle Verte: 1,219 feet spruce timber, 5 to 6 inches, at 5 cents, $60.95; Alphe. Cote, fils de Johnny, Isle Verte: 3,500 feat spruce timber, 12 by 12, at 23 cents, $805, 3,136 feet spruce timber, 11 by 12, at 15 cents, $470.40, 886 feet spruce timber, 10 by 12, at 19 cents, $168.34, 7,000 feet spruce lumber, at $18, $126-$1,569.74. Total for timber, $2,079.75.

7 and 8. Yes.

9. 10 and 11. None.

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LAPRAIRIE PUBLIC BUILDINGS.


Mr. l.ANCTOT: 1. Has Mr. Alphonse Durangeau, of La-prairie, done any work for the Government to the public buildings at the town of Laprairie, during the past year? 2. If so, what -was the nature of such work, was it done by the day or by contract and what amount was paid for same?


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Mr ROGERS:

1. Yes.

2. Improvements to the sewage system,

$256, private agreement; minor repairs, $58; total, $314.90. .

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June 3, 1914