March 8, 1915

LIB

Mr. ROCHE:

Liberal

1. In 1912, 755 920-1000 acres; in 1913, 276 25-1000 acres; in 1914, nothing sold.

2. In 1912, $32.65 per acre; in 1913, $17.99 per acre; in 1914, no sale.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN LANDS.
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SASKATCHEWAN SCHOOL LANDS.

LIB

Mr. W. M. MARTIN:

Liberal

1. What was the total acreage of School lands sold in the province of Saskatchewan in each of the years, 1912, 1913 and 1914?

2. What was the average price per acre obtained for school lands sold in the province of Saskatchewan in each of the years 1912, 1913 and 1914?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN SCHOOL LANDS.
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LIB

Mr. ROCHE:

Liberal

1. Total area of school lands sold in the province of Saskatchewan in each of the years 1912, 1913 and 1914, is as follows: 1912, 103,707-01 acres; 1913, 661-38 acres; 1914, 597-48 acres. Total, 104,965-87 acres.

2. Average price at which the lands were sold: 1912, $19.30; 1913, $25.33; 1914, $16.35.

In addition to the above there was also realized from the sale of town lots in 1913, $9,757.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN SCHOOL LANDS.
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EMPLOYMENT OF W. W. DAVIDSON.

LIB

Mr. W. M. MARTIN:

Liberal

1. Has W. W. Davidson, of Moosejaw, been in the employ of the Department of the Interior at any time during the years 1912, 1913, 1914 and 1915?

2. If so, what was the date of his appointment? <

3. In what capacity is he employed, and what is his salary or remuneration?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF W. W. DAVIDSON.
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LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE:

In so far as the Immigration Branch is concerned,

1. Yes.

2. September 1, 1914.

3. Relief supervisor; $150 per month.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF W. W. DAVIDSON.
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ICL. RY. LUMBER CONTRACTS.

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Is Alex. Pratt or I. P. A. Pratt, of Mata-pedia or Sellarville, Quebec, saving lumber for shims, tops and bottoms of cars for the Intercolonial railway?

2. If so, is the work done under contract, and what prices are paid?

3. If under contract, were tenders publicly called for, and at what date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ICL. RY. LUMBER CONTRACTS.
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CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes. P. R. and A. Pratt, of Mata-pedia, P.Q.

2. Yes At the following prices:

Shims, 7 inches wide by 12 inches long- i-inch, $3.65 per 1,000 f.o.b. Matapedia; i-inch, $7.30 per 1,000 f.o.b., Matapedia.

Shims 3 inches by 7 inches by 7 feet- $245 per 1,000 f.o.b. cars, Matapedia.

Shims 7 inches wide by 24 inches long- li-inch, $43.75 per 1,000 f.o.b. cars, Dawson Siding; li-inch, $51.02; 2-inch, $58.32; 21-inch, $65.65; 2|-inch, $72.90; 2|-inch, 80.22.

For spruce for car decking, $16 per M. ft., b.m., delivered f.o.b. cars, Dawson Siding, near Matapedia.

3. For shims: Yes, on 23rd October, 1914. For spruce: On December 29th, 1914.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ICL. RY. LUMBER CONTRACTS.
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MATAPEDIA WATER SUPPLY.

LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

Has an agreement been arrived at between the municipality of Matapedia, Quebec, or any party there, and the Department of Railways and Canals, regarding a supply of water for fire protection or domestic purposes, and what is the nature of the agreement?

Topic:   MATAPEDIA WATER SUPPLY.
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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

It is proposed to grant, by way of a lease " during pleasure," to Alexander Pratt, Lynch Dube and Cie., Robert Ferguson, John A. Robertson, John A. Ryan, Thomas V. Woodman, Sarah Smith and S. M. Adams, of Matapedia, P.Q., unincorporated, but known under the name of the Matapedia Water Supply Company, about one million gallons of water per

annum at six cants per thousand gallons, for water supply apd fire protection at that place. This lease has not yet been executed.

LETHBRIDGE FOSTiMASTERSHIP.

Topic:   MATAPEDIA WATER SUPPLY.
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LIB

Mr. BUCHANAN:

Liberal

1. What was the reason for the dismissal of Edward N. Higinbotham, as postmaster at Lethbridge, Alberta?

2. Was an investigation asked for?

3. Was an investigation held?

4. If so, what was the result of the investigation?

Topic:   MATAPEDIA WATER SUPPLY.
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LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. On the 2.3rd September, 1914, the departmental officers were instructed by the Postmaster General that as soon as the Lethbridge public building was ready for occupation it was the intention to appoint a new postmaster, and the Superintendent was requested to keep in touch with the progress made, and as soon as it was ready for the department to take possession to inform the Postmaster General so that the change could be made without delay. This was done in accordance with instructions, and the Post Office Inspector, on the 9t'b October, was instructed to make the change,

2. In a petition in favour of the late postmaster, which was received at the department in November last, it was suggested that an investigation should be made, but the appointment to the postmastership and the transfer of the post office to the new incumbent had already been made.

3. No.

4. See answer to No. 3.

Topic:   MATAPEDIA WATER SUPPLY.
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ICL. RY. COAL SUPPLY.


Mr. WM. CHISHOLM: 1. Has the Railway Department called for tenders for coal for the Intercolonial? 2. If not, when will tenders likely be called?


EXPORT OF CANADIAN HORSES.

LIB

Edmund William Tobin

Liberal

Mr. TOBIN:

Has an Order In Council been passed prohibiting the sale and export to the United States of Canadian bred horses from four to eleven years old? If so, when was such Order in Council passed?

Topic:   ICL. RY. COAL SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   EXPORT OF CANADIAN HORSES.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID:

An Order in Council was passed on August 7, 1914, which prohibits exports to any place other than the United Kingdom or any British possession of " Saddle, draught and pack animals, suitable for use in war."

Topic:   ICL. RY. COAL SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   EXPORT OF CANADIAN HORSES.
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March 8, 1915