April 18, 1918

ST. NICHOLAS STONE QUARRY.

L LIB

Mr. BOURASSA:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the St. Nicholas quarry, which was purchased by the Harbour Commissioners of Quebec, been worked since 1st May, 1915?

2. If so, what quantity of stone has been taken from said quarry?

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Subtopic:   ST. NICHOLAS STONE QUARRY.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. No.

2. No stone was taken out during this period.

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DREDGES AND STEAMERS AT QUEBEC.

L LIB

Joseph Boutin Bourassa

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BOURASSA:

[DOT]

1. Wlhat are the names of the steamers and dredges which were owned by the Harbour Commissioners of Quebec on the 1st November, 1916?

2. Have said Commissioners sold any of these steamers and dredges?

3. If so, to whom and at what price?

4. Did said Commissioners sell direct to the purchasers or was an agent employed to negotiate the sale of the steamers and dredges sold?

5. Have the Commissioners purchased other steamers and dredges since the 1st November, 1916?

Hon, Mr. BALLANTYNE:

1. Grain boat No. 1, Dredge No. 1, Dredge No. 2, tug "Aviso Courcelette," tug Diver, Clam Shell Dredge No. 6, launch Gossom.

2. Yes,

3. Grain boat No. 1 sold to St. Lawrence Navigation Corporation for $100,000. Dredge No. 1 sold to Compagnie Generate D'Entre-prises Publiques for $185,000.

4. Both sold direct to purchasers.

5. No.

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PURCHASE OF REMOU-NTS IN CANADA.

LIB

James Hamilton Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS:

1, What amount of money was spent in Canada on purchasing remounts by the Militia Department during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1917?

2. What amount was spent in purchasing remounts elsewhere, and where were they purchased ?

3 What is the expense attendant thereon in each case, and on what basis was the expense incurred, by commission, or so much per animal allowed to buyer? Or how, if otherwise?

4. Who were authorized to purchase in Canada, and who outside of Canada?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1. *261,042.73.

2. Nil.

3. For horses purchased in Canada, a buyer and veterinary surgeon were employed, for which they received *10 per diem for their services, for the period May

4, 1916, to September 23, 1916.

4. Mr. R. Graham and Veterinary Surgeon

5. C. Tarnbin, under the supervision of Col. Sir Adam Beck, Amount Commissioner, purchased in Canada.

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MR. J. P. JAFFRAY.

L LIB

Mr. JACOBS:

Laurier Liberal

1. What are the duties of J. P. Jaffray, who is in the employ of the Canadian Trade and Commerce Department, of Philadelphia?

2. What salary does he receive?

3. What are his annual expenses?

4. Since his appointment what results, if any, have come from his efforts in the position he occupies?

5. Is the Minister of Trade and Commerce aware that Mr. Jaffray, since his appointment, contributes to newspapers, articles of a violent partisan nature?

6. Is the Minister aware of the opinion that results justify the retention of this gentleman in office?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. CALDER: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Unionist

1. Mr. J. P. Jaffray is Canadian Government agent and immigration inspector at the port of Philadelphia, and is employed by the Department of Immigration and Colonization.

2. $2,000.

3. $1,474.75 for the fiscal year 1916-17. This sum includes rent of office and travelling expenses.

4. It is impossible to tabulate the results of Mr. Jaffray's work. He is engaged in general publicity work, with the object of encouraging settlement in Canada. The department has reason to believe that Mr. Jaffray has been successful along this line. Prior to the cessation of European travel, Mr. Jaffray inspected a considerable number of immigrants and passengers arriving at the port of Philadelphia, destined to

Canadian points. Mr. Jaffray's office is looked upon in Philadelphia as a general information office on all matters relating to Canada, and his services have been utilized to a considerable extent by The British-Canadian Recruiting Mission.

5. The Department of Immigration and Colonization is not aware that Mr. Jaffray has. since his appointment, contributed to newspapers, articles of a partisan nature. On July 31, 1917, the Hon. Mr. Proulx made a similar inquiry in the House. Mr. Jaffray was asked at that time for information and he denied, under date of August 6, 1917, having written or contributed any articles of a political nature since his appointment to a position in the Civil Service of Canada.

6. Yes.

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SHIPMENTS OF BREEDING ANIMALS IN QUEBEC.

L LIB

Edmund William Tobin

Laurier Liberal

*Mr. TOBIN:

With reference to the Auditor General's Report for the year ending March 31, 1917, volume 1, page A-7'2, A. J. Lyster, Kirkdale, Quebec, freight charges on stallions, $43.45.

1. From what point were the said stallions shipped?

2. How many stallions were so shipped?

3. To whom were they consigned and for what purpose?

4. Were the said stallions used for work in lumber camps?

5. If so, was this done with the consent of the Government?

6. Where are the said stallions at the present

time? -

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Subtopic:   SHIPMENTS OF BREEDING ANIMALS IN QUEBEC.
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Hon. Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist (Liberal)

1. Three were shipped from Richmond, one from Ste. Henedine and one from Point Levis.

2. Five.

3. The first was sent to the Association Ste. Genevieve de Batiscan. The second was sent 'to the Association at Ste. Marguerite. The third was sent to the Association at St. Georges. The fourth was removed from Association Ste. Marguerite, shipped from Ste. Henedine station to Richmond. (C. N. Lyster's.) The fifth removed from Association Neuville, taken to Richmond (C. N. Lyster's). These' stallions were loaned to the associations for breeding purposes.

4. No. *

5. Answered by No. 4.

6. The stallion shipped to Ste. Genevieve de Batiscan is still there. The stallion removed from Ste. Marguerite is now in the province of Alberta. The horse shipped to St. Georges is now at C. N. Lyster's. The horse shipped from Ste. Henedine (Ste. Marguerite Association), has been sold.

The horse shipped from Point Levis to Richmond has been sold.

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L LIB

Edmund William Tobin

Laurier Liberal

Mr. TOBIN:

In reference to the Auditor General's Report for the year ending March 31, 1917, volume 1, page A-7 2, C. N. Lyster, Kirfcdale, Quebec, care of bulls and stallions, $1,947.08, freight, $104.10.

1. To whom was the sum of $1,947.08 paid?

2. From what point were the said bulls and stallions shipped?

3. How many bulls and stallions were so shipped?

4. To whom were they consigned and for what purpose?

5. Were the said stallions used for work in lumber camps?

6. If so, was this done with the consent of the Government?

7. Where are the said bulls and stallions at the present time?

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Hon. Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist (Liberal)

1. C. N. Lyster.

2. One bull from Ste. Christine de Bagot; one bull from Disraeli; one bull from Compton; two bulls from Coaticook; nine bulls from Point Levis; one stallion from La Prairie; one stallion from Matane; one stallion from Robertson station; two stallions from Point Levis.

3. Fourteen bulls and five stallions.

4. All with the exception of five bulls were consigned to C. N. Lyster to be cared for and conditioned. These five bulls vere included in a car of eight shipped from Levis consigned to C. N. Lyster at Richmond for resorting. These five were left in the car and shipped on from Richmond to the Point St. Charles stock yards, Montreal, and sold for beef.

5. No.

6. Answered by No. 5.

7. Four bulls are in the hands of associations in the province of Quebec. One is a: a feeding station at Ulverton. One is dead. Eight have been sold. Three stallions were sent -to the province of Alberta in 1917 and loaned to associations there. Two have been sold.

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Subtopic:   SHIPMENTS OF BREEDING ANIMALS IN QUEBEC.
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MAJOR J. F. BEDFORD.

L LIB

Edmund William Tobin

Laurier Liberal

Mr. TOBIN:

*1. Is Major J. F. Belford, of Richmond, Quebec, employed by the Department of Militia and Defence or by the Department of Justice at the present time?

2. If so, what salary and allowance does he receive?

3. Was he employed by either one of said departments in the month of November, 1917?

4. If so, what salary did he then receive?

5. When was Major J. F. Belford first employed by the Department of Militia?

6. What amount has been paid to him from that date to the present time on account of,

(a) salary, (b) separation allowance, (c) travelling and 'living expenses, and (d) other d isbursements ?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1. Yes, by the Department of Militia and Defence.

2. Pay and allowances of his rank in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

3. Yes, by the Department of Militia and Defence.

4. Answered by No. 2.

5. May, 1916, but did not begin to draw pay until July 3, 1916.

6. (a) $3,431.75; (b) $964; (cj $528.18; (d) $1,661.76. Recruiting expenses not personal.

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Subtopic:   MAJOR J. F. BEDFORD.
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GRANBY POST OFFICE.

L LIB

Mr. DEMERS:

Laurier Liberal

1. What was the total cost of the Post Office building at Granby, in the county of iShefford?

2. When was the said building completed?

3. How much has been paid out for repairs to the said building since the first of October, 1911?

4. Upon whose recommendation were the said alterations and repairs made?

5. Has the Government been requested to increase the post office box accommodation in the said building?

6. If so, have any steps been taken to grant this request?

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Subtopic:   GRANBY POST OFFICE.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. $27,502.41.

2. Completed in 1903 and tower clock installed in 1906.

3. $3,065.83.

4. Recommended by the Clerk of Works for Montreal District.

5. No information.

6. Answered by No. 5.

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April 18, 1918