March 4, 1915

PRIVATE BILLS INTRODUCED.


Bill No. 69, to incorporate the Colonial Bank (Canada). Sir James Aikins. Bill No. 70, to incorporate the General Trust Company of Canada.-Mr. Douglas.


QUESTIONS.


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.]


HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.

LIB

Mr. GRAHAM:

Liberal

1. How much money was expended by the Railway Department on the Hudson Bay project during the year ending December 31, 1914?

2. How much was expended on the railway proper?

3. How much on the terminals and harbour?

4. What amount was expended by the Marine

Department on the project during the same period? [DOT]

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Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $4,188,879.17.

2. $2,344,891.57.

3. Port Nelson terminals and harbour, $1,843,987.60.

4. Department of Marine, $45,676.77; Department of Naval Service: the sum of $40,164.98 was expended in surveying the Hudson bay and strait from April 1 to December 31, 1914.

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Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.
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WAR SUPPLIES-HORSES.

LIB

Mr. BUCHANAN:

Liberal

1. How many horses have been purchased for cavalry and artillery purposes up to the present in British Columbia?

2. At what places were they bought, and how many at each place?

3. What was the average price?

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Subtopic:   WAR SUPPLIES-HORSES.
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Major General HUGHES:

1. Cavalry, 509; gunners, 280; total, 789.

2. Vancouver, 67; Ladners, 23; Westminster, 21; Victoria, 44; Sydney, 5; Duncan, 13; Nanaimo, 2; Courtenay, 5; Milner, 3; Abbottsford, 3; Chilliwack, 44; Forthaney, 3; Mission, 5; Clinton, 14; 115 Mile House, 6; 150 Mile House, 6; Dog Creek, 16; Gangranch, 95; Ashcroft, 18; Agassiz, 2; Nicola, 37; Kamloops, 149; Chase, 6; Salmon Arm, 6; Enderby, 7; Vernon,25; Kelowna, 22; Peachland, 1; Penticton,' 16; Princeton, 3; Keremeos, 16; Grand Prairie, 24; Golden, 1; Athalamar, 12; Guichon, 32; Merritt, 30; Armstrong,

7; total 789.

3. $131.33.

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Subtopic:   WAR SUPPLIES-HORSES.
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RIGAUD ARMOURY.

LIB

Mr. BOYER:

Liberal

1. What different sums of money have been expended since the year 1906, to this date, by the Department of Public Works and the Department of Militia, for the purchase, repairs, etc., in connection with the armoury building at Rigaud?

2. Is it true that the Government intends to sell the said armoury building?

3. What persons, societies, companies, corporations or any one else have offered to purchase said building, and what is the purchase price offered in each case? .

4. Is it true that certain approved negotiations are being proceeded between the Government and one Archibald Macdonald, for the sale of the said building?

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Subtopic:   RIGAUD ARMOURY.
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CODERRE:

Department of Public Works:1. 1906-Purchase price $3,000 001908- 09

1,524 201909- 10

631 321910- 11

1,360 53

2. Yes.

3. (a) The Rigaud Granite Company; (b) $4,000.

4. Negotiations are completed with the Rigaud Granite Company, and the property has been transferred.

Department of Militia and Defence:

1. 1907-Repairs, $51.30; saddle racks, $53.90; cupboards, $40; acetylene gas apparatus, $50.

1909-Repairs, $1,186; incidentals, $18.

1 oLO-Incidentals, $35; sheeting of walls and casing of windows, $550; heating system, $$400.

1911- Incidental repairs, $71.

1912- Contract for renewal of wharf on drill hall property, $2,245.

1913- Repair masonry work, $35.

1914- Painting roof, $250; repairs to wharf, $100; total, $4,985.20.

2. The control of this building was relinquished by the Department of Militia and Defence in favour of the Department of Public Works on December 8, 1914.

3 and 4. No information.

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Subtopic:   RIGAUD ARMOURY.
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TRENT VALLEY CANAL COMMISSION.

LIB

Ms. KYTE:

Liberal

1. Referring to the- report of the Royal Commission to investigate matters in connection with the Trent Valley canal, dated 19th February, 1914, in which at page 5 the following paragraph appears as a part of said report:

" This report sets forth comparatively few of the irregularities and fraudulent practices in vogue in the office under Superintendent McClellan's supervision. He has not only practised deception and dishonesty himself but has condoned it, and winked at it in others, and he has proven himself hopelessly incompetent for the position he holds."

2. Is J. H. McClellan, the person referred to in the said report, now in the employ of the Government? If so, in what department?

3. When did the said J. H. McClellan enter the said employment?

4. What duties does he perform?

5. What salary does he receive?

6. Upon whose recommendation was the said J. H. McClellan so appointed?

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Subtopic:   TRENT VALLEY CANAL COMMISSION.
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I am informed

that Mr. J. H. McClellan is not in the employ of any department of the Government.

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Subtopic:   TRENT VALLEY CANAL COMMISSION.
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WAR SUPPLIES-SADDLES.

LIB

*Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. From how many firms or private individuals has the Government or any department of the Government, ordered saddles since the 1st of July,1914?

2. What are the names of these firms?

3. How many saddles have been ordered from each firm?

4. How many saddles has each firm delivered up to date?

5. How many saddles has each firm yet to deliver?

6. What is the price each firm is receiving for these saddles?

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Subtopic:   WAR SUPPLIES-SADDLES.
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Major General HUGHES:

Answer to this question is being laid on the table.

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Subtopic:   WAR SUPPLIES-SADDLES.
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Oral answer.

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Subtopic:   WAR SUPPLIES-SADDLES.
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March 4, 1915