March 8, 1915

QUEBEC RURAL MAIL SERVICE.

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Have any rural mail routes been established in Bonaventure, Gaspe and Rimouski counties?

2. If so, where are these routes situated in each county?

3. What is the cost of each service, and were tenders called for?

4. Did the Department refuse to establish any routes? If so, where, why and when?

Topic:   ICL. RY. COAL SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC RURAL MAIL SERVICE.
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LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. No.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. Although no routes have been established, tenders were called for a proposed route from St. Fabien, County Rimouski, and contract was awarded on January 27, 1915, at the rate of $700 per annum; but as the necessary fifty per cent of the eligible residents failed to subscribe for boxes, the route could not be put into operation. Tenders were also called for in February, 1914, for a proposed route from New Richmond Station No. 1, County Bonaventure, but were excessive.

4. Yes. In the case of St. Fabien proposed route, fifty per cent of the eligible residents have not yet remitted payment for their boxes as above mentioned, and until they do the regulations prohibit the inauguration of the service. In the case of the New Richmond Station proposed route, all offers for the performance of this service have been too high,-and until a reasonable offer is received the Department will not establish the service.

Topic:   ICL. RY. COAL SUPPLY.
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS.


Mr. J. J. Hughes: For a return showing- 1. What quantity of spirituous liquors, proof gallons, including ale, wines and beers, was taken out of bond between August 6 and August 21, 1914, at each port of the Dominion. 2. What quantity of cigars, cigarettes and tobacco was taken out of bond between the above mentioned dates at each port of the Dominion, Mr. Murphy: For a return showing-1. From how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any department of the Government, has ordered saddles since the 1st of July, 19.14. 2. The names of these firms. 3. How many saddles have been ordered from each firm. 4. How many saddles each firm has delivered up to date. 5. How many saddles each firm has yet to deliver. , 6. The price each firm is receiving for these saddles. Mr. Murphy : For a return showing-1. From how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any department of the Government, has ordered cloaks or great coats since the 1st of July, 1914.



i /0 2. The names of these firms. 3. How many cloaks or great coats have been ordered from each firm. 4. How many each firm has delivered up to date. 5. How many each firm has yet to deliver. 6. The price each firm is receiving for these cloaks or great coats. Mr. Murphy: For a return showing-1. From how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any department of the Government, has ordered forage caps since the 1st of July, 1914. 2. The names of these firms. 3. How many forage caps have been ordered from each firm. 4. How .many each firm has delivered to date. 5. How many each firm has yet to deliver. 6. The price each firm is receiving for these forage caps. Mr. Murphy: For a return showing-1. From how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any department of the Government, has ordered socks since the 1st of July, 1914. 2. The names of these firms. 3. How many socks have been ordered from each firm. ' 4. How many each firm has delivered up to date. 5. How many each firm has yet to deliver. G. The price each firm is receiving for these socks. 7. If any complaints have been received from any officers, soldiers, or private individuals in regard to the quality of these socks. 8. If the Canadian soldiers have been supplied with a sufficient number of these socks to keep them comfortable and warm while on active service. Mr. Fowler: For a return showing: Whether it is the intention of the Government to increase the salaries of any members of the Civil Service at this Session of Parliament; the na/nes of the persons whose salaries are to be increased, and to what department or departments they belong; the special reasons for such increases ; what amount of money would be required to cover said increases in the coming fiscal year, by classes. Mr. Murphy: For a return showing: From how many firms or individuals the Government or any department thereof, has ordered blankets since the 1st of July, 1914 ; the names of these firms ; how many blankets have been ordered from each firm; how many each firm has delivered up to date; how many each firm has yet to deliver ; the price each firm is receiving for these blankets. Mr. Murphy: For a return showing: From how many firms or individuals the Government or any department thereof has ordered soldiers' uniforms since the 1st of July, 1914 ; the names of these firms ; how many Oliver equipments have been ordered from each firm ; how many of these uniforms each firm has delivered up to date; how many each firm has yet to deliver; the price each firm is receiving for these uniforms. Mr. Murphy: For a return showing: From how many firms or individuals the Government, or any department thereof has ordered Oliver equipments since the 1st of July, 1914 ; the names of these firms; how many Oliver equipments have been ordered from each firm ; how many each firm has delivered up to date ; how many each firm has yet to deliver; the price each firm is receiving for these Oliver equipments. Mr. Kyte: For a return showing: From how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any Department of the Government, has ordered kit bags since the 1st of July, 1914; the names <?f these firms; how many kit bags have been ordered from each firm ; how many each firm has delivered up to date; how many each firm has yet to deliver; the price each firm is receiving for these kit bags. Mr. Kyte: For a return showing: From how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any department of the Government, has ordered towels since the 1st of July, 1914 ; the names of these firms; how many towels have been ordered from each firm; how many each firm has delivered up to date; how many each firm has yet to deliver ; the price each firm is receiving for these towels. Mr. Kyte: For a return showing: From how many firms or private individuals the Government; or any department of the Government, has ordered bicycles since the 1st of July, 1914 ; the names of these firms; how many bicycles have been ordered from each firm ; how many each firm has delivered up to date; how many each firm has yet to deliver; the price each firm is receiving for these bicycles. Mr. Mackenzie: For a return showing: From how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any department of the Government, has ordered winter shirts since the 1st of July, 1914 ; the names of these firms ; how many winter shirts have been ordered from each firm ; how many each firm has delivered up to date ; how many each firm has yet to deliver; the price each firm is receiving for these winter shirts. Mr. Law: For a return showing: From how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any department of the Government, has ordered suits of underwear since the 1st of July, 1914; the names of these firms; how many suits of underwear have been ordered from each firm; how many each firm has delivered up to date; how many each firm has yet to deliver ; the price each firm is receiving for these suits of underwear. Mr. William Chisholm: For a return showing: From how many firms or private -individuals the Government, or any department of the Government, has ordered cotton shirts since the 1st of July, 1914; the names of these firms; how many cotton shirts have been ordered from each firm ; how many each firm has delivered up to date; how many each firm has yet to deliver ; the price each firm is receiving for these cotton shirts. Mr. A. W. Chisholm: For a return showing: From how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any department of the Government, has ordered trousers, breeches and pantaloons since the 1st of July, 1914 ; the names of these firms; how many trousers, breeches and pantaloons have been ordered from each firm; how many each firm has delivered up to date; how many each firm has yet to deliver; the price each firm is receiving for these trousers, breeches and pantaloons. Mr. Carroll: For a return showing from how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any Department of the Government has ordered flannel shirts since the 1st of July, 1914; the names of these firms; how many flannel shirts have been ordered from each firm ; how many each firm has delivered up to date; how many each firm has yet to deliver; the price each firm is receiving for these flannel shirts. Mr. Carroll: For a return showing frpm how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any department of the Government, has ordered service shirts since the 1st of July, 1914; the names of these firms; how many service shirts have been ordered from each firm ; how many each firm has delivered up to date; how many each firm has yet to deliver; the price each firm is receiving for these service shirts. Mr. Wm. Chisholm: For a return showing from how many firms or private individuals the Government, or any department of the Government has ordered motor cycles since the 1st of July, 1914; the names of these firms; how many motor cycles have been ordered from each firm ; how many each firm has delivered up to date ; how many each firm has yet to deliver ; the price each firm is receiving for these motor cycles. Mr. Kay: For a return showing how many customs officers were employed at the customs port of Abercorn, Quebec, on September 20, 1911 ; the names of these officers ; what salary each one received ; the total amount of salaries paid the officers at this port; how many customs officers are employed at the port of Abercorn at the present time; the names of these officers; what salary each one receives; the total amount of salaries paid to the officers at this port. Mr. Kay: For a return showing how many customs officers were employed at the customs port of Highwater, Quebec, on September 20, 1911; the names of these officers; what salary, each one received ; the total amount of salaries paid the officers at this port; how many customs officers are employed at the port of Highwater at the present time ; the names of these officers; what salary each one receives; the total amount of salaries paid to the officers at this port. Mr. Kay: For a return showing how many customs officers were employed at the customs port of Mansonville, Quebec, on September 20, 1911 ; the names of these officers ; what salary each one received ; the total amount of salaries paid the officers at this port; how many customs officers are employed at the port of Mansonville at the present time ; the names of these officers; what salary each one receives; the total amount of salaries paid to the officers at this port. Mr. W. M. Martin: For a return showing what fractional areas of homestead lands or otherwise in the province of Saskatchewan were - sold in the year 1914 ; the name of the purchaser, and the price paid in each case. Mr. Graham: For a copy of recommendation to council for the appointment to the Customs Staff in 1908 of F. Norris, as preventive officer. 2. A copy of instructions sent either to S. W. McMichael, chief inspector of customs, Toronto, or to F. Norris, instructing the latter to take up the work at Chicago, July, 1910. 3. A copy of recommendation to council setting out the reasons for retirement of said F. Norris, November, 1913. 4. A copy of the correspondence between the Canadian Government and the Imperial Government concerning a proposed arrangement for placing the Canadian immigration under the same roof as the British Consulate at Chicago. Mr. Law: For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams and other documents relating to the dismissal of Mr. P. B. Hurlbert, post-49i2 master at Springdale county, N.S., and the removal of the office. Mr. Devlin: For a return showing all amounts of money expended upon public works in the counties of Wright, Pontiac and Labelle from October, 1911, to date. Mr. Devlin: For a return showing the number of appointments to the Inside Service and to the Outside Service since October, 1911, of persons resident in the county of Wright; the number of dismissals from the service since October, 1911 ; the number of resignations from the serviefe since above date; with the names of parties at whose request such resignations, if any, were tendered. Mr. Rhodes: For a return showing the amounts of money expended, in construction work or repairs, apart from salaries paid to permanent or yearly officials or employees, in the Departments of Public Works, Railways and Canals, Militia and Defence, Marine and Fisheries, and Agriculture, within the county of Cumberland, during the fiscal years 1896 to 1911, both inclusive, together with the particular purpose of each expenditure, and where expended. Mr. Macdonald: For a return showing the quantity of Oliver equipments purchased since August 1, 1914, the persons from whom they were purchased, the price paid to each contractor-, and the dates of their delivery. Also a copy of all complaints received from any quarter in regard to the equipment, and of any action, departmental or otherwise, taken in regard to the same. Mr. Bourassa: For a copy of all letters, petitions, telegrams and correspondence between the Hon. L. P. Pelletier, ex-Postmaster General, and any person or persons of the county of L6vis, which during the month of April, 1912, had any connection with the appointment of G. A. Marois to a position in the customs office at Quebec, and the appointment of J. E. Gin-gras as postmaster of St. Romuald and Etche-min. Mr. Lanctot: For a copy of all letters, telegrams, or other documents in connection with a United States military officer named Stewart, who was attached to the regiment of mounted rifles now mobilizing at Ottawa, and the names, of any other foreign military officer who have been given commissions in the Canadian expeditionary force over the heads of qualified Canadian officers ; how many such officers were appointed, with the reasons therefor. Mr. Kyte: For a return showing the names, ages, nationalities and place of birth of all who have enlisted in Canada for overseas service in the present war; distinguishing between the first, second and third contingents. Mr. Tobin: For a copy of all letters, telegrams, reports of proceedings and all other documents in connection with the purchase of remounts in the province of Quebec since August 1 last, up to and including the recent purchases made in the eastern townships by Messrs. Palmer and Pallister. On motion of Sir Robert Borden, the House adjourned at 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 1915.


March 8, 1915