April 18, 1916

LIB

Mr. MACDONALD:

Liberal

1. What amount has been expended on the Vale railway since it was taken over by the Government?

2. What has been the receipts from the operation of said road since the date of operation? >

3. What has teen th^ cost of operation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE VALE RAILWAY.
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CON

Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Since the Government made a* tentative agreement for leasing the Vale railway, it has expended $6,925.52 in. operation and maintenance.

2. $5,245.98.

3. The cost of operation of this section is included in the answer to No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE VALE RAILWAY.
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MAIN STREET SUBWAY, MONCTON.

LIB

Mr. COPP:

Liberal

1. What was the total cost of the Main street subway, Moncton, N.B. ?

2. How much was paid for right of way and

for damages in connection w'th said subway constructions?

3. To whom were such payments made?

4. Have any such claims been made to the

R. iilway Department that have not been paid? If so, by whom and for what amounts?

5. "What has been the cost of the different concrete sidewalks laid on and in connection with the Moncton station yard during the past three years?

6. What was the cost of the concrete sidewalks along Main street, Moncton, N.B., leading to and through said subway?

7. If the concrete and other bridge work in connection with said subway was let by contract, what was the contract price, and what, if any, amount has bsen paid contractors over and above the contract price of same?

8. Is the Government aware there are said to be other dangerous level street crossings in the city of Monoton? If so, how many, and is it the intention of the Department of Railways to eliminate same in the near future?

9. Were the grades on streets approaching the subway changed from the original plans regarding same? If so, in what particular?..

10. Have damages b en paid?. If so, how much for the properties east of Archibald street, in front of which the s.reet has been lowered from one to ten feet, caused by the construction of said subway?

11. What was the total cost of concrete work in connection with said subway?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MAIN STREET SUBWAY, MONCTON.
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CON

Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $132,673.21.

2. Nil.

3. See answer to Number 2. [DOT]

4. Claims for abuttal damages have been presented as follows: George V. Steeves, $1,000; Edward O, Steeves, $5,800; M. Francois Hogan and Margaret" E. Hogan, $6,000; James D. LeBlane, $12,000; Henry

S. Armstrong, amount not named; W. McK. Weldon, amount not named. [DOT]

6. $3,444.38.

7. The contracts for the concrete and other bridge work in connection with subway are at schedule prices for the different items of work.

8. When financial conditions improve it is the intention of the department to complete the elimination of level crossings in the city of Moncton, in accordance with the arrangement made between the management and the city.

9. The rates of grades not changed.

10. No.

11. $30,411.18.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MAIN STREET SUBWAY, MONCTON.
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ENLISTMENTS IN CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES.

LIB

Mr. EDWARDS:

Liberal

1. How many officers, N.C.O's and men have enlisted in Canada for overseas service during January, February and March of 1916?

2. How many enlisted from each province during the first three months of 1916?

3. How many enlisting from each province were, respectively, British subjects born outside of Canada, French Canadians, German Canadians, and English Canadians (that is, Canadians of English, Scotch, Irish or Welsh descent)?

How many of these enlisting from each province during the first three months of 1916 were, respectively, Methodists, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Anglicans and other denominations?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ENLISTMENTS IN CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES.
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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:

1 and 2. Enlistments of N.C.O's and men for overseas service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force for January, February and March, 1916:

No. M litary Dist. Jan. Feb. Mar. Total.1. Ontario 4,071 2,561 2,622 9,2542. Ontario 7,669 7,785 6,981 22,4353. Ontario 3,035 3,409 3,595 10,0394. Quebec 1.537 1,414 2,284 5,2355. Quebec 423 495 542 1,4606. Maritime Provinces 1,915 1,757 3,639 7,31110. Manitoba and Saskatchewan. 5,375 4,831 8,736 18,94211. British Columbia and Yukon. 3,384 1,821 1,547 6,75213. Alberta 1,803 2,585 2,759 7,147Totals 29,212 26,658 32,705 88,575

3 and 4. This information is not yet available.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ENLISTMENTS IN CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES.
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NEW BRUNSWICK AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.

LIB

Mr. COPP:

Liberal

1. How much has been paid on account of the purchase price of the New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island railway?

2. How much of said purchase price remains unpaid? -

3. How much interest has been paid on the purchase price of said railway, and to what date is said interest paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW BRUNSWICK AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.
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CON

Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Amount paid on account of the purchase price of the New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island railway, $180,000.

2. Amount of purchase price unpaid, $90,000.

3. Interest paid on purchase price, $10,186.30; interest paid to August 1, 1915.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW BRUNSWICK AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAY.
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PELAGIC SEALING COMMISSION.

CON

Mr. BARNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total cost of the commission to inquire into the question of compensation to sealers, for damages caused by reason of the, compulsory cessation of Pelagic Sealing in the North Pacific Ocean?

2. How much, if any, of the said cost has been charged against the funds received from the United States, under the Sealing Treaty between the United States, Japan, Russia and Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PELAGIC SEALING COMMISSION.
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CON

Mr. HAZEN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $35,546.93.

2. None.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PELAGIC SEALING COMMISSION.
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ASSISTANCE TO FAIR ASSOCIATIONS.

CON

Mr. PAQUET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the Federal Government ever grant any subsidy for the construction and repair required for exhibitions in rural counties?

2. What are the circumstances under which the Federal Government grants subsidies to exhibitions?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE TO FAIR ASSOCIATIONS.
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CON

Mr. HAZEN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. The conditions governing federal aid to fair associations may be briefly stated as follows:

Fair associations whose shows are open in all classes to the whole of Canada, and which have paid out in the utility classes of live stock and poultry at their last preceding show the sum of $5,000 or over, will be given a grant equal to 50 per cent of the actual amount paid out, the maximum grant to any show not to exceed the sum of $5,000.

Fair boards, when making application to the Live Stock Branch for this grant, must forward a certified and properly subscribed statement of the auditor's report of all prize money paid out at the last show in the classes previously referred to; as also a copy of the proposed prize list for the succeeding year. For the purposes of this grant, the prize list must be approved by the Live Stock Commissioner. All pure bred live stock exhibited at shows which receive the benefit of this grant must be registered, in the name of the exhibitor, in the Canadian National Live Stock Records. In all questions of policy or matters of dispute the decision of the Live Stock Commissioner shall be final.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE TO FAIR ASSOCIATIONS.
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS.


Mr. Sinclair.-For a return showing a list of the decoders and censors employed at Halifax since the war broke out, together with the names, dates of employment, total amount paid, by whom recommended, and former employment of each. Mr. Sinclair.-For a return showing a list of all medicals and chaplains appointed by the Department of Militia and Defence in the military division of Nova Scotia, since August 4, 1914 j together with the name, post office address, date' of appointment, rank, present position, whether in Canada, England, or at the front, rate of pay and total amount paid each, since the beginning of the war. Also the names of any who have withdrawn from the service, with the date of such withdrawal. Mr. Boyer.-For a copy of all letters, petitions, correspondence and telegrams exchanged between the Government, its district engineer, and all other persons, concerning either the construction or repairing or purchase of the wharves at the following places: lie Perrot Sud, the Church in the village of lie Perrot, the village of Vaudreuil, Pointe Cavagnole, Hudson, Rigaud, Graham, Pointe Fortune, and fMr. Hazsn.] lie Perrot nord. Also a copy of all specifications and reports already brought down at my request in relation to the documents prior to and since 1904, and a statement of the amounts that have been paid for such construction or repairs, and to whom they were paid. Mr. Boyer.-For a copy of all letters, petitions, correspondence and telegrams exchanged between the Government, its resident engineer, and all other persons, concerning the dredging work done at the following places: Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Pointe Fortune, Ottawa river channel between lie au Foin and lie Si Paquin, Graham channel, Rigaud channel, Hudson heights channel, Hudson, Como, Pointe Cavagnole, channel at Vaudreuil village, Dorion Bay channel. He Perrot Church, lie Perrot Sud wharf, arid lie Perrot Nord wharf. Also a statement of the amounts paid to different persons, companies, etc., for such work, the dates, etc., and a copy of the estimates already brought down at my request, the whole since 1904. Mr. Devlin.-For a return showing who, if any, is director of recruiting and organizations in England for the Canadian service; his name, and his duties; how many are employed upon his staff; and what are the total expenses of his staff.


THE BATTLE OF ST. JULIEN.

April 18, 1916